Belfast Noir

Belfast Noir Author Adrian McKinty
ISBN-10 9781617753237
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 218
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"The works are short, allowing readers to savor each snippet or devour the entire compelling book in a day, depending on just how deliciously gloomy they're feeling." --Shelf Awareness, Starred review "All the stories are compelling and well executed...Great writing for fans of noir and short stories, with some tales close to perfection." --Library Journal, Starred review "[Belfast Noir] zooms in on Northern Ireland's capital city, whose history surely more than qualifies it as a breeding ground for noir." --Booklist "The choices made by editors McKinty and Neville celebrate lowlifes, convicts, hookers, private eyes, cops and reporters, and, above all, the gray city at the heart of each story." --Kirkus Reviews "Belfast, with its bleak, murderous history, at last gets an entry in Akashic's acclaimed noir series." --Publishers Weekly "Belfast Noir is one of the strongest entries in Akashic's admirable City Noir series....all [stories] are of exceptional quality. Anyone with a fondness for noir, an interest in the past, in contemporary Irish writing, or simply an appreciation of excellent prose should snap this one up." --Reviewing the Evidence "Singapore Noir, like Belfast Noir, once again proves that Akashic Books' noir series is better than any travel guide." --MysteryPeople "Belfast Noir equals the high standards set by its predecessors." --Book Chase "Impossibly hard to put down...Belfast shows its true colors (ie bloodstainds) in this gritty collection." --Barbarian Librarian "It's almost like visiting [Belfast]." --Journey of a Bookseller "A terrific collection." --Escape Into Life "I was blown away with what I read...This is a great anthology of modern-day noir." --Mom Read It Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan. From the introduction by Adrian McKinty & Stuart Neville: "Few European cities have had as disturbed and violent a history as Belfast over the last half-century. For much of that time the Troubles (1968–1998) dominated life in Ireland's second-biggest population centre, and during the darkest days of the conflict--in the 1970s and 1980s--riots, bombings, and indiscriminate shootings were tragically commonplace. The British army patrolled the streets in armoured vehicles and civilians were searched for guns and explosives before they were allowed entry into the shopping district of the city centre...Belfast is still a city divided... You can see Belfast's bloodstains up close and personal. This is the city that gave the world its worst ever maritime disaster, and turned it into a tourist attraction; similarly, we are perversely proud of our thousands of murders, our wounds constantly on display. You want noir? How about a painting the size of a house, a portrait of a man known to have murdered at least a dozen human beings in cold blood? Or a similar house-sized gable painting of a zombie marching across a postapocalyptic wasteland with an AK-47 over the legend UVF: Prepared for Peace--Ready for War. As Lee Child has said, Belfast is still 'the most noir place on earth.'"

Dallas Noir

Dallas Noir Author David Hale Smith
ISBN-10 9781617752025
Release 2013-10-14
Pages 256
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One of Texas Monthly's "5 Things You’ll be Talking about in November" "All in all, the stories in Dallas Noir have an unsettling, slightly creepy presence that is not just appropriate but completely necessary for a collection of noir fiction. If you think Dallas is boring or white-bread -- well, perhaps you haven’t gotten out much and seen the dark edges of Big D for yourself. And if you haven’t, maybe you don’t even want to." --Dallas Morning News "If you want to delve into the creepier sides of Dallas, this is a good start." --Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate "Dallas Noir is a fiction mosaic, showing a city of class divisions precariously held together by money, land, and false love. It also shows the expanse of noir and it’s power." (MysteryPeople Pick of the Month) "The latest entry in Akashic Books’ award-winning noir anthology series doesn’t disappoint, featuring a Texas-sized serving of writing’s heavy hitters and satisfying short fiction." --Criminal Class Press "There are two reasons why you should buy Dallas Noir...Reason No. 1: you’ll enjoy reading it. Reason No. 2: the publisher, Akashic Books, has published these noir series all over the country." --D Magazine/FrontBurner "November 22 looms, and as the watershed nears, a new anthology of short stories sets out with a noble purpose: to make Dallas known for something more than the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated." --Dallas Culture Map "Yet, Dallas’ almost-fleeting presence, the glaring contrasts of the stinking rich and the hapless poor, its buxom women and its Texan masculinity teamed with Hispanic folklore, all find their way into each of these 16 short stories." --The Mercury (UTD Student Newspaper) "If we are going to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the worst crime ever committed in Big D, why not precede it with a few tales of bad luck, bad choices, and bad timing?" --M. Denise C. "A great collection of brand new short stories." --Kick Ass Book Reviews Featuring brand-new stories by: Kathleen Kent, Ben Fountain, James Hime, Harry Hunsicker, Matt Bondurant, Merritt Tierce, Daniel J. Hale, Emma Rathbone, Jonathan Woods, Oscar C. Peña, Clay Reynolds, Lauren Davis, Fran Hillyer, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes, and J. Suzanne Frank. From the introduction by David Hale Smith: My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise . . . The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s perfect tune “Dallas” is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He’s just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest? Or is he on his way home, flying out of Love Field, reminiscing after seeing the woman who stepped on him when he was down? In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked—except on November 22 every year. The heartbreaking anniversary keeps coming back around in a nightmare loop, for all of us. On that day in 1963, Dallas became American noir. A permanent black scar on its history that will never be erased, no matter how many happy business stories and hit television shows arise from here. In a stark ongoing counterweight to the JFK tragedy are those two iterations of the TV show. Dallas is not a TV show. It’s a real city . . . For the past forty years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit. I hope the stories in this collection will surprise you too.

The Ghosts of Belfast

The Ghosts of Belfast Author Stuart Neville
ISBN-10 9781569477069
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 336
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A New York Times Notable Book and Winner of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Neville's debut remains "a flat-out terror trip" (James Ellroy) and "one of the best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times" (John Connolly). Northern Ireland’s Troubles may be over, but peace has not erased the crimes of the past. Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary contract killer, is haunted by the ghosts of the twelve people he slaughtered. Every night, at the point of losing his mind, he drowns their screams in drink. But it’s not enough. In order to appease the ghosts, Fegan is going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all are called to account. But when Fegan’s vendetta threatens to derail a hard-won truce and destabilize the government, old comrades and enemies alike want him dead. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die Bestien von Belfast

Die Bestien von Belfast Author Sam Millar
ISBN-10 9783037920350
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 320
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Sam Millar kennt Gewalt. Die, die er erfahren hat. Und die, die er verübt hat. Eine außergewöhnliche Krimiserie - von einem Autor mit einer Vergangenheit. "Sie öffnete die Augen. Was sie sah, erfüllte sie mit Entsetzen. Ein Stück Knochen ragte wie ein bleiches Teleskop aus ihrem linken Bein. Stimmen schossen ihr wie Querschläger durch den Kopf. Sieh nach, ob sie tot ist. Machst du Witze? Klar ist die tot. Manisches Gelächter. Bestien. Schneid ihr die Kehle durch. Sicher ist sicher. Sie begann zu beten: Macht schnell." Zwanzig Jahre danach: Karl Kane ist Privatermittler in Belfast. Als eine männliche Leiche im Stadtpark gefunden wird, erhält er den Auftrag, herauszufinden, warum der Mann sterben musste. Die Motive seines Auftraggebers sind undurchsichtig. Doch Kane braucht das Geld. Als noch mehr Menschen auf verstörende Weise ermordet werden, merkt er, dass er niemandem mehr trauen kann. Dann holt ihn die eigene Vergangenheit ein, und es wird kalt in Belfast - sehr kalt.

