Brand-new tales by way of: Robert Leuci, Dennis Hawkins, Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Denise Buffa, Patricia Mulcahy, C.J. Sullivan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Aileen Gallagher, Christopher Musella, Kim Sykes, Robert Knightly, Jess Korman, Constance Casey, and Rosemarie Yu.
"There is a distinction, as editor, among cheering the literary accomplishment of a fiction author who has brought a super tale a couple of serial killer or hit guy, and studying the real account, even though fantastically written, of a tender girl raped, murdered, and forgotten. So this booklet, notwithstanding it has its gentle moments (and thank God for those), is for me the darkest of the Brooklyn Noir sequence. those items remind us that crime is own. It occurs to us and to our buddies. occasionally it occurs simply because we do not anything to avoid it. existence doesn't constantly provide the ethical arc we so desperately crave in fiction. If it did, we’d don't have any want for myths and fables, faith or miracles . . .
"Read this booklet. get pleasure from it. Be horrified via it. hold it with you usually. And the following time you’re looking at a very extraordinary and salacious information merchandise at the tv set on your local pub, and the fellow at the subsequent stool says, “You can’t make this shit up,” smack him with it."
--Tim McLoughlin, from the introduction