Books by David Ball

MARSEILLE NOIR by Cédric Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Just as Marseille is tailor-made for noir, this dark banquet is tailor-made for noir fans."
Gritty from east to west, Marseille is the perfect venue for the latest in Akashic's venerable Noir series. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >
CHINA RUN by David Ball
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"Second-novelist Ball (Empires of Sand, 1999) writes evocatively about Chinese society and customs, but his people fail to convince or engage."
Rich local color mixes uneasily with a conventional—and one-dimensional—chase thriller. Read full book review >