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Noir Nation is an eBook journal of international crime fiction that includes graphic novels, essays, author interviews, and a community forum. The Journal advances works of the imagination that explore the darker geographies of human experience.
This inaugural issue contains stories of a felon who hates books, a surgeon involved in the lurid murder of a nurse, a 7-11 stickup, the killing and night burial of a kangaroo, an ex-con who returns to prison, a venomous snake used as a murder weapon, a student/teacher romantic affair that promises ruin, revenge on an abusive priest and a Nazi collaborator, a missing mother, a serial killer in the woods, and a ruthless home aid nurse. It also contains a poem by a famous gun moll and a graphic novel about a crime beat reporter fascinated by seedy Flamenco joints.
The issue mixes award-winning masters of hardboiled and literary crime fiction Paul D. Brazill, Bianca Bellova, Jean Charbonneau, Tristan Davies, Les Edgerton, Stephen Gibson, Timothy Patrick Gibson, JJ Toner, and Scott Wolven with newer and emerging writers Leah Chamberlain, R.F. Warner, Kevin Hardcastle, Gerald Heys, Kevin Levites, and Yewande Omotoso. It also includes commentary on the state of noir fiction by J. Madison Davis, Alan Ward Thomas, Melodie Campbell, Wendy A. Reynolds, Ann Littlewood, Ann Cleeves, Linton Robinson, and Joe Trigoboff, and a Flamenco Noir graphic novel by Jon Danko (writer) and Danda (illustrator).
Cover art by Danda of the Czech Republic and interior illustrations by Hamlet Zurita of Ecuador.