Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics

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Lawrence Block
Akashic Books, 2008 - Fiction - 273 pages
18 Reviews

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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User Review  - ffortsa - LibraryThing

A fun collection of classic short stories in and about New York City, each story labeled with the location. The poetry was not as wonderful as the stories. I was particularly taken with a story by Barry N. Mazberg. 'The Interceptor', very, very noir. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Again, a great collection. Among my favorites were Lawrence Block (again!), Jeffrey Deaver and Maan Myers Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
MRS MANSTEYS VIEW
23
A POKER GAME
37
THE FURNISHED ROOM
41
SPANISH BLOOD
50
SAILOR OFF THE BREMEN
60
MY AUNT FROM TWELFTH STREET
73
JOHNNY ONEEYE
79
SELECTIONS FROM THE MCSORLEY POEMS
156
THE LUGER IS A 9MM AUTOMATIC HANDGUN WITH A PARABELLUM ACTION
167
THE INTERCEPTOR
178
CROWDED LIVES
192
YOUNG ISAAC
210
LOVE IN THE LEAN YEARS
221
A MANHATTAN ROMANCE
232
IN FOR A PENNY
248

THE LAST SPIN
96
NEW YORK BLUES
107
THE RAVEN
143
SELECTIONS FROM CHELSEA ROOMING HOUSE
150
TWO OVER EASY
257
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
274
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Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards, and has been called the quintessential New York writer, although he insists the city's far too big to have a quintessential 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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