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San Juan Noir | Mayra Santos-Febres
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#FierceFeb #NightInTheCity 🌃This book series explores the dark & seedy sides of different cities through stories set in them & makes me think of nights in the city. I have the tagged book, although I haven't read it yet and I want to find the Seattle & Portland Noir books too. Maybe some day there will even be a Honolulu Noir. 🌴📚👍😆 Here's a link to the cities available: http://www.akashicbooks.com/subject/noir-series/

batsy Noir! Great choice 🖤 2y
Cinfhen Very cool 😎 Every city has it dark side..... 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve read (edited) 2y
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DebBates101 They sound good! Are they fiction, non-fiction or historical fiction? 2y
EKonrad I just finished Lagos Noir (it‘s not in the system). Really interesting POVs 2y
ValerieAndBooks WOW. I want!! I see the website has the complete series on sale for $700 — anyone want to gift me with that 😂😉?! 2y
DebinHawaii @batsy @Cinfhen Thank you! Living on the dark side! 😆🖤 2y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen That one looks good too! Some cities seem to lend themselves to these books. 📚👍 2y
DebinHawaii @Debbates101 They are story collections & I think primarily fiction though I'm not sure if any if the stories are historical fiction or not. 🤔 2y
DebinHawaii @Ekonrad Interesting! The stories definitely seem dark and strange. 👍📚 2y
DebinHawaii @ValerieAndBooks Hah! That would be nice. 😆I found the San Juan Noir at the thrift store so I have been hoping to find some of the others. 2y
DebBates101 @DebinHawaii I will be looking for them! They sound good ☺️🤓📚 2y
DebBates101 @DebinHawaii @LeahBergen New Orleans would make a good backdrop too 2y
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Birth of Venus | Sarah Dunant
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#fiercefeb #nightinthecity I bought this book because of the painting on the cover. I would love to time travel and spend an evening in Medici Florence.

batsy Lovely cover! I'm coming along on this time travel trip 😊 2y
Dragon Thanks @batsy we will have a lot of fun! Imagine the colours in the paintings. 2y
Cinfhen I kind of like the idea of time travel..... 2y
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Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen as long as there‘s a return feature, I wouldn‘t want to stay too long in the past. 2y
CaliforniaCay This is one of my all time favorite books! 2y
Dragon Thanks @CaliforniaCay I‘m relieved to hear it‘s good. The cover blurb and art caught my eye but nobody I know has read it. 👍🐉 2y
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City of Night | John Rechy
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#fiercefeb #nightinthecity “ From the street,I looked up into the apartment buildings,into the naked windows of the tiny cubicle-rooms.More haggard faces peering blankly;skinny,maimed bodies of uncaring women in slips;men without shirts.All have the same look: the look of no longer questioning,resigned doom. The world on its knees..”
Published in 1963 ,an unrelenting tale of a street hustler,somewhat beat and ahead of its time.Thx. Grove Press.

batsy Oh wow. I'd never heard of this and now I want to read it! Thank you 2y
Leftcoastzen @batsy it‘s number 22 on the list of Best 100 gay and lesbian novels rated by Publishing Triangle back in 1999.Rechy was born in El Paso ,Mexican American.Impressive book. 2y
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"Our bones only ache while the flesh is on them. Stretch it thin as the temple flesh of an ailing woman and still it serves to ache the bone and to move the bone about; and in like manner the night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in a torment. We will find no comfort until the night melts away; until the fury of the night rots out its fire."
#fiercefeb day 23

saresmoore Whoa. 2y
readordierachel That's amazing. 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel I'm due for a reread. 2y
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batsy Stunning! 💫 I've got this on my shelf and I should get to it. 2y
Leftcoastzen It‘s so great , excellent choice! 2y
Branwen I adore this book so much! 😍 It's pure genius! 2y
BarbaraBB What do you think of the book? It went way over my head...😊 2y
vivastory @BarbaraBB I read it many years ago & have forgotten much. I recall I really liked it & am hoping to reread it soon. 2y
Cinfhen I‘m in awe🙌🏻you‘re slaying this challenge 🏆 2y
vivastory @Cinfhen 🤗 You're too kind. I've had a real blast! 2y
JazzFeathers I definitely need this book 😆 2y
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A #NightInTheCity could lead to deadly consequences when Jack the Ripper roamed White Chapel.

Slightly concerned that my mind jumped to Jack the Ripper with this prompt! #FierceFeb

batsy It's a good jump! 😆 I like the sound of this one. Did not know she also wrote true crime / nonfic! 2y
Librarybelle @batsy I think she wrote a follow up to this one too. This one came out on the early 2000s, and the next one came out several years ago. She‘s very knowledgeable! 2y
Cinfhen Well played 🙌🏻📚😉 2y
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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A witch and a vampire, tied up with a love story! What‘s not to like! All Souls Trilogy #NightintheCity #FierceFeb

ElishaLovesBooks I love these books!❤️❤️ 2y
CarolynM Great series. I particularly liked the middle one which seems to be an unpopular opinion 2y
Andrew65 @CarolynM I need to complete this trilogy. @ElishaLovesBooks (edited) 2y
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Texreader I loved the first two. Can‘t believe I haven‘t read the third. 2y
Centique I have the first one waiting for me on my Kindle - must get to it! 2y
batsy I've had the first on my radar for ever so long--it sounds fun! 🧛🏽‍♂️🌚 2y
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Chava is a golem and Ahmad is a jinni. The pair form a deep friendship on long night walks through the streets of New York in 1899. This is a wonderful book and supposedly the sequel will be released this year. Cannot wait.

#nightinthecity #fiercefeb
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Nutmegnc I tried desperately to get into this but just couldn't. DNF. What am I missing? 2y
readordierachel @Nutmegnc Hm. I don't know.Were you bored or was there something else you didn't like about it? 2y
batsy Love your description... "long night walks" are wonderful ? I should give this a go! 2y
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Cinfhen I‘m soooooo excited for the sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2y
Crystallinegirl There's a sequel coming finally?! Hell yes! I read this a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Awesome news! 2y
readordierachel @batsy I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It reads like historical fiction with a layer of fantasy. Good stuff :) 2y
readordierachel @Crystallinegirl Yes! The specific pub date isn't available, but it's currently listed as 2018. Here's hoping! 2y
monnielane This has been on my list for a good while! I need to bump it up. 2y
readordierachel @monnielane I think you'll like it. Seems like it's in your wheelhouse :) 2y
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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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batsy 👍🏽😎 2y
Cinfhen Oooooh 😍😍😍😍 2y
bookaholic1 ❤❤❤❤ 2y
Centique I loved these 😍😍😍 2y
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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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At 2 a.m. three lost souls finds themselves in one of Philadelphia‘s legendary jazz club.

#fiercefeb #nightinthecity @Cinfhen @batsy

jpmcwisemorgan I love this one! 2y
batsy 😻😻 2y
Centique Such a good book. I thought of this too! Must put my thinking cap back on. 😋 2y
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The City & The City | China Miville
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#FierceFeb Day 23: Ok, ok, I know I am cheating with #NightInTheCity here but hey it‘s Mieville, should absolve me, right, right?? :)

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oh absolutely correct! Love this book! 2y
batsy 😊 👍🏽 Honestly, I'm so sick of myself, but this is *yet another book I've been meaning to read* 😳 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve never read Melville either @batsy but would love to try one day 2y
Gezemice On my list for 2018! He is awesome. 2y
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