Brand-new stories by: Thomas Adcock, Kevin Baker, Thomas Bentil, Lawrence Block, Jerome Charyn, Suzanne Chazin, Terrence Cheng, Ed Dee, Joanne Dobson, Robert Hughes, Marlon James, Sandra Kitt, Rita Laken, Miles Marshall Lewis, Pat Picciarelli, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Steven Torres, and Joe Wallace. S.J. Rozan was born and raised in the Bronx and is a lifelong New Yorker. She´s the author of eight novels in the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith series, and of the stand-alones Absent Friends and In This Rain (forthcoming). Her books have won Edgar, Nero, Macavity, and Shamus awards for best novel. She´s at work on another series novel, Shanghai Moon. This audiobook is narrated by Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey, Jane Cramer, Kevin R. Free, Rob Granniss, Ginna Hoben, Erin Mallon, Samara Naeymi, Jennifer O´Donnell, Prentice Onayemi, and Chris Ruen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, Paul L. Coffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014639de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer ´04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume. From the introduction by David L. Ulin: ´´For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began. There are lines here, lines that get crossed and lines that never get crossed, the kinds of lines that form the web of noir. Call it what you want - summer and smoke is how I think of it - but that´s the Cape Cod at the center of this book.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine, Joe Barrett, Nick Sullivan, Vikas Adam, William Dufris, Kevin T. Collins, Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014650de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the introduction by Ann Hood: ´´Providence was founded in 1636 by a rogue named Roger Williams. Williams escaped here when Massachusetts was ready to deport him back to England. In the almost 400 years since, we´ve become infamous for all sorts of crimes and misdemeanors, including serving as home base for the Patriarca crime family for decades. My very own Uncle Eddie - I can hear Mama Rose screaming at me: ´He wasn´t a blood relative! He was related through marriage!´ - was gunned down in the Silver Lake section of town in 1964, just a year after he drove me in his white Cadillac convertible in a parade as the newly crowned Little Miss Natick. The writer Geoffrey Wolff told me that once he went to a barber in Princeton, New Jersey, and the barber asked him where he was from. ´Providence,´ Wolff told him. The barber put down his scissors, raised his hands in the air, and said, ´Providence? Don´t shoot!´ I´ve asked 14 of my favorite writers to contribute short stories to Providence Noir. We have stories to make you shiver, stories to make you think, stories that will show you my beautiful, noirish city in a way it’s never been highlighted before.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan, Greta Jung, Tim Pabon, Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022948de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Selection edited by Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry and Tom De Haven. ´´In The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Henry Miller tosses off a hard-bitten assessment of the City on the James: ´I would rather die in Richmond somehow,´ he writes, ´though God knows Richmond has little enough to offer.´ As editors, we like the dying part, and might point out that in its long history, Richmond, Virginia has offered up many of the disparate elements crucial to meaty noir. The city was born amid deception, conspiracy, and violence....´´ ´´These days, Richmond is a city of winter balls and garden parties on soft summer evenings, a city of private clubs where white-haired old gentlemen, with their martinis or mint juleps in hand, still genuflect in front of portraits of Robert E. Lee. It´s also a city of brutal crime scenes and drug corners and okay-everybody-go-on-home-there´s-nothing-more-to-see. It´s a city of world-class ad agencies and law firms, a city of the FFV (First Families of Virginia) and a city of immigrants - from India, Vietnam, and Africa to Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. It´s a city of finicky manners (you mustn´t ever sneeze publicly in Richmond) and old-time neighborliness, and it´s a city where you think twice about giving somebody the finger if they cut you off on the Powhite Parkway (thats pronounced Pow-hite, not Po-white, thank you very much) because you might get your head blown off by the shotgun on the rack....´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Bice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000051de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pittsburgh has recently (and more than once) been called the most livable city in America; yet the old image of smoky skies and steel mills spewing forth grit has never quite disappeared. Its history as a dirty industrial center is a part of its residents, a part of their toughness. The people of the steel city fight. Includes brand-new stories by Stewart O´Nan, Hilary Masters, Lila Shaara, Rebecca Drake, Kathleen George, Paul Lee, K. C. Constantine, Nancy Martin, Kathryn Miller Haines, Terrance Hayes, Carlos Delgado, Aubrey Hirsch, Tom Lipinski, and Reginald McKnight. The complete list of narrators includes Gabra Zackman, Jennifer Van Dyck, Christopher Kipiniak, Kevin Free, Suzanne Toren, Ben Bartolone, Johnny Heller, Jonathan Davis, David Ledoux, Gary Dikeos, Allyson Johnson, and Joe Barrett. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman, David Ledoux, Jennifer Van Dyck, Ben Bartolone, Gary Dikeos, Christopher Kipiniak, Johnny Heller, Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014643de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private investigator Frank Murphy´s beat is Hollywood and Malibu in the 1930s. It´s a hot time for a PI with police corruption, rum running, offshore gambling ships, kidnapping and homicide mixed in with Malibu Beach and, of course, babes. If you like your plots with a touch of noir this book was created for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Mason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051925de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will has got a secret. He keeps that secret hidden in the field out back behind his house. Sam and Artie will do just whatever Will tells them to do because they know what Will´s secret is, and they will do anything to make sure that Will doesn´t lose his temper on them. Because you can never tell about Will.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Woodall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091192de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Great jumping on point! Bram Stoker Award winner and NY Times best-selling author Nancy Holder tells of bad love gone bad in the comic novella D.O.A.: Steamy white hot passion, the business of violent crime, and a girl who should know better! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalinda Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hacker, a body, and a mystery that goes right to the top... Thomas Blume is back, and this time he´s deep in a case that could shake the very foundation of the country. Hired to find a hacker with shocking government secrets, Blume works to find the man and stop the leak. But when the bodies start piling up and everyone in the city seems out to get him, Blume must battle against the odds and team up with a new ally if he is to survive. In an investigation that will take him from swanky nightclubs to run-down factories and the very heart of British government, can Blume crack the case and uncover the truth behind the fate of his family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065097de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Bums´´ is a short story from the collection Twin Cities Noir. Brand-new stories from John Jodzio, Tom Kaczynski, and Peter Schilling, Jr., in addition to the original volume´s stories by David Housewright, Steve Thayer, Judith Guest, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, K.J. Erickson, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, Brad Zellar, Mary Sharratt, Pete Hautman, Larry Millett, Quinton Skinner, Gary Bush, and Chris Everheart. St. Paul was originally called Pig´s Eye´s Landing and was named after Pig´s Eye Parrant - trapper, moonshiner, and proprietor of the most popular drinking establishment on the Mississippi. Traders, river rats, missionaries, soldiers, land speculators, fur trappers, and Indian agents congregated in his establishment and made their deals. When Minnesota became a territory in 1849, the town leaders, realizing that a place called Pig´s Eye might not inspire civic confidence, changed the name to St. Paul, after the largest church in the city... Across the river, Minneapolis has its own sordid story. By the turn of the 20th century it was considered one of the most crooked cities in the nation. Mayor Albert Alonzo Ames, with the assistance of the chief of police, his brother Fred, ran a city so corrupt that according to Lincoln Steffans its ´deliberateness, invention, and avarice has never been equaled.´ As recently as the mid-´90s, Minneapolis was called ´Murderopolis´ due to a rash of killings that occurred over a long hot summer... Every city has its share of crime, but what makes the Twin Cities unique may be that we have more than our share of good writers to chronicle it. They are homegrown and they know the territory - how the cities look from the inside, out... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017219de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.