When it’s done right, noir is a darkly delicious thrill:smart, sharp-tongued, surprising. The knife goes in at the end with a twist. San Diego Noir, a new 1007CDC24A9
—San Diego Union-Tribune
Brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Martha Lawrence, Diane Clark & Astrid Bear, Debra Ginsberg, Morgan Hunt, Ken Kuhlken, Taffy Cannon, Don Winslow, Cameron Pierce Hughes, Lisa Brackmann, Gabriel R. Barillas, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Maria Lima.
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.
San Diego is home to miles of beaches, Balboa Park, a world-famous zoo, and some of the countrys most expensive home and resort real estate. Yet the city also houses a few items that arent actively promoted by the visitors bureau: a number of the countrys most corrupt politicians, border-related crimes, terrorists, and the occasional earthquakes. A noir feast!
In the 50-plus years since Raymond Chandler set Playback in Esmeralda, his name for La Jolla, the population has grown by more than a million, and crime has proliferated as well. San Diego of the past and the present offers the books contributors a rich selection of settings, from the cross on Mount Soledad to the piers of Ocean Beach, and perpetrators and victims from the residents of its wealthiest enclaves to the inhabitants of its segregated barrios.