San Juan Noir

San Juan Noir

84 Pages


  • Aggressive social media campaign.
  • Promotion to general crime-fiction and literary audiences, but also to Puerto Rican and Latino-themed venues.
  • Giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and through Advance Access.
  • Galleys (and e-galleys via Edelweiss) available in March 2016.
  • Nomination to mystery & short story awards.
  • Displays, giveaways at select mystery conferences (Bouchercon, NoirCon, etc.)
  • Targeted outreach to mystery media, stores, blogs, especially those with an international focus.
  • Features in literary journals, and journals with a Puerto Rican or Latino focus.
  • Outreach to Puerto Rican cultural orgs. in the US.
  • Promotion on the editor's and authors' websites
  • Galleys available in March 2016.
  • Display and giveaways at BEA.
  • Ebook to be published simultaneously with print editions. Akashic will be simultaneously publishing English and Spanish editions.
  • Select library promotions.
  • To be featured in the Akashic Digits Program (an e-book promotion program we have developed).
  • Promote to general crime-fiction and literary audiences, but also to Puerto Rican and Latino-themed venues.
  • Targeted outreach to media, bookstores,and libraries in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and other cities with significant Puerto Rican populations.

  • To be published simultaneously with a Spanish-language edition of the book (a first for Akashic). Both editions should be sold in the US and Puerto Rico.
  • All the stories are originally written in Spanish, except for 3 in English.
  • Brand-new stories by: Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos, Ernesto Quiñonez, Myra Santos-Febres, José Rabelo, Luis Negrón, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Ana María Fuster Lavin, Janette Becerra, Manolo Nuñez Negron, Tere Dávila, Edmaris Carazo, Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Charlie Vázquez, and Manuel Meléndez.
  • Publication to coincide with the Festival de la Palabra, held in both Puerto Rico and New York City in the fall of 2016.
  • Puerto Ricans living in mainland US make up the second largest Latino group; the largest residing in New York City with Philadelphia being second; Chicago also has a significant number of Puerto Rican residents.
  • Puerto Ricans have strong national pride and should celebrate the release of this anthology dedicated to their home island.

  • Table of Contents


    Part I: Fallen Angels
“Death on the Scaffold” by Janette Becerra (Santa Rita)
“Fish Food” by Manolo Núñez Negrón (Callejón del Gámbaro)
“The Infamy of Chin Fernández” by Tere Dávila (Barrio Obrero)
“Two Deaths for Ángela” by Ana María Fuster Lavín (Plaza del Mercado)
“Matchmaking” by Mayra Santos-Febres (Buen Consejo)

    Part II: Crazy Love
“Dog Killer” by Luis Negrón (Trastalleres)
“Saint Michael’s Sword” by Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos (Río Piedras)
“A Killer Among Us” by Manuel A. Meléndez (Hato Rey Norte)
“Sweet Feline” by Alejandro Álvarez Nieves (El Condado)
“Things Told While Falling” by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (San José)

    Part III: Never Trust Desire
“Turistas” by Ernesto Quiñonez (Dos Hermanos Bridge)
“Y” by José Rabelo (Santurce)
“Inside and Outside” by Edmaris Carazo (Old San Juan)
“Death Angel of Santurce” by Charlie Vázquez (Avenida Fernández Juncos)



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    Published 04 October 2016
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    EAN13 9781617755064
    Language English
    Document size 1 MB

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