"Navigates the seedy side of Marseille with 14 stories that range from the creepily introspective to the downright brutal." --Publishers Weekly
The Akashic Noir series first ventured into France with Paris Noir
--and now moves one step deeper . . .
A crossroads for the people of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille is a city that does not discriminate. It embodies the down-and-dirty, tough-guy side of France, but what it lacks in sophistication, it makes up for in spirit. Still, in its shadows lurks a not-so-distant darkness . . . one that can be found in stories translated from French by David Ball and Nicole Ball and written by: Fran�ois Beaune, Philippe Carrese, Patrick Coulomb, C�dric Fabre, Ren� Fr�gni, Christian Garcin, Salim Hatubou, Rebecca Lighieri, Emmanuel Loi, Marie Neuser, Pia Petersen, Serge Scotto, Minna Sif, and Fran�ois Thomazeau.
"Gritty from east to west, Marseille is the perfect venue for the latest in Akashic's venerable Noir series. While earlier entries in this 70-volume series have sometimes been bleak and atmospheric, this one is all red meat. . . . Just as Marseille is tailor-made for noir, this dark banquet is tailor-made for noir fans." --Kirkus Reviews
"The stories . . . are united by vivid and evocative writing, as well as by a distinctive take on the city. Another strong entry in a series that should be required reading for crime fans." --Booklist