Tim McLoughlin's respect on any Brooklyn street predates the publication of his debut novel Heart of the Old Country (available from Turnaround), a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers programme that was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "an inspired cross between Richard Price and Ross McDonald." For years he has worked in the Supreme Court in downtown Brooklyn.
"You want real? Leave the white collar at home and come to
Brooklyn. The stories in this astonishingly diverse collection will
pull you out onto the street, maybe even rough you up a little. And
you'll love it. Edgy, sly, and at times downright eye-popping,
Brooklyn Noir takes you on an ultra-cool walking tour of
NYC's hippest borough."
--Tim Cockey, author of Backstabber
"From the sentimental to the hard-edged, a collection as varied
and spirited as the characters and neighborhoods it
--Thomas H. Cook, author of The Chatham School Affair and Breakheart Hill "For fans of noir, for fans of Brooklyn, for fans of just plain old great writing--this is the book for you, or, rather, I should say, you'se."
--Jonathan Ames, author of What's Not to Love? and The Extra Man Praise for McLoughlin's Heart of the Old Country "...cracks with the authenticity that only a writer with a perfect ear can accomplish."
--Bob Leuci, author of Blaze "McLoughlin writes about South Brooklyn with a fidelity to people and place reminiscent of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan and George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London."
--Sidney Offit, author of Memoir of the Bookie's Son