Re: RARA-AVIS: Miami Noir, out in Nov

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 30 Sep 2006


Sounds very cool--btw. do you have a publishing date yet for Cruel Poetry?


--- In, vhend1234@... wrote:
> Of course, I'm happy about this review because my story is
mentioned, but
> I'm sure it's of interest to the group, so I have a good excuse
to send it
> around! Vicki
> Miami Noir
> Standiford, Les (Editor)
> Series Title: Akashic Noir
> ISBN: 1933354135
> Akashic Books
> Published 2006-11
> Paperback , $15.95 (355p)
> Fiction | Anthologies (multiple authors); Fiction | Mystery &
Detective -
> General
> Ages
> Reviewed 2006-09-25
> Publisher's Weekly
> Sixteen new, diverse and highly entertaining mystery stories pack
> latest city-by-city tour of modern noir, spotlighting the "Miami
> which has sprung to dynamic life in the wake of the legendary
Charles Willeford
> and his signature novel Miami Blues . This anthology prowls
through South
> Beach and across Alligator Alley, hitting every demographic, from
> Cuban 魩gr鳠 to Haitian boat people and the garden variety
psychopathic redneck.
> In James W. Hall's "Ride Along," a college professor with an
interest in
> crime writing goes slumming with a thug called Jumpy-"6'4", skinny
as a
> greyhound, pasty-skinned, all knuckles and Adam's apple"-with
unexpected results.
> Vicki Hendricks does a neat deconstruction of classic noir
with "Boozanne,
> Lemme Be," wherein the 4'10" protagonist-"too short for normal
chicks, too tall
> for a dwarf"-lives undetected under a house until he connects
with the titular
> Boozanne and dives still further into ruin. This volume is as
solid as the
> coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets.(Nov.)
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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