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Publisher Comments:

Brand-new stories by: David Simon, Laura Lippman, Tim Cockey, Rob Hiaasen, Robert Ward, Sujata Massey, Jack Bludis, Rafael Alvarez, Marcia Talley, Joseph Wallace, Lisa Respers France, Charlie Stella, Sarah Weinman, Dan Fesperman, Jim Fusilli, and Ben Neihart.

Review:

"Mystery fans should relish this taste of Baltimore's seamier side, the eighth volume in Akashic's series showcasing dark tales of crime and place (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). Editor Lippman offers both a fine introduction and the lead story ('Easy as A-B-C'), which is one of the anthology's best. Half of the 16 contributors have connections to the Baltimore Sun, including David Simon of Homicide fame, whose 'Stainless Steel' is a noir gem. Baltimore (aka 'Bulletmore, Murderland') is a diverse city, and the stories reflect everything from its old row houses and suburban mansions to its beloved Orioles and harbor areas. There's dark humor in Dan Fesperman's 'As Seen on TV,' as well as in Tim Cockey's noir ghost story, 'The Haunting of Slink Ridgely.' Charlie Stella's mob story, 'Ode to the O's,' is brutally direct, while Ben Neihart's 'Frog Cycle' offers a futuristic take on the high-tech industries springing up in place of factories. Other contributors include Marcia Talley, Jim Fusilli and Sujata Massey." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Mystery fans should relish this taste of Baltimore's seamier side, the eighth volume in Akashic's series showcasing dark tales of crime and place (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). Editor Lippman offers both a fine introduction and the lead story ('Easy as A-B-C'), which is one of the anthology's best. Half of the 16 contributors have connections to the Baltimore Sun, including David Simon of Homicide fame, whose 'Stainless Steel' is a noir gem. Baltimore (aka 'Bulletmore, Murderland') is a diverse city, and the stories reflect everything from its old row houses and suburban mansions to its beloved Orioles and harbor areas. There's dark humor in Dan Fesperman's 'As Seen on TV,' as well as in Tim Cockey's noir ghost story, 'The Haunting of Slink Ridgely.' Charlie Stella's mob story, 'Ode to the O's,' is brutally direct, while Ben Neihart's 'Frog Cycle' offers a futuristic take on the high-tech industries springing up in place of factories. Other contributors include Marcia Talley, Jim Fusilli and Sujata Massey." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bestselling mystery queenpin Laura Lippman and cohorts dissect their own city with a vengeance.

Synopsis:

Fiction. BALTIMORE NOIR is an anthology featuring brand-new stories by David Simon, Laura Lippman, Tim Cockey, Rob Hiaasen, Robert Ward, Sujata Massey, Jack Bludis, Rafael Alvarez, Marcia Talley, Joseph Wallace, Lisa Respers France, Charlie Stella, Sarah Weinman, Dan Fesperman, Jim Fusilli, and Ben Neihart. "To live in Baltimore--Bulletmore, Murderland, according to one famous piece of graffiti--is to be aware of killing...Statistically, two people died while I was working on this foreword...Baltimore also has an odd geographic distinction. It is one of only two major U.S. cities that lies in no county. (St. Louis is the other.) Landlocked on every side but one, which is water, it cannot expand or annex. Squeezed this way, it is a perfect setting for noir, which depends on an almost Darwinian desperation among its players"--From the introduction by Laura Lippman.

About the Author

Laura Lippman has lived in Baltimore most of her life, and she would have spent even more time there if the editors of the Sun had agreed to hire her earlier. She attended public schools and has lived in several of the city's distinctive neighborhoods, including Dickeyville, Tuscany-Canterbury, Evergreen, and South Federal Hill.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Way Things Used To Be
"Easy As A-B-C" by Laura Lippman (Locust Point)
"Fat Chance" by Robert Ward (Old Northwood)
"Pigtown Will Shine Tonight" by Jack Bludis (Pigtown)
"Over My Dead Body" by Rob Hiaasen (Fell's Point)
"The Invisible Man" by Rafael Alvarez (Highlandtown)

