Montreal Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

Montreal Noir (Akashic Noir) By John McFetridge (Editor), Jacques Filippi (Editor) Cover Image
By John McFetridge (Editor), Jacques Filippi (Editor)
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Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors.

“American crime fiction fans will welcome the opportunity to sample the short fiction of some worthy Canadian authors.” —Publishers Weekly

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors.

Brand-new stories by: Patrick Senécal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilières, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Geneviève Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith.

About the Author

JOHN McFETRIDGE was born and raised in Greenfield Park (now part of Longueuil) on the south shore of Montreal. He is a graduate of Concordia University and the author of the Eddie Dougherty series (Black Rock, A Little More Free, One or the Other, Another Brick in the Wall) set in Montreal, which has been described by Publishers Weekly as “an unpredictable mystery, a fine character study, and a vivid snapshot of 1970s Montreal.” John has also written for film and television and is the coeditor of the anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush. He is the coeditor of Montreal Noir.

JACQUES FILIPPI started his career as a journalist and has now been in the book world for almost twenty years as a bookseller, translator, sales representative, and editor. He started his blog, The House of Crime and Mystery, in 2011, and cofounded the QuébeCrime Writers Festival a few years later. He is hard at work on a trilogy of crime novels. He is the coeditor of Montreal Noir.

Praise For…

The best reason for reading short-story anthologies is to discover new writers. That means searching for talented editors to select the goods and, in this case, John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi have definitely delivered in this elegant collection for the wonderful Akashic city noir series. There are no bad stories here, but there are many standouts . . . It’s worth having this book around for quick reading and rediscovery of old spots in Montreal. It also makes a great little gift for mystery fans, and even those who aren’t.
— The Globe and Mail

Montreal Noir is a simply outstanding short story collection that will have very special appeal for dedicated mystery buffs.

— Midwest Book Review

These 15 new stories celebrate the differences between us and our northern neighbor. As in any good noir, poverty, drugs, and despair cloud many of the characters’ lives. But even the stories about druggies have a certain je ne sais quoi . . . Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border.
— Kirkus Reviews

Montreal solidifies its reputation as the epicentre for Canadian noir in a strong new anthology.
— Quill & Quire, selected as Editor’s Choice

Jacques Filippi and John McFetridge have assembled an impressive roster of Francophone (most translated by Katie Shireen Assef) and Anglophone writers for Montreal Noir . . . Filippi and McFetridge have done a fine job bringing together stories from across the many sub-genres of mystery: police procedural, thriller, private eye, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime . . . The avid crime fiction reader is sure to find a tale (or six) in Montreal Noir to suit their taste.

— Montreal Review of Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617753459
ISBN-10: 1617753459
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir