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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tony Lindsay  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.timbooktu.com/lindsay/lindsay.htm
-- Tony Lindsay on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=tony+lindsay


Illinois Connection

Lindsay is a native Chicagoan and was educated at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tony Lindsay is the author of five novels; ''One Dead Preacher'', '''Street Possession'', Chasin’ ''It'', ''Urban Affair'', and ''One Dead Lawyer'', and a short story collection titled ''Pieces of the Hole.'' He has published book critiques and reviews for Black Issue’s Book Review. He was a contributor to the anthology ''Don't Hate the Game'', the on-line encyclopedia Identity.com, and Mosiac.com. He has been published by to the African American literary web-site ‘Timbooktu.com’, as well as the young adult magazine ''Cicada''. He has a MFA from Chicago State University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Chicago State University, South Suburban College and Westwood College. ''More Boy than Girl'' is Lindsay's latest novel. It is the story of Dai Break Jones is the story of a woman born into a man’s world with aggressive ambition. She never accepted the thought that a woman had her place. Born the only child to the founder of one of Chicago’s largest street organizations, Dai Break Jones accepted her position of royalty and stood toe totoe against all foes. ''More Boy than Girl'' is Street Lit at its finest. It is a hard core story, about a hard core world. What is Street Lit?Street literature is fiction that employs the urban milieu or the streets. The tales are not much different than any other genre; a bit more risqué, a tad more profanity, and yes societal bad guys may be the good guys, and yes the plots may be raw and grate the nerves do to espousing current street situations, but shouldn’t literature be disturbing, shouldn’t it inform and make one uncomfortable when something is wrong in society.Good Street Literature reports modern day concerns and issues. What’s current isn’t always comfortable. Good writers of Street Literature have always left readers unsettled; Ann Petry, Donald Goines, Louise Meriwether, Chester Himes, Dean Pharr, Claude Brown and Iceberg Slim all shake readers up a bit.To order ''More Boy than Girl'', go to the "Titles for Purchase" section below and click on "Buy on Amazon."


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Titles At Your Library

Chasin' It
ISBN: 0974363677

Urban Books. 2004

A fast-paced, no-holds-barred story of life on the streets follows ex-convict and junkie Terri Parish, a former Las Vegas headliner, as she hooks up with ex-lover Mo-Red, the ruthless leader of a large street gang, in an attempt to get out of Chicago and follow her dreams. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Street Possession
ISBN: 0971237069

United Brothers. 2005

Theres an urban battle raging in south side Chicago like never seen before. Tony Lindsay, the master of urban thrillers and mystery, brings us right into the heart of this war in his hot novel, Street Possessions. Mike Brown, south sides resident crackhead, is a man whos made a deal with the devil. Hes sold his soul, and now hes got nowhere to go but down. Problem is, hes about to take a few others with himXtwo prostitutes and a disillusioned police detective who cant always be distinguished from the criminals hes supposed to arrest. Can this unlikely trio face the unthinkable, escape their fate and save their lives?

Urban Affair
ISBN: 1893196275

Urban Books. 2005

When Chance Bates, raised in foster care, falls in love with Patrice Trent, a girl from a privileged black family, he finally has a taste of something sweet. But will the reappearance of his mother after many years in a mental institution ruin everything he has worked for?

One Dead Preacher: David Price Mysteries
ISBN: 1933967021

Urban Books. 2007

Protecting sassy Sugar Owens from her husband, a powerful religious leader, arrogant security CEO David Price soon discovers that Sugar is not what she seems when the preacher is murdered and he stands accused of the crime. Original.

One Dead Lawyer (David Price Mysteries)
ISBN: 1933967293

Urban. 2007

When a prominent lawyer turns up dead, security escort David Price once again finds himself in trouble, in this action-packed sequel to One Dead Preacher. Original.

Pieces of the Hole: Short Stories
ISBN: 0883782693

Third World Press. 2008

The hip-hop culture on the south side of Chicago links these short stories that are otherwise very different from each other in subject and approach. Stark scenes of gang violence, drug use, and prison life are contrasted with light and humorous stories, and the grittiness of urban life is softened by the preoccupations of adolescence, the chance for romance, or the ordinary moments of family life.

More Boy Than Girl (Hip Hop)
ISBN: 1599970074

Penknife Press. 2017

The story of Dai Break Jones is the story of a woman with aggressive ambition born into a man’s world. She never accepted the thought that a woman had her place. Born the only child to the founder of one of Chicago’s largest street organizations, Dai Break Jones accepted her position of royalty, and stood toe to toe against all foes. More Boy than Girl is Street Lit at its finest. It is a hard core story, about a hard core world.

Emotional Drippings: Stories of Lust, Love and Addiction
ISBN: 159997018X

Penknife Press. 2013

Emotional Drippings is a collection of short stories about love, lust and addiction. The stories are real enough to wrap the reader in the common prose of the characters everyday lives. These lives, these characters, these situations are lived by the reader. Moments of desire, anguish, pity, joy and heart-pounding excitement flow from the page. This collection of stories reflects lives lived during these times.


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