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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