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Miami Noir

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Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Book Size: 62.95 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Miami Noir

by Les Standiford, Miami Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Miami Noir book, “For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady . . . this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing . . . your own heat.” —SunPost Don’t let the fabulous weather, the beach bodies, and the high-end boutiques fool you. There is a darkness to Miami that can hit just as hard as a hurricane. If by day, the streets are lined with tourists, at night the gangsters, drug dealers, and desperate come out to play. It’s this Miami that has captured the imagination of some of the city’s best writers. Miami Noir includes stories by James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr. “For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, In the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor.” —The Miami Herald “Murder is nothing new in Miami—or any other big city, for that matter. But seldom has it been so entertaining as it is in the 16 short stories included in Miami Noir.” —Palm Beach Daily News “This well-chosen short story collection isn’t just a thoughtful compilation of work by some of South Florida’s best and upcoming writers. Each Miami Noir story also is a window on a different part of Miami-Dade and its melting pot of cultures.” —South FloridaSun-Sentinel



Miami Noir The Classics

Miami Noir  The Classics PDF
Author: Les Standiford
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-11-24
Book Size: 76.41 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 338
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Miami Noir The Classics

by Les Standiford, Miami Noir The Classics Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Miami Noir The Classics book, The long-awaited sequel to 2006's best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise. "The 19 stories featured in the superb Miami Noir: The Classics are solidly entertaining and a thoughtful history about life, crime and punishment in South Florida." --South Florida Sun-Sentinel "Miami hasn't been around for long, as cities go--just a little over a century. But it's been fertile ground for crime fiction almost from the beginning. The evidence is clear in Miami Noir: The Classics...[Standiford's] choices for the 19 stories in this volume are fascinating." --Tampa Bay Times "The 19 selections in this welcome reprint anthology in Akashic's noir series enshrine the dark side of Miami...This historical survey makes a fine case for Miami as a timeless setting for great crime fiction." --Publishers Weekly "A collection that shows how far a city can come and still maintain a strong noir tradition." --Kirkus Reviews "All these stories embedded within this historical survey, make a fine case for Miami as a timeless setting for great crime fiction." --Exclusive Magazine Critical praise for the original Miami Noir "For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, in the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor." --Miami Herald "For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady. Shadowy, too. Even at highest noon. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the humidity. And maybe, just maybe, it's our destiny...With echoes of Charles Willeford's Hoke Mosely series, the Miami books of Elmore Leonard, the quirk of Carl Hiaasen, who never met a shady character he didn't wanna write, and Edna Buchanan, who seems to know all the shadows, this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing...your own heat." --SunPost "Sixteen new, diverse, and highly entertaining mystery stories pack Akashic's latest city-by-city tour of modem noir...This volume is as solid as the coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets." --Publishers Weekly Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each volume comprises stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Featuring classic noir fiction from: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Elmore Leonard, Lester Dent, Zora Neale Hurston, Brett Halliday, Damon Runyon, Edna Buchanan, James Carlos Blake, Douglas Fairbairn, Charles Willeford, T.J. MacGregor, Lynne Barrett, Les Standiford, Preston L. Allen, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Christine Kling, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, and David Beaty. From the introduction by Les Standiford: Despite the fact that Miami has in the past decade-plus added a downtown performing arts complex to outdo all but the Kennedy Center in DC, a jaw-dropping art museum by the Biscayne Bay, an exemplary science museum, the establishment of the world-renowned Art Basel festival on Miami Beach, and so much more...the operative literary form to portray Miami--the essential aria of the Magic City--is spun from threads of mystery and yearning and darkness... When terrible things threaten in some ominous neighborhoods, in some tough cities, a reader of a story set in those locales might be forgiven for expecting the worst; but when calamity takes place against the backdrop of paradise, as we have here in Miami, the impact is all the greater.



Miami Noir 1987

Miami Noir 1987 PDF
Author: James J Caterino
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2020-10-12
Book Size: 33.53 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 122
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Miami Noir 1987

by James J Caterino, Miami Noir 1987 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Miami Noir 1987 book, The year is 1987. The place is Miami, Florida. Recent college graduate, Rem Rasso, is there for one reason only, to get his movie made. He has the passion, the knowledge, and he has the script. Then, when he meets the alluring femme fatale Valerie, he has the ultimate leading lady-both for his movie and his life. But then, in a desperate move to get the movie launched, he turns to a notorious local gangster for financing. Things get complicated and dangerous as Rem's life becomes more dramatic and deadly than the fictional movie he is trying to create.Miami Noir is a vivid, page-turning, sexy thrill ride from the imagination of James J. Caterino, the author of Super Hornet 1942, The Mesomorph, the Green Girl, and Rollercoaster.



