Famed detective and mystery writer Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones, 8 Million Ways to Die) takes the helm as guest editor for DARK CITY LIGHTS, the fourth edition of the Have a NYC series. Twenty-three thrilling, hilarious and poignant short stories--all based in New York City--written by new and acclaimed fiction masters, including Robert Silverberg (Hugo and Nebula Award multiple winner; grand master of SFWA); Ed Park (author, Personal Days; senior editor, Amazon's literary imprint, Little A); Jim Fusilli (rock and pop music critic, Wall Street Journal; author, Closing Time and A Well-Known Secret); Parnell Hall (author, Last Puzzle & Testament); SJ Rozan (Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity award-wining author); Brian Koppelman (co-writer, Ocean's 13 and Rounders); Elaine Kagan (author, No Good-Byes; actress, GoodFellas), and more. A brilliant book that redefines the New York of today--and tomorrow.
Each story, no matter how brief or how weird, feels indelibly true to New York. --Manhattan Book Review Great stories in the great city of New York, where anything can happen and usually does. Highly recommended. The Rap Sheet Dark City Lights: New York Stories (Three Rooms Press, out now), edited by Lawrence Block, gathers 23 original short stories by fiction writers (including Block, a bestselling mystery novelist), screenwriters, actors and others, all set in the city... Thrilling to comic, from a visit to a Garment District shop by Marilyn Monroe to an invasion of Central Park by space aliens ... Nicely twisted ... --Tampa Bay Times A gritty new noir collection. --am New York It is a given that New York will never exhaust itself as a setting for stories, and each of the tales selected for DARK CITY LIGHTS finds a different vein to mine from that very large and diverse mountain ... One cannot ask for better. --Bookreporter Ed Park's Amsterdam in the 90s offers a creepy beginning story. The Big Snip by Thomas Pluck is a well-researched, entertaining tale about veterinary technicians ... Warren Moore's Bowery Station, 3:15 A.M. is a shocker. As promised, New York City could be considered a main character in these tales. --Reviewing the Evidence