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Catalog Tag: Noir Series

Boston Noir

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Dennis Lehane steps up to the plate as editor and presents a scintillating collection of deep, dark fiction.

Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set

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Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set combines all twenty-five stories from Lehane’s two Boston Noir volumes into a single digital edition.

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Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics

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Brooklyn Noir is back with a vengeance, this time with the masters of yore: H.P. Lovecraft, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Pete Hamill, Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and more!

Brussels Noir (Belgium)

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With Brussels Noir, the Noir Series explores a city that for many is the de facto capital of the European Union, at the crossroads between old and new worlds.

Buffalo Noir

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Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and others present original stories from the dark side of New York’s second biggest city.

Chicago Noir

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This isn’t someone’s dream of Chicago. It’s not even a nightmare. It’s just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.

Dallas Noir

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Texas’s ultimate noir town, where nasty surprises lurk around every turn, reveals its unseemly underbelly.

DC Noir

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Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation’s capital.

DC Noir 2: The Classics

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Pelecanos assembles an enchanting array of dark and subversive stories, following up the best-selling first volume of DC Noir, this time selecting the very best of Washington’s historical literary legacy.

Detroit Noir

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Motor City’s finest literary talents—including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish—offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunted visions.

Haiti Noir

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Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Havana Noir (Cuba)

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In the stories of Havana Noir, authors uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria, in a city characterized by ironic and wrenching contradictions.

Helsinki Noir (Finland)

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Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.

Indian Country Noir

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The sharpest, most stylized, and ambitious anthology of Native American literature ever published. Readers enter into a welter of troubled history throughout the Americans where the heritage of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

Kansas City Noir

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Steve Paul recruits Daniel Woodrell, John Lutz, and others in Kansas City Noir, where naked ambition meets broken dreams, and blues and the night go together like rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters.

Los Angeles Noir

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Los Angeles Noir brings you tales of crime and passion and betrayal from some of the most innovative and celebrated writers working today.

New Jersey Noir

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Jonathan Safran Foer and Robert Pinsky join Joyce Carol Oates and other illustrious writers to sift through the hidden dirt of the Garden State.

New Orleans Noir

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Beneath the glitter of Mardi Gras lies the sleaze of Bourbon Street; under the celestial sounds of JazzFest, the nightmare screams of a city traumatized long before the storm.

Pittsburgh Noir

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Pittsburgh Noir roars forth, exploring the hidden underworld of what has often been called “the most livable city in America.”

Providence Noir

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Following the success of Dennis Lehane’s best-selling Boston Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves deeper into the underbelly of New England.

Rome Noir (Italy)

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Rome provides a fertile setting for this groundbreaking collection of original stories, which look beyond the tourist façade to the eerie grandeur and rich decadence of this ever-fascinating metropolis.

St. Louis Noir

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Edited by the best-selling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for Akashic’s Noir Series.

USA Noir

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The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!

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