Noir (pronounced ˈnwär) fiction is crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings, according to Merriam-Webster online. Akashic Press is publishing noir fiction by City - getting local writers to contribute Noir fiction based based in their home town. They started with Brooklyn Noir and have now explored the seamy side of 16 cities. Mystery or crime fictions fans will recognise the wonderful talented writers who pry up their streets and prowl the underbelly of major cities. Here's a list of the books we have here or on order. Check our Catalog.
Brooklyn Noir 2 - The Classics
New Orleans Noir
San Francisco Noir
Wall Street Noir
It's a great way to armchair travel and get a sense of the different neighborhoods in the subject cities. It's not all black, some of the stories are funny, but with definitely a darker tone. Enjoy!