An intimate novella of love and loss wrought from the cultural underground, perfectly expressed in an inventive object that rediscovers the magical possibilities of the book. Note: This page is for the regular edition of 131 Different Things. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 7" vinyl, please follow this link.
The long-awaited reissue of the book that introduced mystery fans to bodyguard-turned-investigator D Hunter.
More Cuban noir from Akashic! (Following the success of Outcast by José Latour—nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Firecracker awards.)
The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.
Estep’s best novel to date explores with deep wit and insight how a shocking family secret impacts the lives of an eccentric mother and her two daughters.
What William S. Burroughs’ Junky was to heroin addiction, All or Nothing is to gambling, only more prophetic.
The much-anticipated sequel to Barbara J. Taylor’s best-selling debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.
Bolivia’s #1 novel is finally translated into English. Translated by Adrian Althoff, with an afterword by Ilan Stavans.
Bolivia’s preeminent fiction writer eclipses the successful English translation of American Visa with a riveting murder mystery. Translated by Adrian Althoff.
A foster child must confront a killer in this tale of horror and human depravity.
A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.
Following her husband’s suspicious death, Merryn Huntley flees with her daughter to Mexico, where she discovers she can’t outrun self-deception.
A new installment in Dennis Cooper’s “Little House on the Bowery” series.
Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic’s Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta only known to its residents.
Now, one of the world’s most war-torn cities is portrayed through a noir lens in this chilling story collection.
Mystery queenpin Lippman and cohorts dissect the urban locale unaffectionately called Bulletmore, in the state of the Union ingloriously labeled Murderland.
What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?
Spanish and Catalan writers enter boldly and unapologetically into the Akashic Noir Series arena.
A funny, poignant, thoughtfully rendered novel about love, fear, death, race, music, and the intense passions of youth.
A deeply engaging debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood.
On the heels of Tel Aviv Noir and Tehran Noir, the Akashic Noir Series moves deeper into the Middle East.
Lee Child, Eoin McNamee, and others join previous entries London Noir and Dublin Noir in exploring the darkest corners of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A riveting and sexually charged posthumous novel from the author of Leaving Las Vegas.
By William Heffernan, the author of The Corsican and Cityside.
The latest release from Hotel St. George Press, following The Session and The Musical Illusionist.
Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
During World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp.
A literary international espionage novel, with some eroticism to boot, set between Israel and New York.
Dennis Lehane steps up to the plate as editor and presents a scintillating collection of deep, dark fiction.
Dennis Lehane returns to coedit, with Cotton & Clarke, the sequel to the best-selling evergreen anthology Boston Noir, culling classic stories from the city’s dark literary legacy.
Following the best seller Hairstyles of the Damned (more than 100,000 copies sold) with a spectacular coming-of-age-30 tale, Joe Meno proves once again why he’s the hottest indie author in America. Also check out Office Girl, Demons in the Spring, How the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender as Hellfire.
Selected for the 2002 Kiriyama Prize Notable Books List & selected as a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award.
For young Adam Jones, inheriting the family business is more than a rotten hand. It’s downright skeletal.
The second issue of the groundbreaking new literary journal.
A literary journal’s debut featuring writing from: Donnell Alexander, Federico Anderson, Dana Crum, Michael A. Gonzales, KRS-One, Michael C. Ladd, Ferentz Lafargue, Reginald Lewis, Adam Mansbach, Caille Millner, muMs, and Greg Tate.
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!
A hilarious and satirical debut novel exploring religious hypocrisy in an Irish secondary school.
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.
The Noir Series dives deeper into Latin America, into a city with a long history, both glorious and sinister.
Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and others present original stories from the dark side of New York’s second biggest city.
The highly anticipated second title from Akashic’s groundbreaking street-lit imprint, The Armory, curated by author Kenji Jasper.
Malice and mayhem simmer beneath the surface of one of America’s favorite vacation areas.
The free Caribbean Debuts Digit features excerpts from four great debut works of fiction in our catalog: Drifting by Katia D. Ulysse, The Night of the Rambler by Montague Kobbé, The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave (Haiti), and John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James.
