Santa Fe Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

Santa Fe Noir (Akashic Noir) By Ariel Gore (Editor), Katie Johnson (Contributions by), Candace Walsh (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Ariel Gore (Editor), Katie Johnson (Contributions by), Candace Walsh (Contributions by)
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Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

“Pure entertainment by a collection of impressively skilled storytellers, Santa Fe Noir is especially and unreservedly recommended.” —Midwest Book Review

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

Brand-new stories by: Ana Castillo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Byron F. Aspaas, Barbara Robidoux, Elizabeth Lee, Ana June, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Ariel Gore, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Candace Walsh, Hida Viloria, Cornelia Read, Miriam Sagan, James Reich, Kevin Atkinson, Katie Johnson, and Tomas Moniz.

About the Author

Ariel Gore is a Lambda Literary and Alternative Press award–winning editor and the author of eleven books, including The Hip Mama Survival Guide, Atlas of the Human Heart (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award), and Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness. Her memoir The End of Eve and her novel We Were Witches both won New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Her spell collection, Hexing the Patriarchy, is out now from Seal Press. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the University of New Mexico and currently teaches online at

Praise For…

There is a real charm to the local specificity of Santa Fe Noir, and it’s a pleasure to discover how different imaginations can channel the chiaroscuro energy of well-known places.

— Santa Fe Reporter

The book’s diverse group of writers will provide readers with unexpected perspectives on this centuries-old city and its people.
— Publishers Weekly

Readers will never look at hand-thrown pottery, heirloom tomatoes, or spectacular sunsets the same way again.
— Kirkus Reviews

Because each story is identified by the neighborhood or specific location in which it takes place, Santa Fe Noir is a veritable road map of the city and surrounding area. It stretches from El Dorado to the Southside, Casa Solana and Cerrillos Road to the Santa Fe National Forest. The protagonists of the stories are psychotherapists, vagrants, teenagers, and gig workers. They drink and smoke. They drop acid and have sex. And more than a few are guilty of murder (or at least of justifiable homicide).

— Pasatiempo

Readers, if you like noir and you like Santa Fe, this is a must-read!
— Eldorado Living Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617757228
ISBN-10: 1617757225
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir