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This title will be listed in the CBSD Summer 2018 catalog as Already Available, with the actual publication date coming on January 2, 2018, and will be sold on a POD/NON-RETURNABLE BASIS.Akashic will promote the book to the trades, to media and bookstores in the author's region, and to media concerned with horror.This is the inaugural book in the Kalie Joynes Oddities series, which is the Imprint's name for it's e-firstbooks with horror and sci-fi themes. Previous titles on the Kaylie Jones Imprint that have inspired this series are Foamers and Strays by Justin Kassab and We Are All Crew by William Landauer. Kaylie Jones will promote via social media and through the imprint collective.
The photos and oral history the legendary punk bands Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi, and others will immediately catch the attention of punk fans worldwide.The documentary film Salad Days, produced by Scott Crawford, inspired this book. Salad Days has been one of the most successful films about American punk music.Key photographers include Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Susie J. Horgan, and Jen Thomas.The photographs and oral history are truly electrifying, capturing a vital period in American music history.Akashic is well-positioned to connect with punk music fans due to success with previous books like Dance of Days (in its 5th Akashic printing with over 8,000 copies sold), Hard Art, DC 1979, and We Owe You Nothing (in its' 7th printing with over 15,000 copies sold).
Spoke, Scott Crawford
One of Indie Rock's Best Poster Artists (Pitchfork)“Ryan has been making strange little creatures since the mid-’90s, most often for bands in the Chicago area looking to promote concerts with something splashier than a Xeroxed flyer. His work is unmistakable: Whether it’s a bunch of animals cozied up under the covers or a smashed-up satellite advertising a Hum reunion, there’s nothing else exactly like it (and nothing nearly as charming)."--The A.V. Club, staff pick«Whether his subjects are whales, bears, mastodons, astronauts, dinosaurs, or his dilapidated garage, they’re rendered in warm colors, bold lines, and an instantly recognizable, beguiling and cartoonish style. If you lack sufficient wall space for another dozen of Ryan’s posters, get this.”--The Big Takeover“The third collection of Ryan’s screen-printed work, covering 2009–2015, includes more than 50 band posters (Andrew Bird, Sonic Youth, St. Vincent) plus several festival posters.”-— Publishers Weekly“A new select collection of recent poster and commercial work of artist Jay Ryan — someone whose crazy skills really do put the GREAT in ‘greatest hits.’ It's rock poster art, alt-movie poster art and more.”--Atomic Books Comic Preview, Largehearted Boy“[The book] features Ryan’s colorful and distinctive artwork, most of which are concert posters, including those for shows by queer artists including Bob Mould and St. Vincent.”-— Living Out LI“An exceptional guide to not just Jay Ryan's art, but to the process involved in making superior screenprints.”--Donovan's Literary Services, a Prime PickThis third collection of Ryan's “greatest hits” features prints made between 2009 and 2015, including posters for bands such as Andrew Bird, Shellac, My Morning Jacket, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Hum, St. Vincent, and others, as well as posters featuring Lil BUB, Cards Against Humanity, various bicycle races, film screenings, and pictures of sloths, walruses, and other mammals in states of troubled sleep. With a foreword by master illustrator Aaron Horkey, this volume comprises two hundred screenprints with commentary and original drawings used in the screenprinting process.
“Having grown up on the streets of South Jamaica, Queens, Fox wrote this first novel in 2013 while incarcerated at the Orleans Correctional Facility. After moving to rap music as a pal of artist 50 Cent, in 2014 the author unfortunately was gunned down by a killer in a black ski mask. Here, Teen DeMarco Jones finds himself in a correctional center to do a bid for 18 months. By luck he breaks out and returns to the streets and starts dealing.”--Library Journal“[A] paean to hip-hop life in Queens . . . [Protagonist] DeMarco’s rise is meteoric, and his fall as fast and inevitable, in this tragic tale filled with street talk.”--Publishers Weekly“The only novel from deceased legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew.”--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2016 Announcements“A gripping, gritty, riveting read from cover to cover…Highly recommended.”--Midwest Book Review“As gritty as they come.”--Ozzie's Book Blog«The Game Don't Change is a story from the streets, where life and death are closer than you think. Mazaradi Fox knew how to play the game better than most, and his life and experience shine through every page of this tough and unsentimental book. An instant classic of NYC thug life.”--Prodigy of Mobb DeepMazaradi Fox wrote this novel in 2013 during his incarceration at the Orleans Correctional Facility. The Game Don't Change opens when DeMarco Jones escapes from a juvenile detention center. Successfully evading the law, DeMarco builds his reputation on the streets of Queens as a fearless and charismatic drug hustler. Though he is only sixteen, women of all ages can't get enough of him. He quickly finds, however, that he must battle ferociously to maintain his new kingpin status.
