NEW RELEASE: Brit Noir :The Pocket Essential Guide to British Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Brit Noir
Brit Noir is published in the UK today. It will be available in the US in October.

Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction from European countries, but his principal area of expertise is in the British crime arena, as demonstrated in such books as British Crime Writing, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and British Crime Film.

After the success of earlier entries in the series, Nordic Noir and Euro Noir, he returns to the British Isles to produce the ultimate reader's guide to modern British crime fiction (taking in the best from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland). The word 'Noir' is used in its loosest sense as every major living British and Irish writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted for the reader.

Forshaw's personal acquaintance with writers, editors and publishers is unparalleled, so BRIT NOIR features interviews with (and quotations from) the writers, editors and publishers themselves. The characteristics of the very different writing from London, the regions, Scotland, Ireland and Wales are examined and celebrated.

All major living writers, new and established, are covered and the characteristics of their different styles of writing are considered. The writers are also mapped across all regions of England as well as Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Brit Noir offers unique, lively insight and, not solely confined to British crime fiction novels, it also celebrates the new golden age of British crime drama and popular television programs such as Sherlock and Broadchurch.

Barry Forshaw is a leading expert on crime fiction and film. He is the author of Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, and The Man Who Left Too Soon. He has written for various national newspapers, edits Crime Time, and was previously the vice chair of the Crime Writers' Association.

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Twitter: @BarryForshaw3
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