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Darker Than Noir

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When a mundane mystery needs solving, you call a private detective. But when the mystery involves ghosts, demons, zombies, monsters, mystical serial killers, and a host of other supernatural elements, you call the detectives in this collection. They'll venture into the darkness and hopefully come back out alive. Just remember, they get paid expenses up front, and what they ...more
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published July 13th 2011 by Grand Mal Press (first published July 2011)
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Mar 01, 2015 ᴥ Irena ᴥ rated it it was amazing
Instead of rehashing certain parts of each story in this anthology, I will just say that this is one of the best ones I've read so far. There is literally (yes, I used it because it's true) something for every horror short story lover out there. Add a bit of dark humour into the mix, and you're good to go. Plus, you will never know what to expect.

And the best thing? None of the stories is like those you've previously read. As for the content, there is only one single thread that connects them; e
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The Shayne-Train
Apr 17, 2015 The Shayne-Train rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection of supernatural noir stories was amazing. There was a huge selection of baaaaaad things our intrepid dicks (giggle) had to go up against. There were ghosts, zombies, demons, shape-shifters, alien parasites, and all manner of disturbing beasties.

Some, yeah, I'll admit, some we more noir than others. The noiricity of the stories varied, but I enjoyed all of them. I don't often partake in short fiction anthologies, but this was just the right book to make me question that decision.
Craig Saunders
Feb 12, 2012 Craig Saunders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great collection, and a really cool premise. Noir fiction meets ghosts ghouls and zombies. There were some real stand out stories in this anthology, which I'll get to, but overall Grand Mal Press has put out another winner.

Check out the opener, Patrick Flanagan's tale - my personal favourite, too. Erik T. Johnson's story was mind-blowingly good, Wine and Spirits from Gregory L. Norris - excellent. I also really enjoyed the Box of Seven Sons, by Kent Alyn, and Randy Chandler's tale, the
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Andy
I was expecting something strange and amusing, and I was very surprised. I didn't think it would be so dark. A great read and mildly disturbing. Definitely recommend it.
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Just barely started this collection of short stories, and looking forward to diving in!
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