"Plenty of mayhem for fans of dark fiction . . . Suburbia may be even meaner than the big city." —The New York Times
Long Island may bring to mind quiet middle-class homes among leafy trees and lawns, or the glitzy enclaves of the Gold Coast and the Hamptons. But this gigantic stretch of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, home to nearly eight million people, can also be home to schemes, scandals, and various criminal activities. This volume collects an assortment of noir short stories set in Nassau and Suffolk counties—among them "The Shiny Car in the Night" by Nick Mamatas, selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2013.
Original stories by: Jules Feiffer, Matthew McGevna, Nick Mamatas, Kaylie Jones, Qanta Ahmed, Charles Salzberg, Reed Farrel Coleman, Tim McLoughlin, Sarah Weinman, JZ Holden, Richie Narvaez, Sheila Kohler, Jane Ciabattari, Steven Wishnia, Kenneth Wishnia, Amani Scipio, and Tim Tomlinson.
"New stories as diverse as the massive island itself . . . even the Hamptons have a wrong side of town." —Kirkus Reviews
"An eclectic and effective mix of seasoned pros and new voices." —Publishers Weekly