By Tim McLoughlin
New York's punchiest borough asserts its felony legacy with all new tales from an impressive set of today's most sensible writers. Brooklyn Noir strikes from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to crimson Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and much deeper, into the center of Brooklyn's historic and felony largesse, with all of its darkish attractiveness. every one contributor provides a new tale set in a special neighborhood.
Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the secret style with the simplest of recent York's literary fiction community—and, in fact, leaves room for brand spanking new blood. those really good and chilling tales see crime impressive in groups of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and plenty of different ethnicities—in the main various city place at the planet.
Contributors contain Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, etc.
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When he saw me he got up and took a Sig Sauer pistol from the table, stuffing it into his waistband, the grip hanging over the lip of his drawstring pants. We shook hands and he walked me over to my bike. He straddled it, started it up, and rode the throttle in neutral. He yelled over the engine, “That Spectre pistol Core's selling you? ” “Mommy. That's too much for a pistol, Bird. It was me I'd charge you three hundy” “That's cool of you, dude, but he ain't budging. ” I stuck my chin at the bike.
Or get shot here and let my partners waste him? Or hope one of them gets a clean line on him right this second? Or lie down and try to stay out of the way of everyone's bullets that were sure to puncture the Monte Carlo any second? Or, or, or … drop the keys? Yes, drop the keys. If I was going to die, then he was going to die too. I pulled the keys out of the ignition and let them fall into the footwell. ” “Motherfucker—” I leaned forward and Provestgaard did too. Mellor, who was closest to the passenger's side of the car, stuck his revolver in the rear window gap and emptied it.
Shoot, in that year, 1987, he probably even had his own computer. It didn't appeal to me. The bullet put the rush of the streets in me and through me. It guaranteed I'd never direct anything but myself, and convinced me that large desks were for castrated dummies. I thought, Fuck that, I'm gonna be an undercover. ” AUGUST 2001—JANUARY 2002 IF ANYTHING, THE shooting proved that my job, and therefore my life, was not glamorous in any way. Pathetically, I'd imagined that undercover life would be like Miami Vice—full of cigarette boats, fast cars, expensive clothes, and perfect tens in bikinis sitting in my lap while I negotiated with drug kingpins.