“Parents and children alike will surely welcome a pause to bond over a shared recognition that their endless battles are not theirs alone--before they get back to them.”--New York Journal of Books“Everything you hoped for and more….Adam Mansbach, the author and Owen Brozman, the illustrator, have definitely hit a chord with parents.”--Examiner.com“A fun title to read aloud and share!”--Midwest Book Review“This hilarious book goes into the struggle of getting children to eat and how frustrating it is for parents….With the age-old struggle of getting kids to eat, we are certain parents and grandparents alike will love this book!”--Budget Earth“Just the humor parents needs as they deal with the frustrations of a picky eater!”--Parenting Healthy, included in Holiday Gift Guide“This is a great gift for a parent because its reality in a funny, humorous way that only a child would get.”--Emily’s Frugal Tips/Sew Crazy Life, included in Holiday Gift Guide«A super fun book that will have readers laughing out loud. Mansbach's quirky, clever humor is unforgettable and absolutely addicting! While Seriously, You Have to Eat is totally kid appropriate, adults will seriously chuckle too.”--Word SpelunkingOn the heels of the New York Times best seller You Have to F**king Eat (a sequel to the worldwide mega-best seller Go the F**k to Sleep), now comes the version that is entirely appropriate to read to--and with--children. While the message and humor will be similar to the adult version, there will, of course, be no profanity whatsoever.Step aside Green Eggs and Ham, there's a new, 21st-century book in town that will compel all finicky children to eat!
One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2015“Holmes…is a noted pioneering street lit author. His smooth-flowing narrative mixes crime, sex, and sassy street language, giving his protagonists a true life-in-the-streets feel. This will more than satisfy serious readers of urban fiction.”--Library Journal (Starred Review, Pick of the Month)“I read this book in one sitting….It's a great way to escape and be entertained for a few hours.”--Baltimore Times“Pure entertainment.”--Hawt ReadsDixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler's wife, the mother of a beautiful daughter, and she owns a town house and a nice car--she's living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn's whole world begins to crumble. Quickly things go from bad to worse--as the bills begin to mount, her ability to continue to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. Strapped for cash, her good intentions lead to bad decisions.Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, and her one saving grace, or so she initially believes. In Dixyn's time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself into the murky waters of street life and is soon entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit. She ultimately discovers that there are no rules in the game. In the game, loyalty is limited. Trust will get you hurt and love will get you killed.Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new. Releases include works by national best sellers JaQuavis Coleman, K'wan, Miasha, Prodigy, and many others forthcoming.
Caught Up, Shannon Holmes
One of the Huffington Post's Best Art Books of 2015“[Peaches] has teamed up with her longtime tour photographer Holger Talinski to look back at a brazen career that has captured the attention of outsider artists and massive pop stars alike, ranging from Michael Stipe to PJ Harvey to Iggy Pop…Along with Holger's uncompromising, often raw imagery, the book includes stories from artists who have championed Peaches's work over the years.”--New York Times T Magazine“It takes a lot of grueling work to pull off what Peaches does so subversively night after night on tour and in theater productions. That's the takeaway from this revealing (and NSFW) photo book on the electro-pop provocateur, as seen through the lens of photographer Talinski and featuring essays by Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono, and Ellen Page.”--Boston Globe“Electronic musician and performance artist Peaches has made a career out of pushing boundaries, and her new book is equally transgressive. Photographer Holger Talinski captures the artist onstage and off in the outrageous costumes that have been a performance signature for her, and in quieter moments away from the strobe lights.”--San Francisco Chronicle«One flip through the glossy new monograph What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches is all it takes to get absorbed into the post-punk wonderland of pop culture icon Peaches.”--W Magazine“Peaches is an attitude and a sensibility….She's iconic, and her iconography is important.”--The Globe and MailOne of Loud and Quiet Magazine's Best Books of 2015“The bare-all book shows Peaches on and off stage, focusing on her efforts to shatter gender stereotypes, promote sex positivity, and push the boundaries of art and performance.”--Vice Magazine, The Creators Project«What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches, a new book of photography, attempts to capture more: Peaches onstage, backstage, in her 30-boob breastplate, on the crapper, on a cross, passed out, convalescing, performing for Yoko Ono, curled up with family, recording with Iggy Pop. It's a groupie's delight.”--SF Weekly«For Peaches fans, the collection offers glimpses into both the public and private life of the artist who put feminist electroclash on the map. Peaches led the way, not only for other underground electronic acts like Le Tigre, Ladytron, and Chicks on Speed, but also artists that went on to major mainstream success. Would M.I.A. exist without Peaches? Lady Gaga? In her current iteration, Miley Cyrus?