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About the Author
LES STANDIFORD, who edited 2006's Miami Noir, is the author of twenty-four books and novels, including the award-winning John Deal thriller series and the works of narrative nonfiction Last Train to Paradise, the One Read choice of a dozen public library systems, and Bringing Adam Home, a Wall Street Journal number one true crime best seller. He is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Florida International University in Miami.
A collection that shows how far a city can come and still maintain a strong noir tradition.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
The 19 stories featured in the superb Miami Noir: The Classics are solidly entertaining and a thoughtful history about life, crime and punishment in South Florida.-- "South Florida Sun-Sentinel"
Miami hasn't been around for long, as cities go--just a little over a century. But it's been fertile ground for crime fiction almost from the beginning. The evidence is clear in Miami Noir: The Classics . . . [Standiford's] choices for the 19 stories in this volume are fascinating.-- "Tampa Bay Times"