A few do not even belong in this themed collection.
Either Ambuehl didn't specify what he wanted from the authors strictly enough or he let them get away with shoddy work, either way it's bad editorship.
Maybe some short stories in this book are worth reading, but I couldn't get to them - I tried the first 5 or 6, and they were very amateur and cliche.
I found this dull reading, suitable only if you're really bored and have already read anything else you can get your hands on.Published on March 21, 2010 by B. Bryant
Down and out PIs, doublecrossing dames, and wiseguys mix surprisingly well with the Cthulhu Mythos.
Some of those wiseguys are "Eldritch-Fellas". Read more
Only some of the stories follow the noir-ish theme implied by the title and cover, but an above-standard collection of Lovecraft (and other authors) inspired short stories.Published on December 8, 2007 by Jonathan R. Hatch
Maybe some short stories in this book are worth reading, but I couldn't get to them - I tried the first 5 or 6, and they were very amateur and cliche. Read morePublished on March 27, 2007 by J. White