Part II: The Way Things Are
"Stainless Steel" by David Simon (Sandtown-Winchester)
"Home Movies" by Marcia Talley (Little Italy)
"Liminal" by Joseph Wallace (Security Boulevard-Woodlawn)
"Almost Missed It By a Hair" by Lisa Respers (France Howard Park)
"Ode to the O's" by Charlie Stella (Memorial Stadium)
"Don¹t Walk in Front of Me" by Sarah Weinman (Pikesville)

Part III: The Way Things Never Were
"As Seen on TV" by Dan Fesperman (Fells Point)
"The Haunting of Slink Ridgely" by Tim Cockey (Greenspring Valley)
"The Homecoming" by Jim Fusilli (Camden Yards)
"Frog Cycle" by Ben Neihart (Inner Harbor)
"Goodwood Gardens" by Sujata Massey (Roland Park)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451962
Author:
Lippman, Laura
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Author:
Lau
Author:
ra Lippman
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Noir fiction
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
8.30x5.32x.92 in. .64 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mystery fans should relish this taste of Baltimore's seamier side, the eighth volume in Akashic's series showcasing dark tales of crime and place (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). Editor Lippman offers both a fine introduction and the lead story ('Easy as A-B-C'), which is one of the anthology's best. Half of the 16 contributors have connections to the Baltimore Sun, including David Simon of Homicide fame, whose 'Stainless Steel' is a noir gem. Baltimore (aka 'Bulletmore, Murderland') is a diverse city, and the stories reflect everything from its old row houses and suburban mansions to its beloved Orioles and harbor areas. There's dark humor in Dan Fesperman's 'As Seen on TV,' as well as in Tim Cockey's noir ghost story, 'The Haunting of Slink Ridgely.' Charlie Stella's mob story, 'Ode to the O's,' is brutally direct, while Ben Neihart's 'Frog Cycle' offers a futuristic take on the high-tech industries springing up in place of factories. Other contributors include Marcia Talley, Jim Fusilli and Sujata Massey." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mystery fans should relish this taste of Baltimore's seamier side, the eighth volume in Akashic's series showcasing dark tales of crime and place (Brooklyn Noir, etc.). Editor Lippman offers both a fine introduction and the lead story ('Easy as A-B-C'), which is one of the anthology's best. Half of the 16 contributors have connections to the Baltimore Sun, including David Simon of Homicide fame, whose 'Stainless Steel' is a noir gem. Baltimore (aka 'Bulletmore, Murderland') is a diverse city, and the stories reflect everything from its old row houses and suburban mansions to its beloved Orioles and harbor areas. There's dark humor in Dan Fesperman's 'As Seen on TV,' as well as in Tim Cockey's noir ghost story, 'The Haunting of Slink Ridgely.' Charlie Stella's mob story, 'Ode to the O's,' is brutally direct, while Ben Neihart's 'Frog Cycle' offers a futuristic take on the high-tech industries springing up in place of factories. Other contributors include Marcia Talley, Jim Fusilli and Sujata Massey." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Bestselling mystery queenpin Laura Lippman and cohorts dissect their own city with a vengeance.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. BALTIMORE NOIR is an anthology featuring brand-new stories by David Simon, Laura Lippman, Tim Cockey, Rob Hiaasen, Robert Ward, Sujata Massey, Jack Bludis, Rafael Alvarez, Marcia Talley, Joseph Wallace, Lisa Respers France, Charlie Stella, Sarah Weinman, Dan Fesperman, Jim Fusilli, and Ben Neihart. "To live in Baltimore--Bulletmore, Murderland, according to one famous piece of graffiti--is to be aware of killing...Statistically, two people died while I was working on this foreword...Baltimore also has an odd geographic distinction. It is one of only two major U.S. cities that lies in no county. (St. Louis is the other.) Landlocked on every side but one, which is water, it cannot expand or annex. Squeezed this way, it is a perfect setting for noir, which depends on an almost Darwinian desperation among its players"--From the introduction by Laura Lippman.
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