Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Philadelphia Noir

Philly finally enters the Noir Series arena: the City of Brotherly Love becomes a City of Brotherly Malice.

Phoenix Noir

Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, and others reveal how, in Phoenix, sunshine is the new noir.

Pittsburgh Noir

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

Portland Noir

Explore the dark, rainy underbelly of one of America’s most beautiful but enigmatic cities.

Queens Noir

On the heels of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx, the borough of Queens enters the chambers of noir in this riveting collection edited by defense attorney and acclaimed fiction writer Robert Knightly.

Richmond Noir

The River City emerges as a hot spot for unseemly noir as life, death, and American history mix together into a frightening Southern cocktail.

Rome Noir (Italy)

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.