Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction

Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction

by Maxim Jakubowski
     
 

Paris Noir is a collection of new stories about the dark side of Paris, with contributions by leading French, British, and American authors who have all lived there. The stories range from quietly menacing to spectacularly violent, and include contributions from some of the most famous crime writers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Contributors include:

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Overview

Paris Noir is a collection of new stories about the dark side of Paris, with contributions by leading French, British, and American authors who have all lived there. The stories range from quietly menacing to spectacularly violent, and include contributions from some of the most famous crime writers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Contributors include: Cara Black, Jerome Charyn, Stella Duffy, Barry Gifford, Sparkle Hayter, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, Jake Lamar, Dominique Manotti, Michael Moorcock, Jim Nisbet, Jean-Hughes Oppel, Scott Phillips, Romain Slocombe, Jason Starr, Dominique Sylvain, Marc Villard, and John Williams.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

While Jakubowski's second crime anthology (after London Noir) may be confused with Akashic's volume of the same title, the editor's choice of stories suggests that the series' subtitle is more reflective of the contents than the noir label. The volume's longest entry, one of Michael Moorcock's Metatemporal Detective tales, "The Flâneur of Les Arcades de l'Opéra," is a Sexton Blake pastiche that includes Nazis, supernatural spirits and inter-dimensional travel, not a mix that fans of the traditional bleak and ironic crime subgenre would naturally enjoy. There are, however, some quality stories that fit more comfortably under the noir heading, especially the enigmatic "New Mysteries of Paris" by Wild at Heartauthor Barry Gifford, and French filmmaker Romain Slocombe's "Guy Georges' Final Crime," with a satisfying if predictable twist in an encounter between a serial killer and his intended next victim. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852429669
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Maxim Jakubowski owns London's Murder One mystery bookshop. He was the editor of the Black Box and Blue Murder imprints.

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