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Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying

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Praise for the first Damn Near Dead anthology:
"Some [of the stories] are hilarious; many are sad; all are the kind of stuff that makes Miss Marple look like a Girl Scout."—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
"The best anthology I've read this year."—Jennifer Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine
They're old . . . they're bold . . . they're uncontrolled. Senior citizens kick ass in this wildl
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Busted Flush Press, LLC (first published November 1st 2010)
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Tim Hicks
OK, this is a light read, and worth the time it takes. Many established authors are here, and they clearly had fun with the idea. As with any story collection, some are better than others. I thought a couple tried to hard for the surprise ending.

But I'm edging toward geezer territory, and that made me enjoy this one.
Josh
A very good collection of noir shorts the best of the bunch included Cameron price hughes, Carolyn Haines, Ed gorman, Tom piccalilli, bill pronzini, James reasoner, Kay Richardson, and anthony Neil smith (smiths being the highlight of the Collection
Chris
I've only read the story by Ace Atkins, but I love the "geezer noir" concept.
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