Tag: The Best American Noir of the Century

Spurs by Tod Robbins from Best American Noir of the Century

Reviewed by Reggie Chamberlain-King Tod Robbins was a horror writer and, even when he turned his hand to something other, he remained a horror writer. His earliest novel, Mysterious Martin, was a lingering account of an aesthetic murderer, a writer…

Pastorale by James M. Cain from Best American Noir of the Century

Reviewed by Cullen Gallagher The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Serenade, Mildred Pierce, Love’s Lovely Counterfeit – James M. Cain’s name is virtually synonymous with noir, and it all starts with his first short story, “Pastorale.” Tough and compact,…

Midnight Emissions by F.X. Toole from Best American Noir of the Century – review

Reviewed by Jen Forbus Red tells the story of how he came to train Kenny Coyle and how Kenny came to fight for Billy Clancy. Coyle was a boxer, a white heavy-weight boxer. Clancy saw dollar signs when he saw…

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