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Publisher Comments:

"The latest entry in the publisher's series (41 and counting) proves the resilience of, and market for, these locale noirs. Editor Michaëlis, a Danish book critic, is both scholarly and insightful in the introduction and outlines how the stories reflect the greed and ennui of modern Denmark in contrast to the Danish idyll depicted in tourist brochures . . . Although some stories veer from noir orthodoxy, there are fine examples of lyrical writing, noir sensibilities, and insight into the current Danish psyche. Overall, a very impressive anthology."

--Library Journal

"The indefatigable noir series of anthologies (Orange County Noir, Trinidad Noir, Brooklyn Noir 3, etc.) focuses in its 43rd volume on the home of Hans Christian Andersen . . . Based on this collection, Copenhagen may be a great place to visit, but nobody seems to live there, at least not well or long."

--Kirkus Reviews

"Fans used to the watered-down noir now prevalent in America will notice immediately the much harder edge of these stories, which are much closer to the noir of the 1940s and '50s."

--Booklist

"[This] volume has grim, uncomfortable power."

--Publishers Weekly

Joining Rome, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Dublin as European hosts for the Akashic Noir series, Copenhagen Noir features brand-new stories from a top-notch crew of Danish writers, with several Swedish and Norwegian writers thrown into the mix. This volume definitively reveals why Scandinavian crime fiction has come to be so popular across the world.

Includes brand-new stories by: Naja Marie Aidt, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Helle Helle, Christian Dorph and Simon Pasternak, Susanne Staun, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Klaus Rifbjerg, Gretelise Holm, Georg Ursin, Kristian Lundberg, Kristina Stoltz, Seyit Öztürk, Benn Q. Holm, and Gunnar Staalesen.

Bo Tao Michaëlis is a book critic and editor living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Review:

"The 14 stories in Akashic's Copenhagen anthology largely live up to the noir label in their focus on alienated people who recognize they're wandering in a moral void, who try to discover some significant action they can perform, and who imagine they can find salvation on the mean streets of the Danish capital and suburbs. Superior entries include Naja Marie Aidt's 'Women in Copenhagen,' about an older writer acting the part of a detective hero; Jonas T. Bengtsson's 'One of the Rough Ones,' which explores violence-porn's seductiveness; Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis's tale of reluctant heroism, 'When the Time Came'; and Setit Öztürk's 'The Booster Station,' a dissection of youthful 'heroism' that turns out to be something very ugly. A few selections are perfunctory or depend on familiarity with series characters to work, but overall the volume has grim, uncomfortable power. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Scandinavian writing has been dominating the global crime fiction landscape, and this volume offers a delicious, devious sampling.

Synopsis:

Joining Rome, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Dublin as European hosts for the Akashic Noir series, Copenhagen Noir features brand-new stories from a top-notch crew of Danish writers, with several Swedish and Norwegian writers thrown into the mix. This volume definitively reveals why Scandinavian crime fiction has come to be so popular across the world.

Includes brand-new stories by: Naja Marie Aidt, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Helle Helle, Christian Dorph and Simon Pasternak, Susanne Staun, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Klaus Rifbjerg, Gretelise Holm, Georg Ursin, Kristian Lundberg, Kristina Stoltz, Seyit Öztürk, Benn Q. Holm, and Gunnar Staalesen.

Bo Tao Michaëlis is a book critic and editor living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the Author

Bo Tao Michaëlis: Bo Tao Michaëlis is a book critic and editor living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936070664
Author:
Michaelis, Bo
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Michaelis, Bo Tao
Author:
Michaelis, Bo Tao
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 14 stories in Akashic's Copenhagen anthology largely live up to the noir label in their focus on alienated people who recognize they're wandering in a moral void, who try to discover some significant action they can perform, and who imagine they can find salvation on the mean streets of the Danish capital and suburbs. Superior entries include Naja Marie Aidt's 'Women in Copenhagen,' about an older writer acting the part of a detective hero; Jonas T. Bengtsson's 'One of the Rough Ones,' which explores violence-porn's seductiveness; Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis's tale of reluctant heroism, 'When the Time Came'; and Setit Öztürk's 'The Booster Station,' a dissection of youthful 'heroism' that turns out to be something very ugly. A few selections are perfunctory or depend on familiarity with series characters to work, but overall the volume has grim, uncomfortable power. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Scandinavian writing has been dominating the global crime fiction landscape, and this volume offers a delicious, devious sampling.
"Synopsis" by ,

Joining Rome, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Dublin as European hosts for the Akashic Noir series, Copenhagen Noir features brand-new stories from a top-notch crew of Danish writers, with several Swedish and Norwegian writers thrown into the mix. This volume definitively reveals why Scandinavian crime fiction has come to be so popular across the world.

Includes brand-new stories by: Naja Marie Aidt, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Helle Helle, Christian Dorph and Simon Pasternak, Susanne Staun, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Klaus Rifbjerg, Gretelise Holm, Georg Ursin, Kristian Lundberg, Kristina Stoltz, Seyit Öztürk, Benn Q. Holm, and Gunnar Staalesen.

Bo Tao Michaëlis is a book critic and editor living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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