Paris Noir: Capital Crime Fiction

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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 ...

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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.

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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: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A good anthology

    Like London before it (see LONDON NOIR) Paris is a great city for Noirs to occur and some of the eighteen contributors like Cara Black (¿The Redhead¿) know the dark side of the city with her Aimee Leduc tales. However, the problem is with the title as some of the entries are not classic Noirs like Michael Moorcock's paranormal sleuth Sexton Blake appearing in ¿The Flaneur of Les Arcades de l¿Opera¿ a sleuth I enjoyed reading in his anthology (see THE METATEMPORAL DETECTIVE), but does not fit the theme. Thus purists might be a bit upset to find PARIS NOIR is 200-proof ¿Capital Crime Fiction¿, but only 100-proof Noir. The stories are all new, fun to read with no clinkers and a few are Noir Excellence such as Romain Slocombe's 'Guy Georges' Final Crime' confrontation between a serial killer and the next victim and the rotating perspective of ¿The Lookout¿ by Marc Villard.---------------- Harriet Klausner

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