Tyrus 2013


"The biggest mysteries in our genre are why Reed Coleman isn't already huge, and why Moe Prager isn't already an icon."—Lee Child

"Reed Farrel Coleman is one of the more original voices to emerge from the crime fiction field in the last ten years." —George Pelecanos

"Moe Prager is the man." Janet Evanovich

"Reed Farrel Coleman makes claim to a unique corner of the private detective genre" —Michael Connelly

"One of the most daring writers around ... He writes the books we all aspire to." Ken Bruen

Wall Street Noir with story by Reed Farrel ColemanWALL STREET NOIR (2007)

With "Due Diligence" by Reed Farrel Coleman

Edited by Peter Spiegelman
Akashic Books

Wall Street Noir casts a stark light on the darkest ends of the street to illuminate a place whose boundaries have spread well beyond Trinity Church and the East River. In today's relentlessly global economy, Wall Street is everywhere: a borderless, virtual city encompassing Midtown Manhattan, Main Street, U.S.A., the maquilas of Honduras, the office towers of Shanghai, and the brothels of Bangkok. It's a shadowy metropolis, as the stories in this exciting collection reveal, and one that's far more Jim Thompson than Warren Buffet.

The volume's contributors range across this landscape in seventeen dark, sometimes darkly funny, tales of hungry egos, cutthroat competition, cultural clashes, sweaty paranoia, not-so-innocent bystanders, and desperate deals with a wide variety of devils.


Spiegelman, the ideal editor for the Wall Street entry in Akashic's noir anthology series, assembles a stellar cast of 17 crime genre luminaries, many with financial backgrounds. Standouts include Peter Blauner's The Consultant, in which a pregnant business coach discovers La Donna within as she maneuvers a Bensonhurst-bred Don Corleone wannabe into a war he can't win; Twist Phelan's A Trader's Lot, in which commodities traders strategize on how to profit off a hurricane due to strike the Gulf Coast; and John Burdett's The Enlightenment of Magnus McKay, in which a lawyer representing a crooked Thai-Chinese businessman falls in love with a beautiful prostitute in Bangkok and slips into an opium dream from which he may never wake. Mark Haskell Smith, Jason Starr, Jim Fusilli and Reed Farrel Coleman also contribute fine stories. As this volume demonstrates, Wall Street is no longer restricted to lower Manhattan, but has become a worldwide theater in which greed, volatility and desperation often lead to crime. - Publishers Weekly


"At the Top of His Game" by Stephen Rhodes
"A Trader's Lot" by Twist Phelan
"Feeding Frenzy" by Tim Broderick
"A Terrorizing Demonstration" by Jim Fusilli
"Town Car" by David Noonan 
"The Quant" by Richard Aleas
"Make Me Rich" by Lawrence Light
"Rough Justice" by James Hime
"The Consultant" by Peter Blauner
 "The Day Trader in the Trunk of Cleto's Car" by Mark Haskell Smith
"Five Days at the Sunset" by Peter Spiegelman
"Today We Hit" by Megan Abbott
"The Basher" by Jason Starr
"The Enlightenment of Magnus McKay" by John Burdett
"Bonus Season" by Henry Blodget
"Everything I'm Not" by Lauren Sanders
"Due Diligence" by Reed Farrel Coleman


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