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      Book Launch: Amsterdam Noir in Amsterdam

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      February 3, 2019

      Sunday   3:00 PM

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      Book Launch: Amsterdam Noir

      The publisher Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Amsterdam Noir contains brand-new stories by: Michael Berg, Anneloes Timmerije, Murat Isik, René Appel & Josh Pachter, Simon de Waal, Hanna Bervoets, Karin Amatmoekrim, Christine Otten, Mensje van Keulen, Max van Olden, Theo Capel, Loes den Hollander, Herman Koch, Abdelkader Benali, and Walter van den Berg. Most of the authors who contributed to this collection and editor René Appel will be present at the book launch. About the editors: René Appel published his first thriller, Handicap, in 1987, and has written twenty more, two of which have received the Golden Noose, the annual award for the best Dutch-language crime novel. English translations of his stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and several anthologies. Josh Pachter is an American writer, editor, and translator. His short crime stories have been featured in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, among other places, and his translations of crime fiction by Dutch and Belgian authors appear regularly in EQMM. He lives in Northern Virginia.Review:"In spotlighting a city known worldwide for sex workers and marijuana, the editors avoid the obvious ... Taking the road less traveled is a winning strategy for the editors. The 15 dark takes they've collected provide a variety of methods, motives, and menace, while their movie-themed chapters anchor the varied menu firmly in the noir tradition." Kirkus Reviews

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