Edwidge Danticat

Review: The dark sensibilities of 'Kingston Noir'

Review: The dark sensibilities of 'Kingston Noir'

Kingston Noir

Edited by Colin Channer
Akashic Books: 285 pp; $15.95 trade paper original

Starting in 2004 with "Brooklyn Noir," the more than 50 titles in the Akashic Books series of crime fiction have been distinguished by contributions from writers who live in or write about cities and areas rife with Hollywood-influenced dark sensibilities (Los Angeles, Manhattan, San Francisco) as well as unexpected places (the Twin Cities, Orange County, Delhi) but whose stories teem nonetheless with betrayal, rage and revenge. Notable editors have included Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Dennis Lehane (Boston) and Patrick Millikin (Phoenix), all of...

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