Die Schatten von Belfast

Die Schatten von Belfast Author Stuart Neville
ISBN-10 9783841205247
Release 2012-08-13
Pages 448
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»Ein Buch, das mehr ist als ein Krimi und doch so spannend wie die besten Beispiele für dieses Genre.« NDR Gerry Fegan galt als der harte Mann der IRA. Wegen zahlreicher Morde hat er zwölf Jahre im Gefängnis gesessen. Als er wieder herauskommt, hat die Welt sich verändert. In Nordirland ist der Frieden verkündet worden. Seine einstigen Weggefährten haben sich mit der neuen Zeit arrangiert. Nur Gerry Fegan gelingt das nicht – er wird verfolgt, Tag und Nacht. Die Geister seiner zwölf Opfer scheinen ihm nachzustellen – unschuldige Männer, Frauen und Kinder. Und sie erteilen ihm Befehle. „Wenn du willst, dass ich verschwinde, musst du die töten, die dir die Befehle zum Töten gegeben haben.“ Sein erstes Opfer ist Michael McKenna, ein alter Freund, der nun Politiker geworden ist und die Strippen zieht. In Belfast bricht Unruhe aus. Wer könnte einen alten verdienten IRA-Mann getötet haben? Sind gewisse Kräfte dabei, die alten Konflikte wieder aufleben zu lassen? Fegan macht weiter – noch elf Geister verfolgen ihn. Atmosphärisch dicht erzählt Stuart Neville von einem zerrissenen Land. Ausgezeichnet als bester Thriller des Jahres.

Nicht frei von S nde

Nicht frei von S  nde Author Benjamin Black
ISBN-10 9783462306040
Release 2012-06-06
Pages 432
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Booker-Preis-Gewinner John Banville zeigt sich von seiner kriminellen Seite Quirke ist Herr über das Totenreich des Holy Family Hospitals. Er liebt die Abgeschiedenheit der Pathologie, zwei Stockwerke unter dem geschäftigen Treiben auf den Straßen Dublins. Dann wirft die Leiche der jungen Christine Falls Fragen auf. Und Quirke begibt sich, auf der Suche nach Antworten, in die Welt der Lebenden, wo sich die Abgründe seiner eigenen Familie vor ihm auftun. Es ist mitten in der Nacht, als Quirke seinen Schwager Malachy, den überaus angesehenen Leiter der Geburtsklinik, in der Pathologie überrascht – gebeugt über die Akte Christine Falls. Das Erscheinen des seltenen Gastes erweckt Quirkes Argwohn und regt ihn zu Nachforschungen an. Er findet heraus, dass Christine Falls keineswegs an einer Lungenembolie gestorben ist, wie auf dem Totenschein vermerkt, und dass sie das Schicksal vieler junger Frauen im Irland der Fünfzigerjahre teilte. Quirke forscht weiter und gerät mit der eigenen Vergangenheit und dem katholischen Establishment in Konflikt. Die Fäden laufen im tief verschneiten Boston zusammen. John Banville, der für seinen internationalen Bestseller »Die See« den Man Booker Prize erhielt und auch in Deutschland im Herbst 2006 von Kritikern, Buchhändlern und Lesern begeistert aufgenommen wurde, zeigt sich von einer neuen Seite. Unter dem Pseudonym Benjamin Black hat er seinen ersten Krimi verfasst: atmosphärisch dicht, mitreißend und sprachlich brillant. »Ich denke, die Figuren in seinem Roman sind nicht so schrecklich, wie er uns glauben machen will. Sie haben ihre Dämonen, ihre bösen Träume, ihre Angst einflößenden Geheimnisse, aber in ihnen allen ... steckt ein bittersüßes Gefühl der Sehnsucht nach den Dingen, die sie verloren oder aber überhaupt nie besessen haben.« John Banville über Benjamin Black »Das ist der Unterschied zwischen Ihnen und mir. ... Sie spekulieren über Seiten hinweg darüber, weshalb die eine Figur dieses oder jenes tut, natürlich ohne jemals eine Antwort oder auch nur den Hauch einer Antwort darauf zu finden. ... Ich hingegen halte mich an das, was die Figuren tun.« Benjamin Black zu John Banville

Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter Author Sam Millar
ISBN-10 9781847175342
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 272
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Private Investigator Karl Kane returns to the streets of Belfast investigating the discovery of a severed hand. Karl believes it’s the work of an elusive serial killer, but the police are claiming a simple vendetta between local criminals. Karl embarks on a nightmarish journey as he attempts to solve the mystery and soon he’s suspecting Mark Wilson, his detested ex brother-in-law. But as the winter days become darker, Karl discovers that Wilson is more than a match for him when it comes to dirty dealing and even dirtier fighting, as he battles to keep from becoming the next victim.


