San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting, all-original stories exploring the shadowy nether areas of scenic "Baghdad by means of the Bay." Virtuosos of the style catch up with the simplest of S.F.'s literary fiction group to chart a distinct psycho-geography for a gloomy landscape.
From internal urban boroughs to the outlands, each one contributor bargains an unique tale established in a unique local. from time to time brutal, darkly funny, and revelatory--the tales converse of a hidden San Francisco, a city the place the fog is yet a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.
"An unique anthology of overheated brief tales via neighborhood writers...Here town turns into the important personality, the most powerful at the page."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Reflecting altering stipulations, multicultural authors are good represented the following, and feminine writers certainly make their mark...There's adequate the following to reason us to wish more."
"Take an intermission out of your Hitchcock marathon, and switch as an alternative to the 15 tales among the covers of San Francisco Noir for the SF-based suspense you crave. Luring you deep into the legal historical past of your personal yard, every bit of the gathering transcends the conventional components of noir and is helping redefine the moody genre."
"The protagonists of noir fiction have their very own agendas, yet for readers a lot of the excitement is unraveling the secret and interpreting the clues that represent a urban, and if there's a love tale in noir writing it’s the fervour of writers, readers, and protagonists for the gritty geographical information. because the our bodies drop within the robust tales the following, steep, fog-wrapped, fratricidal San Francisco comes alive: listed here are outdated neighborhoods, bars, bookstores, the well-known after which forgotten landlord arson at sixteenth and Valencia, buried streams, streetcars, parks, a misplaced urban and the recent urban haunting nearly each web page of this pretty anthology of San Francisco noir."
"I used to be pondering concerning the city's shadowside that the publications did not exhibit. those most sensible writers are of the 'As undesirable because it will get' model, after which worse. when you like puke, worry & loathing as a result of stray bullets, happenstance getting the hero who's an anti-hero particularly, a male corpse rotting within the bath whereas the lady poops within the backyard, the Reverend Christmas shot within the ear via the PO-lice, then this is often your strong learn for a murky, even perhaps gritty, weekend."
--Janwillem van de Wetering
"San Francisco has lengthy been a urban of again alleys and black figures; this can be its romantic map."
--Michael Ray, Editor, Zoetrope All-Story