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Publisher's Summary

Brand-new stories by: Lourd De Veyra, Gina Apostol, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, F.H. Batacan, Jose Dalisay Jr., Eric Gamalinda, Jessica Hagedorn, Angelo Lacuesta, R. Zamora Linmark, Rosario Cruz-Lucero, Sabina Murray, Jonas Vitman, Marianne Villanueva, and Lysley Tenorio. Manila provides the ideal, torrid setting for an Akashic Noir series volume. It's where the rich rub shoulders with the poor, where five-star hotels coexist with informal settlements, where religious zeal coexists with superstition, and where politics is often synonymous with celebrity and corruption.

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Critic Reviews

"...excellent anthology... The Filipino take on noir includes a liberal dose of the gothic and supernatural, with disappearance and loss being constants." ( Publishers Weekly)
"This Southeast sampler is unique, possessing an overall gritty tone. Each slice of supernatural splendor pulls the reader in with their nontraditional heroes. Ultimately, readers get a strong taste of the real Manila and all her dark secrets, wanting more of while being slightly afraid of what she might do next. Manila is the perfect place for noir scenes to occur, and it is easy to get sucked into its deadly nightshade of doom." ( Criminal Class Press)

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Hard to follow

After finally finding a book about the Phillipines that wasn’t WW2 related, i was quite disappointed with this. I found it very hard to follow with so many different characters that weren’t introduced or easily identifiable. Probably not the sort of book suited to audiobook format.