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Palm Springs Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by [Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Chris J. Bahnsen, Eric Beetner, Rob Bowman, Michael Craft, Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Tod Goldberg, J.D. Horn, Ken Layne, T. Jefferson Parker, Rob Roberge, Eduardo Santiago, Kelly Shire]

Palm Springs Noir (Akashic Noir Series) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett spends time in the desert whenever she can. She hosts Writers on Writing on KUCI-FM, and her book Pen on Fire was a Los Angeles Times best seller. Her short story “Crazy for You” was published in USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series. She has also published in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Inlandia, Shotgun Honey, Crossing Borders, and The Literary Hatchet. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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"The latest noir anthology from Akashic Books gathers 14 new stories set in the Coachella Valley. Featuring work by Tod Goldberg, Alex Espinoza, and Kelly Shire, the collection offers a more complicated set of takes on the Southern California desert, revealing its hidden, sinister qualities."
--Alta Magazine

"These mysteries will captivate the imagination and draw the reader into the darkest corners of the human heart, while reflecting the wicked, the saintly, and the everyday elements daily life of Palm Springs. A treasure for connoisseurs of the genre, Palm Springs Noir is packed with hidden surprises and is highly recommended."
--Midwest Book Review

"A nice window into a pretty bizarre...place, Palm Springs."
--Point Blank

"There's a great deal of writing talent here and no two tales are alike."
--Sunny Harbor Publishing

"All [the stories] are very, very well written...Lovers of crime and people who enjoy good writing will enjoy them no matter what."
--Queer Writers of Crime

"Palm Springs Noir brings together SoCal writers in a dark and dangerous anthology."
--Southern California News Group's Bookish

"This time around all the action takes place in Palm Springs itself or in places like Joshua Tree National Park, the Coachella Valley Preserve, or Desert Hot Springs which are all nearby. And, as usual, the stories will not disappoint fans of the genre."
--BookChase

"As the 14 stories in DeMarco-Barrett’s fine noir anthology set in Palm Springs, Calif., and vicinity show, swimming pools are meant for more than leisurely dips, and Frank Sinatra songs are an ever-present soundtrack to the desert landscape of abandoned dreams and broken hearts...It’s rare to find a group of stories without a bad one, but DeMarco-Barrett has chosen well and there’s not a dud in the bunch."
--Publishers Weekly

"Palm Springs Noir features 14 stories by a powerhouse group of writers. Each story has its own unique flavor and voice as reflected by the diversity and talent of the contributing writers...Although Palm Springs serves as the shining centerpiece to the collection, the richness of the surrounding desert is reflected in stories that travel in all directions---west to Anza, east to Indio, north to Joshua Tree, and south to the Salton Sea."
--Stu's News Newport

"As editor DeMarco-Barrett points out, it’s hard to think 'noir' in a landscape that offers 300 days of sunshine a year. But unrelenting heat and light can do funny things to your brain...An engaging mix of the good, the bad, and the off-kilter."
--Kirkus Reviews

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--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08LHBFQ6T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Akashic Books (July 6, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 6, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2856 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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