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Wall Street Noir (Akashic Noir) [Paperback]

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Item description for Wall Street Noir (Akashic Noir) by Peter Spiegelman...

Collects stories about Wall Street, just beneath the shiny surface, by writers such as John Burdett, Henry Blodget, Jason Starr, David Noonan, Richard Aleas, and Lauren Sanders.

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Brand-new stories by: John Burdett, Peter Blauner, Charles Ardai, Henry Blodget, Twist Phelan, Larry Light, James Hime, Jason Starr, Lauren Sanders, Tim Broderick, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jim Fusilli, Mark Haskell Smith, and more.

Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death’s Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses, and central banks in major markets around the world. He lives in Connecticut.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   270
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2007
Publisher   Akashic Books
ISBN  1933354232  
ISBN13  9781933354231  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death's Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Mr. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses and central banks in major markets.

Peter Spiegelman currently resides in the state of Connecticut.

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And what better place for criminals?  Mar 6, 2008
These are great, entertaining and, what the heck, educational stories! After all, what better background for deceit, murder, theft, and viciousness than Wall Street?
Terribly disappointed.  Feb 17, 2008
I have read many of the "Noir" series and this one was the far.
Crime Beat Street Blogger review  Dec 23, 2007
Wall street noir

I just discovered the Akashic Books' Noir Series and Wow, do I have some reading to do! I picked Wall Street Noir up first because it contained a story by Megan Abbot. I had never read anything by the other authors contained in this anthology of crime stories that revolve around the theme of high finance and corporate transgression, and this was a great introduction to many of them. The wonderful thing about noir short stories as opposed to a novel is that the focus is always on the victims and perpetrators of crimes, not on the investigation that takes place afterward. We never meet any detectives here, just people who are about to wind up dead or in jail. It's a great way to mix up the genre.

By far my favorite story was Five Days at the Sunset by Peter Speigleman, also the books' editor. It takes place about as far as mentally possible from Wall Street only to point out just how far the financial world and its misdeeds can reach. The pace is slow to start but builds to a very surprise ending. Other highlights are Stephen Rhoades' At the Top of His Game with its dead-on descriptions of the nouveau riche's clichéd suburbs and symbols of success; The Consultant by Peter Blauner, the first story I've ever read that casts a pregnant woman as the ultimate con-artist, I mean, consultant...;Richard Aleas's The Quant which humorously explains murder in terms of percentages of financial risk; and The Day Trader in the Trunk of Cleto's Car (Mark Haskell Smith), a story that combines the movie business, day trading, and L.A. gangs into a darkly funny tale of life's last moments.

The only disappointment in the bunch was Lauren Sanders' Everything I'm Not. It has a wonderful build-up but the final conclusion leaves too many interesting storylines dangling; and the would-be ironic ending ends up reading a little dull. I wanted Jen to get caught AND her father end up dead, truly capitalizing on the despair of the situation.

It will take me awhile but I can't wait to read more books in this series!
Wall Stree Noir Adds Up to Something Special  Jul 28, 2007
Now here's a book that tests your business acumen. Mine is sometimes lacking but excellent writing brought the stories across. This volume required its writers to set their stories in the world of finance and most come up winners. A nice addition to a great series.

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