St. Louis Noir
Scott Phillips, various authors

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Narrated By: Rebecca Gibel, Adenrele Ojo, Kevin Kenerly, Lloyd James, Mirron Willis, P. J. Ochlan, Ray Chase, Donald Corren, Traber Burns, various narrators

Duration: 7 hours and 37 minutes

What to expect

Edited by the bestselling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for the Akashic Noir series.

Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

In the wake of Chicago Noir, Twin Cities Noir, and Kansas City Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest Midwest installment, St. Louis Noir. Masterfully curated by Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest (adapted for film, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), this volume will chill the listener with heartland menace.

Featuring brand new stories by Calvin Wilson, LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, John Lutz, Paul D. Marks, Colleen J. McElroy, Jason Makansi, S. L. Coney, Michael Castro, Laura Benedict, Jedidiah Ayres, Umar Lee, Chris Barsanti, L. J. Smith, and Scott Phillips.

Genre

Crime and mystery fiction, Anthologies: general, Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction, Anthologies: general, Fiction: general and literary

Listen to a sample

“Featuring a baker’s dozen of original stories, plus one ‘poetic interlude,’ this new entry in Akashic’s globetrotting anthology series explores, as editor Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest, tells us in his introduction, the ‘collision of high and low’ that makes St. Louis so interesting to crime writers…The stories here are uniformly strong…tightly written, tightly plotted, mostly character-driven stories of murder and mayhem, death and despair, shadow and shock.”

Booklist

“St. Louis gets a turn to show its dark side in Phillips’ collection of thirteen dark tales and a poetic interlude…Phillips’ collection eschews the professional: readers will search in vain for flatfeet, gumshoes, or other traditional noir heroes. Just plain old folks being plain old ornery in this spirited, black-hearted collection.”