…In the end, [What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches] is a reminder that Peaches, the artist and the musician…forged a vibrant, genre-bending career that continues to throb with spirit, transgression, energy, and ambition.”--KQED Arts«Perhaps what hits you most of all, maybe more than the striking costumes and occasional nudity, is how much fun Peaches' life appears to be. Less than halfway into the book, you start to trust the Peaches/Talinski collaborative union, and you somehow come to realise that it's all authentic, magic and reality. There's none of the staginess that you sometimes see in photo books of pop stars, particularly those who are led around by their egos.”--PopMattersThis volume presents a mesmerizing collection of Holger Talinski's evocative and sometimes erotic photos of transgressive musical icon Peaches, on and off stage, with accompanying text by Peaches, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Yoko Ono, and the actress Ellen Page, best known for her lead role in the film Juno, which garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
QUESTIONS FOR CBSD: 1.to what extent should we be selling this book as a children's book vs. as a general adult book? It has great appeal to both markets. It's definitely primarly an ADULT book, but I'm wondering if there's any crossover.2. Please check BISAC & shelving categories.3. The format is listed as a “Picture Book”. Is this wrong?Akashic has had great success with our two Simon's Cat books, a perfect set-up for this new book.Although David Yow's rock stardom (he's the singer of the legendary indie rock band the Jesus Lizard) isn't directly relevant to the subject matter of this book, it will help a lot with media and other promotion.Advance reader copies available 6 months before publication.Akashic to hire a freelance publicist to assist us.Major broadcast media push, with emphasis on national television.
Copycat, David Yow
10,000-copy first printing (publishing simultaneously in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio).This book also has an EROTICA audience.Akashic is simultaneously releasing this novella and 2 others (by JaQuavis Coleman and K'wan) to follow up H.N.I.C on the new Infamous Books imprint curated by multiplatinum rap star Prodigy of the group Mobb Deep. Promotion for these 3 new titles will be done in conjunction.Miasha is an Essence magazine best-selling author, one of the premier urban/street-lit authors of the past few years.Miasha is very active in the promotion of her books.
Swing, Miasha
«The White House is a fast-paced thriller that doesn't disappoint.»--Urban Reviews«White House by JaQuavis Coleman starts with a bang and will leave you wanting more.»--Book Referees“Kidnapping, murder, and mayhem lead [Draya]--and the reader--through a harrowing and twisting plot to an explosive ending that no one sees coming.”--Reading in Black & White«The White House is one of my most personal books ever. I took from a real-life situation and told a story that has been Detroit's secret for years. I'm bringing that to the forefront with my own twist. This venture with Infamous and Akashic feels right…It feels good. They are very in tune with my culture and style of writing which makes this a perfect situation for me.”--JaQuavis Coleman on The White HouseThe White House is based on true events, reimagining the dark chronicles of a notorious drug kingpin's death, and the unfortunate events that followed.The young heroine Draya lives paycheck to paycheck, laboring as a maid in a luxurious white house. One day, in the course of performing her duties, she is presented with an irresistible opportunity for a quick--and risky--payday. What unfolds in the white house changes the course of her life. Kidnapping, murder, and mayhem lead her--and the reader--through a harrowing and twisting plot to an explosive ending that no one sees coming. Look through the eyes of this young woman and glimpse how a life can forever be altered due to an unfortunate series of events--all touched off in a legendary white house.Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.
Named one of the 20 Greatest New Father's Day Gifts by Advocate.com!“No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world--loving, frustrated, exhausted parents--know what Adam Mansbach means. Since 2011, his comically obscene picture book has sold more than 1.5 million copies in dozens of languages from Afrikaans to Japanese to Nynorsk. And later this year, his little book will venture into new territory with a Jamaican patois translation: 'Go de R–s to Sleep.'"--The Washington Post/Style Blog“This version of Adam Mansbach's profane, affectionate, and radically honest book will remind whole new audiences about the absurdities of parenting. Just don't read it to the kids.”--Advocate.com, The 20 Greatest New Father's Day GiftsPraise for Go the Fuck to Sleep:“A new Bible for weary parents.”--New York Times“Incredibly appealing.”--NPR“A parenting zeitgeist…A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern ‘parenting’ market.”--Washington Post“Delightfully obscene.”--Newsweek“Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this deranged book.”--New YorkerThe best-selling Go the F*** to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Now it is finally translated for Jamaican and other Caribbean parents of the world. Given how many West Indians live in the US and Canada, the market for this book should be broad, but focused mainly on areas with a large Caribbean community.Go de Rass to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award–winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.With illustrations by Ricardo Cortés, Go de Rass to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.