Troubles Author James Gordon Farrell
ISBN-10 9783882210637
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 550
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Die Entdeckung eines Autors: J. G. Farrell zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache 1919: Major Brendan Archer, nach dem Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs aus der englischen Armee entlassen, reist an die irische Ostküste, um seine Verlobte zu heiraten. Das Wiedersehen mit der Tochter des Besitzers des Hotels Majestic verläuft allerdings gänzlich anders als erhofft, zumal die Verlobte bald darauf verstirbt. In der Zwischenzeit aber hat sich der Major bereits auf die verbliebene Schar von Katzen, skurrilen Dienern und Bewohnern eingelassen und wird immer tiefer in den Sog des Verfalls des riesigen ehemaligen Prachthotels und seines polternden Besitzers Edward Spencer hineingezogen. Die brillante, von absurdem Humor durchzogene Erzählung spielt vor dem Hintergrund der entscheidenden Jahre Irlands auf dem Weg zur Teilung des Landes. Die unerschöpflichen Facetten dieses jahrhundertealten Konflikts spiegeln sich wider in den verschiedenen Standpunkten der sehr lebensnah gezeichneten Figuren. Posthum mit dem Man Booker Prize ausgezeichnet, bietet sich nun auch dem deutschen Leser die Gelegenheit zur Begegnung mit einem vollendeten Stilisten und großen Erzähler.

Travail au noir

 Travail au noir Author Philippe Barthélémy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029227835
Release 1990
Pages 585
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Travail au noir has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Travail au noir also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Travail au noir book for free.

Lloyd s Register of Shipping

Lloyd s Register of Shipping Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3255429
Release 1837
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Lloyd s Register of Shipping has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lloyd s Register of Shipping also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lloyd s Register of Shipping book for free.

Those We Left Behind

Those We Left Behind Author Stuart Neville
ISBN-10 9781616956370
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 368
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Blood has always been thicker than water for two Northern Irish brothers caught in the Belfast foster system, but a debt of past violence will be paid by not just them, but also by those they left behind. Ciaran Devine, who made Belfast headlines seven years ago as the “schoolboy killer,” is about to walk free. At the age of twelve, he confessed to the brutal murder of his foster father; his testimony mitigated the sentence of his older brother, Thomas, who was also found at the crime scene, covered in blood. But DCI Serena Flanagan, the only officer who could convince a young, frightened Ciaran to speak, has silently harbored doubts about his confession all this time. Ciaran’s release means several things: a long-anticipated reunion with Thomas, who still wields a dangerous influence over his younger brother; the call-to-action of a man bent on revenge for his father’s death; and major trouble for Ciaran’s assigned probation officer. Meanwhile, Serena Flanagan has just returned to the force from her battle with breast cancer, only to endure the pitying looks of her coworkers and a mountain of open case files. She will soon discover that even closed cases can unleash terror on the streets of Belfast. From the Hardcover edition.

Lloyd s Register of British and Foreign Shipping

Lloyd s Register of British and Foreign Shipping Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433019267693
Release 1841
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Film Noir Guide

Film Noir Guide Author Michael F. Keaney
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056909644
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 541
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The term "film noir" was first applied by French critics to a number of American films that made their way to France over a period of six weeks at the end of World War II. These films - which included such soon-to-be classics as The Maltese Falcon; Murder, My Sweet; This Gun for Hire, and The Big Sleep - and the noirs that followed fascinated French moviegoers with their new breed of criminals: love-starved husbands and wives, local business owners, writers, gamblers, small-time hoods, private eyes, mental patients, war veterans, rebellious teenagers, and corrupt lawyers, politicians, judges and cops. Over 700 films noirs from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book - such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and the Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending.

