Columbus Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

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By Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Editor)
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The state of Ohio could only escape the Akashic Noir Series for so long.

“Perfect for fans of crime novels and mysteries. The book tells stories of Columbus’ dark doppelgänger, where greed and pride have run rampant.” —Columbus Monthly Magazine

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

Brand-new stories by: Lee Martin, Robin Yocum, Kristen Lepionka, Craig McDonald, Chris Bournea, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Tom Barlow, Mercedes King, Daniel Best, Laura Bickle, Yolonda Tonette Sanders, Julia Keller, Khalid Moalim, and Nancy Zafris.

About the Author

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, an editor and reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, is the author of nonfiction books on the death penalty and terrorism, and six novels about private eye Andy Hayes, an ex–Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned investigator. Welsh-Huggins's short story "The Murderous Type" won the 2017 Al Blanchard Award for best New England short crime fiction.

Praise For…

This superior Akashic noir anthology gathers 14 dark snapshots of Ohio’s capital, a very dangerous place indeed, with heavy drug use and murder touching down everywhere, from the German Village neighborhood to the statehouse . . . Noir fans should be well satisfied.
— Publishers Weekly

The latest stage in Akashic’s master plan to paint the world black is marked by 14 new stories . . . and the different shades of noir they invoke, from light gray to pitch black.
— Kirkus Reviews

Like the rest of the state of Ohio, Columbus has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, and the stories included in Akashic’s ode to the city are as full of misery as the city currently is in real life. Moments of humanity shine through in many of the tales in this collection, and epic takes on pride and greed make many of the stories in this collection go beyond small miseries into the realm of Shakespearian tragedy. Urgent, beautiful, and not to be missed.
— CrimeReads, included in CrimeReads’ Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020

Femmes fatales, shady clubs and antiheroes: all the elements are here in Columbus Noir, a satisfying collection of 14 stories by some of Ohio’s best authors, in a series of more than a hundred books in an award-winning series that includes locales like Baghdad Noir and Wall Street Noir.

— Akron Beacon Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617757655
ISBN-10: 1617757659
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir