Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Catalog Tag: crime

Berkeley Noir

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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.

Black Lotus

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Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.

Little Beasts

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In this evocative debut, the accidental murder of an eight-year-old forces a working-class community to face its demons.

Necropolis

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A gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative.

Forthcoming Titles

The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

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Forthcoming: 7/28/20

A dramatic, playful, brutal, sweeping, and always entertaining reimagining of New York City history, presaging today’s political tyranny.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship out on or before July 28, 2020!

Addis Ababa Noir (Ethiopia)

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Forthcoming: 8/4/20

Award-winning novelist Mengiste artfully ushers the City of Humans, Ethiopia’s bustling capital, into the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before August 4, 2020.

The Darkest Hearts

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Forthcoming: 8/4/20

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.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship out on or before August 4, 2020!

Tampa Bay Noir

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Forthcoming: 8/4/20

Tampa Bay joins Miami in representing the (alleged) Sunshine State in the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before August 4, 2020.

Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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Forthcoming: 11/3/20

After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.

Miami Noir: The Classics

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

This long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir offers classic noir from Elmore Leonard, Zora Neale Hurston, Damon Runyon, Lester Dent, and many more.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 17, 2020.