Official Canadian launch of Noir Nation No. 3, The India Issue

By: Vegas Wire
TORONTO - Jan. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Toronto, ON- January 14th, 2014,Noir Nation is an eBook journal of high quality international crime fiction, essays, and author interviews, illustrated with living art: tattoos. With the forthcoming publication of Issue No. 3, the Journal will also be available in print. The most recent issue is called The India Issue. On January 29th, Rob Brunet and Melodie Campbell will be available for interviews in Toronto as well we will be hosting a 6-9 event at Ganzi Restaurant to promote the book. If you would like to receive the book for review please let us know.

Noir Nation was founded by Eddie Vega, Alan Ward Thomas, and the late Cortright McMeel in 2011. Before his untimely passing, McMeel served as Managing Editor and Editor-at-Large.

They worked very hard to recruit writers who were either from India or of Indian ancestry, and we landed some exciting stories, including a very dark tale about an aspiring actress by the highly regarded Bollywood filmmaker Suparn Verma. The story, “Scarlet Starlet” opens the issue. Closing it is a classic Indian novella called “The Perfect Courtesan” by the legendary Hindi poet Kshemendra. Every Noir Nation publishes writers from around the globe in every issue. Hence, readers will find in Issue 3 works from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, the Czech Republic, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, and other countries.

How dark are the tales?

In some countries, the editors could be arrested for publishing some of the content contained in Issue 3. Cruel murders, mutilations, and graphic sex. Really vicious stuff. But that’s because these writers are not afraid to go where the story demands they go. Other stories are deeply poetic and humorous, and some fall easily into cozy mystery. They are all quite different from each other but they all share common two common traits, originality and fearlessness.With over 1.2 billion residents, India is not only the world’s most copious producer of crime pulp, it is also its hungriest consumer. Even in her chirpy feel-good Bollywood films, guns and gangsters vie with the singing and the dancing.

About Rob Brunet

Rob Brunet’s crime fiction and reviews have appeared in Noir Nation, Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, Voices, and Toronto Standard. His debut novel STINKING RICH will be published summer 2014. He turned to writing noir after twenty years running a digital media boutique which produced award-winning Web presence for titles like Frank Miller’s Sin City and the cult television series Alias. Having traded boardrooms for bonfires, and a banker-blue suit for a favourite pair of black jeans, he tweets @RRBrunet and rants a bit at

About Melodie Campbell

Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best this year when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich. She has been a bank manager, college instructor, marketing director, comedy writer,and possibly the worst runway model ever. Melodie got her start writing comedy. In1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 5 novels. She has won 9 awards for fiction, and was a finalist for both the 2012 and 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards and the 2012 Derringer (US). Her first novel, Rowena Through the Wall (Imajin Books), was a Top 100 Bestseller (all books) on Amazon. Melodie is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. Her humour column ‘Bad Girl’appears in the satirical magazine, The Sage; Canada’s Best Source of Misleading News and Opinion.

*** They will also be releasing issue No.4 about the Canadian Issue later in 2014***

Interview & Photo Opportunity

         Launch of Noir Nation No.3, The India Issue

When:          Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

         6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:          Osteria Dei Ganzi
504 Jarvis St
Toronto, ON

For more information, to set up an interview or to review the book:

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