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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Fair Warning (Jack McEvoy #3)
The Golden Cage
Wall of Silence
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A Private Cathedral (Dave Robicheaux #23)
La rete di protezione (Commissario Montalbano, #25)
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Knife (Harry Hole, #12)
The Darkness
The Driver
The Thirst (Harry Hole, #11)
Reina roja (Antonia Scott, #1)
The Godmother
The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
The Long Goodbye
Farewell, My Lovely
Double Indemnity
Red Harvest
The Thin Man
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
The High Window
The Lady in the Lake
The Killer Inside Me
The Little Sister
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
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