"Brussels, Belgium's cosmopolitan, multilingual capital, has it[s] criminal underside, as shown in the 13 dark--and sometimes darkly humorous--stories" (Publishers Weekly).
From the historic city center to the Palais de Justice to the pubs, this collection contains crime fiction tales, often with a touch of the surreal and the dystopian, that reveal the stranger and seamier side of the city known as the "capital of Europe."
Includes brand-new stories by Barbara Abel, Ayerdhal, Paul Colize, Jean-Luc Cornette, Patrick Delperdange, Sara Doke, Kenan G�rg�n, Edgar Kosma, Katia Lanero Zamora, Nadine Monfils, Alfredo Noriega, Bob Van Laerhoven, and �milie de B�co.
"A perfect choice for those who love noir or those who love armchair traveling, this assortment of short stories gives the reader a glimpse into what life in the Belgian capital is like. An excellent entry in Akashic Books' noir series, which began with Brooklyn Noir
more than a decade ago, Brussels Noir
takes readers through the underbelly of yet another fascinating locale." --Shelf Awareness for Readers
"Akashic Books deserves kudos for their fine service to noir . . . If these volumes are designed to give crime writers a nifty forum and also capture the local flair and flavor, Brussels Noir
is a fine come-hither." --New York Journal of Books