Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Passport to Crime

This appears to be out in the US and will be out in the UK in March, according to the relevant Amazons. I hope to get my hands on it at some point:

From Carroll & Graf:

Derived from a series launched in 2003 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, called Passports to Crime, this volume collects stories from some of the world's most popular and talented crime writers. Originally published monthly in Ellery Queen, these stories are appearing for the first time in book form. Authors include: Boris Akunin, a major bestseller in Russia, who has many other works translated in the U.S.; Ingrid Noll, Germany's “Queen of Crime,” whose books have been translated into 23 languages and adapted for German television; Ruben Fonseca, one of Brazil's best-known literary figures; Baantjer, the most widely read author in the Netherlands, with over 5 million books sold in a country with a population of 15 million; Paul Halter, the winner of two of France's coveted literary awards; France's most admired author of traditional mysteries — Dominic Manotti, a winner of the French Crime Writers Association prize for best thriller; and Rene Appel, three-time winner of the Netherlands' Jouden Strop Prize


Uriah Robinson said...

This looks like a must have for anyone interested in European crime fiction. Thanks Karen.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Yes, I think this will have to be ordered pronto. I'm not a huge fan of short stories but could make an exception in this case as it may be the only way to sample some of these authors in English.