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Santa Cruz Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

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Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast.


“Concluding with a serious gutpunch of a story, Santa Cruz Noir is a worthy addition to the series, one that proves no locale is too outre for the Akashic Noir treatment.” —San Francisco Book Review


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. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles NoirSan Francisco NoirSan Diego NoirOrange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast.


Brand-new stories by: Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Elizabeth McKenzie, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lou Mathews, Lee Quarnstrom, Dillon Kaiser, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine.



About the Author


Susie Bright is a best-selling author and editor who landed in Santa Cruz in 1979. Her previous short story collections include The Best American Erotica, Herotica, Bitten, and X. She is the host of the podcast In Bed with Susie Bright, author of the memoir Big Sex Little Death, and cowrote and choreographed the noir film Bound.

Praise For…


Santa Cruz Noir is teeming with other local details that will make readers do similar double takes. It’s divided into three sections, the first of which is called ‘Murder Capital of the World,’ as if to put any question of when Santa Cruz’s notorious serial killer lore is going to come up immediately to rest.

— Good Times Santa Cruz, From a Feature on Susie Bright

Santa Cruz Noir delivers on noir sensibilities with an extra twist: it’s that California mythology . . . It is this noir ethos that defines Santa Cruz Noir. After arriving at California’s golden shores, life surely will be better. There is no place further to go.

— Book Riot

Bright joins the ranks of Akashic editors to rip the lid off the California coastal town that’s never seemed less laid-back.
— Kirkus Reviews

Santa Cruz is a place of natural beauty, ocean breezes and family-friendly tourist attractions. But a new collection of short fiction stories explores a seedier side of this beach town filled with murder and mystery.
— KAZU FM

Akashic’s well-traveled, always-riveting Noir series has been to some serendipitous locales over the years, cities perfectly suited to crime fiction, some boasting a long noir tradition of their very own. But for me, just in terms of sheer allure and possibility, the new Santa Cruz collection is right up there at the top. A washed out seaside pleasure palace, nestled up against the hills and the surf, home to all manner of shady types and societal misfits, proximate to great wealth but possessed of an undeniable scruffiness, and above all, beautiful, with that low California sun so conducive to good noir.
— CrimeReads, One of 10 Crime Books to Read this June


Product Details
ISBN: 9781617756221
ISBN-10: 1617756229
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir