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…

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…

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…

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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…

CIS: One for Hell

Written by Jada M Davis — You can be forgiven for wondering where we dug this one up, if you’ve never heard of One for…

CIS: The Grifters revisited

Classics in September — Most people probably associate The Grifters with the 1990 film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and…

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CIS: The top five women of noir

Classics in September — Several months ago we discussed five of the best American novelists currently writing in the hardboiled tradition. All of the writers…

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A Private Venus

Written by Giorgio Scerbanenco – Giorgio Scerbanenco was an important figure in postwar Italian crime fiction, but is little known to English-speaking audiences because his…

Interview: Ariel S Winter

Ariel S Winter’s first novel The Twenty-Year Death is bound to appeal to fans of the mid-20th century noir and hardboiled crime fiction we often…