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by Peter Spiegelman


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Wall Street Noir contains 17 dark short stories by as many different authors. Remarkably, only one or two of them make for less than compelling reading. Many of the selections do take place on or near Manhattan's Wall Street. But a number unfold far afield.

Wall Street Noir contains 17 dark short stories by as many different authors. If there is an underlying theme running through a number, though by no means all, of these short stories, it would be: Overpaid yuppies get their comeuppance. There are many excellent fictional works contained in Wall Street Noir.

Wall Street Noir book. Paperback, 270 pages. Published June 1st 2007 by Akashic Books. Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death’s Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), Brand-new stories by: John Burdett, Peter Blauner, Charles Ardai, Henry Blodget, Twist Phelan, Larry Light, James Hime, Jason Starr, Lauren Sanders, Tim Broderick, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jim Fusilli, Mark Haskell Smith, and. more.

Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death’s Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses, and central banks in major markets around the world. He lives in Connecticut.

Wall Street Noir illuminates a place whose boundaries have spread well beyond Trinity Church and the East River.

Wall Street Noir casts a stark light on the darkest ends of The Street. Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Wall Street Noir illuminates a place whose boundaries have spread well beyond Trinity Church and the East River. the maquilas of Honduras, the office towers of Shanghai, and the brothels of Bangkok.

Wall Street Noir, . part of Akashic Noir Cities Series. PETER SPIEGELMAN Lethe, South Dakota. Five Days at the Sunset. Wall Street is long on tradition. MEGAN ABBOTI 110 W. 139th Street.

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But the problem with a book like Wall Street Noir, Akashic Press' new collection of crime fiction, is that the greed (the motivation for the original crime) and the fear (the motivation for the cover-up after the losses begin to mount) usually manifest themselves in the most complex and bloodless manner imaginable; Enron was allowed to continue for as long as it. did because most auditors simply could not make sense of the firm's insanely complicated strategies.

Brand-new stories by: John Burdett, Peter Blauner, Charles Ardai, Henry Blodget, Twist Phelan, Larry Light, James Hime, Jason Starr, Lauren Sanders, Tim Broderick, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jim Fusilli, Mark Haskell Smith, and more. Similar books by other authors. Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death's Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March

USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series by Johnny Temple. It’s easy for a casual visitor to get lost in the winding streets of Boston, and the same proves true for Akashic Books’ noir anthology, Boston Noir

USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series by Johnny Temple. at our Main Branch is reading USA Noir by Johnny Temple. USA Noir is an anthology of stories shrewdly culled from dozens of volumes of regional crime fiction published since 2004 under the Noir banner. It’s easy for a casual visitor to get lost in the winding streets of Boston, and the same proves true for Akashic Books’ noir anthology, Boston Noir. Haven't read all of it, but the stories I did read are wonderful! And again for obvious reasons.

Brand-new stories by: John Burdett, Peter Blauner, Charles Ardai, Henry Blodget, Twist Phelan, Larry Light, James Hime, Jason Starr, Lauren Sanders, Tim Broderick, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jim Fusilli, Mark Haskell Smith, and more. Peter Spiegelman is the Shamus Award-winning author of Black Maps (Knopf, 2003), Death’s Little Helpers (Knopf, 2005), and Red Cat (Knopf, 2007), which feature private detective and Wall Street refugee John March. Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries, and has worked with banks, brokerage houses, and central banks in major markets around the world. He lives in Connecticut.

Comments: (7)

