Brooklyn Noir

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Tim McLoughlin
Akashic Books, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 300 pages
27 Reviews

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

  

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I was lucky to have been given this collection by a resident of Dumbo who knows my affinity for Pete Hamill and all of the colossus called New York City. And I wasn't disappointed. However, even if a ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
11
OLD SCHOOL BROOKLYN
15
The Book Signing
17
Hasidic Noir
36
No Time for Seniors
57
When All This Was Bay Ridge
72
Practicing
86
NEW SCHOOL BROOKLYN
121
Cant Catch Me
195
Case Closed
204
Eating Italian
232
Thursday
258
One More for the Road
275
BACKWATER BROOKLYN
289
Triple Harrison
291
Fade toBrooklyn
308

HunterTrapper
139
Ne Lots Avenue
158
Scavenger Hunt
162
The Code
172
COPS ROBBERS
193
Dumped
320
Slipping into Darkness
337
Ladies Man
351
About the Contributors
368
Copyright

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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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