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.
by Fenton Grace (Goodreads Author)
In this beautifully written and compelling novel, author Fenton Grace explores the consequences of flawed choices, the nature of betrayal and forgiveness, and the boundaries of sexual attraction.
Monday, Sunday is a gripping story of a complex woman at a crossroads in her life. A woman who is determined to rediscover herself, who becomes powerfully aware that every decision she makes could mean life… or death. [close]
by Matt Ingwalson (Goodreads Author)
[T]he rolling smoo…more
[T]he rolling smooth language of this sexy noir takes you in, it walks you into a warm bath of trouble you didn’t realize would feel so good. This is classic noir, where the guys hold the guns, but the girl holds the real power. Regret Things is made by Ingwalson’s stylized rhythmic sentences, abrupt, then lolling, in all the right places. Four Stars." - San Francisco Book Review [close]
by David Mark (Goodreads Author)
“Mark’s excellent fourth novel . . . weaves a complicated web of deception, betrayal, a…more
“Mark’s excellent fourth novel . . . weaves a complicated web of deception, betrayal, and violence as the action builds to a stunning conclusion.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review
“Mark’s fourth (Sorrow Bound, 2014, etc.) is a dark, bloody, twisting tale of love, hate, and greed you can’t put down.”
—Kirkus Reviews starred review
The New York Times hails David Mark’s police thrillers as “in the honorable tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and Ed McBain.” In Taking Pity, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy returns for another darkly enthralling installment of this internationally acclaimed series.
It’s been three months since a devastating tragedy ripped Detective Sergeant McAvoy’s life apart. Living alone with his young son in a temporary flat down the road from the charred remains of his family home, McAvoy has been on leave from work, just concentrating on making it through each day. The whole Humberside Police force has also been quietly coping with the loss of a few good officers—but crime in Hull is as relentless as the thunderous skies, and two warring criminal factions have been violently jockeying for position. While Trish Pharaoh and her Serious and Organized Crime Unit clean up bodies and search for answers, McAvoy reemerges to investigate police wrongdoing in a crime that was supposedly solved decades before. It’s meant to be an easy assignment to ease him back into the swing of things, but he is nothing if not thorough—and slowly but surely, evidence that has remained buried for half a century begins to implicate some of the most notorious criminals in Northern England. Frightening and fast-paced, Taking Pity is the latest page-turning installment in the thrilling Detective McAvoy series and by far the most personal one yet.
3 members, last active 3 months ago
3 members, last active 2 years ago
5 members, last active 8 months ago
8 members, last active 2 years ago