'Intelligent and gripping' Tariq Ali.
'It's impossible to miss this dramatically contemporary crime novel about new Muslim and Jewish fundamentalists living together in France' Le Point.
'Two police officers who could have been invented by Fred Vargas ... an author is born. And it's good news: once he gets going, it won't be easy to catch up with him' L'Express.
A brilliant debut
Exciting, informative, stimulating, and a little frightening
Not to be missed
A debut of notable assurance... Arab Jazz is proof that French crime fiction is jostling its way to the top of the noir tree.
Miske's imaginative geography lies somewhere between the fantasy Belleville of Daniel Pennac..., the strange world of Fred Vargas, and the amoral fantastic of the television series Breaking Bad
Remarkable . . . a debut of notable assurance . . . Proof that French crime fiction is jostling its way to the top of the noir tree
A brazenly political crime novel for our times, it tackles hard-hitting and topical themes of religious fundamentalism, drugs and urban alienation. With a gift for setting, Miske's narrative twists through the mosques, prayer rooms and synagogues, where street preachers hustle for power, vendors ply their trade and a male and female detective duo are determined to unveil the mystery.
Fascinating police procedural that takes on a new dimension after the Charlie Hebdo massacre
A poetic take on the traditional noir thriller