San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics
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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

Paperback, 334 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Akashic Books
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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.
This volume wanders a bit, including stories that to my mind don't qualify as noir. SF Noir 1 was noir-ier.
A collection of classic short noir stories set in SF. How could this not be awesome?
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