DC Noir by George Pelecanos
(Akashic Noir)

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Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.
 

About George Pelecanos

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George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.
 
Published February 1, 2006 by Akashic Books. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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Underdogs get their chance to shine in entries from Quintin Peterson (a killer picks on the wrong witness), Ruben Castaneda (an unlikely band hunts a killer), Richard Currey (a liquor-store owner faces down the kids who vandalized his shop) and David Slater (a long-suffering burger cook sees his ...

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While only a few of the contributors, such as editor Pelecanos, will be familiar to most readers, every story in this all-original noir anthology set in the nation's capital is well written, ev

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Edited by Washington DC native and brilliant crime fiction writer George Pelecanos, DC NOIR is the latest in Akashic Books' series of multi-author short story anthologies focused on cities.

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