Palm Springs Noir

Palm Springs Noir

Author: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

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ISBN: 1617759287

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Page: 304

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Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the geographic area of the book. Palm Springs Noir features brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Janet Fitch, Eric Beetner, Kelly Shire, Tod Goldberg, Michael Craft, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Rob Roberge, J.D. Horn, Eduardo Santiago, Rob Bowman, Chris J. Bahnsen, Ken Layne, and Alex Espinoza. From the introduction: The best noir writers make us feel the heat of the sun, the touch of a lover. Setting can be gritty but can also be sublime, no longer relegated to urban locales and seedy hotel rooms but also mansions and swimming pools. Hence, Palm Springs, which may seem like an odd setting for a collection of dark short stories--it's so sunny and bright here. The quality of light is unlike anywhere else, and with an average of three hundred sunny days a year, what could go wrong? . . . The stories in this collection come on like the wicked dust storms common to the area. More than half are by writers who live here full-time; all have homes in Southern California. They know this place in ways visitors and outsiders never will. These are not stories you'll read in the glossy coffee-table books that feature Palm Springs's good life. There is indeed a lush life to be found here, but for the characters in these stories, it's often just out of reach.
Palm Springs Noir
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher:

Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the
Palm Springs Noir
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: Akashic Books

Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena. "An appealing anthology of 14 stories about life and crime in the Mojave Desert's playground to the stars." --MysteryScene Magazine "As editor DeMarco-Barrett points out, it’s hard to think 'noir'
Insiders' Guide® to Palm Springs
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ken Van Vechten
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-25 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to beautiful Palm Springs, California. Written by a true insider, it offers a personal and practical perspective of Palm Springs and its surrounding environs.
South Central Noir
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gary Phillips
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-06 - Publisher: Akashic Books

The Akashic Noir Series’ forensic study of Southern California sharpens its focus on one of Los Angeles’s most recognized neighborhoods. Featuring brand-new stories by: Steph Cha, Nikolas Charles, Tananarive Due, Larry Fondation, Gar Anthony Haywood, Naomi Hirahara, Emory Holmes II, Roberto Lovato, Penny Mickelbury, Gary Phillips, Eric Stone, Jervey Tervalon,
Denver Noir
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Cynthia Swanson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-07 - Publisher: Akashic Books

Denver enters the Noir Series arena with a wide range of mile-high misgivings and perils. "Noir in the mile high city! Just like Denver’s housing market, the city’s crime-writing scene appears to be blowing up, and these stories function as a fascinating guide to the trials and tribulations of a