Do you read crime fiction? If so, this is the month for you. And if you don't, there' s never been a better time to start. This month, Grove Press, Akashic Press, Melville House and Europa Editions are getting together to promote the crime genre.
download it here.
book features essays by publishers, crime writers and critics with
tributes, essays and interviews. Then, there is a series of samplers
from Europa crime titles like Jean-Claude Izzo's classic Total Chaos,
Kirkus-starred The Crocodile by Maurizio de Giovanni and Philippe
Georget's Summertime All the Cats are Bored. The book also features a
country-by-country guide to crime fiction, including those published and
not published by Europa Editions.
I read this book
through and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about what characterizes
Mediterranean Noir as well as its literary and cultural heritage. I
strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in international
mystery and crime!
The participating publishers are
running a number of special events at various bookstores around the
U.S.; check the events calendar of your local indie to see if
something's coming your way!
There will be an International Crime Month event at Brookline Booksmith in suburban Boston on June 11; if you're going, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's have a meetup before or after the event. How fun would that be?