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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.

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Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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

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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.

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*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

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.

The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery

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D Hunter, bodyguard-turned-PI, is back, investigating a murder that lures him into the heart of rhythm-and-blues history.

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Miami Noir: The Classics

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The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.

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.

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Palm Springs Noir

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.

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The Reluctant King

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Forthcoming: 9/14/21

The King family is on the political rise in New York City, but must weather the violent storm wrought by their darkest secrets.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before September 14, 2021.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Forthcoming: 1/4/22

In the early 1970s, César Alvarez enlists in the navy to escape a life of crime; while the decision saves him from the streets, it also lands him amid volatile racial tensions at a crucial moment in US history.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before January 4, 2022.

Paris Noir: The Suburbs

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series has expanded to include the famously diverse and sometimes controversial suburbs of this legendary city, all stories translated from French.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.