Some days you don’t need any throat clearing or preamble. You just get right down to business.
So let’s get to it.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- PW picks 10 essential noir novels. The list starts with recognizable classics but keep going, it gets more interesting in the bottom half.
- The WaPo picks five, maybe slightly lesser known or overlooked, mysteries and thrillers coming this spring.
- The NYTs has a profile of Jonathan Ames whose peripatetic career has looped around to an actual crime novel featuring “a neurotic Reacher with the soul of a poet.”
Two from classic noir movies:
- “That’s life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you.”
- “After all, crime is only…a left-handed form of human endeavor.”
- Do you have a favorite classic, black and white noir film?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series