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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Velvet Was the Night
Wall of Silence
The Kingdom
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The Last Thing to Burn
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The Golden Cage (Faye's Revenge, #1)
The Killing Hills
Snowdrift (An Embla Nyström Investigation)
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Suburban Dicks
Reina roja (Antonia Scott, #1)
The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Long Goodbye
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
Farewell, My Lovely
Double Indemnity
Red Harvest (The Continental Op #1)
The Thin Man
The Lady in the Lake
The High Window
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
The Killer Inside Me
The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe #5)
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
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