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San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)

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Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Peñaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore an

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Paperback, 334 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Akashic Books
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San Francisco Bay Area Fiction
117th out of 191 books — 184 voters
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Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Pearanda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. He's been known to occasionally moonlight with private investigators.

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Taylor Bell
There are some really fantastic short stories in here. For the most part, I liked the older more mystery-like stories by Hammett, Twain and the like, but there are some intriguing newer ones, too. Some very nice SF details integrated into the descriptions- very satisfying if you love the city by the bay!
Alfred Bates
The LA Noir 2 book was better in my opinion, but this one still had some great short stories. Jack London's was tied with Dashiell Hammett's story for the best.
Alvin
This volume wanders a bit, including stories that to my mind don't qualify as noir. SF Noir 1 was noir-ier.
Jennifer
A collection of classic short noir stories set in SF. How could this not be awesome?
Catherine
Wonderful collection of stories.
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David Henry Sterry is a best-selling author,book Dr., award-winning actor/comic, and a man who has not worn matching socks in 20 years."
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