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New York Blues - Eric Brown (2001)

‘Hal Halliday is just another of the lost, crowding the streets of New York, mired in a 21st Century that is going nowhere. His business partner is dead and Hal is keeping their missing persons business going without really knowing why. 567 more words


Raw Deal (1948) Anthony Mann

Raw Deal (1948) Anthony Mann
Reliance Pictures
Amazon Instant Video

A woman named Pat (Claire Trevor, middle) goes to visit her man Joe (Dennis O’Keefe, right) in prison. 495 more words


Badlapur: Sriram Raghavan’s neo-noir

“Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest. And, like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… to get lost… to forget where you came in.” 494 more words

Social Culture

Lang Speaks

Just stumbled upon Stuart Beaton‘s podcast featuring my old buddy Preston Lang. The conversation between the two is thoughtful and funny, a mirror of Lang’s writing. 330 more words


The Femme Fatale

A word about the femme fatale, the character without which, no noir tale could exist.

She is, in a word, frightening.  She has her own agenda, and those who may be injured in her attempts to complete that agenda, are just so much… 62 more words


Book Review No. 1 - Tehran Noir by Salar Abdoh (Editor)

Violence, No Matter the Locale
Book Review By: Sam Slaughter

Tehran Noir
Salar Abdoh, Editor
Akashic Books, 2014
329 pages, $15.95

It takes a special place in the world to juggle the vilest of the vile and the holiest of holies. 535 more words