Something to consider seriously: Two of Buffalo’s best-known literary expatriates in New York City are also two of the more dedicated 21st century proponents of literary noir. They came from entirely different literary generations, too – Lawrence Block, the grandmaster of American crime fiction, Bennett High alumnus, and editor of this volume, and Ed Park, Nichols alumnus, co-founder of The Believer, author of the comic novel “Personal Days” and editor of the much-awaited anthology “Buffalo Noir,” whose idea is similar to Block’s here, only set in Buffalo.

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