Dark City Lights: New York Stories
Lawrence Block (Editor)
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DescriptionFamed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories--all based in New York City--written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg (Hugo and Nebula Award multiple winner; grand master of SFWA); Ed Park (author, Personal Days; senior editor, Amazon's literary imprint, Little A); Jim Fusilli (rock and pop music critic, Wall Street Journal; author, Closing Time and A Well-Known Secret); Parnell Hall (author, Last Puzzle & Testament); SJ Rozan (Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity award-wining author); Brian Koppelman (co-writer, Ocean's 13 and Rounders); Elaine Kagan (author, No Good-Byes; actress, GoodFellas), and more. A brilliant book that redefines the New York of today--and tomorrow.
Three Rooms Press
April 28, 2015
5.2 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Lawrence Block is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series, about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, respectively. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994. He is a ten-time winner of the Edgar Award for his work. His novel, 8 Million Ways to Die was adapted for film in 1986 directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jeff Bridges and Rosanna Arquette. Most recently, his novel A Walk Among the Tombstones was adapted for a 2013 film directed by Scott Frank and starring Liam Neeson. He lives in Manhattan, NY.
"Each story, no matter how brief or how weird, feels indelibly true to New York." --Manhattan Book Review "Great stories in the great city of New York, where anything can happen and usually does. Highly recommended." The Rap Sheet "Dark City Lights: New York Stories (Three Rooms Press, out now), edited by Lawrence Block, gathers 23 original short stories by fiction writers (including Block, a bestselling mystery novelist), screenwriters, actors and others, all set in the city. . . . Thrilling to comic, from a visit to a Garment District shop by Marilyn Monroe to an invasion of Central Park by space aliens . . . Nicely twisted . . ." --Tampa Bay Times "A gritty new noir collection." --am New York "It is a given that New York will never exhaust itself as a setting for stories, and each of the tales selected for DARK CITY LIGHTS finds a different vein to mine from that very large and diverse mountain . . . One cannot ask for better." --Bookreporter "Ed Park's "Amsterdam in the 90s" offers a creepy beginning story. "The Big Snip" by Thomas Pluck is a well-researched, entertaining tale about veterinary technicians . . . Warren Moore's "Bowery Station, 3:15 A.M." is a shocker. As promised, New York City could be considered a main character in these tales." --Reviewing the Evidence