Montana Noir—out now from Akashic Books

A road trip through the dreams and disasters of the true Montana—the first-ever anthology of noir fiction set exclusively in the Last Best Place.

Edited by James Grady and Keir Graff, with brand-new stories by David Abrams, Janet Skeslien Charles, Debra Magpie Earling, Gwen Florio, Jamie Ford, Eric Heidle, Walter Kirn, Sidner Larson, Carrie La Seur, Thomas McGuane, Caroline Patterson, and Yvonne Seng.

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Montana Noir in the media:

Interview on “Main Street” (Prairie Public Radio, February 2, 2018)

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

Interview on “The Write Question” (Montana Public Radio, January 18, 2018)

Book Notes: Montana Noir” (Largehearted Boy, October 2, 2017)

‘Montana Noir’ wouldn’t have happened without Shelby” (Shelby Promoter, September 27, 2017)

High-quality hard-boiled prose: ‘Montana Noir’ struts its stuff” (Missoulian)

Montana Noir and the dark side of the state” (Missoula Independent, September 21)

Montana Noir Captures the Spirit of the State in All-New Short Stories” (Parade, September 6, 2017)

Come in from the Cold: An Insider Views the Outside as Keir Graff Discusses Montana Noir” (Newcity, September 2017)

A darker shade of Big Sky Country: ‘Montana Noir’ stars talented cast of writers” (Great Falls Tribune, September 6, 2017)

Q & A #58 – Keir Graff & James Grady, “Montana Noir” (Don’t Need a Diagram, September 5, 2017)

Noir story collection paints Montana in a different light” (Billings Gazette, August 31, 2017)

Prairie Lights: ‘Montana Noir’ captures state dead on” (Last Best News, August 5, 2017)


Montana Noir cover and website photography by Eric Heidle.