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The Art of the Lift is a noir crime television drama in the early stages of development.More information here:

Started by Klein Reynolds

0 Apr 15, 2017

Is it necessary to 'like' your characters?

I write crime fiction/noir, and since those genres generally involve lawbreakers in some form or another, suffice to say, there are 'bad' g…

Started by J. F. Juzwik

4 Oct 31, 2015
Reply by Dana King


I received his novel, "Target Lancer" in my book bag at LCC Monterey. I've never heard of this author, Max Allan Collins, totally off my ra…

Started by Sunny Frazier

3 Apr 29, 2014
Reply by Sunny Frazier

Noir Readers

Just read Violent Saturday, by W.L. Heath. Great setting (small-town Alabama), distinctive characters, and good dialogue--perfect for noir…

Started by L. A. Starks

1 Apr 10, 2012
Reply by Brian Hoffman

New Ideas for Technology in Crime Fiction

As one of the editors of Noir Nation I have been looking for some technologically induced noir, or real 21st Century crime stories.  We all…

Started by Noir Nation

1 Oct 17, 2011
Reply by Benjamin Sobieck

Is Google Getting Too Big for its Britches?

Anyone had this rather kafkaesque experience with Google's authoritarian algorithms? We had a Google ad, then took it down to update it, th…

Started by Noir Nation

5 Sep 30, 2011
Reply by Noir Nation

What are some examples of crime literature that serves as deep social commentary?

I ask this question in the interest of furthering the high respect that I think crime literature deserves.  In the news recently there have…

Started by Noir Nation

42 Jul 8, 2011
Reply by Benjamin Sobieck

What countries are currently producing the best noir fiction? Give examples, titles, authors.

In Europ it's all Steig Larsson, these days.

Started by Noir Nation

0 Jun 28, 2011

Is LA still the capital of noir fiction?

This question is prompted by an excellent article by Tim Noah that appeared Thursday, Sept 2nd on under this link:

Started by Patrick Balester

3 Sep 6, 2010
Reply by John McFetridge

Central Asian Crime

I currently have connections to Kabul, Afghanistan in that I live and work here. I am starting to write crime fiction short stories as well…

Started by DTK Molise

21 Jun 28, 2010
Reply by I. J. Parker


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