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Los Angeles Noir (Akashic Noir)

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Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton.

Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named Last Lullaby a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, Savage Garden, is a Los Angeles Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Association award for Best Mystery of 2005.

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"Akashic's city-themed noir series (New Orleans Noir, etc.) finally reaches L.A., a prime locale for this subgenre. Of the 17 contributors, bestseller Michael Connelly is most likely to be familiar to a wide audience. Connelly's 'Mulholland Drive,' a nice tribute to the classic noir film Double Indemnity, is representative of the quality writing that followers of previous volumes have come to expect. The movie industry, both latter-day and the present, offers a rich background for tight tales of trapped men and women whose passions or desperate circumstances lead them to violent ends, such as the book's stand-out, Janet Fitch's 'The Method.' Another highpoint is the collection's concluding story, Diana Wagman's 'What You See,' a depressing but compelling tale of a tragic obsession." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, and others join Hamilton in digging deeper than ever before into the city's glorious noir legacy.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Anthology. Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton.

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Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named 'Last Lullaby' a 'Best Book of 2004' and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award.

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Daniel Olivas, May 25, 2007 (view all comments by Daniel Olivas)
With "Los Angeles Noir," the mean streets of L.A. are a little meaner not to mention a lot more diverse than they were portrayed during the era of J. Edgar Hoover, well-worn fedoras, and three-martini lunches at the Brown Derby. These stories are cinematic, violent little gems of contemporary crime fiction that are a must-read for any true fan of noir.

[The full review first appeared in The Elegant Variation.]
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354224
Author:
Hamilton, Denise
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Noir fiction, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 275 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354224 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Akashic's city-themed noir series (New Orleans Noir, etc.) finally reaches L.A., a prime locale for this subgenre. Of the 17 contributors, bestseller Michael Connelly is most likely to be familiar to a wide audience. Connelly's 'Mulholland Drive,' a nice tribute to the classic noir film Double Indemnity, is representative of the quality writing that followers of previous volumes have come to expect. The movie industry, both latter-day and the present, offers a rich background for tight tales of trapped men and women whose passions or desperate circumstances lead them to violent ends, such as the book's stand-out, Janet Fitch's 'The Method.' Another highpoint is the collection's concluding story, Diana Wagman's 'What You See,' a depressing but compelling tale of a tragic obsession." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, and others join Hamilton in digging deeper than ever before into the city's glorious noir legacy.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Anthology. Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton.
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