The Painted Gun


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$15.95  $14.83
Akashic Books
Publish Date
5.2 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Bradley Spinelli is the author of the novel Killing Williamsburg, and the writer/director of the film #AnnieHall, which the Village Voice called fascinating. He contributes regularly to Bedford + Bowery and lives in Brooklyn. Visit his website at


"With a plot that winds up like a Swiss watch and then explodes like an RPG, Bradley Spinelli's The Painted Gun pays off in every way a reader of noir fiction wants it to, and provides a lovely bonus--some of the most sure-footed tough guy prose I've seen since Hammett and Chandler walked those mean streets. Spinelli's novel pays homage to the conventions of detective fiction while also spinning an original and terrifying web of violence, menace, and intrigue. A bravura performance by a writer of marvelous gifts."
--Sterling Watson, author of Suitcase City

"The Painted Gun is a fun and wonderfully reckless remix. Bradley Spinelli spins the conventions of noir and whips up a tasty postmodern dish. It's an homage to yesterday, and also an examination of what's thrumming outside our walls right now."
--Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life

"Spinelli gives us noir voices and atmosphere, a thrilling international plot, and--in the lovely, half-mad painter Ashley Fenn--a figure who embodies the seductive dangers of fine art. What more could you ask?"
--Richard Vine, author of SoHo Sins

Praise for Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli:

"Spinelli offers sharp and stylish prose...Benson's nihilistic views may resonate with readers in their twenties facing an uncertain economic future."
--Publishers Weekly

"Spinelli has written the first visionary neo-Romantic novel of the twenty-first century."
--The Awl