Brit Noir (Paperback)Barry Forshaw (author)
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Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction from European countries, but his principal area of expertise is in the British crime arena. After the success of earlier entries in the series, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir, he returns to the UK to produce the perfect reader's guide to modern British crime fiction. Every major living British writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted for the reader. Forshaw's personal acquaintance with writers, editors and publishers is unparalleled, so Brit Noir features interviews with (and quotations from) the writers, editors and publishers themselves.
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
UK critic-author Barry Forshaw long ago established himself as an authority on English-translated Nordic mysteries, producing the guide Nordic Noir in 2013, which he followed up a year later with Euro Noir. Now comes Brit Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of the British Isles (Oldcastle/Pocket Essentials) -- J. Kingston Pierce * The Rap Sheet *
Brit Noir is a book to dip into but also, as I did, to read from cover to cover. I've always considered Forshaw to be an honest reviewer and the book very much reflects his personality. It made the book a stimulating and, at times, amusing read -- Sarah Ward * Crime Pieces *
very glad indeed to have a copy of this short and snappy book on my shelves -- Martin Edwards * Do You Write Under Your Own Name? *
A must-have for crime fans: for reminding yourself about old favourites, for finding new authors, and for that 'What shall we watch?' moment -- Marsali Taylor * The Mystery People *
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