Euro Noir (Paperback)
  • Euro Noir (Paperback)

Euro Noir (Paperback)

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Published: 28/05/2014
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Euro Noir by Britain's leading crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw (author of Nordic Noir) examines the astonishing success of European fiction and drama. This is often edgier, grittier and more compelling than some of its British or American equivalents, and the book provides a highly readable guide for those wanting to look further than the obvious choices.

The sheer volume of new European writers and films is daunting but Euro Noir provides a roadmap to the territory and is also a perfect travel guide to the genre. Barry Forshaw covers influential Italian authors, such as Andrea Camilleri and Leonardo Sciascia and Mafia crime dramas Romanzo Criminale and Gomorrah, along with the gruesome Gialli crime films. He also considers important French and Belgian writers such as Maigret's creator Georges Simenon to today's Fred Vargas, cult television programmes Braquo and Spiral, and films, from the classic heist movie Rififi to modern successes such as Hidden, Mesrine and Tell No One. German and Austrian greats are covered including Jakob Arjouni and Jan Costin Wagner, and crime films such as Run Lola Run and The Lives of Others.

Euro Noir also covers the best crime writing and filmmaking from Spain, Portugal, Greece, Holland and other European countries and celebrates the wide scope of European crime fiction, films and TV.

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781843442455
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


An informative, interesting, accessible and enjoyable guide as Forshaw guides us through the crime output of a dozen nations - Marcel Berlins, The Times

An exhilarating tour of Europe viewed through its crime fiction - P D Smith, Guardian

Entertaining, illuminating, and indispensable. This is the ultimate road map for anybody interested in European crime books, film, and TV - Andy Lawrence, Euro But Not Trash

Exemplary tour of the European crime landscape... supremely readable - Jane Jakeman, The Independent

This is a book for everyone and will help and expand your reading and viewing - Jo Harding, We Love This Book

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