Noir fiction is a name given to a mode of crime fiction which can be regarded as a subset of the hardboiled style.

In this sub-genre, the protagonist is usually not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator. He is someone tied directly to the crime, not an outsider called to solve or fix the situation.

See also pulp noir.

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  • Monday, Sunday by Fenton Grace
    Monday, Sunday
    Release date: May 04, 2015
    Set in a small town in Colorado, Monday, Sunday tells the enthralling story of Laney Secord, a 32-year-old widow and single mother who inexplicably fi…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 04 - Jun 04, 2015
    7 copies available, 311 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • Regret Things by Matt Ingwalson
    Regret Things
    Regret Things is fast-paced American noir. It's also a story about sex, materialism, and just how far people will go to feel wanted.

    [T]he rolling smoo…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 24 - Jun 02, 2015
    10 copies available, 257 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • Taking Pity by David  Mark
    Taking Pity (Aector McAvoy, #4)
    Release date: Jul 07, 2015
    1 galley of David Mark's TAKING PITY is available for giveaway!

    “Mark’s excellent fourth novel . . . weaves a complicated web of deception, betrayal, a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 01 - Jun 03, 2015
    1 copy available, 117 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    The Long Goodbye
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    The Zombie Room
    The Elephant Tree
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    L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
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    103 books — 35 voters
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    Pulp Western
    5 books — 4 voters

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    New School of Noir
    151 books — 136 voters
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    32 books — 14 voters

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    Best Graphic Novels 2015
    29 books — 21 voters
    BAD INTENT by Michael TabmanGet Shorty by Elmore LeonardThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Second Bat Guano War by J.M. PorupThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Crime Fiction That Really Rules
    18 books — 7 voters

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    Dashiell Hammett
    So that's the way you scientific detectives work. My god! for a fat, middle-aged, hard-boiled, pig-headed guy, you've got the vaguest way of doing things I ever heard of.
    Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

    Richard Stark
    When the guy with asthma finally came in from the fire escape, Parker rabbit-punched him and took his gun away.
    Richard Stark, The Mourner

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