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Pittsburgh Noir

pittsburgh editThis book is apparently a part of a “franchise” that uses local writers to contribute to a “noir” or dark writings that take place in local neighborhoods.  That was the hook for me.  Pittsburgh Noir started out on a good note for me with Atom Smasher by Lila Shaara, but went quickly downhill with a series of either uninteresting or one that was downright disturbing (not in a good way).  Perhaps editor Kathleen George was just saving the best for last, but I almost quit reading before the cream of the crop namely Rebecca Drake’s tale Loaded.  I reread the last few paragraphs several times as it was very powerful for me.  THAT was a great short story and worth the price of the book for me.  All of the other stories paled for me and I am not related to the author.