In these stories, seventeen writers from around the globe tell of dark doings in sunny places Join them in the Dominican Republic, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, chic Mykonos, Seville at midnight, and on the morning beachfront of Ghana where a man has revenge on his mind Follow an NGO worker kidnapped in Yemen, an engineer repairing a dam in turmoil torn Ethiopia, a foolIn these stories, seventeen writers from around the globe tell of dark doings in sunny places Join them in the Dominican Republic, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, chic Mykonos, Seville at midnight, and on the morning beachfront of Ghana where a man has revenge on his mind Follow an NGO worker kidnapped in Yemen, an engineer repairing a dam in turmoil torn Ethiopia, a foolish young Englishman hitchhiking across the Sahara You will visit historic Istanbul and Mombasa and learn the secrets of family conflicts in Singapore, in Puerto Rico, in New Orleans The authors of these tales will convince you that evil under the sun makes for the most compelling, most entertaining crime fiction anywhere on earth The authors and their settings are Leye Adenle Nigeria , Annamaria Alfieri British East Africa , Colin Cotterill Thailand , Susan Froetschel Yemen , Jason Goodwin Istanbul , Paul Hardisty Ethiopia , Greg Herren New Orleans , Tamar Myers Arizona , Barbara Nadel Istanbul , Richie Narvaez Puerto Rico , Kwei Quartey Ghana , Jeffrey Siger Mykonos , Michael Stanley Botswana , Nick Sweet Spain , Timothy Williams Guadaloupe , Robert Wilson the Sahara , Ovidia Yu Singapore
Sunshine Noir In these stories seventeen writers from around the globe tell of dark doings in sunny places Join them in the Dominican Republic the Sonoran Desert of Arizona chic Mykonos Seville at midnight and
I enjoyed this collection of 17 short noir stories that take place in the hot climates from various locations around the world. I was introduced to some new authors and enjoyed short stories from authors that I am familiar with. I liked all 17 stories with perhaps my two favorite being Snake Skin by Ovidia Yu and The Sultan Rules Mombasa by Annamaria Alfieri. This is a very fine collection of noir short stories from the hot climates.
I loved this collection of short stories. I was initially drawn to it because the editors are among my favorite African authors—and unsurprisingly, the contributions from Michael Stanley (“Spirits”) and Annamaria Alfieri (“The Sultan Rules Mombasa”) were among my favorites. But beyond theirs, I really enjoyed the breadth of hot-weather stories in this collection. Another favorite was “Extreme Heat,” by Robert Wilson, in which a foolish English hitchhiker finds out what it really me [...]
An interesting selection of crime stories set in various warmer spots around the world. It's a good introduction to the style and less well-used settings around the world. I'm a big fan of the Murder is Everywhere blog (murderiseverywhere) and the book contains quite a few contributions by members of the blog. I'll be trying to find full length books by quite a few new authors that I found in the collection. Altogether probably a 3.5 stars rounded up as I felt some of the short stories were a bi [...]
I love a good mystery anthology. This one is for all of you who are fed up, as the editors apparently were, with the idea that only in Scandinavia and other cold countries can the weather produce a truly magnificent mystery. Yeah, whatever. This anthology is about "dark doings in sunny places." I got to meet some writers I didn't know, and some stories ones that I think will stick with me for a long time. As with any anthology, the quality isn't uniform, but when these stories are good – they' [...]
Good collection of short stories. The editors did a wonderful job of selecting these stories.
Cold weather and I are enemies. That's why I moved to the Sonoran Desert where the sun and heat suit me just fine. When I heard that there was a short story collection called Sunshine Noir, I knew I had to read it.This collection of seventeen brand-new short stories are written by some of today's best crime fiction writers, and readers will find themselves in Africa, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Asia, the Middle East anywhere there's plenty of sun and evil doings. The crimes are as varied a [...]