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Dirty Magick: Los Angeles

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"Dirty Magick: Los Angeles" is an urban fantasy anthology exploring the crossroads between magic and crime. Set in the city that invented noir, these stories comb the back streets and side alleys where the shadows are so sharp, they can shave you clean. Featuring such distinguished writers as Neal Pollack, Richard Rayner, Justin Macumber and Terry Mixon, this collection, e ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published November 20th 2013 by Lucky Mojo Press (first published November 10th 2013)
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Cathy Caldwell
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I have read an anthology so it took a while to get into this book and its theme. After a few stories I really enjoyed the book, circling back around to re-read my friend Lisa-Anne Samuels' story again. Great job!
Melissa Hayden
The stories are all a mystery of the old feel blended with magic. Tommy guns, Dames and Dolls, and the noir old feel to detective case solving. All mixed with magic in Los Angeles. So many different takes on magic in the big city of Angels.

As I read, I enjoyed the stories that were shared here and the worlds created. I did notice that it seemed there was at least one copy edit error in every story. But I was able to over look them.

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Magic, crime and things that go bump in the night

I did not enjoy this volume as much as DIRTY MAGICK NEW ORLEANS. Perhaps this is because I feel no affinity for Los Angeles, but I think that it has more to do with perception of the two cities. New Orleans is old with narrow, dark streets permeated with history, legend, voodoo and at least the idea of ghosts. Los Angeles is new, modern, bright lights and tinsel. It may also be because the first story in this collection did not set a magical mood
Darla Stokes
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anthologies are always a gamble, but this one has more hits than misses. I bought it for "Sign of the Times" by Michael Ashleigh Finn, and that story alone was worth the purchase. The rest were a bonus. How can you go wrong adding magic and noir?
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Charlie Brown is a writer and filmmaker from New Orleans. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he recently received his Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and also runs Lucky Mojo Press and Mojotooth Productions. He has made two feature films: “Angels Die Slowly” and “Never A Dull Moment: 20 Years of the Rebirth Brass Band.” His fiction has appeared in H ...more