Berkeley Noir by Jerry Thompson, Owen Hill

Berkeley Noir by Jerry Thompson, Owen Hill (Editors)
English | 2020 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 6 MB

A town named after a British philosopher doesn’t exactly evoke visions of Goodis or Highsmith. Grifters? Dames? Cops? In Berkeley? On the surface the alleys don’t seem that dark, until we look a little closer. Possibly the most iconic visual image of Berkeley does involve cops. It’s the film with Mario Savio, atop a police car, declaring, “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part!” Now there’s a statement that sums up the spirit of noir.

Berkeley Noir asks, If not here, where? When pulling together this outstanding list of s, we were constantly reminded of Berkeley’s rich literary history, one that swerves through varying shades of noir. Those who helped pave the way for this collection include Anthony Boucher, Janet Dawson, Margaret Cuthbert, Ellen Gilchrist, Linda Grant, Jonathan Lethem, and Barry Gifford. There will always be a place in the heart of this city where even outcasts can feel at home…The search through darkness for an authentic, eclectic voice is the most important ingredient in the rich stew that is Berkeley, California.

Hill House by Lexi Pandell
The Tangy Brine of Dark Night by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Twin Flames by Mara Faye Lethem
“Lucky Day” by Thomas Burchfield
Barroom Butterfly by Barry Gifford
Shallow and Deep by Jason S. Ridler
Boy Toy by Jim Nisbet
The Law of Local Karma by Susan Dunlap
Wifebeater Tank Top by J.M. Curet
Identity Theft by Summer Brenner
Dear Fellow Graduates by Michael David Lukas
Frederick Douglass Elementary by Aya de León
Righteous Kill by Owen Hill

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