Best Noir of the 21st Century
Hardboiled, crime and noir stories.
1 Shadow Roll (A Sam Russo My...
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2 Caught Stealing (Hank Thomp...
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3 Good Dog, Bad Dog (A Sam Ru...
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4 American Tabloid (Underworl...
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5 The Girl in the Next Room (...
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6 The Meat Market (Jonathan H...
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7 Beautiful, Naked & Dead
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8 The Bastard Hand
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9 The Deputy
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10 The Transylvania Detective ...
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11 Dead Harvest (The Collector...
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11 Winter's Bone
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13 Die a Little
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14 A Simple Plan
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15 Frank Sinatra in a Blender
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16 The Devil All the Time
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17 Altered Carbon
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18 Gone Bad
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19 Hell on Church Street
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20 Stagger Bay
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20 Headstone (Jack Taylor, #9)
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22 The Zombie Room
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23 The Elephant Tree
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24 Expiration Date
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25 Kiss Her Goodbye (Hard Case...
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26 Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat
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27 Faceless Killers
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28 The One from the Other (Ber...
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29 The Winter of Frankie Machine
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30 Drive (Drive, #1)
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31 Yellow Medicine (Billy Lafi...
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31 Savages
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33 American Skin
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34 Field Gray (Bernard Gunther...
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34 Find Virgil
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36 The Cleaner (Jonathan Quinn...
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37 Dare Me
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38 Dove Season
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39 Two-Way Split
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40 Black Flowers
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41 Out There Bad
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42 Priest (Jack Taylor, #5)
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43 The Office of Lost and Found
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44 The Pyramid: And Four Other...
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44 Once Were Cops
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46 Queenpin
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47 The Perfect Crime
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47 Ask The Parrot (Parker, #23)
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49 London Boulevard
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50 Damn Near Dead: An Antholog...
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51 At the End of the Road
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52 Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chroni...
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52 Weekend in Weighton
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52 Table 21
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52 Spring Water
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52 Freak Show (The Nightshade ...
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52 Swann's Lake of Despair
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52 The Torch Singer, Book One:...
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59 Kiss Me, Judas
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60 Fade To Blonde (Hard Case C...
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60 The Torch Singer
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62 The Terror of Living
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62 Borrowed Trouble
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64 One Too Many Blows To The Head
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64 The Chaos We Know
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64 Penny Dreadful
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67 The Devil She Knows
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67 Hell's Half Acre
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69 Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir...
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70 Late Rain
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71 Absolute Zero Cool
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72 Pariah
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73 The White Tiger
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74 Who is Killing the Great Ca...
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75 Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth
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76 Hill Country
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76 Lady Killer
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76 The Ninth Step
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76 Shadow Man: A Biography of ...
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76 The Second Bat Guano War
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76 Get Rich Quick
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76 Blood's a Rover (Underworld...
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76 The Adjustment
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76 Baby Shark (Baby Shark, #1)
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76 Reverb
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76 Black Art
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76 Harry Banner in Notice To Die
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76 The Salome Effect
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76 Beat To A Pulp: Hardboiled 2
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76 Braineater Jones
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76 The Kept Girl
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76 Heavy Duty People (Brethren...
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76 Colorado Noir
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76 Agent White
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76 Short-Lived
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76 An Occasional Dream
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76 California Living: A Raymon...
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76 Imperium (Caulborn #1)
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76 The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormo...
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76 The Ways of the Dead: A Novel
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message 1: by Susan (new)

Susan Chancey Hi I'm new to the site and looking forward to lots of good reading. I'm not sure how the site works, could someone please explain how it works. Looking forward to meeting new friends with similar reading interest, love reading nonfiction true crime, can't get enough. Any suggestions on some good reads.


message 2: by Nina (new)

Nina Phunsta Hello Susan and welcome to the club ! I believe the best way to proceed is to play around with the various options, a more "hands on" procedure, but you will enjoy I'm sure !


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Susan Chancey Nina wrote: "Hello Susan and welcome to the club ! I believe the best way to proceed is to play around with the various options, a more "hands on" procedure, but you will enjoy I'm sure !"

Thanks so much Nina, would love to have you as a friend. Can I read the book or books selected on the site and if so, how?


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Nina Phunsta Hi, Susan. That would be lovely ! You have to have your own copy of the book (physical or digital) to read and thereby make comments. This site is based around observations/feedback/commentary, but does provide the books themselves. :-)


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