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September 17 2016

The Best Mysteries Set in New Orleans

New’s not all King Cakes and muffuletta sandwiches and balconies adorned with wrought-iron lace. Beneath its flamboyant exterior, the city has always had a dark heart and an...
June 22 2015

10 of the Best Noir Novels of the 21st Century

Here we are, fifteen years into a new century, and many authors are churning out noir novels as essential as anything from its heyday. If you’re like me, when you think of the 90s, it feels about...
September 18 2014

Get Carter by Ted Lewis: Crime Fiction’s Open Source Blueprint

I’ll get right to the point here; Ted Lewis’s 1970 novel Jack’s Return Home (re-titled Get Carter so I’ll call it that from here on) is one of the most influential works of crime...
January 23 2012

Hammett Prize Nominees Announced

Awards season is upon us, so dust off those red carpet duds and get ready to roll! Last week we gave you the Edgar nominees, and this week it’s time for the Hammett nominees. Wouldn’t that Thin...
November 23 2011

Three of a Kind: Getaway Drivers

What’s that they say about there only being so many plots? Sure, they’ve all been used up by now. Long ago by the Greeks to hear some people tell it. There may have been a lot of death and destruction...
November 20 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Shelf Mates Edition

As I sat staring at my bookshelves, taking stock of the books that surround and inspire me, I started to notice some titles that seemed like maybe I should shelve them next to each other. I kept looking,...
November 9 2011

Lawsuit Watch: Not Enough Driving in Drive

Back in May, we talked about how James Sallis’ fabulous book Drive was being made into a movie to star Ryan Gosling.  And then, of course, we got busy and forgot to ask you whether you’d seen...
July 30 2011

Not DRIVE’n to see the movie after reading the book

The trailer for Drive, adapted from the novel by James Sallis, is out now and it got me thinking. I read Drive and liked it. The trailer looks great, the film even won best director at Cannes,...
May 6 2011

James Sallis’ Drive Gets Tricked Out

Via The Playlist, we found the details and watched the two-minute trailer for Drive, the movie which will be screened at Cannes next week, based upon James Sallis' fantastic,...