The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.
“An exceptional treat for all dedicated fans of noir fiction.” —Midwest Book Review
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each volume comprises stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.
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.
About the Author
LES STANDIFORD, who edited 2006’s Miami Noir, is the author of twenty-four books and novels, including the award-winning John Deal thriller series and the works of narrative nonfiction Last Train to Paradise, the One Read choice of a dozen public library systems, and Bringing Adam Home, a Wall Street Journal number one true crime bestseller. He is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Florida International University in Miami. His latest work is Miami Noir: The Classics.
The 19 selections in this welcome reprint anthology in Akashic’s noir series enshrine the dark side of Miami . . . This historical survey makes a fine case for Miami as a timeless setting for great crime fiction.
— Publishers Weekly
A collection that shows how far a city can come and still maintain a strong noir tradition.
— Kirkus Reviews
The 19 stories featured in the superb Miami Noir: The Classics are solidly entertaining and a thoughtful history about life, crime and punishment in South Florida.
— South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Miami hasn’t been around for long, as cities go—just a little over a century. But it’s been fertile ground for crime fiction almost from the beginning. The evidence is clear in Miami Noir: The Classics . . . [Standiford’s] choices for the 19 stories in this volume are fascinating.
— Tampa Bay Times