By Dennis Lehane
"The contributor checklist is delightfully quirky...The collection's unifying point is a deep knowing of Boston's Byzantine worlds of race and class—as noticeable terrifyingly in Andre Dubus's story of milltown resentment and pampered preppies."
—The Boston Globe
"14 greater decisions during this 'classics' quantity in Akashic's sequence of nearby darkish crime brief tales, the works of verified writers that experience stood the try of time."
"This assortment beneficial properties crime tales that experience already been released. yet that's okay in case you have the likes of Chuck Hogan, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Linda Barnes, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, and David Foster Wallace all below an analogous roof...Followers of Akashic's long-running Noir series—not to say, in fact, lovers of Boston-set crime fiction—should eagerly eat this one."
“Boston Noir 2: The Classics is a radical illustration of what noir has been, is, and maintains to turn into . . . The shadows over Boston are these of Bogart, leaning into the highlight with that complexity of soul, that derisive navigation of morality and deviance. . . The shadows in this disguise organize the tone, that those skinny darknesses might be willed into corruption with little attempt, and the reader will research the convenience of giving into it."
"There are few presents I get pleasure from greater than a field of goodies. the superior shock me, every one sweet layered with unforeseen delights that depart me hungry for extra. an identical should be acknowledged of Boston Noir 2. It's a suite of darkish brief tales by way of names you recognize, set in locations widespread to Bostonians. Edited by way of Dorchester's crime fiction king and Hollywood darling, Dennis Lehane...Boston Noir 2 overflows with tales from the very best writers of our time...This is the correct ebook to open after a protracted day...The chance, after all, is that on the finish of every tale, you'll opt for only one extra and not sleep well beyond your bedtime. My suggestion? Indulge."
Classic reprints from: Linda Barnes, Jason Brown, Andre Dubus, Chuck Hogan, George Harrar, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, David Ryan, Kenneth Abel, Barbara Neely, Hannah Tinti, and David Foster Wallace.
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It’s good you’re not a cop, Keller. ” “I kept the pressure on until he went limp. And it would have been the most natural thing to finish the job, you know? Cut off his air a little longer. ” “And I could have left him looking like he had a heart attack and hurt himself when he fell down. Something like that. ” “And overseas as well, for all I know. ’ ” “And suppose one bullet doesn’t do it? ” “And I guess it’s a pretty severe case of suicide if the guy has to shoot himself twice. ” “I stayed with what I’d worked up while I was waiting for him to come home.
There would be other people in Hirschhorn’s office, and then he’d have to ride down on the elevator and fetch the car from where he’d parked it. He exited the lobby, walked around for twenty minutes, then collected his car and drove over the bridge into Indiana. He rode around long enough to get lost and straightened out again, then stopped at a convenience store to top up the gas tank and use the phone. “This fellow I’ve got to see,” he said. ” 26 L AW R E N C E B L O C K “We know the name of his damn dog,” Dot said.
He drove back to Kentucky, then out to Norbourne Estates and Winding Acres Drive. He passed Hirschhorn’s house and couldn’t tell if anyone was home. He circled the block and parked where he could keep an eye on the place. On his way there he’d seen school buses on their afternoon run, and, shortly after he parked and killed the engine, one evidently made a stop nearby, because kids in ones and twos and threes began to show up on Winding Acres Drive, walking along until they either turned down side streets or disappeared into houses.
Boston Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir) by Dennis Lehane