"The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles . . . are equal to the best fiction being written today."
—New York Journal of Books
"While The Cocaine Chronicles is a hard, honest, uncompromising read and might not be for the faint of heart, the stories it tells all have to do with a drug that’s been around for a while and is not going anywhere. Also, some stories offer a bit of hope, which shine through as invitations to never give up."
"The perfect stocking stuffer for your uncle in AA."
—New York Observer
"The Cocaine Chronicles is a pure, jangled hit of urban, gritty, and raw noir. Caution: these stories are addicting."
—Harlan Coben, award-winning author of Just One Look
"Every story is A+. All contributors are top notch. . . . Should be required reading for writers who want to master the craft of the short story."
Original stories by Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and others.
Gary Phillips writes for several mediums from novels to screenplays to comic books, and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jervey Tervalon is the author of All the Trouble You Need, Understand This, and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Dead Above Ground. He lives in Altadena, California.