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8 Sci-Noir Books that Blend Genres

Sci-noir stories blend science fiction and noir to show us the darker side of futuristic worlds and technologies.

“About as Romantic as a Pair of Handcuffs”: 8+ Neo-Noir Books

What are neo-noir books are where should you start? We'll start with an (anti) definition and end with a neo-noir TBR.

What is Southern Noir? 8 Great Southern Noir Books

Get to know the grittier side of the South and its stories about crime and the long arm of the law through these Southern noir books.

Great Noir By Women

Love noir, but want to read more female authors? We feel ya! Check out our list of great noir by women to get your hardbitten mystery on.

9 of the Best Noir Fiction Retellings

Pop the collar of your trench coat, slip into that seedy bar, and pull out one of these noir fiction novels that do the genre a little differently.

Joseph Knox’s THE SMILING MAN Is Right Up True Crime Fans’ Noir Alley

Joseph Knox provides fans of noir a true hard-boiled detective while giving true crime fans a brilliant imagining with The Smiling Man.

13 Bookish Film Noir for Noirvember

Happy Noirvember. Check out these 13 great bookish noir films for a delightful month of viewing and reading.

SANTA CRUZ NOIR: The Susie Bright Interview

Dig into our interview Susie Bright, editor of the latest addition to the Akashic Noir Series, SANTA CRUZ NOIR, that "further reveals the seedy underbelly of the left coast."

Exploring Noir

Katie and Rincey talk all about all things noir: what's considered noir, classic noir and more modern noir books. This episode is sponsored by Libby and the Read Harder 2018 Challenge and Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

Noir is the New Black: 9 Great Noir Books

Nine great recommendations for fans of noir or for readers who are looking for a jumping off point with the mystery genre.