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Publisher Description

Roachkiller and Other Stories, winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection and the 2013 International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction!



From an exciting new voice in noir . . .


“If there is any justice in the world, [R. Narvaez] should become a giant on the literary noir scene within the next couple of years.” 

—Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine, on the story “Roachkiller”


A pregnant single mother who becomes a numbers runner in 1970s Brooklyn; an ex-con fighting against insurmountable odds not to kill again; a middle-aged tax lawyer who’s discovered the secret to happiness—at any cost: these are just a few of the hard-luck characters you’ll meet in Roachkiller and Other Stories, the debut collection of short stories from exciting noir writer R. Narvaez. Included are 10 hard-boiled tales, many with a dash of dark humor. Get-rich schemes gone violently awry. A slacker detective far out of his depth. A reformed criminal who can’t get past his killer instincts. The action moves from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico, from the ’70s to the near future, from deadly divorces to homicidal hipsters. Narvaez travels down the dimly lit side streets of noir you’ve never seen before.


Contents


In the Kitchen with Johnny Albino 

Juracán

Roachkiller

GhostD

Santa’s Little Helper

Unsynchronicity

Ibarra Goes Down

Watching the Iguanas

Rough Night in Toronto

Zinger


“Juracán” is also available as an ebook single under the title “Hurricane”!


“Plenty of good surprises [in this book]: R. Narvaez in ‘Juracán’ tells a story set in Puerto Rico among the legends of the Tainos, stolen artifacts, double- and triple-crosses, uneasy justice.”

—Manuel Ramos, author of King of the Chicanos, on the collection Indian Country Noir


“Hilarious and memorable.”

—Kirkus Reviews, on the story “Hating Holly Hernandez” in the collection You Don’t Have a Clue


Author Bio


Nuyorican writer R. Narvaez was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His fiction has been published in Mississippi Review, Murdaland, Street Magazine, Thrilling Detective, Indian Country Noir, Long Island Noir, Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery, and You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens. He blogs at Nuyorican Obituary.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2012
April 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
101
Pages
PUBLISHER
Beyond the Page Publishing
SELLER
Beyond the Page Publishing, LLC
SIZE
705.7
KB

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