Black (Blake)

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 497 ratings

Black Publisher's Summary

Artemus Black. Perennially down-on-his-luck Hollywood PI whose Bogie fixation is as dated as his wardrobe. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? When he takes a case that's supposed to be easy money working for a celebrity whose colleagues and surrounding paparazzi are dropping faster than interest in the star's big comeback, the cakewalk turns ugly and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder - and bad hair days. The first in a new series from best-selling author Russell Blake, Black is a detective mystery with a difference that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy.

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  • Book 1

    • Black

    • Black Series, Volume 1
    • By: Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

    Artemus Black. Perennially down-on-his-luck Hollywood PI whose Bogie fixation is as dated as his wardrobe. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 21st Century Noir

    • By Maggie May on 06-04-14
    • Black Series, Volume 1
    • By: Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 234 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Black Is Back

    • Black Series, Volume 2
    • By: Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In this second installment in the acclaimed Back series, Artemus Black, Hollywood PI to the stars, dives into the rap music scene to stop a killer - with often disastrous and humorous results.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My 2nd "Black"... now on to #3

    • By Mel on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Black Is the New Black

    • Black Series, Volume 3
    • By: Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When Artemus Black is hired to investigate a series of suspicious accidents at LA's most prestigious modeling agency, he quickly discovers that brooding pouts and mascara can be as dangerous as guns or bombs. From LA to Mexico to Tahoe to NY, the story pokes fun at the world of high fashion as Black races to discover who's killing the models.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The quality of author Russell Blake's work and....

    • By Wayne on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Black to Reality

    • Black Series, Volume 4
    • By: Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Black to Reality is the fourth in the acclaimed Black series of noir detective fiction featuring Artemus Black, the world's losingest Hollywood Private Investigator. In this installment, he is saved from financial calamity when he takes a case that requires him to work undercover on a reality television show, posing as an over-the-hill rocker trying for one last shot at success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rock On Mr Black!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

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