Author of the mega–best seller B-More Careful (350,000 sales) is back with an irresistible hard-boiled crime story.
The masterful and dramatic final installment in the highly acclaimed Changers YA series pulls no punches.
In Book Three of this acclaimed YA series, Oryon Small transforms into Kim, an Asian American girl who must learn to separate body image from self-worth.
In Book Two of the Changers Series, our protagonist undergoes a second transformation—returning to a male body.
This isn’t someone’s dream of Chicago. It’s not even a nightmare. It’s just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.
Nelson Algren, Richard Wright, and Patricia Highsmith are just three of the iconic authors included in this outstanding volume.
City Mouse is an irresistible debut that examines what it means to find your place, revealing unspoken truths about motherhood, friendship, and the thorny pursuit to have it all.
Once one of New York’s most respected investigative reporters, Pulitzer Prize nominee Heffernan takes readers behind the scenes at a major New York newspaper.
The best fiction anthology of cocaine-themed tales to blow through in years, featuring all-new stories from Susan Straight, Lee Child, Jerry Stahl, Ken Bruen, Laura Lippman, Bill Moody, Nina Revoyr, and many more.
A new mystery in hardcover from the godfather of Cuban Noir.
Scandinavian writing has come to dominate the global crime-fiction landscape, and this volume offers a delicious, devious sampling of why.
Robert Arellano, author of the Edgar-nominated crime novel Havana Lunar, returns with another spine-tingling noir from Akashic Books.
Texas’s ultimate noir town, where nasty surprises lurk around every turn, reveals its unseemly underbelly.
Kimani reimagines the rise and fall of colonialism in Africa by telling the story of the birth of Kenya’s railroad.
Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation’s capital.
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.
Thirty-year-old homicide detective Harry Doyle—dubbed “The Dead Detective” by his fellow cops after he was murdered and revived at the age of ten—faces his most difficult case: a beautiful murder victim who was a notorious child molester.
A classic murder mystery set in the 1930s Dust Bowl that portrays the era with great beauty, tenderness, and sorrowful authenticity.
The legendary city of Delhi, India provides fertile ground for stories of darkness and despair.
The American debut novel by the winner of the National Book Award of the Philippines.
Motor City’s finest literary talents—including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish—offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunted visions.
Kapralov depicts the desperate struggles of his characters—Yuri’s stubborn military resistance, Nata’s fanatical commitment to guard the mysterious powers of a sacred meteorite, and Alexey’s struggles simply to survive—with a perfect balance of intensity and nonchalance.
There’s a killer on the loose in Mission County, Pennsylvania . . . whose next victim might be the prosecuting attorney.
Debut novelist Larson presents the first book in a literary-noir series featuring an obsessive-compulsive protagonist in a ravaged New York City.
Elizabeth Nunez’s reissued fourth novel is a haunting, mesmerizing exploration into the often destructive price of passion.
The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the modern novel, Akashic Books publishes a Don Quixote for the era of graft: racketeering politicians, stolen elections, and total-bullshit recalls!
Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.
Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.
How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.
The first book of plays from the author of the cult-classic The Fuck-Up (over 100,000 copies in print).
A modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.
The Ancient Greek thriller from the author of Adios Muchachos, winner of an Edgar Award.
California Book Award–winner Greer presents a hilarious and immaculately written story set in LA, exploring the inevitability of failure.
The fourth installment and first female author in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
Fast Eddie is a convoluted Oedipal adventure blending low-brow scenarios with high-art diction, reminiscent of Robert Coover, John Hawkes, and Edmund White.
Cooper & Mansbach team with some of today’s most talented writers to vitalize American history.
A riveting novel of ideas exploring the perils of hazing and feverish masculinity on a high school football team.
Life is teetering on the edge of the apocalypse in and around the tiny Washington State coastal community that occupies the center of Firewater, a posthumously released, brutally funny environmental suspense novel.
