“For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, in the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor.”
“For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady. Shadowy, too. Even at highest noon. Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s the humidity. And maybe, just maybe, it’s our destiny…With echoes of Charles Willeford’s Hoke Mosely series, the Miami books of Elmore Leonard, the quirk of Carl Hiaasen, who never met a shady character he didn’t wanna write, and Edna Buchanan, who seems to know all the shadows, this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing…your own heat.”
“Sixteen new, diverse, and highly entertaining mystery stories pack Akashic’s latest city-by-city tour of modem noir…This volume is as solid as the coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets.”
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.
The best-selling original Miami Noir, edited by Les Standiford and published in 2006, featured brand-new stories from some of the city’s best living writers. Now, in Miami Noir: The Classics, Standiford has turned his eye toward the outstanding noir fiction of yesteryear.
Featuring classic noir fiction from: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Elmore Leonard, Lester Dent, Zora Neale Hurston, Brett Halliday, Damon Runyon, Edna Buchanan, James Carlos Blake, Douglas Fairbairn, Charles Willeford, T.J. MacGregor, Lynne Barrett, Les Standiford, Preston L. Allen, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Christine Kling, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, and David Beaty.