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Dark, Thrilling Noir Fiction

Films within the noir genre are quite diverse, but have a few things in common: a dark and brooding atmosphere, a cynical protagonist with a complicated past, and plotlines that are fatalistic. Noir fiction has developed alongside these films since the 1930s and 1940s and has the same characteristics. Although classic noir novels by such authors as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are detective stories, others are written in the form of psychological thrillers, and horror, western and science-fiction novels.

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A little yellow dog / Walter Mosley.

Mosley, Walter | Large Print

Little Scarlet / Walter Mosley.

Mosley, Walter | Book

Charcoal Joe / Walter Mosley.

Mosley, Walter, author. | Book

No country for old men / Cormac McCarthy.

McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- | Book

Turtle Moon / Alice Hoffman.

Hoffman, Alice. | Large Print

Rum punch / Elmore Leonard.

Leonard, Elmore, 1925- | Large Print

The long drop : a novel / Denise Mina.

Mina, Denise, author. | Book

Small g : a summer idyll / Patricia Highsmith.

Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995 | Book

Strangers on a train / Patricia Highsmith.

Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995, author. | Book

Farewell, my lovely [sound recording] / by Raymond Chandler.

Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. | Audio Books

Dirty money / Richard Stark.

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008 | Book

Nobody runs forever / Richard Stark.

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008 | Book

Firebreak : a Parker novel / Richard Stark.

Stark, Richard, 1933-2008 | Book