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San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)

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Publisher Comments:

Fiction. Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, William Vollmann, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Penaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others. The romantic "city by the bay" is blasted by yet another crime spree as SAN FRANCISCO NOIR 2: THE CLASSICS picks up where its predecessor left off. Join some of the great storytellers of the past as they conspire with contemporary noir virtuosos to showcase the city's criminal legacy. From Wild West outpost to dystopian cosmopolis, San Francisco is exposed in all its treacherous glory. Visit a sinister landscape populated by the possessed, the dispossessed, and the wandering ghosts of days gone by.

Review:

"This classics entry in Akashic's noir anthology series boasts an impressive roster of names, including such standard authors as Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Dashiell Hammett. Unsurprisingly, Hammett, one of the fathers of American hard-boiled fiction, supplies the best story, 'The Scorched Face,' which sets his Continental Op on the trail of two missing women. Marcia Muller's 'Deceptions' makes good use of the Golden Gate Bridge's appeal to potential suicides in a short but gripping exploit of her series PI, Sharon McCone. Readers looking for lesser-known talent will welcome Janet Dawson's 'Invisible Time,' which presents a grim view of life on the streets for two young people. Don Herron's gritty 'Knives in the Dark,' with its Chandler-like plot line, convincingly depicts Prohibition-era tough guys. As usual, the overall caliber of the writing in this reprint volume is superior to the average all-original book in the series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Dashiell Hammett and William Vollmann are just two treats in this stellar sequel to the smash-hit original volume of San Francisco Noir.

Synopsis:

Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Peñaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. Hes been known to occasionally moonlight with private investigators.

About the Author

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. He?s been known to occasionally moonlight with PIs. He was the editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354651
Author:
Maravelis, Peter
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.4 x 1.1 in 12 oz

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Product details 300 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354651 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This classics entry in Akashic's noir anthology series boasts an impressive roster of names, including such standard authors as Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Dashiell Hammett. Unsurprisingly, Hammett, one of the fathers of American hard-boiled fiction, supplies the best story, 'The Scorched Face,' which sets his Continental Op on the trail of two missing women. Marcia Muller's 'Deceptions' makes good use of the Golden Gate Bridge's appeal to potential suicides in a short but gripping exploit of her series PI, Sharon McCone. Readers looking for lesser-known talent will welcome Janet Dawson's 'Invisible Time,' which presents a grim view of life on the streets for two young people. Don Herron's gritty 'Knives in the Dark,' with its Chandler-like plot line, convincingly depicts Prohibition-era tough guys. As usual, the overall caliber of the writing in this reprint volume is superior to the average all-original book in the series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Dashiell Hammett and William Vollmann are just two treats in this stellar sequel to the smash-hit original volume of San Francisco Noir.
"Synopsis" by ,
Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Peñaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. Hes been known to occasionally moonlight with private investigators.

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