Brooklyn Noir

By Tim McLoughlin (Editor)
(Akashic Books, Paperback, 9781888451580, 300pp.)

Publication Date: July 2004

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New York's punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today's best writers. "Brooklyn Noir "moves from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and far deeper, into the heart of Brooklyn's historical and criminal largesse, with all of its dark splendor. Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood.
"Brooklyn Noir "mixes masters of the mystery genre with the best of New York's literary fiction community--and, of course, leaves room for new blood. These brilliant and chilling stories see crime striking in communities of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and many other ethnicities--in the most diverse urban location on the planet.
Contributors include Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, and many others.
Akashic Books announces Brooklyn novelist Tim McLoughlin as the editor of the anthology (in addition to his contributing a story). McLoughlin's respect on any Brooklyn street predates the publication of his debut novel "Heart of the Old Country "(Akashic, 2001), a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program that was hailed by "Entertainment Weekly "as "an inspired cross between Richard Price and Ross McDonald." For years, McLoughlin has worked in the Kings County Supreme Court in downtown Brooklyn.
Praise for McLoughlin's "Heart of the Old Country"
." . . cracks with the authenticity that only a writer with a perfect ear can accomplish."--Bob Leuci, author of "Blaze"
"McLoughlin writes about South Brooklyn with a fidelity to people and place reminiscent of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan and George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London.""--Sidney Offit, author of "Memoir of the Bookie's Son"



About the Author
Tim McLoughlin was born and raised in Brooklyn. His debut novel, Heart of the Old Country (Akashic), was hailed as reminiscent of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan and George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris. He was editor of Brooklyn Noir, first in the Akashic Noir Series, as well as Brooklyn Noir 2 and Brooklyn Noir 3.
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