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Palm Springs Noir

Palm Springs Noir


Palm Springs Noir

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3.5/5 (18 ratings)
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7 hours
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Released:
Jul 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781094418018
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Editor's Note

Sunshine and shadows…

Palm Springs is a “good place to hide in plain sight,” Janet Fitch, one of the writers who contributed to this anthology, told the Orange County Register. The abundance of sunshine just creates an even longer and darker shadow, a nightmare disguised as a dream. Get ready to see the desert city in a completely new light in this installment of Akashic Books’ beloved noir series.

Description

Brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Janet Fitch, Eric Beetner, Kelly Shire, Tod Goldberg, Michael Craft, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Rob Roberge, J.D. Horn, Eduardo Santiago, Rob Bowman, Chris J. Bahnsen, Ken Layne, and Alex Espinoza.

From the introduction by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett:
The best noir writers make us feel the heat of the sun, the touch of a lover. Setting can be gritty but can also be sublime, no longer relegated to urban locales and seedy hotel rooms but also mansions and swimming pools. Hence, Palm Springs, which may seem like an odd setting for a collection of dark short stories—it’s so sunny and bright here. The quality of light is unlike anywhere else, and with an average of three hundred sunny days a year, what could go wrong? . . .
The stories in this collection come on like the wicked dust storms common to the area. More than half are by writers who live here full-time; all have homes in Southern California. They know this place in ways visitors and outsiders never will. These are not stories you’ll read in the glossy coffee-table books that feature Palm Springs’s good life. There is indeed a lush life to be found here, but for the characters in these stories, it’s often just out of reach.
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781094418018
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About the author

BARBARA DeMARCO-BARRETT spends time in the desert whenever she can. She hosts Writers on Writing on KUCI-FM, and her book Pen on Fire was a Los Angeles Times best seller. Her short story “Crazy for You” was published in USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series. She has also published in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Inlandia, Shotgun Honey, Crossing Borders, and The Literary Hatchet. She is the editor of Palm Springs Noir.


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