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Join us when the editors and contributors of the new Cleveland Noir anthology visit to discuss the collection.
About Cleveland Noir:
Launched with the summer ‘04 best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographical area of the book.
Cleveland is a working-class town, though its great institutions were founded by twentieth-century robber barons and agnates. It’s this mix of the wealthy and the working class that makes this city—an urban center of brick and girders surrounded by verdant suburbs—a perfect backdrop for lawlessness. Cleveland has certainly seen its share of high-profile crime. Eliot Ness, Cleveland’s director of public safety in the 1930s, hunted unsuccessfully for the ‘torso murderer’ who killed and dismembered twelve people in Kingsbury Run, the area now known as the Flats, then populated by bars, brothels, flophouses, and gambling dens. The famous disappearance of Beverly Potts in the early 1950s on Cleveland’s west side made national headlines. The sensational murder of Marilyn Sheppard in Bay Village and the imprisonment and eventual acquittal of her husband, the surgeon Sam Sheppard, became the basis for a popular television drama The Fugitive. The noir stories in this volume hit all these same notes, and their geographies reflect the history of the city and its politics, its laws, poverty, alienation, racism, crime, and violence.
FEATURING BRAND-NEW STORIES FROM: Jill Bialosky, Thrity Umrigar, Michael Ruhlman,
Daniel Stashower, D.M. Pulley, J.D. Belcher, Alex DiFrancesco, Miesha Wilson Headen, Abby L.
Vandiver, Sam Conrad, Angela Crook, Susan Petrone, Paula McLain, Dana McSwain, and Mary
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.
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The City of South Euclid will conduct a resurfacing project on South Green Road between Mayfield Road and Cedar Road that we anticipate will result in travel delays. The resurfacing project is expected to begin Monday, April 3, 2023, and continue through late fall. During that time, we encourage all visitors to the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library to plan accordingly and allow themselves ample travel time. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch will remain open for normal hours of operation during construction.
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