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Baghdad Noir (Iraq)

Now, one of the world’s most war-torn cities is portrayed through a noir lens in this chilling story collection.

Beirut Noir (Lebanon)

On the heels of Tel Aviv Noir and Tehran Noir, the Akashic Noir Series moves deeper into the Middle East.

Helsinki Noir (Finland)

Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.

West Jerusalem Noir

In West Jerusalem Noir—published simultaneously with East Jerusalem Noir—the Akashic Noir Series visits one of the world’s most complex locales, in this volume from the perspective of Israeli writers (translated from Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan)

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Lagos Noir (Nigeria)

West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria’s best-known authors.

Prison Noir

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on “prison literature.”

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates!