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Amsterdam Noir

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Amsterdam Noir, Rene Appel, Josh Pachter

Editors René Appel and Josh Pachter have collected stories from 14 of The Netherlands’ top-ranking writers of crime and literary fiction – plus a few new faces – in this recent entry in the popular and long running series of place-based anthologies from Akashic Books. Collectively they draw on the culture, history, and watery environment of Amsterdam. If you enjoy short fiction, let these few examples whet your appetite for the full rijstaffel: Michael Berg’s tale of unexpected (and sweet) revenge; Karin Amatmoekrim’s crafty old woman; and Theo Capel’s hardworking police detective who strikes it lucky. Read our full review here.

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