Praise for Montana Noir

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A Montana Quarterly “Editor’s Pick”

“Terrific . . . Montana Noir is one of the high points in Akashic’s long-running and justly celebrated Noir series . . . Editors Grady and Graff’s selections . . . are all sharply attuned to their settings and to the ways those varying landscapes reflect the darkness within the people who walk the streets or drive the country roads.” —Booklist

“Noir standbys prove both malleable and fertile in these 14 new stories . . . a surprisingly distinct and distinctive set of evocations of different Montana localities that make this collection, like a successful package tour, greater than the sum of its parts. If Montana has a dark side, is anywhere safe from noir?” —Kirkus Reviews

“Thoroughly entertaining . . . timely.” —Publishers Weekly

“Who would have imagined that murder and mayhem could be so much fun?” —Last Best News

” . . . excellent writing by some of Montana’s finest authors.” —Montana Quarterly

“Grady and Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of hard-edged Western tales.” —Montana Magazine

” . . . exceptionally good.” —Missoulian

” . . . a wonderfully blunt portrait of the state . . . ” —Missoula Independent

“All the stories are universally strong . . . as satisfying as anything found in the urban streets that typically attract the dark beauty of the noir genre.” —New York Journal of Books

“Fans of the genre and regional fiction will be intrigued.” —Library Journal