Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Best American Noir of the Century

The recently released Best American Noir of the Century edited by Otto Penzler and James Ellroy was just voted one of the top books in The Daily Beast's Ultimate Gift Book Guide for "For the Friend Who Still Wears Fedoras."

9780547330778 . $30.00
Ellroy and Penzler mined one hundred years of writing—1910–2010—to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.

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