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USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series by [Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Susan Straight, Johnny Temple, Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Tim Broderick, Joseph Bruchac, Jerome Charyn, Lee Child, Reed Farrel Coleman, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Barbara DeMarco-Barret, Elyssa East, Maggie Estep, Jonathan Safran Foer, J. Malcolm Garcia, James W. Hall, Pete Hamill, Terrance Hayes, Karen Karbo, Bharti Kirchner, William Kent Krueger, Laura Lippman, Tim McLoughlin, Joyce Carol Oates, John O’Brien, Bayo Ojikutu, T. Jefferson Parker, Pir Rothenberg, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Sandlin, Julie Smith, Asali Solomon, Domenic Stansberry, Luis Alberto Urrea, Don Winslow]

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Editorial Reviews

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"A less enlightened Temple cover collection of crime and mystery stories could easily reduce itself to stereotypical cartoons about white detectives with a whiskey bottle and a gun in the drawer but Akashic’s series takes itself very seriously in its mission to represent all aspects of a city’s dark side."
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Kirkus Reviews, Feature Story/Interview with Johnny Temple

"In
USA Noir we are treated to range of tales by accomplished writers, and reflecting the diversity of the nation. Each draws on the dark worlds, flawed characters, and jaded mood intrinsic to the genre we have come to call Noir. If you're a fan, you're in for a real treat. If you're not a fan, try it--you just might change your mind."
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Reviewing the Evidence

"This book is full of little gems that can be picked up, read and enjoyed in less than 10 minutes, and as the mother of a young child, this collection is the perfect answer when all I have is a few minutes of uninterrupted reading time."
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NY Spender

"The sultry, mysterious tone plays out like Lynch writing an old pulp paperback. Much to love here."
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Metro Times Blog (Detroit)

"In a way, the noir series at Akashic has always been a best of so you can’t really miss picking this one up.”
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Brooklyn Based

"An excellent cross-section of today's noir writers."
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SKJAM! Reviews

"The stories in
USA Noir keep the reader guessing and waiting for the unavoidable plot twist at the end without having to sit through chapters of character development or side stories. Like good noir, everything is quick and dirty, keeps the reader engaged and shows that there is a little sex, violence and sleaziness in all of us, regardless of location."
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About the Author

Johnny Temple is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books, an award-winning Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction. He won the 2013 Ellery Queen Award, the American Association of Publishers’ 2005 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing; and the 2010 Jay and Dean Kogan Award for Excellence in Noir Literature. Temple teaches courses on the publishing business at Wilkes University and Wesleyan University; and is the Chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which works with Brooklyn’s borough president to plan the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. He also plays bass guitar in the band Girls Against Boys, which has toured extensively across the globe and released numerous albums on independent and major record companies. He has contributed articles and political essays to various publications, including The Nation, Publishers Weekly, AlterNet, Poets & Writers, and BookForum. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FMZNV5E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Akashic Books (October 14, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 14, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 9179 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 546 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

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