New Orleans Noir The Classics

New Orleans Noir  The Classics PDF
Author: Julie Smith
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Book Size: 23.15 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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New Orleans Noir The Classics

by Julie Smith, New Orleans Noir The Classics Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download New Orleans Noir The Classics book, This sequel to the original best-selling "New Orleans Noir" takes a literary tour through some of New Orleans's darkest writing.



Detroit Noir

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Author: Lorern D. Estleman
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Book Size: 10.57 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Detroit Noir

by Lorern D. Estleman, Detroit Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Detroit Noir book, This drive through the dark streets of the Motor City “is one of the best in Akashic Books’ noir series. You cannot go wrong with this anthology.”—Reviewing the Evidence From crime stories in the classic hard-boiled style to the vividly experimental, from the determination of those risking everything to the desperation of those with nothing left to lose, Detroit Noir delivers unforgettable tales that capture the city’s dark vitality. The collection includes stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Loren D. Estleman, Craig Holden, P.J. Parrish, Desiree Cooper, Nisi Shawl, M.L. Liebler, Craig Bernier, Joe Boland, Megan Abbott, Dorene O’Brien, Lolita Hernandez, Peter Markus, Roger K. Johnson, Michael Zadoorian, and E.J. Olsen. “Few cities are as well suited to the genre as Detroit, with its embattled inner city and history of urban decline and blight, and the editors have assembled a talented lineup to do it justice.”—Publishers Weekly



Miami Vice

Miami Vice PDF
Author: Steven Sanders
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release Date: 2010
Book Size: 70.82 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Miami Vice

by Steven Sanders, Miami Vice Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Miami Vice book, Discusses the aesthetic appeal, production history, philosophical themes, and enduring importance of the groundbreaking 1980s television series.



Mumbai Noir

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Author: Altaf Tyrewala
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2012
Book Size: 79.92 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 279
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Mumbai Noir

by Altaf Tyrewala, Mumbai Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Mumbai Noir book, Presents a collection of short stories featuring noir and crime fiction about Mumbai by such authors as Sonia Faleiro, Smita Harish Jain, Devashish Makhija, and Avtar Singh.



Copenhagen Noir

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Author: Bo Tao Michaëlis
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Book Size: 39.49 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Copenhagen Noir

by Bo Tao Michaëlis, Copenhagen Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Copenhagen Noir book, "The latest entry in the publisher's series (41 and counting) proves the resilience of, and market for, these locale noirs. Editor Michaëlis, a Danish book critic, is both scholarly and insightful in the introduction and outlines how the stories reflect the greed and ennui of modern Denmark in contrast to the Danish idyll depicted in tourist brochures . . . Although some stories veer from noir orthodoxy, there are fine examples of lyrical writing, noir sensibilities, and insight into the current Danish psyche. Overall, a very impressive anthology." --Library Journal "The indefatigable noir series of anthologies (Orange County Noir, Trinidad Noir, Brooklyn Noir 3, etc.) focuses in its 43rd volume on the home of Hans Christian Andersen . . . Based on this collection, Copenhagen may be a great place to visit, but nobody seems to live there, at least not well or long." --Kirkus Reviews "Fans used to the watered-down noir now prevalent in America will notice immediately the much harder edge of these stories, which are much closer to the noir of the 1940s and '50s." --Booklist "[This] volume has grim, uncomfortable power." --Publishers Weekly Joining Rome, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Dublin as European hosts for the Akashic Noir series, Copenhagen Noir features brand-new stories from a top-notch crew of Danish writers, with several Swedish and Norwegian writers thrown into the mix. This volume definitively reveals why Scandinavian crime fiction has come to be so popular across the world. Includes brand-new stories by: Naja Marie Aidt, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Helle Helle, Christian Dorph and Simon Pasternak, Susanne Staun, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Klaus Rifbjerg, Gretelise Holm, Georg Ursin, Kristian Lundberg, Kristina Stoltz, Seyit Öztürk, Benn Q. Holm, and Gunnar Staalesen. Bo Tao Michaëlis is a book critic and editor living in Copenhagen, Denmark.



