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Manhattan Noir by Lawrence Block

Manhattan Noir (2006)

by Lawrence Block (Editor)

Other authors: Charles Ardai (Contributor), Carol Lea Benjamin (Contributor), Lawrence Block (Contributor), Thomas H. Cook (Contributor), Jeffrey Deaver (Contributor)10 more, Jim Fusilli (Contributor), Robert Knightly (Contributor), John Lutz (Contributor), Liz Martinez (Contributor), Maan Meyers (Contributor), Martin Meyers (Contributor), S. J. Rozan (Contributor), Justin Scott (Contributor), C. J. Sullivan (Contributor), Xu Xi (Contributor)

Series: Akashic Books Noir Series, Manhattan Noir (1)

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A nice light antidote to the heat, this collection contains stories, mostly but not exclusively crime stories, connected to different neighborhoods of Manhattan -- although, to my way of thinking, most didn't capture the feel of the neighborhood but just took place there. As with any collection, I liked some stories better than others, but some were really gripping.
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i liked this one much better than the london one which was so dark and depressing. ( )
  mahallett | Apr 28, 2011 |
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Block, LawrenceEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ardai, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benjamin, Carol LeaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Block, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cook, Thomas H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fusilli, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knightly, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lutz, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martinez, LizContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meyers, MaanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meyers, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rozan, S. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, JustinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sullivan, C. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Xi, XuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A collection of new noir short stories set in distinct neighborhoods of Manhattan.

CONTENTS: Introduction by Lawrence Block -- The Good Samaritan by Charles Ardai -- The Last Supper by Carol Lea Benjamin -- If you can't stand the heat by Lawrence Block -- Rain by Thomas H. Cook -- A Nice place to visit by Jeffrey Deaver -- The Next best thing by Jim Fusilli -- Take the Man's pay by Robert Knightly -- The Laundry room by John Lutz -- Freddie Prinz is my guardian angel by Liz MartĂ­nez -- The Organ grinder by Maan Meyers -- Why do they have to hit? by Martin Meyers -- Building by S. J. Rozan -- The Most beautiful apartment in New York by Justin Scott -- The Last round by C. J. Sullivan -- Crying with Audrey Hepburn by Xu Xi.
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Brand-new stories by: Jeffery Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H. Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knightly, John Lutz, Liz Martâinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers, S.J. Rozan, Justin Scott, C.J. Sullivan, and Xu Xi. Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards, and has been called the quintessential New York writer, although he insists the city’s far too big to have a quintessential writer. His series characters—Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller—all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they wouldn’t really be happy anywhere else.… (more)

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