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Colorado Noir

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Colorado Noir is a walk on the wild side. Eleven of the best stories in hard-boiled crime from the award-winning pen of John Dwaine McKenna, author of The Neversink Chronicles and The Whim Wham Man. In Colorado Noir, you'll ride along with Elaine, The Aluminum Mistress, as she struggles to survive on the cold streets of Colorado Springs, making her living from trash cans; ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Rhyolite Press LLC
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Susan Mckenna
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From a possessed WWII fighter plane with a half-naked pinup girl, to the story of Mel The Barber turned assassin for the 1950s mob, Colorado Noir is a page-turning adventure connected by only the dark images of the author's vivid and believable imagination...I was utterly captivated by stories taking place in what I used to think of as the sleepy small city of Colorado Springs, CO. Ending with an awesome novella (The Mischief of Rats), I want to see this Jake McKeen character on the big screen! ...more
Seth Nelson
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Stories & Author

Extremely well-written and entertaining tales. There's crime, history, murder, war, and so much more. As an extra bonus, all of the stories have some foundation in Colorado. I highly recommend this book and its author.
Taylor Glass
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novel is astounding. A must read for anyone from Colorado or interested in Crime fiction. Its blunt stories and mesmerizing use of diction convey the stories of the marginalized members of Colorado Springs. Their haunting tales will captivate the reader and make for a quick and enjoyable read.
Really enjoyed these stories. All short stories, easy to read. Different types from Noir to homeless. Also really enjoyed novella Mischief of Rats.
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short stories of the dark and morbid fill this book. Murder, homelessness, alcoholism, etc. The stories were realistic and focused on the underbelly of the human population, based mostly in Colorado Springs.
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John Dwaine McKenna is the author of four fiction novels, three of which have been awarded EVVYS for excellence in fiction by the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association, or CIPA. He writes a weekly newspaper column called the Mysterious Book Report for the Tri-Valley Townsman in Sullivan County New York where he was born and raised in the beautiful southern Catskill Mountains. During his car ...more

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