A young female pilot brashly defies gender restrictions in the Roaring Twenties.
The Fuck-Up is a thriller with a literary soul set in the pre-chic Lower East Side.
The posthumous novel from legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, who was once a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew.
Half-sisters Kara and Alex—one the biracial product of foster care, the other of dysfunctional privilege—struggle for redemption and forgiveness.
A dazzling coming-of-age novella, now an Essence Magazine best seller, by Jamaica’s top-selling writer.
A selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.
Cult novelist Dennis Cooper launches the third title of Little House on the Bowery, the Akashic series he is editing and promoting.
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s moving exploration into trust, family, redemption, and love.
Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality.
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.
The best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.
The scintillating stand-alone sequel to Arellano’s 2010 Edgar Award finalist, Havana Lunar.
A literary crime novel on the last island of socialism, during a period of intense desperation.
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.
The third installment in cult novelist Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
Armstead Maupin meets Carl Hiaasen in a brilliant black comedy that traces the paths of disparate characters floating through New York, about to collide in a treacherous story that will make you think twice about ever answering a classified ad.
Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.
The latest entry in the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series. Heroin has long been understood as the most “literary” of narcotics, and this collection will, for better and worse, have tremendous pop cultural appeal.
Shiflett’s suspenseful and provocative literary debut, set in Chicago and Puerto Escondido, a small Mexican beach town 150 miles south of Acapulco.
A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America’s most controversial American icons.
Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.
Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.
Fourteen of the city’s finest authors explore the dark heart of the Pearl of the Orient in haunting stories of depravity and despair.
Paperback reissue of the second novel from the author of the smash hits Hairstyles of the Damned, Tender as Hellfire, and The Boy Detective Fails
Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.
Jones’s only collection of stories is back in print, with a new preface by daughter Kaylie Jones and a brand new study guide.
Larson’s antihero storms back in the explosive final installment in the Dewey Decimal hard-boiled, crime-fiction trilogy.
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.
Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.
Istanbul Noir presents stories from a city at once ancient and modern, Asian and European, postcard-perfect and simmering with rage.
A majestic novel that will launch Allen into the ranks of Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.
Jonah Sees Ghosts is a shocking, touching, and humorous first novel that blends magical realism with a figurative study of how alcohol abuse shapes the personalities within a family.
Fifteen-year-old Quinn faces an impossible decision in this quest of sisterhood and self-sacrifice.
Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.
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.
The fiftieth-anniversary edition of Hamill’s thrilling and provocative 1968 debut novel, with a brand-new introduction by the author.
A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African American attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and politically turbulent ’90s.
West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria’s best-known authors.
Award-winning author Yongsoo Park presents a powerful coming-of-age story of a young boy on the edges of New York City.
In this chilling portrait of America’s Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing.
A phenomenal debut novella to further establish the literary excellence of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.
In this evocative debut, the accidental murder of an eight-year-old forces a working-class community to face its demons.
New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman’s picture book debut offers a timely parable about family values, a little girl, and a dragon.
Serpent’s Tail novelist Unsworth teases, tickles, and horrifies with her stellar curation of London Noir.
A chilling collection of tales from Texas, a state that, according to coeditor Bobby Byrd, “bleeds noir fiction.”
Between these covers, Long Island emerges as a region far more complex and sinister than merely a playground for the rich and famous.
Los Angeles Noir brings you tales of crime and passion and betrayal from some of the most innovative and celebrated writers working today.
The sequel to Los Angeles Noir, an award-winning Los Angeles Times best-seller, this volume explores the history of the noir literary tradition on its home turf.
In Revoyr’s most thrilling novel to date, four backpackers embark on a trip in the Sierra Nevada that quickly becomes a disaster.
D Hunter, bodyguard-turned-PI, is back, investigating a murder that lures him into the heart of rhythm-and-blues history.
An anti–romantic comedy about the misadventures of four women who meet on a singles’ bike trip.
Violence and loss shatter Sarah Marker’s domestic life, causing her to reexamine the roots of creativity and art in New York City.
