By Tim McLoughlin
New York's punchiest borough asserts its legal legacy with all new tales from an impressive set of today's most sensible writers. Brooklyn Noir strikes from Coney Island to Bedford-Stuyvesant to Bay Ridge to purple Hook to Bushwick to Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope and much deeper, into the guts of Brooklyn's historic and felony largesse, with all of its darkish elegance. each one contributor provides a new tale set in a special neighborhood.
Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the secret style with the easiest of recent York's literary fiction community—and, after all, leaves room for brand spanking new blood. those marvelous and chilling tales see crime outstanding in groups of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and plenty of different ethnicities—in the main different city situation at the planet.
Contributors comprise Pete Hamill, Nelson George, Sidney Offit, Arthur Nersesian, Pearl Abraham, Ellen Miller, Maggie Estep, Adam Mansbach, CJ Sullivan, Chris Niles, Norman Kelley, etc.
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I wouldn't like a ride in his taxi. You'd know him by his hair, I reckon. It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton.
It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton. Whoever had sent them could not have imagined that I had seen them before, and could find them again.
But the thorough driver had seen to it that I should not. The car would not start. Opening the bonnet to see how much damage had been done, I found that three of the four sparking plugs had been taken out. They lay in a neat row on the battery. It took me ten minutes to replace them, because my hands were trembling. By then I had no hope of catching the horse-box or of finding anyone who had noticed its direction. I got back into the car and fastened the neck of my shirt. My tie was missing altogether.