Edited by Tony Bellotto
This book is made up of 14 short stories that are full of intrigue, mystery and the shadows that lurk behind the Rio de Janeiro we know from tourist brochures or television. The stories showcase a number of interesting writers, who are all new to me. I think my favorite story has to be, The Story of Georges Fuller by Raphael Montes, followed by The Hanged Man by Adriana Lisboa.
These clever, well written stories are for anyone who wants to get a “behind the scenes” look at Rio, where drugs, violence, sex and murder are major themes. All of these stories show Rio as a city that is teeming with life, even if some of it is dark and shadowy. Without a doubt this is another good addition to the Akashic Noir Series.
Thanks to Askashic Books for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.