"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir,
2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes.
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