Pulp Noir

Pulp noir is a subgenre influenced by various "noir" genres, as well as pulp fiction genres, particularly the hard-boiled genre. Pulp noir is marked by its use of classic noir techniques, but with urban influences.

Whereas film noir directly involves characters living bleak existences to accomplish a goal with odds against them, pulp noir often portrays a grittier, one-man army. Typically, the main character has no distinguishing abilities, but can hold ground against seemingly impossible odds. Pulp noir locations are often seedy, run-down and degradated urban landscapes, where the lack of law,
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Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, #2)
The Maltese Falcon
Pop. 1280
The Thin Man
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
A Touch of Death
The Colorado Kid
Nightfall
Playback (Philip Marlowe, #7)
Pandora Driver: The Origin
The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6)
Dark Passage
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe, #4)