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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Bare Knuckles launches noir graffiti novel by Eddie Vega

Bare Knuckles Press, Noir Nation’s sister imprint has launched A Marine at the Door, a noir graffiti novel by Eddie Vega.

When a U.S. Marine shows up at the Brooklyn home of Rad Cordoba, a graffiti writer, it is to relay the news of his Marine brother’s death in Iraq. As his parents struggle with the loss, Rad takes to the streets and the dark byways of the subway tunnels with his graffiti bombing crew known as The Alien Nation. He has something to say. None of it pretty.

At $2.99 the book is a sweet deal even if the subject matter resounds in literary vandalism. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.