Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Speculative Los Angeles

The debut title in a new city-based anthology series featuring all-new stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes—each using distinct neighborhood settings as a launching pad.

The Nicotine Chronicles

Lee Child recruits Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Cara Black, and others to reveal nicotine’s scintillating alter egos.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Lee Child!

Palm Springs Noir

Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.

Miami Noir: The Classics

The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.

Nairobi Noir (Kenya)

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.


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