Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir

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Duane Swierczynski
Busted Flush Press, 2006 - Fiction - 385 pages
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“Some [of the stories] are hilarious; many are sad; all are the kind of stuff that makes Miss Marple look like a Girl Scout.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

An original anthology.

A collection of twenty-seven original “geezer noir” stories by some of today’s top crime writers, including John Harvey, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Colin Cotterill, and more.

Bill Crider’s “Cranked” was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards and won the Derringer Award. Megan Abbott’s “Policy” was nominated for the Anthony Award and became the basis for her novel Queenpin, which won the 2008 Edgar Award.

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About the author (2006)

A former editor of Philadelphia City Paper, Duane Swierczynski now writes full-time. He is the author of Severance Package, The Wheelman, and The Blonde (all with St. Martin's Minotaur), Secret Dead Men (Point Blank), Batman: Murder at Wayne Manor (Quirk), among others. He also writes for the Marvel comic lines The Punisher, Cable, and The Immortal Iron Fist.

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