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Read and rated only Diana Gabaldon s story Dirty Scottsdale Nothing particularly exciting nice AZ atmosphere, a couple of memorable characters, but Gabaldon needed another probably hundred pages to make this short mystery worthwhile we all know how wordy she is The ending of the story was choppy, easy, and unimpressive, as if wrapped up too early. In this Akashic Noir volume, the writing is impeccable, but the stories are hard to take, hence NOIR Phoenix and its surrounding Metropolitan area, the fifth largest city in the US, is unkind to many of its residents while others live a life of plenty in facade It is a place where karma comes to die It is as if the beautiful but unforgiving desert has cursed this juvenile city in Arizona for disturbing its quiet, its flora and fauna, and the mountains whose flowing foothills have been eaten a In this Akashic Noir volume, the writing is impeccable, but the stories are hard to take, hence NOIR Phoenix and its surrounding Metropolitan area, the fifth largest city in the US, is unkind to many of its residents while others live a life of plenty in facade It is a place where karma comes to die It is as if the beautiful but unforgiving desert has cursed this juvenile city in Arizona for disturbing its quiet, its flora and fauna, and the mountains whose flowing foothills have been eaten away by development This book reflects the many dimensions of this curse both historical and present day This book will be reviewed discussed indepth for an On the Fly Episode of Biggest Little Library for April 14th I really liked this collection of short stories edited by Patrick Millikin, whom Amie Newberry and I met on our recent trip to Phoenix on March 4th He is a book seller at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona and suggested this collection by notable authors like Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child and Luis Alerto Urrea, just to name a few He choose it for me because I wanted to This book will be reviewed discussed indepth for an On the Fly Episode of Biggest Little Library for April 14th I really liked this collection of short stories edited by Patrick Millikin, whom Amie Newberry and I met on our recent trip to Phoenix on March 4th He is a book seller at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona and suggested this collection by notable authors like Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child and Luis Alerto Urrea, just to name a few He choose it for me because I wanted to read something about Phoenix a place I ve visited all of my life My grandparents had a business on Grand Avenue for almost 50 years It was really great reading about all of the locations albeit mostly seedy across Phoenix that hold great memories for me Like all Short Story anthologies, this entry had a couple of great stories, a few good stories, and a few uninteresting at least to me stories Jon Talton does his usual great job with BULL about the declining days of passenger rail service in and out of Phoenix If you want to read a good detective series, you should try his DAVID MAPSTONE series Lee Child s PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION is short and very good, well worth reading The outcome is predictable, but getting there is a pleasure But Like all Short Story anthologies, this entry had a couple of great stories, a few good stories, and a few uninteresting at least to me stories Jon Talton does his usual great job with BULL about the declining days of passenger rail service in and out of Phoenix If you want to read a good detective series, you should try his DAVID MAPSTONE series Lee Child s PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION is short and very good, well worth reading The outcome is predictable, but getting there is a pleasure But I think the gem of book is the James Sallis entry, OTHERS OF MY KIND It left me wantingI just found out he has written a novel of the same name, so I will be sure to read it Scary, weird, interesting This is the first noir book I have read Some excellent stories These are dark stories and if I had not been to Phoenix I m not sure I would go after reading these short stories Every city has a dark side and most of us have never seen it, if we are lucky I will read Chicago Noir at some point. I enjoy the noir story series And I enjoyed this one The stories are by various authors and they explore the dark side of human nature The stories cover crime, jealousy, greed, lust, anger, larceny, etc What the stories have in common is place Too many of the stories in this collection were unsatisfying because they ended with no real resolution There were too many unanswered questions and I got frustrated However, the stories by Lee Child, Barry Graham and Kurt Reichenbaugh were very sat I enjoy the noir story series And I enjoyed this one The stories are by various authors and they explore the dark side of human nature The stories cover crime, jealousy, greed, lust, anger, larceny, etc What the stories have in common is place Too many of the stories in this collection were unsatisfying because they ended with no real resolution There were too many unanswered questions and I got frustrated However, the stories by Lee Child, Barry Graham and Kurt Reichenbaugh were very satisfying and were true to the noir theme A collection of noir short stories set in Phoenix I loved recognizing streets and peculiarities and comments on the weather Some of the stories were a little hipster and weird, but most of them were great, and one actually made me say Oh My God out loud. *Download Book ↽ Phoenix Noir ⇶ Brand new stories by Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, Firsts Magazine, Paradoxa, Yourflesh Quarterly, and other publications Millikin currently lives in central Phoenix Read the Diana Gabaldon story. There is a VERY edited but tantalising version of James Sallis Others of My Kind There is a VERY edited but tantalising version of James Sallis Others of My Kind