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By George Pelecanos

Brand new tales through: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking choice of tales detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. this isn't an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. as a substitute, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this urban that almost all by no means pay attention about.

"From the Chevy Chase housewife who commits a surprising act to the watchful bum keeping Georgetown road proprietors, the tome deals a startling glimpse into the cityscape's darkest corners...Fans of the [noir] style will locate good writing, palpable stress and shock endings."
Washington Post

"Every tale during this all-original noir anthology set within the nation's capital is well-written."
Publishers Weekly

"Imbued with numerous collective years of neighborhood experience."
Washington urban Paper

"[Pelecanos] has assembled a compelling mixture of ex-convicts, retired law enforcement officials, former crime beat newshounds and some writing execs prepared to show their storytelling eye, even if jaundiced or soft, inward towards the neighborhood...Local haunts and hangouts are lovingly drawn."
Washington Times

"Pick up a duplicate of the booklet D.C. Noir...and organize to be transported to another D.C. that the travelers see...Pure Washingtonian."
Washingtonian

"Those trying to find redemption in humanity could do good to seem somewhere else, yet this set of gritty city stories, written with all of the considered necessary touches of shadow and fog of the noir masters, is an extraordinary lower for crime aficionados and will pique the curiosity of a person who calls the darkish urban home."
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I had the lottery ticket in my pocket. Detective Barnes, or someone like him, would find it in the morning. When they found But first I had to speak to my father. I walked to where he stood, waiting. And I knew exactly what I was going to say: I ain't the low-ass bum you think I am. I been workin' with the police for a long, long time. Matter of fact, I just solved a homicide. I'm a confidential informant, Pop. Look at me. E. This shit has gone way too far. That's what the little voice in your head tells you.

Peered through the shades and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Your new girl was still on your fingers, the smell of Claiborne all over everything else. You remembered the way her tongue felt against your chest and the way she said good night before she went out through the basement, knowing your moms always slept like a corpse. You woke up with all of that on your mind and two dollars in your pocket. The weekend was on the way and Boyz II Men was coming to the Cap Centre with a bunch of other acts.

In his young mind, it was probably the worst thing a man could be. Behind the window, all went dark. As it did, headlights swept the alley and a car came in with the light. The car was black, and it was a Caprice. I turned and bucked. I ran my ass off down that alley, my old Timbs struggling for grip in the snow. As I ran, I pulled on trashcans, knocking them over so they would block the path of the Caprice. I didn't look back. I heard the boys in the car, yelling at me and shit, and I heard them curse as they had to slow down.

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