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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  • The Ferrier Boys by Steven H. Latto
    The Ferrier Boys
    Release date: Sep 18, 2014
    I am pleased to announce the release of my hard hitting British gangster crime fiction novel; The Ferrier Boys. It will be available from Amazon on th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
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    Countries available: US and GB
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    The Former Hero
    Release date: Jul 15, 2014
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    Giveaway dates: Aug 28 - Sep 28, 2014
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  • Noir by Edward J. Rathke
    Noir: A Love Story
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    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 01, 2014
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    The Long Goodbye
    The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
    Farewell, My Lovely
    Double Indemnity
    Red Harvest
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    L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
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    17 books — 2 voters

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    These guys can write!
    13 books — 21 voters

    Darren Shan
    Darren Shan City of the Snakes (The City Trilogy, #3)
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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

    Raymond Chandler
    I had a funny feeling as I saw the house disappear, as though I had written a poem and it was very good and I had lost it and would never remember it again.
    Raymond Chandler, The High Window

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