Seattle Noir

Seattle Noir

eBook - 2009
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"Featuring short, edgy fiction on the Emerald City's seamy underbelly ... seedy characters, private detectives and the like from all over urban Seattle." -- Kitsap Daily News Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft. Now it's home to big businesses and a flourishing art, theatre, and club scene. Seattle's evolution to high-finance and high-tech has simply provided even greater opportunity and reward to those who might be ethically, morally, or economically challenged (crooks, in other words). Seattle Noir features stories by G.M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. You'll find tales of a wealthy couple whose marriage is filled with not-so-quiet desperation; a credit card scam that goes over-limit; femmes fatales and hommes fatales; a group of mystery writers whose fiction causes friction; a Native American shaman caught in a web of secrets and tribal allegiances; sex, lies, and slippery slopes ... "Stories that reflect Seattle's ethnic diversity as well as tales from its rough past to its glory days of Boeing, Starbucks and Microsoft." -- Publishers Weekly "A new collection of stories all set in Seattle, with characters that break the mold. In many of the Seattle Noir stories, it's the heroes, not the subsidiary characters, that are African-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American." -- The Seattle Times.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Akashic,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781936070459
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (282 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Colbert, Curt 1947-

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KCLSRecommends Oct 15, 2014

Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft. And now, Seattle's evolution to high-finance and high-tech has provided even greater opportunity to those with sinister intent. A number of authors including G. M. Ford, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, and Curt Colbert thus portray our metropolis.

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gayathribashi
Sep 15, 2011

Wasn't as engaging as I thought it would be; only a story or two were memorable.

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