A long-awaited reissue of this deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, a complex man with a shattered history.
Part murder mystery and part family saga, this dramatic and often hilarious novel explores the history of Los Angeles’s Iranian Jewish community.
The first-ever US publication of the Caribbean comic classic that is also a major motion picture.
The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.
Manhattan Loverboy (MLB) is paranoid delusion and fantastic comedy in the service of social realism.
Following the commercial success of the original Manhattan Noir, mystery titan Lawrence Block explores the historic literary roots of this dark island.
Fresh noir from one of the most intense, congested, and overpopulated cities in the world.
Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, and others take short fiction to a higher level (though they don’t inhale).
North Africa finally enters the Noir Series arena with a finely crafted volume of dark stories, translated from Arabic, French, and Dutch.
Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves into an even darker, more noir French city.
Based on a true, ripped-from-the-headlines story, a voyage into the noir heart of present-day Guatemala.
The unsettling story of a young man who suffers an identity crisis after getting tangled up in a telephone scam.
Dennis Cooper unveils a mesmerizing debut story collection for his Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A rich volume of Southern urban noir exploring sides of Memphis that only the locals know, but often don’t reveal.
An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.
Classic Jones reissued, with a new preface by National Book Award–winner Larry Heinemann.
A stand-alone satiric thriller from New York City literary icon Arthur Nersesian.
Mexico City enters the Noir Series arena, edited by one of Mexico’s most revered novelists.
Revealed: the dark and delicious side of Paradise.
A literary psychological thriller set in 1951, reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
Literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin curates this volume of stellar noir from the Deep South.
In 1959, a French Resistance hero investigates a murder in a small Breton town, while awaiting his own trial.
Grady and Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of hard-edged Western tales.
Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors.
Moscow has been chomping at the bit to enter the Noir Series . . . This anthology fearlessly investigates the darkest recesses of this fabled and troubled metropolis.
A Haitian immigrant in the US tries to stay emotionally afloat after the 2010 Haitian earthquake rips her family apart.
A young man travels to Trinidad to reconnect with a transgender parent, uncovering the complex realities of love and family.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
Following the success of Delhi Noir and the film Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai Noir depicts the many ways in which the city’s ever-present shadowy aspects often force themselves onto the lives of ordinary people.
The second installment from Hotel St. George Press, following the release of The Session by Aaron Petrovich.
A tightly crafted search for redemption and forgiveness within the shadows of a family’s military past, by the author of Water in Darkness.
The long-awaited debut novel from acclaimed author Eteraz; a darkly comic, provocative, and insightful vision of the contemporary American experience.
A gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative.
Larson’s antihero Dewey Decimal is back in this bombastic and soulful sequel to The Dewey Decimal System.
Amy Bloom masterfully curates a star-studded cast of contributors, including Michael Cunningham, Stephen L. Carter, and Roxana Robinson, to portray the city’s underbelly.
Jonathan Safran Foer and Robert Pinsky join Joyce Carol Oates and other illustrious writers to sift through the hidden dirt of the Garden State.
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.
This sequel to the original best-selling New Orleans Noir takes a literary tour through some of the darkest writing in New Orleans history.
Discover some of the best in speculative short fiction from the Caribbean’s up-and-coming voices.
For a limited time, we’re pleased to offer a complete set of all five New York City Noir Series titles (one book for each of the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island) for only $50, plus shipping! Click the [ADD TO CART] button above to place an order.
A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.
California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this increasingly prominent city.
Kobbé’s hilarious social novel centers on a comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla, brilliantly echoing A Confederacy of Dunces and Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival.
You may be disturbed—or possibly titillated—to discover what can happen once you cross the Orange Curtain . . .
A washed-up ex-journalist looking for a missing girl in San Francisco is framed by a Guatemalan hit man for a series of murders.
All original stories from Paris’s finest authors, all translated from French.
A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC, in a standout debut from TV/film star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, etc.).
Philly finally enters the Noir Series arena: the City of Brotherly Love becomes a City of Brotherly Malice.
Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, and others reveal how, in Phoenix, sunshine is the new noir.
Pittsburgh Noir roars forth, exploring the hidden underworld of what has often been called “the most livable city in America.”
Explore the dark, rainy underbelly of one of America’s most beautiful but enigmatic cities.
The noir quotient of this legendary Eastern European city will enthrall and terrify readers from across the globe.
A young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.
Three days in the life of Samuel Berkow, a German Jew escaping Nazi Germany by boat to Guatemala in 1938.
A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on “prison literature.”
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s captivating novel Prospero’s Daughter, a brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Following the success of Dennis Lehane’s best-selling Boston Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves deeper into the underbelly of New England.
The River City emerges as a hot spot for unseemly noir as life, death, and American history mix together into a frightening Southern cocktail.
With Rio Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves for the first time into South America.
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.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
The highly anticipated second novel in Nersesian’s THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES series.
San Diego may be known as “America’s finest city,” but its deadly alter ego is hereby exposed.
San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic “Baghdad by the Bay.”
Dashiell Hammett and William Vollmann are just two treats in this stellar sequel to the smash-hit original volume of San Francisco Noir, which captures the dark mythology of a world-class locale.
Puerto Rico’s capital city enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of San Juan’s best-known authors.
La capital de Puerto Rico entra la arena de la serie noir, editado meticulosamente por una de las autoras más conocidas de San Juan.
Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast.
On the heels of Rio Noir, beloved Brazilian rock star and best-selling novelist Tony Bellotto ushers another world-class city into the Akashic Noir Series.
The second installment in the Dead Detective series finds protagonist Harry Doyle embroiled in a multiple-murder investigation involving Scientology executives.
A touching, beautifully illustrated story of a misunderstood shark, and its quest to understand the world both above and below the sea.
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Explore the sinister shine, both past and present, of the Emerald City.
The debut novella by Aaron Petrovich and first release from Hotel St. George Press.
In Scofield’s powerful debut, teenager Lily Asher takes her first steps toward a strange, loving journey to self-acceptance and belonging.
The debut novel from the award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican poet.
Derek McCormack’s most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and one young woman’s attempts to be free.
Singapore is exposed in all of its noir glory with scintillating stories from the very best of the city’s authors.
Brand-new fiction, essays, and poems from seventeen island countries around the world.
The novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film is back in print! With a new author’s introduction and a previously unpublished chapter.
A gripping portrait of a rural Indiana town still reeling from the unsolved 1980s murder of a gay teen.
The novel that’s changing the way we define “family.” The Osbournes, Sopranos, and Eminem are only “some of the parts” that make up the whole story of the new American family.
Chris Abani’s new novella furthers his reputation as the most acclaimed young African writer today.
Undistilled noir in the much-anticipated third novel from the American Book Award–winning Bronx native.
Grief, violence, and history collide to offer a radical look at childhood and migration in suburban New England.
A literary thriller from the daughter of James Jones.
Following the international success of the Noir Series, this volume marks the launch of a new drug-based sister series.
The debut novel from the Godfather of Cuban Noir.
Edited by the best-selling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for Akashic’s Noir Series.
Following Akashic’s success with Moscow Noir, this new volume explores the dark beating heart of Russia’s cultural mecca.
Stockholm Noir joins Copenhagen Noir and Helsinki Noir in powerfully representing the Akashic Noir Series in Scandinavia.
Book II in The Primal Age Chronicles will leave you questioning everything you know about surviving in the modern world.
The critically acclaimed psychological drama from the author of the cult classic The Fuck-Up and Manhattan Loverboy.
A haunting Florida-based literary thriller in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock.
A new conspiracy thriller from international best-selling novelist Steven Savile.
A riveting coming-of-age story that follows a young woman who squats abandoned buildings with comrades in 1990s New York City.
An erotic drama about four sexy couples and one swingers’ club where their fantasies and nightmares collide.
Nersesian’s exalted novel, the first installment in THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES series.
Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.
