Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Noir Series published by Akashic Books
Twin Cities Noir offers short crime stories set in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
"Every city has its share of crime, but what makes the Twin Cities unique may be that we have more than our share of good writers to chronicle it. They are homegrown and they know the territory - how the cities look from the inside, out. Some have built reputations on crime fiction, others are playing with the genre for the first time, but all of them have a strong sense of this place and its people." from the introduction.
Manila Noir is a book of short stories representing dark crime fiction set in the Philippines. The stories are grim, the characters are immersed in violence and death. The extremely wealthy live side by side with extreme poverty; Manila Noir is a hard book to read in one sitting. To fully appreciate the pathos, read one story, set the book aside, read something else - anything else and then go back and read another story. Read the insightful and illuminating introduction by Jessica Hagedorn to appreciate the dark atmosphere you will be thrust into.
The Noir series published by Akashic Books offers dark crime fiction in different cities from around the world including many from the United States.