W. R. Burnett’s multifarious fiction exposed the fatal emptiness of American ambition.
Cullen Gallagher digs up the working-class roots of noir master Day Keene.
Cullen Gallagher investigates “Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury.”
Cullen Gallagher rides shotgun with Ford Fairlane, the punk rock PI created by author Rex Weiner.
A uniformly excellent anthology of “domestic noir” with no weak links.
Palumbo uses all the noir conventions in surprisingly fresh ways.
Attica Locke’s latest novel is a double-edged murder mystery boasting not only Locke’s strikingly original voice, but also a timely and politically...
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Apathy, booze, and cynicism are the standard PI’s ABCs, but Bruen’s detective takes things to a whole new level.
The hallmark of Gorman's style is the utter simplicity and clarity of his language. Straightforward prose is the hallmark of his moral universe.