6 Gritty Noir Tales With Unforgettable Plots

GrittyNoir_NovelSuspectsNoir fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction that’s darker and often a whole lot more cynical than other types of crime fiction books. In noir fiction, the difference between right and wrong isn’t always so clearly defined. And while plenty of crime fiction has no trouble cracking the case by the end of the book, in noir fiction it’s not always so simple to close the case.

All of this is a major part of the appeal of noir fiction, though. People love gritty noir fiction because it feels closer to the harsh realities of crime and justice in the real world. There aren’t always clear “bad guys” versus “good guys,” and sometimes bad people get away with doing bad things. If you’re looking for some excellent examples of contemporary gritty noir fiction, check out these titles.