Tag Archives: Noir

A Long Goodbye

There have been numerous editions of the classic Raymond Chandler noir detective novel The Long Goodbye since its initial publication in 1953. But to my knowledge there hasn’t been a fully illustrated version until now. The upcoming publication was created for Chinese … Continue reading

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All Guns Are Loaded

I was tickled by this list of book titles that the great noir writer Raymond Chandler created but never used. The Islands in the Sky was eventually a title by Arthur C. Clarke and The Black-Eyed Blonde was used by both Erle Stanley Gardner … Continue reading

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Get Get Shorty

Here at TBTP World HQ we are big fans of The Folio Society’s beautifully executed reissues of literary classics and popular modern novels. They have a knack for putting together a stunning package and commissioning the right illustrator for each edition. … Continue reading

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It’s A Crime

Each June, International Crime Month is a celebration of international crime fiction. Four of America’s most prominent independent publishers—Grove Atlantic, Akashic Books, Melville House, and Europa Editions—have joined forces this time to bring this compelling genre to a wider North American … Continue reading

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Nordic Noir

Philadelphia author Joe Queenan recently visited Sweden for the BBC World Service and recorded a fascinating podcast on the phenomenon of Scandinavian crime fiction. Queenan explores the social stressors that are making the Nordic region such fecund ground for popular … Continue reading

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Toronto Noir (for free)

Okay, I admit it, I didn’t know jack about John McFetridge until this year. That’s not too surprising; he’s not all that well-known below the 49th parallel. But that’s easily remedied; run out and get one of his books today. Not sure … Continue reading

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