Black by Russell Blake
Black is a series of hardboiled noir detective mystery novels by Russell Blake. The title character of the series, Artemus Black, is a Hollywood private investigator who can’t catch a break. He starts off the series with an assistant who mocks him, a fat cat that hates him, no romance in his life to speak of, no money and lots of alcohol, smoking and anger. Will he ever be a success?

Russell Blake began his Black series in 2013 with the title novel. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Russell Blake’s Black books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Black Books


Black(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black is Back(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black is the New Black(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black to Reality(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Black Books, You’ll Love…

Black Synopses: In Black by Russell Blake (book 1 of the series), Artemus takes an easy case working for a celebrity whose associates are dropping faster than interest in a possible comeback, but this cakewalk turns ugly and Black ends up in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder – and bad hair days.

In Black is Back by Russell Blake (book 2), Artemus Black visits the local rap scene to catch a killer… with little success.

Shop Worldwide: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca


Order of Books » Characters » Order of Black Books