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Barcelona Noir

Akashic Noir

by Adriana V. López Editor · Carmen Ospina Editor


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Journey to Spain with "stories that tap into history, politics and culture to cast a cloak of horror and humor on the city's distinctive neighborhoods" (The Miami Herald).

For some, Barcelona is a European enchantress of nouveau architecture, fusion tapas, and fine cava. To others, it's a Gothic labyrinth of tiny streets to lose oneself in; hashish-clouded after-hours bars to forget the time; dimly lit plazas with global bohemians squatting, prostitutes tempting. But come morning, its cold cobblestones and misty beachfronts have even darker stories to tell.

This collection of crime fiction includes brand-new stories by Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Imma Monsó, Santiago Roncagliolo, Francisco González Ledesma, Valerie Miles, David Barba, Isabel Franc, Lolita Bosch, Eric Taylor-Aragón, Antonia Cortijos, Cristina Fallarás, Raúl Argemí, Teresa Solana, and Andreu Martín.

"The 14 stories . . . hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre, whether reaching back to the 1920s . . . or chronicling chaotic immigrant-infused present-day Barcelona." —Publishers Weekly

"Each [contributor] presents his or her own personal picture of the city, and as a whole, the anthology projects a many-hued sense of place. As portrayed here, Barcelona is a city that looks different from every angle." —Booklist

"With 50 titles in its noir series and counting, Akashic adds another fine anthology to the lineup. . . . Fans of Spanish literature and crime fiction will enjoy." —Library Journal

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Akashic Noir


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Adriana V. López (Editor)

Adriana V. López is the founding editor of Críticas Magazine and edited the story collection Fifteen Candles. López's journalism has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post and her essays and fiction have been published in anthologi...

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Contributor :
Jordi Sierra i Fabra
Contributor :
Santiago Roncagliolo
Contributor :
Lolita Bosch
Contributor :
Francisco González Ledesma
Editor :
Carmen Ospina
Contributor :
Andreu Martín
Editor :
Adriana V. López
Barcelona Noir
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