Hi, Crimespacers,Recently I started a discussion here about humor and whether it belongs in a hard-boiled thriller or noir. I've just written a blog post about it and if you've got the time, check…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Dougherty Feb 6.
Hi, Everyone. First - thanks for all the replies about comedy and the thriller. I've got a new question. What provides better atmosphere in a thriller/mystery/crime novel, fog or pollution? I mean…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Michael Brantingham Oct 2, 2012.
First and foremost, I want to thank all of my new followers. Your kind words after reading my Freshly Pressed essay, “That Cursed Ruby Box,” meant a lot. In return, I promise to try my very best to provide consistently great content that inspires you to laugh, cry, run screaming, hide under your bed, take a shot of…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 7:53am
In the family I grew up in, love was often misplaced, nearly always badly botched, but nevertheless there – taking us from day to day. As a unit, we had every kind of bad luck you can imagine – Nazis, Communists, deaths big and small, petty humiliations and feature film-worthy fiascos. It’s luck so bad my mom…Continue
Posted on March 14, 2013 at 6:36am — 2 Comments
I posted this for the Bloody Valentine blog hop and thought it might suit us here as well:
Nicolai and Elena Ceaușescu – two of the wackiest Communist dictators of the Cold War era (and I don’t use the term “wacky” lightly) – were executed on Christmas day, 1989. And to…Continue
Posted on February 16, 2013 at 6:37am — 8 Comments
Recently, I started a discussion here on Crimespace. I posed this question: Is there a place for humor in a hard-boiled thriller/noir? The answers I got were mixed, but there was a hesitancy that trended towards “No.” One Crimespacer quoted Otto Penzler – “Noir requires a sense of bleakness and despair, and characters…Continue
Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:48pm — 15 Comments