Driven to Darkness

Driven to Darkness Author Vincent Brook
ISBN-10 9780813548333
Release 2009-09-18
Pages 285
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From its earliest days, the American film industry has attracted European artists. With the rise of Hitler, filmmakers of conscience in Germany and other countries, particularly those of Jewish origin, found it difficult to survive and fledùfor their work and their livesùto the United States. Some had trouble adapting to Hollywood, but many were celebrated for their cinematic contributions, especially to the dark shadows of film noir. Driven to Darkness explores the influence of Jewish TmigrT directors and the development of this genre. While filmmakers such as Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, and Edward G. Ulmer have been acknowledged as crucial to the noir canon, the impact of their Jewishness on their work has remained largely unexamined until now. Through lively and original analyses of key films, Vincent Brook penetrates the darkness, shedding new light on this popular film form and the artists who helped create it.

Pamphlets on Biology

Pamphlets on Biology Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3068507
Release 1898
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So Say the Fallen

So Say the Fallen Author Stuart Neville
ISBN-10 9781616957407
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 336
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A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Belfast, Northern Ireland: A man left horrifically maimed by a car accident appears to have taken his own life. It should be an open-and-shut case, but something doesn’t feel right to DCI Serena Flanagan. Flanagan ignores advice to close the case, call it a suicide, and be done with it. As she picks at the threads of the dead man’s life, a disturbing picture emerges, and she realizes the man’s widow, Roberta Garrick, is not what she seems . . .

The Point

The Point Author Gerard Brennan
ISBN-10 9781908688552
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 300
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Paul Morgan is a bad influence on his brother, Brian. When Paul crosses one thug too many, the cider-fuelled duo flee Belfast for Warrenpoint, the sleepy seaside resort of their childhood memories. For Brian a new life in The Point means going straight and falling in love with Rachel while Paul graduates from carjacking by unusual means to low-level racketeering. Brian can't help being dragged into his brother's bungling schemes, but Rachel can be violently persuasive herself . . . and she isn't the only one who wants to see an end to Paul's criminal career. THE POINT is a 27,000-word novella by the author of WEE ROCKETS and FIREPROOF. *** coming very soon -- BREAKING POINT (THE POINT: 2) ***What They're Saying About THE POINT "The Point is the real deal — the writing is razor sharp, the characters engaging, the ending a blast. From start to finish it's true Northern Noir, crafted with style and wit." - Brian McGilloway "The Point is top stuff. Engaging from the start, the characters are loveable, the story is strong and the pace never lets up." - Adrian McKinty ...a Coen Brothers dream, via Belfast... Gerard Brennan grabs the mantle of the new mystery prince of Northern Ireland..." - Ken Bruen "It needs to be said that Gerard Brennan's The Point is terrific. Scorchingly funny, black humour at its finest and the most inventive car theft ever!" - Arlene Hunt "Noir from Norn Iron! A lean slice of grindhouse from Belfast's new crime hack." - Wayne Simmons Praise for WEE ROCKETS by Gerard Brennan "The Wire? This is Barbed Wire. A cheeky slice of urban noir, a drink-soaked, drug-addled journey into the violent underbelly of one of Europe's most notorious ghettos, Wee Rockets makes The Outsiders look like the Teletubbies" - Colin Bateman "Gerard Brennan stands apart from the Irish crime fiction crowd with a novel rooted in the reality of today's Belfast. The author's prose speaks with a rare authenticity about the pain of growing up in a fractured society, shot through with a black humour that can only come from the streets. Wee Rockets is urban crime fiction for the 21st century, and Brennan is a unique voice among contemporary Irish writers." - Stuart Neville "In Wee Rockets Gerard Brennan has written a fast paced, exciting story of West Belfast gang culture; brimming with violence, authentic street dialogue and surprising black humour. This is a great debut novel. Brennan takes us into the heart of Belfast's chav underclass, in a story that lies somewhere in the intersection between The Warriors, Colin Bateman and Guy Ritchie. This is the first in what undoubtedly will be a stellar literary career. - Adrian McKinty