Roachkiller and Other Stories

Roachkiller and Other Stories

by R. Narvaez

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Roachkiller and Other Stories by R. Narvaez

Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction!

From R. Narvaez, a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and exciting new voice in noir . . .

“If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.”
—Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”

A pregnant single mother who becomes a numbers runner in 1970s Brooklyn; an ex-con fighting against insurmountable odds not to kill again; a middle-aged tax lawyer who’s discovered the secret to happiness—at any cost: these are just a few of the hard-luck characters you’ll meet in Roachkiller and Other Stories, the debut collection of short stories from exciting noir writer R. Narvaez. Included are 10 hard-boiled tales, many with a dash of dark humor. Get-rich schemes gone violently awry. A slacker detective far out of his depth. A reformed criminal who can’t get past his killer instincts. The action moves from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico, from the ’70s to the near future, from deadly divorces to homicidal hipsters. Narvaez travels down the dimly lit side streets of noir you’ve never seen before.


Contents

In the Kitchen with Johnny Albino
Juracán
Roachkiller
GhostD
Santa’s Little Helper
Unsynchronicity
Ibarra Goes Down
Watching the Iguanas
Rough Night in Toronto
Zinger


“Juracán” is also available as an ebook single under the title “Hurricane”!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014277815
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 03/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 457 KB

About the Author

Nuyorican writer R. Narvaez was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His fiction has been published in Mississippi Review, Murdaland, Street Magazine, Thrilling Detective, Indian Country Noir, Long Island Noir, Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery, and You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens. His short story "Roachkiller" was selected as a Distinguished Mystery Story in Best American Mystery Stories 2008, edited by George Pelecanos. He blogs at Nuyorican Obituary.

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