The long-awaited reissue of the book that introduced mystery fans to bodyguard-turned-investigator D Hunter.
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More Cuban noir from Akashic! (Following the success of Outcast by José Latour—nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Firecracker awards.)
An exposé of an America no one is comfortable talking about: the volatile ground where male violence and sexuality overlap.
Bolivia’s #1 novel is finally translated into English. Translated by Adrian Althoff, with an afterword by Ilan Stavans.
Amsterdam is a very welcome, if long overdue, installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
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.
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.
Spanish and Catalan writers enter boldly and unapologetically into the Akashic Noir Series arena.
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.
The highly entertaining debut crime-fiction novel from Brazilian music icon and best-selling author Bellotto is finally published in English.
Now, Berlin’s noir tradition—fueled by history, geography, and various literary traditions—adds up to a powerful volume of riveting short stories.
By William Heffernan, the author of The Corsican and Cityside.
Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.
Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
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.
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!
Brooklyn Noir is back, this time with a true-crime vengeance.
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.
Author of the mega–best seller B-More Careful (350,000 sales) is back with an irresistible hard-boiled crime story.
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.
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.
Joyce Carol Oates pulls out all the stops in this chilling female-centric noir collection featuring brand-new writing from Margaret Atwood, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, and more.
Texas’s ultimate noir town, where nasty surprises lurk around every turn, reveals its unseemly underbelly.
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.
Motor City’s finest literary talents—including Oates, Estleman, Holden, and Parrish—offer a shadowed spectrum of gripping, haunted visions.
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.
Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.
The Ancient Greek thriller from the author of Adios Muchachos, winner of an Edgar Award.
A riveting novel of ideas exploring the perils of hazing and feverish masculinity on a high school football team.
The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.
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.
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.
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.
The fourth-largest city in the US is long overdue to enter the Noir Series arena, and does so blazingly.
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.
Istanbul Noir presents stories from a city at once ancient and modern, Asian and European, postcard-perfect and simmering with rage.
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.
West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria’s best-known authors.
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.
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.
Part murder mystery and part family saga, this dramatic and often hilarious novel explores the history of Los Angeles’s Iranian Jewish community.
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.
A rich volume of Southern urban noir exploring sides of Memphis that only the locals know, but often don’t reveal.
Mexico City enters the Noir Series arena, edited by one of Mexico’s most revered novelists.
Revealed: the dark and delicious side of Paradise.
In Milwaukee Noir, a city of manufacturers and booze, as well as a growing immigrant community, makes perfect grist for the Noir Series mill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this increasingly prominent city.
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 beautifully illustrated story of three girls caught up in the most curious of mysteries.
**While supplies last, copies ordered here will be SIGNED by the illustrator, Ricardo Cortés!
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 completely new, fresh, and frightening take on “prison literature.”
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.
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.
Explore the sinister shine, both past and present, of the Emerald City.
Singapore is exposed in all of its noir glory with scintillating stories from the very best of the city’s authors.
Undistilled noir in the much-anticipated third novel from the American Book Award–winning Bronx native.
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.
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.
An erotic drama about four sexy couples and one swingers’ club where their fantasies and nightmares collide.
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 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.
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.
The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!
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.
Wall Street Noir casts a stark light on the darkest ends of The Street.
Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.
Against her better judgment, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is called upon to try to “eliminate” a mysterious band of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad.
Professor Tom Stall’s career and life are threatened when a nefarious government-affiliated group of men begin investigating the private acts of innocent people in late 1950s Florida.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
The state of Ohio could only escape the Akashic Noir Series for so long.
Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
Alabama joins Mississippi as fertile Deep South soil for the Noir Series.
Berkeley brings its own unique blend of Bay Area noir, complementing the grit and grime that preceded it in San Francisco Noir and Oakland Noir.
Award-winning novelist Mengiste artfully ushers the City of Humans, Ethiopia’s bustling capital, into the Noir Series arena.
Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.
Tampa Bay joins Miami in representing the (alleged) Sunshine State in the Noir Series arena.