I would love to read more noir-type novels but there's a lot of bad to go with the good, and most of those that I recognise I have already seen as films. Any advice on where to start? Could you recommend some forgotten gems perhaps?
Hey, Yvonne! Great question. For the past two years I've taught a reading seminar at the Crime Fiction Academy in NYC, and here are a few of the noir/crime/mystery novels I've assigned (all are still in print/available):
THE KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson
THE CRY OF THE OWL by Patricia Highsmith (but also check out RIPLEY'S GAME, which I just finished. Amazing.)