The Traveller and Other Stories

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$27.95  $25.71
Soho Crime
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Stuart Neville, the "king of Belfast noir" (The Guardian), is the author of nine novels, for which he has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, and Anthony Awards as well as the CWA Steel Dagger. He lives near Belfast.


A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery Book of 2020

Praise for The Traveller and Other Stories

Chilling . . . These stories have an uncanny power to convince. The best of Mr. Neville's ghost tales can hold their own with those of the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen. But the ultimate prize-winner here, 'Coming in on Time, ' a heartbreaking vignette of domestic tragedy seen through the eyes of its youngest victim, hasn't a trace of the supernatural--only the horror of innocence encountering evil.
--Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"No matter the nature and circumstance of the plots, Neville shows his storytelling mastery in tales that inevitably climax with sentences loaded in desolation."
--Jack Batten, The Toronto Star

Noir, noir, noir--everybody wants to write noir fiction. But most self-anointed 'noir' narratives just don't hack it. They're dark and dreary, to be sure; but a true noir mystery must also have a black heart. This kind of spiritual despair comes naturally to Stuart Neville, whose Belfast crime novels bleed.
--The New York Times Book Review

Splendid . . . This chilling assortment of Northern Irish noir is not to be missed.
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Irish noir done to a turn, with just enough tearful sentiment to turn the screws tighter.
--Kirkus Reviews

Neville, author of The Ghosts of Belfast, turns from thrilling mystery to chilling horror. Thirteen macabre tales feature killers and specters sure to haunt your dreams for days to come. Neville sets his stories amidst his native Irish shores, filling each yarn with a hint of the old country. This blend of genres conjures nightmarish realities to create a bone-chilling collection.
--The Lineup

Hauntingly delicious . . . If you want to give friends an unexpected and highly memorable trick-or-treat, get a couple of extra copies of this collection. Make sure to ink your name into your own copy, so it won't walk away lightly. It will be, indeed, haunted.
--Kingdom Books

Praise for Stuart Neville

"A rare example of legitimate noir fiction."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Tightly wound, emotionally resonant . . . Displays an acute understanding of the true state of Northern Ireland, still under the thumb of decades of violence."
--Los Angeles Times

The current master of neo-noir detective fiction.
--The Boston Globe

"A brilliant thriller, unbearably tense, stomach-churningly frightening . . . A future classic."
--The Observer

"A great, brawling ache of a novel . . . filled with both prickling suspense and fiercely wrought emotion."
--Megan Abbott

"A flat-out terror trip."
--James Ellroy

"An exceptional talent. Crime fiction doesn't get much better."
--Lee Child