Annika Barranti Klein

Annika Barranti Klein likes books, obviously.   Twitter: @noirbettie

Happy 100th Birthday, Shirley Jackson

Rioters pay tribute to the great Shirley Jackson.

100 Must-Read Works of Noir

Works of noir (fiction and nonfiction!) to pick up.

When the Adaptation is Better than the Book

On Patricia Highsmith’s groundbreaking novel The Price of Salt, its adaptation, and when the movie is better than the book.

The Appeal of Girl Detectives

Why we need more modern girl detectives in the style of Nancy Drew and Phryne Fisher.

Romantic Heroes I Wouldn’t Date

We don't want these guys to be our Valentine.

Sorting Literary Foursomes Into Hogwarts Houses

The Narnia siblings, the Three (ok, four) Musketeers, and more literary foursomes sorted into Hogwarts houses.

POV in Detective Stories

A look at what character points of view are most popular in detective fiction.

Your Middle Earth Race, Based on Your Hogwarts House

Ravenclaw? Elves. Hufflepuffs? Hobbits.

100 Must-Read Books of the American West

Novels, nonfiction, comics, and more essential reads of the American West.

6 Pieces of Advice for Authors Doing Events

Tips and requests for authors doing readings and events.