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Publisher Comments:

Mystery writing titan Lawrence Block takes a bite into Manhattan crime.

Brand new crime fiction stories from Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi.

Review:

"A pleasing variety of Manhattan neighborhoods come to life in Block's solid anthology, the latest entry in Akashic's city-themed noir series (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). "Building" by S.J. Rozan, for example, brings the reader a strong sense of Harlem, while "The Most Beautiful Apartment in New York" by Justin Scott perfectly presents the Chelsea landscape. Purists may balk at a tale like Liz Martínez's "Freddie Prinze Is My Guardian Angel," which is offbeat and funny but not really noir. Charles Ardai's "The Good Samaritan," on the other hand, offers bad weather, night and even cigarettes. Thomas H. Cook's "Rain" is nothing if not bleak, though it's really just an elaborate sketch. The most satisfying story, Jeffery Deaver's "A Nice Place to Visit," is long enough to develop a full plot, and it's got a hell of a twist at the end. Block contributes a respectable entry, "If You Can't Stand the Heat," but it certainly doesn't rival his best writing. Though not all the story lines are uniformly compelling, the writing is of a high order and a nice mix of styles." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Mystery writing titan Lawrence Block takes a bite into Manhattan crime.

Synopsis:

Brand-new stories by: Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martínez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi.

Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards, and has been called the quintessential New York writer, although he insists the city’s far too big to have a quintessential writer. His series characters—Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller—all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they wouldn’t really be happy anywhere else.

Synopsis:

Fiction. MANHATTAN NOIR is an anthology featuring brand-new stories by Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Myers, Martin Myers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi. "Readers of Brooklyn Noir will recall that its contents were labeled by neighborhood [and] we have chosen the same principle here...[N]oir can be funny, it can stretch to include magic realism, it can be ample or stark, told in the past or present tense, and in the first or third person. I wouldn't presume to define noir--if we could define it, we wouldn't need to use a French word for it--but it seems to me that it's more a way of looking at the world than what one sees."--From the introduction by Lawrence Block.

About the Author

Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards and has been called the quintessential New York writer, although he insists the city's far too big to have a quintessential writer. His series characters — Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller — all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they wouldn't really be happy anywhere else.

Table of Contents

Introduction

"The Good Samaritan" by Charles Ardai (Midtown)
"The Last Supper" by Carol Lea Benjamin (Greenwich Village)
"If You Can't Stand the Heat" by Lawrence Block (Clinton)
"Rain" by Thomas H. Cook (Battery Park)
"A Nice Place to Visit" by Jeffery Deaver (Hell's Kitchen)
"The Next Best Thing Bridge" by Jim Fusilli (George Washington)
"Take the Man's Pay" by Robert Knightly (Garment District)
"The Laundry Room" by John Lutz (Upper West Side)
"Freddie Prinze Is My Guardian Angel" by Liz Martínez (Washington Heights)
"The Organ Grinder" by Maan Meyers (Lower East Side)
"Why Do They Have to Hit?" by Martin Meyers (Yorkville)
"Building" by S.J. Rozan (Harlem)
"The Most Beautiful Apartment in New York" by Justin Scott (Chelsea)
"The Last Round" by C.J. Sullivan (Inwood)
"Crying with Audrey Hepburn" by Xu Xi (Times Square)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451955
Author:
Block, Lawrence
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Manhattan (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
257
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 0.9 in 9 oz

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Product details 257 pages Akashic Books - English 9781888451955 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A pleasing variety of Manhattan neighborhoods come to life in Block's solid anthology, the latest entry in Akashic's city-themed noir series (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). "Building" by S.J. Rozan, for example, brings the reader a strong sense of Harlem, while "The Most Beautiful Apartment in New York" by Justin Scott perfectly presents the Chelsea landscape. Purists may balk at a tale like Liz Martínez's "Freddie Prinze Is My Guardian Angel," which is offbeat and funny but not really noir. Charles Ardai's "The Good Samaritan," on the other hand, offers bad weather, night and even cigarettes. Thomas H. Cook's "Rain" is nothing if not bleak, though it's really just an elaborate sketch. The most satisfying story, Jeffery Deaver's "A Nice Place to Visit," is long enough to develop a full plot, and it's got a hell of a twist at the end. Block contributes a respectable entry, "If You Can't Stand the Heat," but it certainly doesn't rival his best writing. Though not all the story lines are uniformly compelling, the writing is of a high order and a nice mix of styles." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Mystery writing titan Lawrence Block takes a bite into Manhattan crime.
"Synopsis" by ,

Brand-new stories by: Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martínez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi.

Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards, and has been called the quintessential New York writer, although he insists the city’s far too big to have a quintessential writer. His series characters—Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller—all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they wouldn’t really be happy anywhere else.

"Synopsis" by , Fiction. MANHATTAN NOIR is an anthology featuring brand-new stories by Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Myers, Martin Myers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi. "Readers of Brooklyn Noir will recall that its contents were labeled by neighborhood [and] we have chosen the same principle here...[N]oir can be funny, it can stretch to include magic realism, it can be ample or stark, told in the past or present tense, and in the first or third person. I wouldn't presume to define noir--if we could define it, we wouldn't need to use a French word for it--but it seems to me that it's more a way of looking at the world than what one sees."--From the introduction by Lawrence Block.
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