Akashic Books

Books published by Akashic Books

The Moment Before Drowning

Jacques le Garrec, a French wartime resistance leader and former policeman, has just returned from two years’ service in Algeria during the colonial war. He has been sent back to France to stand trial, having been accused a committing a brutal crime.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Trinidad Noir

A portrait of Trinidad conveyed through 19 short stories written over the past century.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Chris Roberts

Helsinki Noir

Under the surface of a peaceful Finnish social democracy lie some disturbing undercurrents, tales of society’s most damaged, in this dark collection of short stories.

Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Chris Roberts

Singapore Noir

Fourteen short stories about the dark side of the lives of local residents  that belie the common belief that Singapore is a sanitised and dull place.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by Chris Roberts