Category Archives: Noir-esque fiction

The Clock – Kenneth Fearing (Introduction by Nicholas Christopher)

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) Everyone adjusts their life to the big clock; sometimes it races forward, sometimes it moves backward. It impersonally reaches for some, and forgets others. George Stroud is one who it reaches for, but fortunately misses. Stroud, a married … Continue reading

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What You See in the Dark – Manuel Muñoz

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) “The woman had to live before she could die…Even if it was the vulgarity of real life—the needs and the mistakes, but also the desire to correct them, the effort toward a forgiveness of herself. A … Continue reading

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3 to Kill – Jean-Patrick Manchette(Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith)

Reviewed by JD Jung Acheter ce livre! Shit happens. OK, that’s probably an understatement as it relates to Georges Gerfaut. Then again, maybe not. Gerfaut, a rather ordinary 30-something businessman, discovers how twisted life can get in the late Jean-Patrick … Continue reading

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Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem – Philip Kerr

reviewed by Lillian Thurston Buy It! Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in Berlin during the reign of the Nazis? If you weren’t a Nazi, how did you survive? Berlin Noir, a trilogy by British author … Continue reading

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