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April 2013 News & Features

“The Calling” by Gary Phillips

Mondays Are Murder features brand-new noir fiction modeled after our award-winning Noir Series. Each story is an original one, and each takes place in a distinct location. Our web model for the series has one more restraint: a 750-word limit. Sound like murder? It is. But so are Mondays. This week, Gary Phillips (editor of […]

Weekly Roundup for 4/26/13

Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic publicist Kate Bogden and intern Deanna Hoffmann.

SALE: Staten Island Noir only $2.99 at iTunes

Apple’s iTunes store is featuring Edgar Award nominees at discounted prices for a limited time. This includes Akashic’s own Staten Island Noir, edited by Patricia Smith, which is being offered for only $2.99! Click here to take advantage of this special offer. Staten Island Noir completes the Noir Series tour of the world’s noirest city. […]

First Chapters: Preston L. Allen’s Every Boy Should Have a Man

Today we’re featuring an excerpt from Preston L. Allen‘s forthcoming novel, Every Boy Should Have a Man. Every Boy Should Have a Man, which Kirkus Reviews hails as “a nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws,” tells the story of an earth in […]


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