11/26/2008 10:25:14 PM #
I'm a big fan of the Akashic Noir series, and Brooklyn Noir is one of their best. NO: correction - Brooklyn Noir 2 is one of their best, with classic Noir by authors ranging from Lovecraft to Donald Westlake to Maggie Estep, etc. I'm going to do a story by Stanley Ellin from this collection for our own library's adult storytime. Brooklyn Noir 3 is pretty great too, with some great true crime writing. We are FINally getting Seattle Noir this coming year.
11/30/2008 3:34:31 AM #
I'm very possibly a "ringer," as I no longer live in Brooklyn--not in almost 40 years; ugh, I'm a geezer--but I'd vote for Vincent Riccio's, All the Way Down. Made an impression on me as a kid.