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D.C. Noir (Akashic Noir)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Mystery sensation George Pelecanos (Drama City) pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

Review:

"While only a few of the contributors, such as editor Pelecanos, will be familiar to most readers, every story in this all-original noir anthology set in the nation's capital is well written, even if each captures the cynicism and despair of classic noir with varying success. Highlights include Pelecanos's 'The Confidential Informant' and Laura Lippman's 'A.R.M. and the Woman,' though these could have been set elsewhere with little change to characters or plot. Jim Fusilli's 'The Dupe,' a contemporary political tale of betrayal, best makes use of the Washington setting. Despite Pelecanos's claim in his introduction that it's too easy to call the city polarized, rarely do the paths of the haves and the have-nots cross in these 16 tales, 10 of which have their crimes occur in the prosperous Northwest section of D.C." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"For D.C. Noir, Akashic had the good sense to turn to Pelecanos, who delivers a wholly satisfying volume....Pelecanos shows us how both trash-strewn alleys and oak-paneled offices can trap their occupants with dreams, compromise, and heartbreak." Booklist

Synopsis:

Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Synopsis:

Bestselling mystery author George Pelecanos dazzles and terrifies with his first-ever anthology.

Synopsis:

Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

Synopsis:

Fiction. DC NOIR features brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Ruben Castaneda, Robert Wisdom, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Jim Fusilli, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, Quintin Peterson, Robert Andrews, and David Slater. "It's about the collective memories of the locals, and also about the voices. If you close your eyes and listen to the people of this city, you will hear the many different voices...We have tried to explore every quadrant of the city and many of the neighborhoods within them, and have not forgotten the federal city and downtown. We have enlisted the well-known and the someday-will-be. The writers include lifelong Washingtonians, imports and exports, a gentleman who was incarcerated when he wrote his story, a police officer, an actor, bloggers, journalists, blacks, whites, Hispanics, males and females, and yeah, even a Greek American"--From the introduction by George Pelecanos.

About the Author

George Pelecanos is a screenwriter, independent film producer, award-winning journalist, and the author of the bestselling series of Derek Strange novels set in and around Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: D.C. Uncovered
"The Confidential Informant" by George Pelecanos (Park View, N.W.)
"First" by Kenji Jasper (Benning Heights, S.E)
"Capital of the World" by Jim Patton (Chinatown, N.W)
"The Names of the Lost" by Richard Currey (Shepherd Park, N.W.)

Part II: streets & Alleys
"East of the Sun" by Jennifer Howard (Hill East, S.E)
"Solomon¹s Alley" by Robert Andrews (Georgetown, N.W.)
"The Light and the Dark" by Robert Wisdom (Petworth, N.W)
"A.R.M. and the Woman" by Laura Lippman (Chevy Chase, N.W.)

Part III: Cops & Robbers
"Cold as Ice" by Quintin Peterson (Congress Heights, S.E/S.W.)
"God Don¹t Like Ugly" by Lester Irby (Edgewood, N.E.)
"Coyote Hunt" by Ruben Castaneda (Mount Pleasant, N.W.)
"Jeanette" by Jim Beane (Deanwood, N.E)

Part IV: The Hill & the Edge
"The Bottom Line" by James Grady (Capitol Hill, N.E/S.E.)
"Stiffed" by David Slater (Thomas Circle, N.W.)
"The Messanger of Soulsville" by Norman Kelley (Shaw, N.W.)
"The Dupe" by Jim Fusilli (K Street, N.W.)

About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451900
Author:
Pelecanos, George
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Pelecanos, George P.
Author:
Pelecanos, George P.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Noir fiction, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
February 15, 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 1 in 11 oz

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Product details 325 pages Akashic Books - English 9781888451900 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While only a few of the contributors, such as editor Pelecanos, will be familiar to most readers, every story in this all-original noir anthology set in the nation's capital is well written, even if each captures the cynicism and despair of classic noir with varying success. Highlights include Pelecanos's 'The Confidential Informant' and Laura Lippman's 'A.R.M. and the Woman,' though these could have been set elsewhere with little change to characters or plot. Jim Fusilli's 'The Dupe,' a contemporary political tale of betrayal, best makes use of the Washington setting. Despite Pelecanos's claim in his introduction that it's too easy to call the city polarized, rarely do the paths of the haves and the have-nots cross in these 16 tales, 10 of which have their crimes occur in the prosperous Northwest section of D.C." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "For D.C. Noir, Akashic had the good sense to turn to Pelecanos, who delivers a wholly satisfying volume....Pelecanos shows us how both trash-strewn alleys and oak-paneled offices can trap their occupants with dreams, compromise, and heartbreak."
"Synopsis" by , Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.
"Synopsis" by ,
Bestselling mystery author George Pelecanos dazzles and terrifies with his first-ever anthology.
"Synopsis" by ,

Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

"Synopsis" by , Fiction. DC NOIR features brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Ruben Castaneda, Robert Wisdom, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Jim Fusilli, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, Quintin Peterson, Robert Andrews, and David Slater. "It's about the collective memories of the locals, and also about the voices. If you close your eyes and listen to the people of this city, you will hear the many different voices...We have tried to explore every quadrant of the city and many of the neighborhoods within them, and have not forgotten the federal city and downtown. We have enlisted the well-known and the someday-will-be. The writers include lifelong Washingtonians, imports and exports, a gentleman who was incarcerated when he wrote his story, a police officer, an actor, bloggers, journalists, blacks, whites, Hispanics, males and females, and yeah, even a Greek American"--From the introduction by George Pelecanos.
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