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Bookslinger Update: “Like a Rocket With a Beat”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

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”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

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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