Milwaukee Noir

Edited by Tim Hennessy — At last, my husband’s home town comes in for Akashic Books’ noir treatment! I’m from the American Midwest myself (Detroit), so I know the region, though these 14 tales expertly nail the specificity of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Like many Midwest towns,…
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What You Break

Written by Reed Farrel Coleman — The latest crime novel by Reed Farrel Coleman features his retired Suffolk County cop John Augustus (Gus) Murphy, first introduced in last year’s Where It Hurts. Coleman knows his Long Island environment so well that his books carry a gritty realism and…
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The wolf of Karl-Marx-Allee

On the Radar — GDR noir could be the next big thing in crime fiction, what with Deutschland 83, Simon Urban’s Plan D, and David Young’s novels set in East Germany. That’s where we’re heading first with this week’s new crime releases. These books are hitting…
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CIS: Debt to Pay

Written by Reed Farrel Coleman – Robert B Parker may have passed away in 2010, but thanks to writers like Ace Atkins and now Reed Farrel Coleman, his classic characters and story styles live on through the Robert B Parker franchise. Much in the same way…
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