Seattle NoireBook - 2009
"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 AlcalaÌ, 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,, 
Copyright Date: ©2009
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (282 pages) data file,rda