"This entry, with its high-quality stories from such genre masters as Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, outshines the typical all-original anthology."Publishers Weekly
In Akashic Books's acclaimed series of original noir anthologies, each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. This collection of classic storiesthe sequel to the award-winning, bestselling Los Angeles Noir"reaffirm[s] that the shadows cast by the Southland's sun, and its gloomy ocean fog, have proved some of noir's most fertile territory" (Los Angeles Times).
This anthology features stories by Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, James Ellroy, Leigh Brackett, James M. Cain, Chester Himes, Ross MacDonald, Walter Mosley, Naomi Hirahara, Margaret Millar, Joseph Hansen, William Campbell Gault, Jervey Tervalon, Kate Braverman, and Yxta Maya Murray.
"If you love either mysteries or tales about our corner of the world, pick up Noir 2 . . . Hey, the concept of `noir'dark, steamy mystery storieswas invented here."Los Angeles Daily News