By Nathan Larson, Carl-Michael Edenborg
Named a decide of the Week for the week of February twenty ninth by means of Publishers Weekly
"Grouped lower than 3 headings, the thirteen tales during this notable access in Akashic's noir sequence trap the gloomy underside of Sweden's capital, portraying the hopelessness of these trapped in what Larson and Edenborg of their creation name the town that devours your soul."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred review
"Coedited via neighborhood authors Larson and Edenborg, this fabulous sampling of Swedish crime writing expertise, a few of whose paintings has been translated into English for the 1st time right here, may be preferred through lovers of Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' trilogy and Jens Lapidus's Easy Money; they'll get pleasure from studying those authors, who write approximately Stockholm's darkish side."
"Akashic's multivolume Noir sequence returns to Scandinavia, focusing this time at the capital urban of Sweden, a rustic that's famously impartial in time of warfare yet is usually a large-scale broker in arms....Another valuable access during this globe-trotting secret series."
"Larson and Edenborg have the capacity to unearth a dismal facet to a urban that is verdant, fresh, and surrounded by way of crystalline water....Stockholm is probably not Marseille, yet Larson and Edenborg's participants express that even a verdant position with socialized drugs may have its seamy side."
"The sequence bargains the easiest of bite-sized crime tales from all around the world--you can't move wrong!"
"On the heels of variants set in Copenhagen and Helsinki comes Stockholm Noir, edited by means of Nathan Larson and Carl-Michael Edenborg with a predictably discerning eye for tales that wring suspense, violence, and fear from social and political matters percolating in a given milieu."
"This one exhibits you the darkish corners of Sweden. My brain images white blondes in ski outfits. That's now not who you examine in those stories..."
--Journey of a Bookseller
Akashic Books keeps its award-winning sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. every one e-book includes all new tales, every one set in a special local or place in the respective city.
Brand-new tales by: Unni Drougge, Inger Edelfeldt, Carl-Michael Edenborg, Åke Edwardson, Torbjörn Elensky, Inger Frimansson, Carl Johan De Geer, Martin Holmén, Nathan Larson, Malte Persson, Anna-Karin Selberg, Johan Theorin, and Lina Wolff.
From the creation by means of Nathan Larson & Carl-Michael Edenborg:
"To the vacationer, the town of Stockholm seems to be a shimmering dream. Laid out on a chain of islands, it truly is verdant, fresh, and surrounded by means of crystalline water. On paper, Stockholm is paradise. And in a few respects, it really is. yet in so much respects, it truly is something but...
In Stockholm Noir, town is gifted as a gaping maw able to consume your soul in the event you wander down the incorrect alley...Everywhere is noir. Even, and particularly, in a paradise like Sweden, the place the citizen is given each instrument to head out and turn into an exceptional good fortune yet is mockingly held to a virtually subliminal expectation to fall in line...and by no means shine so brightly that you simply disturb your neighbor...
In this anthology it's our objective to show off the darker, grittier, extra excessive global of Swedish noir fiction. the following the risks lurking underneath the IKEA way of life are given loose rein, and phrases are given to the ambivalence and depression of a version society."