For International Crime Month 2014, Melville House is proud to bring you two noir classics from across the pond.
NAZIS IN THE METRO by Didier Daeninckx is a French cult favorite, the story of one detective’s plunge into the thick political shadows of Paris.
A 78-year-old man is attacked in the basement of an apartment building in the south of Paris, brutally beaten and left for dead. Reading the story in the newspaper the next morning, Gabriel Lecouvreur—AKA private detective Le Poulpe—recognizes the victim’s name as that of a once-gifted and controversial author, Andre Sloga, who had slipped into obscurity. It looks like Sloga went looking into the wrong corners, and now Le Poulpe has no choice but to follow.
We’re also releasing TRAITORS TO ALL by Giorgio Scerbanenco, the author rightfully known as The Godfather of Italian Noir. Set in 1960’s Milan, this is swinging, glamorous noir—Chandler meets Armani. Disbarred doctor Lamberti runs afoul of the city’s underbelly as he digs up secrets about fascist collaboration better left buried.
Pre-order these books from your favorite bookseller now, or find these and other International Crime Month books everywhere this spring.
Grove Atlantic, Inc. is pleased to announce its featured titles for International Crime Month 2014: The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham (June 2014) and Bred in the Bone by Christohper Brookmyre (May 2014). A #1-bestselling author in the UK, Billingham has been called “one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today” by Gillian Flynn. The Bones Beneath is the latest novel in his celebrated Tom Thorne series. Bred in the Bone, the third installment in Brookmyre’s gritty Glasgow-based series, starts off with the murder of a big-time Scottish gangster, leading to unexpected consequences for the series’ leading ladies: P.I. Jasmine Sharp and Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod.
Europa Editions is excited to announce the focus titles for International Crime Month 2014: Laidlaw by William McIlvanney and Three Card Monte by Marco Malvaldi! McIlvanney is credited with being the founder the Tartan Noir movement that includes authors such as Denise Mina, Ian Rankin, & Val McDermid, all of whom cite him as an influence and inspiration to their work. Three Card Monte is the second in the Bar Lume Series which follows Massimo the Barman and the four elderly amateur sleuths that inhabit his bar. The first in the series, Game for Five, will be released on November 5th 2013!
The beer and pretzels are out and planning for ICM 2014 has begun!
International Crime Month 2013 is over but ICM14 is coming soon! Stay here for all updates on everything crime related from Europa Editions, Akashic Books, and Melville House!
(Pictured: Editor-in-Chief Michael Reynolds takes a much needed break as ICM13 wraps up)
Grab the latest in international crime fiction from Melville House Books now! Brother Kemal by Jakob Arjounri is available today!