Sixteen stories reveal the dark side of Arizona's capital, including tales from #1 New York Times–bestselling authors Lee Child and Diana Gabaldon.
Even a desert metropolis has its share of cold-blooded criminals. Along with suburban sprawl, Phoenix is home to shady developers, police corruption, and organized crime. Being close to the country's southern border makes it a hot spot for trafficking humans, guns, and drugs. Though known as the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix exists under a long shadow.
In Phoenix Noir, you'll find stories from powerhouse authors Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte.
"Patrick Millikin . . . as if to prove his witty claim that 'sunshine is the new noir,' offers one superb specimen, 'Whiteout on Van Buren,' in which [author] Don Winslow makes skillful use of a city street at high noon to provide the perfect metaphor for life and death." —The New York Times Book Review