Original tales through: Peter James, Emily St. John Mandel, Barbara Baraldi, Mike Hodges, Mary Hoffman, Maria Tronca, Matteo Righetto, Tony Cartano, Francesco Ferracin, Isabella Santacroce, Michelle Lovric, Francesca Mazzucato, Maxim Jakubowski, and Michael Gregorio.
"Forget the beauty of Venice's artwork, structure, and song, and delve into this journey of the town of Water's murky depths…visions of a Venice now not noticeable in vacationer brochures."
"Editor Jakubowski does an outstanding activity of choosing quite a few tales that characterize all strata of Venetian lifestyles, from travelers vacationing for Carnevale to criminals working unlawful operations within the bay…A must-read for enthusiasts of Venice…the presence of a brand new and interesting voices, a lot of them Italian, will pique the curiosity of international-mystery readers."
"Sex, nutrition and actual property motivate 14 hot-blooded new takes on crime within the magical urban of Venice...Rather than crimes of ardour, this assortment makes a speciality of the fervour of crime, portray its noir in strong tones instead of gritty gray."
"Venice Noir, edited through Maxim Jakubowski, goals to shred via our preconceptions of this extraordinary urban. The 14 writers featured during this anthology of brief tales take our go back and forth brochure pictures of Venice and scatter them like confetti."
--NY magazine of Books
Maxim Jakubowski is a British editor and author. Following an extended occupation in e-book publishing, in which he used to be liable for a number of significant crime imprints, he opened London's secret bookstall homicide One. He reports crime fiction for the Guardian, runs London's Crime Scene competition, and is an consultant to Italy's annual Courmayeur Noir in pageant. His most up-to-date crime novel is Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer, and he edits the once a year top British Mysteries series.
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