Palm Springs Noir

Palm Springs Noir

Author: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617759383

Category: Fiction

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Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena. "An appealing anthology of 14 stories about life and crime in the Mojave Desert's playground to the stars." --MysteryScene Magazine "As editor DeMarco-Barrett points out, it’s hard to think 'noir' in a landscape that offers 300 days of sunshine a year. But unrelenting heat and light can do funny things to your brain...An engaging mix of the good, the bad, and the off-kilter." --Kirkus Reviews Included in Publishers Weekly's Adult 2021 Announcements (Mysteries & Thrillers) 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 location within the geographic area of the book. Palm Springs Noir features brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Janet Fitch, Eric Beetner, Kelly Shire, Tod Goldberg, Michael Craft, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Rob Roberge, J.D. Horn, Eduardo Santiago, Rob Bowman, Chris J. Bahnsen, Ken Layne, and Alex Espinoza. From the introduction: The best noir writers make us feel the heat of the sun, the touch of a lover. Setting can be gritty but can also be sublime, no longer relegated to urban locales and seedy hotel rooms but also mansions and swimming pools. Hence, Palm Springs, which may seem like an odd setting for a collection of dark short stories--it’s so sunny and bright here. The quality of light is unlike anywhere else, and with an average of three hundred sunny days a year, what could go wrong?... The stories in this collection come on like the wicked dust storms common to the area. More than half are by writers who live here full-time; all have homes in Southern California. They know this place in ways visitors and outsiders never will. These are not stories you'll read in the glossy coffee-table books that feature Palm Springs's good life. There is indeed a lush life to be found here, but for the characters in these stories, it’s often just out of reach.
Palm Springs Noir
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Authors: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-06 - Publisher: Akashic Books

Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena. "An appealing anthology of 14 stories about life and crime in the Mojave Desert's playground to the stars." --MysteryScene Magazine "As editor DeMarco-Barrett points out, it’s hard to think 'noir'
Insiders' Guide® to Palm Springs
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ken Van Vechten
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-25 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to beautiful Palm Springs, California. Written by a true insider, it offers a personal and practical perspective of Palm Springs and its surrounding environs.
Palm Springs Confidential
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Howard Johns
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

A star-studded guided tour of Palm Springs, California, where some of Hollywood's best-loved movie stars have lived and died. It lifts the lid on the secret lives of the rich and famous individuals who have resided in this world-renowned tourist resort during the last century.
The Rough Guide to Film Noir
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Alexander Ballinger, Danny Graydon
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

This book presents over one hundred crime and gangster movies highlighting fifty groundbreaking movies and offering profiles of legendary performers, directors, and other contributors.
Neo-noir
Language: en
Pages: 157
Authors: Ronald Schwartz
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Film scholar Ronald Schwartz examines the most significant representatives of the "Neo-Noir" style, beginning with Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and concluding with Michael Mann's Collateral (2004). Schwartz provides in-depth analyses of over 30 of the best "Neo-Noir" films and explains the qualities and characteristics of the "new noir" style. He also