Akashic Books 2014

Finland: LIKE

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Other Books by James Thompson

Helsinki Noir

Author: James Thompson

Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

The excitement around Scandinavian crime fiction coming in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has focused largely on Sweden, but Finland—as poignantly revealed here—is equally strong in the noir department.

Helsinki Noir

Publishers Weekly:

Readers should be prepared to keep the lights on at night after finishing this unnerving collection.


Reviewing the Evidence:

A gripping collection. James Thompson died this past summer and this fine compendium reminds us of the skill and talent we have lost. Whether you are already a fan of the gloomy Finns or are new to the uniquely sinister aspect of Scandinavian literature, this book will provide steady entertainment.


Mom Read It:

Mystery and true crime readers will appreciate the styles from all over the world, and embrace the darkness that every culture shares – no matter how hard they try to hide it.