Issue 2 of Noir Nation, an international magazine of noir fiction is out.
It is packed with great noir fiction from all over the world. Included is a story by me called ‘Homeland’, which features Max Quinlan, an Vietnamese Australian ex-cop and missing persons investigator and the main character in my novel Ghost Money, currently out through Snubnose Press.
If you bought Ghost Money and enjoyed it, pick up a copy of Noir Nation and check out another gritty Quinlan tale. ‘Homeland’ is set in Melbourne in the nineties and involves Quinlan attempting to track down a young Vietnamese woman missing in Melbourne’s illegal sex trade.
If you haven’t downloaded a copy of Ghost Money yet, wait are you waiting for?
Ghost Money is set in the mid-1990s and sees Quinlan travel to Cambodia, at that time still wracked by poverty and civil war, to try locate a missing Australian businessman. But he’s not the only one looking. As the country’s long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency fragments and the political temperature rises, Quinlan is slowly drawn into a two-decade long mystery that will take him to the heart of the Cambodia’s bloody past.
Here’s what some of the reviewers have said about it:
“Ghost Money could well be The Third Man of Asian Noir.”
Respected UK site, Crime Fiction Lover
“Writers who are not native inhabitants of the setting they depict can have a tough time delivering an authentic atmosphere but that has not been a problem for Nette who has created a truly enveloping sense of time and place.”
Fair Dinkum Crime