“a stunning tour-de-force . . . that will surely set a new benchmark for graphic novels and what they can achieve in a literary context.”
“Layered and lethal . . . The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.”
“A roller coaster ride that’s filled with loads of suspense, mystery, and steamy sexiness.”
This is the latest in Akashic Books city noir series set in Africa. The 13 stories visit various locations in Accra, all of which show the poverty but hope of the people who survive there.
“these 13 stories will ‘take you for a ride.’”
Akashic Books deserves kudos for their fine service to noir.
Zagreb Noir, edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.
"Dark, bloody, and outrageously comical . . ."
“an intelligent, high-octane psychological thriller from a master storyteller at the top of his game.”
Richard Kadrey’s seventh novel in his urban fantasy Sandman Slim series puts his protagonist, James Stark, right into the thick of a yet another possible end of the world event: the attempted murde
It’s worth noting that Cambodia Noir is not one of the “noir” short story anthologies from Akashic Books (Prison Noir, New Orleans Noir, Twin Cities Noir, etc).
“A book you will not forget. A powerful, ingenious piece of crime noir.”
“. . . rediscover why Dashiell Hammett was the peerless master of crime fiction in all its dark and bloody glory.”
“An authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today.
“From an excellent premise, Mr.
“Noir is not easy to write—and nearly impossible to do successfully in the first-person POV— especially when you know from the very first ‘I’ that the hero(ine) will survive, strangling
“Although noir was once a genre dominated solely by male writers, Ms. Faust’s liberating writing brings new substance to pulp fiction.
“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .
“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .
“. . . don’t be put off by the magic and sorcery. If you like noir and hard-boiled mysteries, you might want to give Low Town a chance.
Noir, by acclaimed author Robert Coover, is a brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film. Noir is funny yet respectful, showing knowledge of the genre it parodies.