Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction

For the fan of noir and hardboiled mysteries, in book and film: whether you love Hammett, Chandler, Ross MacDonald and the pulp fiction they sprang from; Graham Greene's noirish entertainments (and resulting films); Cornell Woolrich, James M. Cain, and women like Dorothy B. Hughes; or the far more recent treatments of James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, and the like.

We're resurrecting a group discussion of Jim Thompson's After Dark, My Sweet. If successful, we may of course, go on to other things.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
What did you just finish reading and what are you currently reading?36 unread / 36PatrickMurtha, August 4
Hap and Leonard series on TV2 unread / 2mstrust, January 2021
Revive this group?6 unread / 6mstrust, January 2021
What is the definition of a "Femme Fatale"?4 unread / 4mysterymax, February 2017
Hard Case Crime15 unread / 15Dr_Flanders, February 2016
Any Horace McCoy fans?4 unread / 4guido47, August 2015
New York Times Pulp Fiction Contest3 unread / 3lilithcat, December 2014
Ross Macdonald13 unread / 13jroger1, November 2014
Good/great modern/contemporary noir/hard-boiled fiction41 unread / 41kenkuhlken, March 2014
noir/hardboiled what the difference?10 unread / 10SimonW11, January 2013
Nordic Noir reading list2 unread / 2Ammianus, January 2013
About Parker4 unread / 4Ammianus, November 2012
Wome Writers of Hardboiled/Noir47 unread / 47RDHawk6886, November 2012
Marlowe Lives2 unread / 2dcozy, August 2012
Massimo Carlotto in English?2 unread / 2bookstothesky, July 2012
For Derek Raymond fans...7 unread / 7bostonbibliophile, July 2012
Noir books5 unread / 5jju, June 2012
Anthology16 unread / 16jju, June 2012
Noir?28 unread / 28jju, June 2012
Cornell Woolrich on Member Giveaway9 unread / 9jju, June 2012
Essential Noir26 unread / 26MarkJacobs, May 2012
the heavy weight hard hitters from the arena of noir!!8 unread / 8MikeDennis, November 2011
Prayers for Rain24 unread / 24zanykm, July 2011
Two great noir novels1 unread / 1AlanForbes, May 2011
'The three I just done'1 unread / 1ink36, April 2011
Women of Noir5 unread / 5tros, March 2011
Favorite Cinematic Adaptations of Noir?34 unread / 34tros, March 2011
PARKER, Richard Stark, Donald Westlake5 unread / 5LintonRobinson, March 2011
Noir book requests5 unread / 5zanykm, August 2010
CN as seen in Science Fiction, films etc.3 unread / 3zenhobo2, March 2010
James Sallis1 unread / 1tros, September 2009
Help, my memory is shot (Maltese Falcon spoilers)3 unread / 3revelshade, March 2009
Wall Street Journal Article on The Thin Man1 unread / 1suburbguy, January 2009
Poem By Auden on Detective Fiction6 unread / 6ostrom, August 2008
After Dark, My Sweet14 unread / 14mstrust, July 2008
whodunit5 unread / 5yareader2, March 2008
Parker/Chandler books3 unread / 3VictoriaPL, February 2008
"The Big Nowhere" Ending - **Spoilers**1 unread / 1Katie_H, December 2007
Visit Baker Street7 unread / 7devenish, November 2007
Unjustly Overlooked5 unread / 5tros, September 2007
LA 9/6: LA Reads? book club Mildred Pierce/pie at Philippe's2 unread / 2yareader2, September 2007
Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction Message Board171 unread / 171Linkmeister, June 2007
Events: Raymond Chandler's LA tour launches 5/122 unread / 2yareader2, May 2007
studying LT members' use of tags1 unread / 1circadia, November 2006
After Dark, My Sweet: Ch. 1 - 618 unread / 18Eurydice, October 2006
Possible Group Reads66 unread / 66Eurydice, August 2006
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