Erennge
I like fast moving short stories. But, with 17 authors it is difficult to find consistency in line with the readers preferences. This was my 8th read in the Noir series. I guess by my ratings I liked Manhattan Noir best followed by Las Vegas, Politics, and Bronx. A bit less Manhattan 2,Queens and New Orleans. This fell in with Vegas,Politics and Bronx. It gets off to a great start with The Top Of The Game by Stephen Rhodes about intrigue, power and deceit. Twist Phelan's A Trader's Lot followed up nicely. About a natural gas trader who bet it all on a hurricane in the gulf. The hurricane changed course. But there was still a way for him to win. Jim Fusilli's A Terrorizing Demonstration continued the roll. This was about a terrorist who sent a message thru an innocent young boy. Town Car by David Noonan was another good read about an executive used to the good life who had an unexpected ride. Part 2 began with The Quant by Richard Aleas where the head of a firm would not allow a key subordinate to quit.Lawrence Light's Make Me Rich was about a financial columnist who played the stocks he reviewed. Rough Justice by James Hime was about a lawyer negotiating a major real estate deal who got caught in the middle between criminals and ethics. The Consultant by Peter Blauner was about a female corporate consultant he played hardball with an executive she had been hired to improve. I would say the preceeding stories were five star caliber. Unfortunately parts 3 & 4, to my taste, deteriorated in quality. Though The Day Trader in The Trunk of Cleto's Car by Mark Haskell Smith about a day trader who laundered money and Five Days At The Sunset by Peter Spiegelman about a derivatives trader who ran amiss were quite good. In part 4 The Enlightenment Of Magnus McKay by John Burdett about a high flying exec who fell for a prostitute in Thailand and Bonus Season by Henry Blodget about risky high trading involvment with Chinese twist, intrigue and pornography. Due Diligence by Reed Farrel Coleman was about a female executive who met her fate checking out a deal in Honduras. Note that by my count ten of the seventeen stories ended in death. I enjoyed 13 of the 17 stories which certainly is good.
Malarad
All I can say is WOW! Some very powerful stories. Who knew Wall Street could be so dark?
Rrinel
Now here's a book that tests your business acumen. Mine is sometimes lacking but excellent writing brought the stories across. This volume required its writers to set their stories in the world of finance and most come up winners. A nice addition to a great series.
Mananara
As explained by editor Peter Spiegelman in the introduction, Wall Street is more than just a geographical location. It's a state of mind. Wheresoever greed completely out of proportion to human wants and needs holds sway, Wall Street is very much present and accounted for.

Wall Street Noir contains 17 dark short stories by as many different authors. Remarkably, only one or two of them make for less than compelling reading. Many of the selections do take place on or near Manhattan's Wall Street. But a number unfold far afield. China for example. If there is an underlying theme running through a number, though by no means all, of these short stories, it would be: Overpaid yuppies get their comeuppance.
There are many excellent fictional works contained in Wall Street Noir. My personal favorite would have to be "At the Top of His Game" by Steven Rhodes. A solid collection. Highly recommended.
Anicasalar
Of particular interest with Congress talking about financial reform, this collection contains 17 stories based on the financial industry where some people believe in success at any price. One of the stories is in comic book format, and two are in historical contexts. There is some variation in quality, and you will probably like some better than others.

The lead off story, "At the Top of his Game," is about survival in the corporate jungle where the weak are eaten. When people manuever for position, some will win and some will lose. It helps to know where bodies are buried.

The second story, "A Trader's Lot," is set in the New York Merchantile Exchange where floor traders deal in commodities like natural gas. There is more than one way to make a killing.

"Feeding Frenzy," in comic book format, is about a merger/takeover and leaked information.

"A Terrorizing Demonstration," is historical fiction in the setting of the historic Wall Street bombing incident.

"Town Car," is about a man who discovers he has made the wrong person unhappy.

The Sixth story, "The Quant," ia sbout holding onto a valuable employee at any price. But things may come back to bite you.

"Make me Rich," is about insider trading and the dangers of dealing with the wrong people.

"Rough Justice" is about pushing through a real estate deal, and people covering their tracks.

"The Consultant" is about people with agendas that you might not understand. Some people have strong motivations.

"The Day Trader in the Trunk of Cleto's Car" says it all in the title. A day trader got involved in handling the wrong person's money.

"Five Days at the Sunset" is about a fugitive financier who may have run to the wrong place.

"Today we Hit" is historic fiction about the numbers game (not entirely fiction).

"The Basher" is about a trader who uses the modern internet to manipulate opinions and profit thereby.

"The Enlightenment of Magnus McKay" is about a high priced attorney representing the wrong people who gets involved with a woman without understanding the customs of her country.

"Bonus Season" is about cutthroat manuevering for position in an international trading firm.

"Everything I'm Not" seemed a somewhat strange story. It is set in Israel and involves a reunification.

"Due Diligence" is about taking care. There are enemies where you might not expect them.
Wall Street Noir (Akashic Noir) download epub
United States
Author: Peter Spiegelman
ISBN: 1933354232
Category: Travel
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Akashic Books; First Edition edition (June 1, 2007)
Pages: 382 pages