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Staten Island Noir (Akashic Noir)

by Patricia Smith (Editor)

Other authors: Ted Anthony (Contributor), Todd Craig (Contributor), Ashley Dawson (Contributor), Bruce DeSilva (Contributor), Louisa Ermelino (Contributor)9 more, Eddie Joyce (Contributor), Binnie Kirshenbaum (Contributor), Michael Largo (Contributor), Bill Loehfelm (Contributor), Linda Nieves-Powell (Contributor), Michael Penncavage (Contributor), SJ Rozan (Contributor), Patricia Smith (Contributor), Shay Youngblood (Contributor)

Series: Akashic Books Noir Series

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Fourteen stories involving crime and criminals in Staten Island, New York. The introduction laments the lack of respect the borough gets in general, and as a home for fictional crime. Some of the stories here belie that impression. Others could take place anywhere.

Some standouts are Todd Craig’s “…spy verse spy…,” S. J. Rozan’s “Lighthouse,” and “Abating a Nuisance” by Bruce DeSilva. Eddie Joyce’s “Before It Hardens,” has no crime, but also no happy ending. ( )
  Hagelstein | Mar 16, 2014 |
"Staten Island Noir" is a collection of short stories that will make your skin crawl. The tension in each story is fueled by the fear of the unknown. Even if you have never been to any place in or near New York City, you will find that "Staten Island Noir" cradles all the fear you may have ever had of the Big Apple.

With stories divided into three separate sections, this collection is filled with the darkness of humanity. These stories will challenge you, disturb you, and keep you coming back for more. However, you may find yourself putting the book down after completing each story. They are truly that intense.

The characters in the stories could be your coworker, your ex, your son or daughter. The authors included in this volume transport you with the immediacy of their writing. One can almost smell the trash dump, hear the seagulls squawking in mid-air, and feel the pulse of the killer as he or she struggles to figure out how to dispose of the body.

Ms. Patricia Smith did a bang-up job of editing and compiling this book. This is a must-read for any fan of classic noir.
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Smith, PatriciaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anthony, TedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Craig, ToddContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dawson, AshleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeSilva, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ermelino, LouisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Joyce, EddieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirshenbaum, BinnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Largo, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loehfelm, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nieves-Powell, LindaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Penncavage, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rozan, SJContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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