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Noir Nation No. 5 – Jihad and its Metaphors

Noir Nation is the only mystery magazine in the world that joins international crime fiction and tattoos. Its content is often dark, hard-boiled, sometimes creepy, but because it embraces crime fiction in all its forms, readers can also enjoy the occasional humorous story and cozy mystery.

Issue No. 5 explores the current conflict in Syria and Iraq from perspectives available only to fiction. It also includes interviews with former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik and exiled Iranian novelist Naïri Nahapétian, classic desert noir from Sax Rohmer, and an early detective story from Arabian Nights.

New fiction and nonfiction by George Beck, Bianca Bellová, Lauren Cahn, Doug Levy, Lindsay Moran, Andrew Scorah, Deborah Pintonelli, A.J. Sidransky, Sax Rohmer, Frank Sonderborg, Jonathan Sturak, Diane Vacca, Eddie Vega, and Barbie Wilde.

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Noir Nation No. 5 coming soon!

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Soon… very soon… residents of Noir Nation shall see the full cover of Noir Nation No. 5. We are waiting on one or two more stories to come in, and editing the rest. Simultaneously, we are working on the book trailer. The script for that is done and the music selected, with a dark and driving Flamenco beat.

Copies of No. 5 will be included in the gifting bags to be distributed at the forthcoming Noircon in Philadelphia. So if you are going this year, be sure to pick up your complimentary copy.