Denver Noir Book Launch at Colfax

Tattered Cover is pleased to help celebrate the launch of Denver Noir, a new collection of stories set in and around Denver. Contributors Cynthia Swanson, R. Alan Brooks, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Mark Stevens are scheduled to appear. This is a free event at our Colfax location on May 3rd at 6pm!


Denver enters the Noir Series arena with a wide range of mile-high misgivings and perils.

"Noir in the mile high city Just like Denver's housing market, the city's crime-writing scene appears to be blowing up, and these stories function as a fascinating guide to the trials and tribulations of a rapidly changing city."
--CrimeReads, a Most Anticipated Crime Fiction Book of 2022


Brand-new stories by: Peter Heller, Barbara Nickless, Cynthia Swanson, Mario Acevedo, Francelia Belton, R. Alan Brooks, D.L. Cordero, Amy Drayer, Twanna LaTrice Hill, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens, Mathangi Subramanian, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Erika T. Wurth.


From the Introduction by Cynthia Swanson:

"Even a city that boasts three hundred days of sunshine a year has its sudden, often violent storms--and writers have long taken advantage of that metaphor. Renowned authors Katherine Anne Porter, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Rex Burns, Robert Greer, Michael Connelly, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine--among many others--have brilliantly portrayed this picturesque but often merciless city. Today, Denver is home to a thriving literary scene, with writers of all stripes finding inspiration in its people and streets. The authors and stories featured in Denver Noir are no exception...

"Editing Denver Noir, working with this talented group of writers, has been one of the highlights of my career. Fans of noir and Denver devotees alike, I invite you into this journey of our Mile High City, our home beside the mountains, our capital of sunshine and darkness, optimism and anguish."

Denver Noir (Akashic Noir) By Cynthia Swanson (Editor) Cover Image
By Cynthia Swanson (Editor)
ISBN: 9781636140292
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - May 3rd, 2022

Event Location: 
Location: Colfax Avenue