Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction

This group has become officially dormant. It happens. If you want to revive this group, or create a new group on the same topic, see this page.

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 
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
What did you just finish reading and what are you currently reading?24 unread / 24rudeboy99, September 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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