Tag Archives: Noir

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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