By: Peter Rozovsky
Does Nordic crime leave you cold? Do you like your beach reading sandy rather than Scandi? The sun better than lots of guys named -sson?
Maybe you prefer your protagonists heat-baked and lethargic rather than shivering and morose? Or perhaps you want your crime fiction to do more than rip away the gleaming facade of the welfare state to reveal the hypocrisy that lies beneath. If so, boy, do have the crime fiction collection for you.
Sunshine Noir hits e-readers near you next week and bookstores in mid-September. If you’re going to Bouchercon 2016 in New Orleans, you just might find some copies there.
Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley put the volume together, and the book includes stories by Robert Wilson, Jason Goodwin, Colin Cotterill, Paul Hardisty, Nick Sweet, Leye Adenle, Susan Froetschel,Greg Herren, Barbara Nadel, Richie Narvaez, Tamar Myers, Kwei Quartey, Ovidia Yu, Timothy Williams, and Jeffrey Siger, plus a word from Tim Hallinan and, in the British edition, from Peter James.
I’m in there, too; I wrote the book’s introduction, a little thing I called “Clime Fiction.” I quite like it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it, too, along with some pretty good stories.