Read as part of CBR 10 Bingo: Brain Candy
I love the Akashic Noir series, having read or browsed through the Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Bronx ones. They provide two things I enjoy: a murder mystery and a tourism read. My dad is a native Memphian and despite the city’s many flaws, I’m partial to it. So it was a no-brainer to pick this one up.
As with the rest of the series, some of these are better than others. I was partial to Through Valleys (which had an ending I didn’t expect), Never Never (the first graphic cartoon I recall reading in this series), A Game of Love (simple and fun), and Stinkeye (which was weird in an endearing way and featured the perspective of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Not the man himself, which is good because Forrest was a horrible human being, but the statue).
If you haven’t discovered these, I encourage you to do so. They’re fun stories and good representations of neighborhoods within whatever city they’re covering.