Wall Street Noir from Akashic Books

Via Akashic Books: … Wall Street Noir. "at the rotting heart of corporate America, Peter Spiegelman collects disparate, darkly humorous voices that shed light on the seedy underbelly of the financial world, providing an alternative and honest look at life on the Street. A starred review in Publishers Weekly endorses Spiegelman as “the ideal editor for the Wall Street entry in Akashic’s noir anthology series, assembl[ing] a stellar cast of 17 crime genre luminaries, many with financial backgrounds,” showing how Wall Street has spread its insidious reach far beyond the boundaries of lower Manhattan. Through cautionary tales from the likes of former Merrill Lynch securities analyst Henry Blodget, ex-finance lawyer John Burdett, and renowned author and Wall Street Journal writer Jim Fusilli, these stories showcase a side of Wall Street previously restricted to convicts, criminals, and newspaper headlines."

Er, wow! Enthusiastic blurb. Peter Spiegelman is one of my favourite authors: here’s my review of his latest, Red Cat. Of the other authors listed above, I have only read Fusilli, but he’s good too.

Akashic Books is dedicated to "reverse gentrification of the literary world". As well as Wall Street Noir, their other newest title is Tango for a Torturer, apparently a "long-awaited sequel to the award-winning Adios Muchachos!".

2 thoughts on “Wall Street Noir from Akashic Books

  1. I can recommend another worthwhile Akashic title, American Visa, by Juan de Recacoechea, about which I posted some comments a while back at http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/search/label/Juan%20de%20Recacoechea. That stuff about “reverse gentrification of the literary world” may be a bit much, but Akashic is putting some good work out there.
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  2. Thanks, Peter. Yes, I agree, they like to strike a pose but they do seem to publish some interesting books.

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