Selected for the Library Services for Youth in Custody 2015 In The Margins ListOne of Library Journal's Best African American Fiction Books of 2014“[A] heart-thumping thriller…K'wan does a masterful job of keeping readers on their toes right up to the very last page.”--Publishers Weekly“Fans expecting another thug-in-the-street story will be pleasantly surprised at this rough police procedural.”--Library Journal“K'wan steadily builds to a frantic, movie-worthy climax.”--Entertainment WeeklyIncluded in Written Magazine's “Publisher's Picks: 30-Books-in-90-Days” list“Yet another heart-thumping thriller by this Hip Hop author who delivers.”--Library Services for Youth in Custody“This book features the sublime story and character development that K'wan is known for.”--Urban Reviews“One of hip-hop fiction's hottest authors.”--King“The legacies of Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines are forever preserved.”--Upscale«Black Lotus is an absolutely riveting read…an edge-of-the-seat nail-biter…you won't be disappointed.”--Zachary Mule“Well-written at a fast pace…the suspense is cutting edge and cunning. Even if you are on top of your sleuth game, you will not figure out the game players or assassin until the end…Hats off to you K'wan.”--Ski-wee's Book CornerDetective James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for? His career hanging on by a thread, he needs a major show of good faith to keep employed and out of prison. That's when he gets the call.From the moment he arrives at the crime scene, Detective Wolf knows that he's in over his head. He's a narcotics detective, called in to consult on a homicide, but this is no ordinary homicide--a priest was butchered and left for dead inside his own church, with the promise of more bodies to follow. The only lead is the killer's calling card: a black lotus flower left at the crime scene. Detective Wolf now has the opportunity to quietly track and stop the Black Lotus before the next victim is claimed, in exchange for wiping his service record clean.Accepting this case started as Detective Wolf's attempt to get Internal Affairs off his back. But when his hunt for the Black Lotus leads him to a cold case from his past, it becomes personal.Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.
Black Lotus, K'wan
“Ziggy Marley in Concert” was awarded a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album!“A sweetly affectionate ode to togetherness and love.”--Publishers Weekly“Lyrics inspired by an exchange with Marley’s 3-year-old daughter are set to bright paintings of a multicultural cast of children and adults enjoying each other's company indoors and out…The art will draw and hold young children’s attention.”--Kirkus Reviews“Sure to be a hit at bedtime, the lyrical story conveys the sweet, soothing, and affirming message.”--School Library Journal“The emphasis of this book is that love has no boundaries.”--New York Journal of Books“This looks to be on our home charts for weeks, months, maybe even years.”--Austin Chronicle“An inspiring storybook edition of the lyrics of famous reggae performer Ziggy Marley…song lyrics are surrounded and set in warm, vivid illustrations of children of many hues, laughing and playing with loving parents and grandparents in a healthy, light, balanced natural world.”--Midwest Book Review“Orly Marley, 42, adores the tale husband Ziggy wrote for daughter Judah, 9.”--US Weekly, Objects of Affection mention“The illustrations are simply stunning…But even more than the gorgeous illustrations is the wonderful message that this book conveys--that families and friends will always love each other.”--The Mama GamesReleased simultaneously with Ziggy Marley’s new album, Fly Rasta.A debut children's book by reggae icon Ziggy Marley with illustrations by Ag Jatkowska.A beautifully illustrated, multicultural children's picture book based on one of Ziggy Marley's most beloved songs, “I Love You Too.” The book explores a child's relationship with parents, nature, and the unstoppable force of love. This is Ziggy's first book, though his foray into children's music is extensive and very well known. He is the singer of “Believe in Yourself,” the popular theme song of the hit TV show, Arthur.From the introduction by Ziggy Marley:“One day I was in my kitchen making breakfast with my then three-year-old daughter Judah. She looked at me and said, 'I love you.' I spontaneously replied to her, 'I love you too.' From that came the song and now the book based on the lyrics. I hope you share and enjoy this with your loved ones as I have with mine. I love you too.”*A coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide
I Love You Too, Ziggy Marley
In the 1990s, The Jesus Lizard were the reigning kinds of indie rock, heralded by Nirvana and all other rock musicians.The band's reunion shows in the past year have been phenomenally successful.Possible band reunification to help promote the book.Major review/profile coverage expected in pop culture and music publications.The band has a devoted cult following and the book will appeal to fans as a band autobiography in pictures and words.
