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Featured Noir Series Titles
Alabama joins Mississippi as fertile Deep South soil for the Noir Series.
Amsterdam is a very welcome, if long overdue, installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
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.
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.
Now, Berlin’s noir tradition—fueled by history, geography, and various literary traditions—adds up to a powerful volume of riveting short stories.
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.
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.
The state of Ohio could only escape the Akashic Noir Series for so long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
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.
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)
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 . . .
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.
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.
Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir Series.
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.
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.
Australia can no longer be held back from the Akashic Noir Series; herein, Sydney reveals itself to be a world-class hub of noir.
Tampa Bay joins Miami in representing the (alleged) Sunshine State in the Noir Series arena.
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.
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.
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.
Zagreb Noir follows in the footsteps of Moscow Noir and St. Petersburg Noir as the Noir Series delves into Eastern Europe.
The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 17, 2020.
Accra joins Lagos, Nairobi, Marrakech, and Addis Ababa in representing the African continent in the Noir Series arena.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before December 1, 2020.
Belgrade, with all of its historical complexity, joins Zagreb and Prague in representing the Eastern European dimension of the Akashic Noir Series.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before December 1, 2020.
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.