KL NOIR: Red is the first of 4 volumes about the Malaysian capital city’s dark side. There are 14 short stories and one essay about the seedy, the sinister and sometimes the spooky. You will find murder, drug-dealing, kidnapping, sexual depravity, prostitution, celebrity secrets, suicides, academic rivalry, gangsters, police brutality, cannibalism, black magic, creepy rituals, political corruption and even busking. It’s all totally fictional. Well, maybe the cannibalism is.
INTRO / Amir Muhammad (Read it here)
THE RUNNER / Adib Zaini
RUKUN TETANGGA / Preeta Samarasan
MAMAK MURDER MYSTERY / Marc de Faoite (Read the full story here).
ASIAN ANGEL / Shaz Johar
A GIFT OF FLOWERS / Shih-Li Kow
KISS FROM A ROSE / Fadzlishah Johanabas
AFTER DARK, MY LOVE / Dina Zaman
THE ORACLE OF TRUTH / Eeleen Lee
CHASING BUTTERFLIES IN THE NIGHT / Kris Williamson
THE DUALIST / Shivani Sivagurunathan
VANISHED / Khairulnizam Bakeri
CANNIBAL VS. AH LONG / Megat Ishak
THE MACHETE AND ME / Dayang Noor
THE UNBELIEVER / Amir Hafizi
MUD / Brian Gomez
Editor: Amir Muhammad
276 pages / RM19.90 / Buy Online with 15% Discount
First Printing: February 2013
About the Editor
Amir Muhammad’s books as writer include 120 Malay Movies (2009), Yasmin Ahmad’s Films (2009), Rojak: Bite Sized Stories (2010) and Sejarah Melayu Reloaded (2013). He founded Matahari Books in 2007 and Buku Fixi in 2011.