San Diego Noir

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Author: Maryelizabeth Hart
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Book Size: 42.56 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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San Diego Noir

by Maryelizabeth Hart, San Diego Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download San Diego Noir book, Southern California is not all sun, sand, and surf in this gripping collection of noir tales from T. Jefferson Parker, Don Winslow, Maria Lima, and others. San Diego is home to miles of beaches, Balboa Park, a world-famous zoo, and some of the country’s most expensive home and resort real estate. Yet the city also houses a few items that aren’t actively promoted by the visitor’s bureau: a number of the country’s most corrupt politicians, border-related crimes, terrorists, and the occasional earthquakes. A noir feast! In the fifty-plus years since Raymond Chandler set Playback in Esmeralda, his name for La Jolla, the population has grown by more than a million, and crime has proliferated as well. San Diego of the past and the present offers the book’s contributors a rich selection of settings, from the cross on Mount Soledad to the piers of Ocean Beach, and perpetrators and victims from the residents of its wealthiest enclaves to the inhabitants of its segregated barrios. San Diego Noir includes stories by T. Jefferson Parker, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Martha C. Lawrence, Diane Clark & Astrid Bear, Debra Ginsberg, Morgan Hunt, Ken Kuhlken, Taffy Cannon, Don Winslow, Cameron Pierce Hughes, Lisa Brackmann, Gabriel R. Barillas, Gar Anthony Haywood, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Maria Lima. “When it’s done right, noir is a darkly delicious thrill: smart, sharp-tongued, surprising. The knife goes in at the end with a twist. San Diego Noir, a new 15-story collection by some of the region’s best writers, has all that going for it, and the steady supply of hometown references makes it even more fun.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune



Paris Noir

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Author: Aurélien Masson
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Book Size: 69.28 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Paris Noir

by Aurélien Masson, Paris Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Paris Noir book, class="MsoNormal">"The dank and sweaty crime scenes in Paris Noir…testify to the fact that the French invented “noir.” Among the jarring images in this story collection, Didier Daeninckx’s murky view of the after-hours scene in Porte Saint-Denis and Marc Villard’s gritty look at the sex trade in Les Halles are correctives to all those persistent romantic fantasies about the city.”—New York Times Paris Noir takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it’s also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction. Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier. Aurélien Masson is the director of la Série Noire at Gallimard, one of France’s leading publishing companies.



New Jersey Noir

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Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Book Size: 14.92 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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New Jersey Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates, New Jersey Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download New Jersey Noir book, "Oates's introduction to Akashic's noir volume dedicated to the Garden State, with its evocative definition of the genre, is alone worth the price of the book . . . Poems by C.K. Williams, Paul Muldoon, and others--plus photos by Gerald Slota--enhance this distinguished entry." --Publishers Weekly "It was inevitable that this fine noir series would reach New Jersey. It took longer than some readers might have wanted, but, oh boy, was it worth the wait . . . More than most of the entries in the series, this volume is about mood and atmosphere more than it is about plot and character . . . It should go without saying that regular readers of the noir series will seek this one out, but beyond that, the book also serves as a very good introduction to what is a popular but often misunderstood term and style of writing." --Booklist, Starred Review "A lovingly collected assortment of tales and poems that range from the disturbing to the darkly humorous." --Shelf Awareness Featuring brand-new stories (and a few poems) by: Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Pinsky, Edmund White & Michael Carroll, Richard Burgin, Paul Muldoon, Sheila Kohler, C.K. Williams, Gerald Stern, Lou Manfredo, S.A. Solomon, Bradford Morrow, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffrey Ford, S.J. Rozan, Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini, Hirsh Sawhney, and Robert Arellano. From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates: ". . . The most civilized and 'decent' among us find that we are complicit with the most brutal murderers. We enter into literally unspeakable alliances--of which we dare not speak except through the obliquities and indirections of fiction, poetry, and visual art of the sort gathered here in New Jersey Noir."



Orange County Noir

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Author: Gary Phillips
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Book Size: 49.48 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Orange County Noir

by Gary Phillips, Orange County Noir Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Orange County Noir book, Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It's a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side-by-side with pho shops and taquerias. Orange County Noir pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain. Features brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Gordon McAlpine, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall. Editor Gary Phillips is the author of many novels and short stories. He lives in Southern California.