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Tag: Noir

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Darkly Comic: Mystery Suspense Books Tinged with Humor

There's something about a dark mystery suspense book sprinkled with moments of comic relief that captivates us.

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Dark City: The Mistress of Suspense

When Alfred Hitchcock arrived in Hollywood in 1939, he had an ace up his sleeve, a female protégé who would become a crucial figure in noir—Joan Harrison.

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The Lost World of Film Noir: Hate Street

Dark City by Eddie Muller explores The Lost World of Film Noir. Read the excerpt Hate Street from Dark City.

The Dark Noir Films of 20th Century France

The Dark Noir Films of 20th Century France

The name "Film Noir" is a French term meaning "Dark Film," and the term was coined by French critic Nino Frank in 1946 to describe Hollywood films.

10 Compelling Crime Fiction Novels To Get Started Reading

10 Compelling Crime Fiction Novels To Get Started Reading

These terrifying tales are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with the turn of every page.

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Jump-Start July with These Red-Hot Thrillers

These terrifying tales are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with the turn of every page.

Curl Up With These Page-Turning Historical Thrillers

Curl Up With These Page-Turning Historical Thrillers

Looking for a little action in your life? These terrifying tales are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat with the turn of every page.

Captivating Crime Books That Give a Fresh Spin to the Noir Genre

New Noir: Captivating Crime Books That Give a Fresh Spin to the Noir Genre

We've created this list of four great new noir books for crime readers, just in time for the summer. So practice your best Humphrey Bogart impression and get ready to…

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Jonathan Ames Shares Must Read Noir Fiction

For this list, I’m going to be somewhat broad, perhaps, in my interpretation of what ‘noir fiction’ means.  I think one normally associates that label with the fiction that inspired…

6 Gritty Noir Tales With Unforgettable Plots

If you’re looking for some excellent examples of contemporary gritty noir fiction, check out these titles.

Must-Read Los Angeles Crime Fiction

Eight Must-Read Los Angeles Crime Fiction Novels

From historical fiction to novels based on true crime, we've rounded up eight great works of crime fiction set in Los Angeles that you must read.

The Intoxicating World of Noir Fiction

The Intoxicating World of Noir Fiction

What exactly is noir fiction? Because noir is more about a feeling than defining traits, and because the scope of noir fiction is ever expanding, a good definition of the…

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