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Review: Jacques Filippi’s Montreal Noir makes a great local gift for mystery fans

Montreal Noir

Edited by John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi

Akashic Press, 288 pages, $22.95

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The best reason for reading short-story anthologies is to discover new writers. That means searching for talented editors to select the goods and, in this case, John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi have definitely delivered in this elegant collection for the wonderful Akashic city noir series. There are no bad stories here, but there are many standouts. I particularly liked the selections in the section called On The Edge, especially Howard Shrier's Milk Teeth (based in Rue Rachel) and Melissa Yi's The Sin Eaters (featuring Côte-des-Neiges). I also liked Three Tshakapesh Dreams by Samuel Archibald and Wild Horses by Arjun Basu in the Concrete Jungle section. It's worth having this book around for quick reading and rediscovery of old spots in Montreal. It also makes a great little gift for mystery fans, and even those who aren't.

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