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ISBN-13: 9781936070169
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: Akashic Noir Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 753,028
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named 'Last Lullaby' a 'Best Book of 2004' and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award.
Denise Hamilton’s crime novels have been short-listed for the Edgar Allen Poe and the Willa Cather awards. A native Angeleno, she is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a Fulbright scholar. Visit her at
Michael Connelly is the author of seventeen novels, many of which feature LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. He lived in Los Angeles near Mulholland Drive for fourteen years and now splits his time between California and Florida, where he grew up.
Robert Ferrigno is the author of nine thrillers. His most recent book, Prayers for the Assassin, was a New York Times best-seller. For more information, visit and
Janet Fitch is the author of the novels Paint It Black and White Oleander. She is a third-generation resident of Los Angeles, where she lives in the Silverlake district. Currently, Fitch teaches in the Masters of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California.
Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai mystery series, featuring a Japanese American gardener and atomic bomb survivor living in Altadena, California. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo daily newspaper in Los Angeles, she has produced more than seven nonfiction books related to Southern California and Asian American history. Her latest novel, Snakeskin Shamisen, is an Edgar Award finalist. Her website is
Emory Holmes II is a Los Angeles–based writer. His stories have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the New York Amsterdam News, Written By magazine, and other publications.
Patt Morrison is a veteran Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist, host of a daily program on NPR affiliate KPCC, commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and author of a best-selling book on the Los Angeles River [non-fiction, really]. She has been a six-time Emmy-winning host and commentator for a local PBS public affairs program, and host of a nationally syndicated book show.
Jim Pascoe made a name for himself in the noir/crime fiction community as the copublisher of the critically acclaimed indie press UglyTown, which brought out his first two books, By the Balls: A Bowling Alley Murder Mystery and Five Shots and a Funeral. He is writing a dark manga series called Undertown, as well as a number of original comics based on Hellboy Animated. He lives in Los Angeles.
Gary Phillips writes about crime, giant three-armed robots, babes with Ph.D.’s in tights, and other such subject matter. He is finishing up a novel set during World War II, coediting the Darker Mask anthology of edgy superhero prose stories, and writing a coming-of-age graphic novel about black and Latino teenagers growing up in ’80s South Central L.A.
Scott Phillips was born in Wichita, Kansas, and spent many years in Paris before heading to Southern California. After moving, over a twelve- or thirteen-year period, from Studio City to Ventura to Woodland Hills to Koreatown to Pacific Palisades, he eventually gave up and relocated, tail between his legs, to St. Louis, Missouri.
Neal Pollack’s memoir, Alternadad, was published by Pantheon in early 2007. The editor of Chicago Noir, Pollack lives in Los Angeles with his family. His website and blog,, are generally informative and amusing.
Christopher Rice is the New York Times best-selling author of three novels, mostly recently Light Before Day. A Lambda Literary Award–winner, he is also a regular columnist for the Advocate and is currently a visiting faculty member at the graduate writing program of Otis College of Art and Design. He lives in West Hollywood. For more information, visit
Brian Ascalon Roley, a Los Angeles native, is the author of the novel American Son, which received the 2003 Association of Asian American Studies Prose Book Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book, one of the Los Angeles Times’ Best Books of the Year, and a finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. More information can be found at
Lienna Silver was born in Russia, and immigrated to the United States before Perestroyka came to the rescue. In Los Angeles, she began translating plays and screenplays, and cowrote a project for British Screen International. Her short stories have received numerous honorary awards, and she is working on a novel about contemporary Russia.
Susan Straight was born in Riverside, where she still lives with her family. She has published six novels. Her latest, A Million Nightingales (Pantheon, 2006), set during slavery, is the first of a trilogy about the characters who appear in “The Golden Gopher.”
Héctor Tobar is the son of Guatemalan immigrants and the author of Translation Nation and The Tattooed Soldier. Born in L.A., he has been editor of the bilingual San Francisco newspaper El Tecolote and features editor at the LA Weekly, and he has written for the New Yorker, the Nation, and other publications. He now reports for the Los Angeles Times from Mexico City, and is married with three children.
Diana Wagman is the author of three novels and the film Delivering Milo. She is the recipient of the 2001 PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction. She teaches in the film department at California State University, Long Beach.

Table of Contents

Introduction     13
Police & Thieves
Mulholland Dive     21
Number 19     39
Dangerous Days     54
Midnight in Silicon Valley     85
The Method     97
Morocco Junction 90210     122
Over Thirty     145
Once More, Lazarus     155
East of La Cienega
The Golden Gopher     179
The Kidnapper Bell     209
City of Commerce     228
Fish     242
Roger Crumbler Considered His Shave     264
The Gold Coast
The Girl Who Kissed Barnaby Jones     287
Kinship     299
The Hour When the Ship Comes In     318
What You See     330
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably dont get money just name in for promo