It's a city showcase of many different types of noir fiction. Some great, some...not so much. There are three stories I need to read more of and they were frustrating to see end. Maybe in reading the other "Noir" cities you'll get a sense of the grand scale of noir in American culture and how it changes geographically. Afterall, cinematically noir in New York differs greatly from noir in Los Angeles. That's the theory but who knows for sure until they've all been read?