book cover of Belfast Noir

Belfast Noir

(2014)
(A book in the Akashic Noir series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
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 post-apocalyptic 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.'"

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Belfast Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Eoin McNamee
ISBN: 1-61775-291-6 / 978-1-61775-291-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Belfast Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Stuart Neville (Editor) Adrian McKinty (Editor)
ISBN: 1-5226-9252-5 / 978-1-5226-9252-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Belfast Noir
Author(s): Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Belfast Noir
Author(s): Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Belfast Noir
Author(s): Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Belfast Noir
Author(s): Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Belfast Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Lucy Caldwell
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU