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Bookslinger Update: “First”

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9781888451900The story this week is by Kenji Jasper from DC Noir, published by Akashic. Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation’s capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

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Bookslinger Update: “La Jetee”

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9781936070978This week’s story is from Cape Cod Noir edited by David L. Ulin, published by Akashic. Malice and mayhem simmer beneath the surface of one of America’s favorite vacation areas. Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside and out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume.

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Bookslinger Update: “When All This Was Bay Ridge”

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9781888451580This week’s story comes from Brooklyn Noir, edited by Tim McLoughlin and published by Akashic. New York’s punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today’s best writers. Brooklyn Noir moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn’s historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood.

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Bookslinger Update: “Snow Angel”

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9781933354392This week’s story by E.J. Olsen is from Detroit Noir, published by Akashic Books. Motor City’s finest literary talents–including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish–offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunting visions. From crime stories in the classic hard-boiled style to the vividly experimental, from the determination of those risking everything to the desperation of those with nothing left to lose, Detroit Noir delivers unforgettable tales that capture the city’s dark vitality.

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Bookslinger Update: “Crip”

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9781933354491This weeks story comes from Las Vegas Noir, edited by Jarret Keene and Todd James Pierce and published by Akashic Books. In this chilling portrait of America’s Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing. Las Vegas provides the classic sophistication and darkness necessary for a deadly noir story. Stylish, sultry, brimming with ambition and greed, the characters that populate this literary Las Vegas are pushed to the extremes of human experience. From the neon glitter of the Strip to the treacherous views of Red Rock Canyon and Boulder City, from the desperation of Naked City to the racial tensions of the Westside, no other location offers so many different avenues leading to serious trouble.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Dead Man’s Wife”

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9781936070640This week’s story comes from Lone Star Noir, a collection of short crime and mystery stories by a variety of authors, edited by Bobby Byrd and Johnny Byrd and published by Akashic Books. Texas enters the Akashic Noir Series arena with a dazzling array of terrifying, well-crafted short fiction.

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Bookslinger Update: “Home Invasion”

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9781617750625This week’s story comes from Long Island Noir, by Kaylie Jones, published by Akashic Books. Stories covering Long Island’s extremes, from the comfortably rich, to the horribly poor, and all darkness between. Akashic’s Long Island volume in its regional noir series offers an eclectic and effective mix of seasoned pros (Reed Farrel Coleman, Tim McLoughlin, Sarah Weinman) and new voices (Qanta Ahmed, JZ Holden, Amani Scipio). The 17 contributors portray a wonderful diversity of people driven to extremes.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Homecoming”

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9781888451962This week’s story comes from Baltimore Noir by Laura Lippman, published by Akashic Books. Bestselling mystery queenpin Laura Lippman and cohorts dissect their own city with a vengeance. This collection showcases the diversity of Baltimore, and the stories reflect everything from its old row houses and suburban mansions to its beloved Orioles and harbor areas.

 

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Bookslinger Update: “Like a Rocket With a Beat”

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This week’s story is from Chicago Noir, edited by Neal Pollack (Downward Facing Death, Jewball and Alternadad) and published by Akashic Books. Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies and Joe Meno’s short story, “Like a Rocket With a Beat” is no exception.

It’s the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn’t want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn’t someone’s dream of Chicago. It’s not even a nightmare. It’s just the real city, unfiltered.

Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikutu, Jeff Allen, Luciano Guerriero, Claire Zulkey, Andrew Ervin, M.K. Meyers, Todd Dills, C.J. Sullivan, Daniel Buckman, Amy Sayre-Roberts, and Jim Arndorfer.

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Bookslinger Update: “Femme Sole”

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9781933354910This week’s story is from Boston Noir, edited by the master of crime fiction Dennis Lehane (Mystic RiverThe Given Day). Here, Lehane extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. Today’s story “Femme Sole,” was written by Dana Cameron who has won multiple awards for her short stories, including the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards, and being shortlisted for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award.

In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city—the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.

The Boston Noir anthology includes stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O’Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, and Brendan DuBois.

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