Acclaimed author Percival Everett will take an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.Percival Everett’s novel Erasure won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and his most recent, A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett and James Kincaid [A Novel] ruffled many Confederate feathers.
“A gritty, fast-paced tale of revenge…Tight, terse prose harkens back to pulp fiction of the 1950s…The work is a breath of fresh air from lengthy, trying-too-hard-to-shock street lit and is an excellent choice for all metropolitan collections.”--Library Journal (starred review, Pick of the Month)“The urban setting is unnamed but familiar in this brief, bloody tale of wasted lives lived short and hard.”--Publishers Weekly«Simultaneously a fast-paced crime drama and an engrossing, unsentimental moral tale, H.N.I.C. peers into the dark heart that underpins the codes of loyalty and friendship, betrayal and vengeance.”--Brooklyn Daily Eagle«In a genre that too often places incorrect ebonics in the mouths of black characters and fails to cross the empathy gap to get into their heads, Savile and Prodigy arrive at a seamless voice that is a refreshing take on crime fiction tropes…if tone and texture are what you're looking for in your hardcore literature…H.N.I.C. delivers the goods.”--Okayplayer«H.N.I.C. is written by Prodigy himself and shows the extent to which good rappers can make good storytellers.”--Brooklyn Based«Ultimately, H.N.I.C. deals on all the right levels and is completely satisfying.”--Blackout Book Review«If you don't have this novella in your library collection already, please be on the lookout for this 2013 release, H.N.I.C., penned by Hip Hop artist Prodigy of the group, Mobb Deep.”--StreetLiterature.com«The strength of this novella, in addition to its straightforward prose and rapid pacing, rests on the universal theme at its center: loyalty. Loyalty and the bullshit our friends put us through…Like any good work of crime, H.N.I.C. is grounded in such common experiences and, like any good work of crime, it speaks to all of us, despite the fact that very few of us can bypass an alarm system through some computer trickery.”--Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together“It tells the…urban tale of deceit, greed and questioned loyalty with just enough drama to keep you turning the pages.”--Literary Jewels“A brutal and quick read…custom-made for the big screen.”--Charles Tatum's Review ArchiveProdigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic's new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of his crew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees to do one last job, but only because it's the price of his freedom. He knows his “brother” Black would rather see him dead than let him walk away. Yet he still agrees to do the job because Black isn't the only one who can't be trusted.Further developing the stark realism and uncompromising streetwise narratives of his lyrics, H.N.I.C. cements Prodigy's position as one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary urban life. Simultaneously a fast-paced crime drama and an engrossing, unsentimental moral tale, H.N.I.C. peers into the dark heart that underpins the codes of loyalty and friendship, betrayal and vengeance.With H.N.I.C., Prodigy inaugurates Infamous Books, a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.
H.N.I.C, Albert Johnson
From Hollywood starlets to downtown taxi dancers, and from Central Avenue speakeasies to clapboard Venice Beach shacks to Depression-era hobos riding the rails, this volume brings you the masters of the genre penning tales of love, lust, and loss in the City of Angels.Includes classic stories by: Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, James Ellroy, Leigh Brackett, James M. Cain, Chester Himes, Ross MacDonald, Walter Mosley, Naomi Hirahara, Margaret Millar, Joseph Hansen, William Campbell Gault, Jervey Tervalon, Kate Braverman, and Yxta Maya Murray.Editor Denise Hamilton is the author of the Eve Diamond series and the editor of Los Angeles Noir. Her latest novel, Los Angeles Times bestseller The Last Embrace, has been compared to works by James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler. She lives in Los Angeles.
The original San Francisco Noir is one of the top-selling titles in the Akashic Books Noir Series, now in its third printing.
--A selection of the award-winning Akashic Books Noir Series. --The original “DC Noir,” edited by Pelecanos as well, is the second best selling title to date in the Akashic Books Noir Series.
D.C. Noir 2, George Pelecanos
Classic reprints from: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Susan Isaacs, and others.Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards and has been called the quintessential New York writer. His series characters—Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller—all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they would not really be happy anywhere else.
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