Hardboiled Monday: Such Men are Dangerous

Monday, October 6, 2014

Following up on the hardboiled master list, I thought I’d talk about the book by Lawrence Block that holds the number two slot (because we’re going in alphabetical order until…

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Hardboiled Monday: Queenpin

Monday, September 29, 2014

As with all Hardboiled Mondays, Chris Hocking and I are working our way down the master list in alphabetical order. Details and the list are here. And other discussions are here. Every Monday…

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Hardboiled and Noir List

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few posts ago I mentioned my friend Chris Hocking had provided me with an amazing list of hardboiled and noir fiction. Hocking gave me the titles of the…

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Hardboiled, or Noir?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It turns out that I’ve been using two related genre terms interchangeably in a whole series of related posts over the last year and now I have to…

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Magical List of Noir

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last year Chris Hocking gave me a list of noir “must-reads” and it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Hocking, editor of Detroit Noir, writer of…

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A Tip of the Fedora

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I finished  more noir books the other day despite the fact I said I needed to get back to reading some  modern fantasy. All three of these books…

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Farewell, Something Lovely

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I swear I didn’t plan this. I was recently contacted by my old friend, the talented Fraser Ronald, who’s launched a Kickstarter for a collection of hardboiled sword-and-sorcery…

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Farewell, My Fence Rail

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The writing day started out quite well. I rose without aid of an alarm clock and put in  a half hour of good work before I roused everyone…

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More on Noir

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned how wonderful I found the Spartacus TV show. Today I’m confessing that I finally got around to reading Raymond Chandler’s first Phillip Marlowe novel, The…

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Parker Graphic Novels

Friday, January 3, 2014

File under “cool things to read.” While at the library yesterday I chanced upon three graphic novel adaptions of the Richard Stark Parker books, all done by Darwyn…

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