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CIS: 10 of the best pulp crime books

The pulp fiction phenomenon began early in the 20th century and its heyday was in the 1920s and 30s when hundreds upon hundreds of quickly written titles were released each year promising adventure, danger and romance for anyone brave enough to open up the dramatic covers….
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CIS: My classics by Christopher Bartley

Christopher Bartley, is the pen name for B Christopher Frueh, an American writer and behavioral scientist. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii and also McNair Scholar and Director of Research at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. As well as authoring…
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The books of Tarantino

“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘No, I went to films’,” said Quentin Tarantino. The director has an encyclopaedic knowledge of film and pop-culture thanks to his days working at the video rental store Video Archives in California, but…
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A classic revisited: Heed the Thunder

Jim Thompson’s second novel Heed the Thunder is a sprawling, multi-generational epic following the descent of the Fargo clan at the turn of the 19th century. Although not a noir in the strictest sense, its ominous style and cruel but sympathetic characters show clear signs…
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Love You to a Pulp

Brownsville is in the state of Somewhere, USA. It’s home to the cynical, solvent sniffing detective Neil Chambers. When Jenkins, the local pharmacist, turns to Chambers for help after being beaten up by his daughter’s boyfriend, our downbeat hero agrees to look for Hoon and…
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Interview: CS DeWildt

Chris DeWildt’s debut novel Love You to a Pulp is a fantastic new example of rural noir that will leave you wanting to go back to your shelves and start digging out those old Jim Thompson books. We reviewed the book here, and invited this young…
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Love You to a Pulp

Written by CS DeWildt — One of the things which makes book reviewing such a rewarding thing to do is the opportunity to discover great new writers and pass on their work to others. Sometimes a book comes along, from an author you’ve never read…
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