[via Pundit Kitchen. Frolin, thanks!]
Anyway, while I still have your attention, check this out…
Trinidad Noir; Publishers: Akashic Books
edited by Lisa Allen-Agostini & Jeanne Mason
Mystery/Fiction Anthology | A Trade Paperback Original
ISBN-13: 978-1-933354-55-2 l 300 pages | $15.95
Forthcoming: August 2008
The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.
Brand-new stories by: Robert Antoni, Elizabeth Nunez, Lawrence Scott, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo, Kevin Baldeosingh, Vahni Capildeo, Willi Chen, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Rian Marie Extavour, Keith Jardim, Jaime Lee Loy, Darby Maloney, Reena Andrea Manickchand, Judith Theodore, Tiphanie Yanique, and others.
Trinidad Noir delivers all the crime a reader expects from Akashic’s Noir Series: murder, kidnapping, rape, drugs, prostitution, theft, extortion, and more. Yet in fictionalizing crime in the real crime setting of Trinidad, [the] acclaimed authors … have created a decidedly literary noir collection.
These authors’ quality characterizations, plots, and styles concurrently reveal the country’s darkness and its appeal with an unexpected and gratifying result: In their captivating and occasionally humorous stories, the Trinidad that emerges is as intriguing and contradictory as the island and its people. Trinidad Noir is as much a delightful crime romp as it is an expose of the seedy side of life.
Lisa is someone I went to University with (she did English Literature, while I was an Electrical Engineering student).
If I’m not mistaken, this is her first published work as an editor. She’s written for a variety of publications [Trinidad Guardian, Caribbean Beat] for many years, and I even had the privelege of playing the lead role in a small play she wrote when we were final year students!
You can pick up the US edition of the book at the publisher’s website, and/or at Amazon.com. The Caribbean and UK editions are yet to be released [I guess the major difference between would be the spelling?].
And, yes… I still am on hiatus! I just had to pop-up to lend some support to a peep! 😆
I’ll be back, though!
Peace and Much Love.