Mystery queenpin Lippman and cohorts dissect the urban locale unaffectionately called Bulletmore, in the state of the Union ingloriously labeled Murderland.
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Featured Noir Series Titles
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.
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 combines all twenty-five stories from Lehane’s two Boston Noir volumes into a single digital edition.
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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.
Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and others present original stories from the dark side of New York’s second biggest city.
Malice and mayhem simmer beneath the surface of one of America’s favorite vacation areas.
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.
Scandinavian writing has come to dominate the global crime-fiction landscape, and this volume offers a delicious, devious sampling of why.
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.
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.
Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.
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.
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 joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.
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.
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.
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.
Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves into an even darker, more noir French city.
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.
Literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin curates this volume of stellar noir from the Deep South.
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.
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.
Celebrating the long-awaited release of Staten Island Noir—the fifth and final borough featured in the Akashic Noir Series, the NYC Digit includes the editors’ introducitons and contributions to Brooklyn Noir (Tim McLoughlin), Manhattan Noir (Lawrence Block), Bronx Noir (S.J. Rozan), Queens Noir (Robert Knightly), and Staten Island Noir (Patricia Smith)
You may be disturbed—or possibly titillated—to discover what can happen once you cross the Orange Curtain . . .
All original stories from Paris’s finest authors, all translated from French.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!
Venice, Italy, behind the tourist veil, is revealed and dissected.
California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this increasingly prominent city.
Two of Trinidad’s top literary writers masterfully curate this retrospective of the nation’s best writing over the past century.
This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic’s Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta only known to its residents.
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.
Read a feature on the Czech-language edition of Prague Noir at Radio Praha.