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Room to Swing

(1957)
(The first book in the Toussaint M. Moore series)
A novel by

 
 
1958 Edgar Award Winner

First appearance of Toussaint Moore, a black private investigator from New York, framed in his own city for a white man's murder. Moore ends up in a small Ohio town, close to the Kentucky border, trying to prove his own innocence and dealing the attitudes of the time.

Fascinating novel, written by Lacy (Len Zinberg), a politically active author from the '30s whose knowledge of the culture is derived from his marriage to an African-American woman. Toussaint "Touie" Moore is considered the original, credible black detective.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Room to Swing
Author(s): Ed Lacy
ISBN: 1-5154-2521-5 / 978-1-5154-2521-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Room to Swing
Author(s): Ed Lacy
ISBN: 1-62755-367-3 / 978-1-62755-367-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Room To Swing
Author(s): Ed Lacy, Leonard Zinberg
ISBN: 1-59654-209-8 / 978-1-59654-209-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: blackmask.com
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Room to Swing
Author(s): Ed Lacy
Publisher: GlobalSlaughterMedia
Availability: Amazon