A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, spiraling out of Dante’s Inferno.
This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion, featuring writing that is provocative, witty, bitter, and aggressive.
Controversial literary legend Amiri Baraka’s new short story collection—an Essence Magazine best-seller—will shock and awe.
The long-awaited follow-up to Edgar Award–winning Adios Muchachos.
Friendship, betrayal, and international intrigue populate this brilliant novel in the tradition of Graham Greene and John le Carré.
An unflinching noir exploration of one the world’s most volatile cities.
Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel’s top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.
A dark, complex morality tale exploring the limits of justice in contemporary Mumbai.
A historical mystery by bestseller Heffernan in the tradition of Chandler and Hammett.
Ex-bodyguard D Hunter is swept into the City of Angels on a dark mission to find his mysterious grandfather’s killer.
The Akashic Noir Series moves fearlessly north of the US border.
Obejas’s stories of contemporary Cuba explore how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.
The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.
Two of Trinidad’s top literary writers masterfully curate this retrospective of the nation’s best writing over the past century.
An expanded edition—with brand-new stories added to the fourth printing of this best-selling Noir Series installment. Here, the unseemly underside of Minneapolis/St. Paul is revealed like never before.
A stylized reissue of the acclaimed, surreal noir collaboration between Mexico’s greatest writer and its most courageous revolutionary.
During the summer of the drought, a boy must decide if his neighbor’s ark is lunacy or a lifeline.
A breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.
The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!
An anthology of new fiction writers who are using the Internet to develop their work; part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
Following the success of Montreal Noir and Toronto Noir, the Noir Series travels to the west coast of Canada.
Venice, Italy, behind the tourist veil, is revealed and dissected.
Based on extensive research into the rhetoric of religious cults, Victims is a novel about the final days of a religious cult called The Overcomers.
Wall Street Noir casts a stark light on the darkest ends of The Street.
A taut, disturbing novel that examines the Vietnam War’s living legacy and plumbs the depths of human sadness.
A satirical adventure story featuring two young teens, in the style of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
National Book Award–nominee Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.
One house . . . one robbery . . . one mistake . . . sexual intrigue and violence intermingle in this tense urban thriller.
Part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series, this collection of stories is told by a woman compelled to divulge her secrets, fantasies, and obsessions.
Revoyr’s novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.
The second novel from the author of the award-winning Kamikaze Lust.
A young boy’s murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town.
Denial, God, dystopia, academic, and reality TV collide in acclaimed author Crane’s third story collection from Punk Planet Books, the imprint that launched indie smash hit Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.
Zagreb Noir follows in the footsteps of Moscow Noir and St. Petersburg Noir as the Noir Series delves into Eastern Europe.
Amsterdam is a very welcome, if long overdue, installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
Australia can no longer be held back from the Akashic Noir Series; herein, Sydney reveals itself to be a world-class hub of noir.
The highly entertaining debut crime-fiction novel from Brazilian music icon and best-selling author Bellotto is finally published in English.
Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.
A contemporary Los Angeles story of uncrossable social lines, allegiance and betrayal, immeasurable power, and the ways the present is continuously shaped by the past.
Race, class, and hormones combine and combust when a Harvard freshman and his two friends attempt to join the staff of the Harpoon, the school’s iconic humor magazine.
The death of a Jamaican man’s father raises questions about the father’s political endeavors, and about the plight of 1980s Jamaica.
Berlin’s noir tradition is fueled by history, geography, and various literary histories, all of which add up to a powerful volume of riveting short stories.
The city of manufacturers, a growing immigrant community, and booze make perfect grist for the Noir Series mill.
Two Catholic priests fall in love amid deadly conflicts in the Amazon between the Colombian government, insurgent groups, and drug cartels.
A beautifully illustrated story of three girls caught up in the most curious of mysteries.
A doorman at a posh apartment building gets lost in the mean New York City streets, battling his demons as he searches for life’s higher meaning.
The fourth-largest city in the US is long overdue to enter the Noir Series arena, and does so blazingly.