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CIS: A classic revisited - Red Harvest

Along with Sam Spade, there is hardly a more iconic character in crime fiction history than the aloof yet resolute private eye The Continental Op. And both are the creation of Dashiell Hammett, best known internationally as the author of the Maltese Falcon. Hammett, along with fellow pulp…
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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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Guns of Brixton

Written by Paul D Brazill — If you’re a regular visitor to the site may recall our review of A Case of Noir, an excellent serial novel by Paul D Brazill that we looked at in June. It was a collection of individual stories which…
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Hot Lead, Cold Iron

Written by Ari Marmell — Mick Oberon belongs to the classic school of the pulp PI. He works out of a cramped office with two chairs and a battered filing cabinet. His cases don’t bring in much money, and it sure isn’t glamorous traipsing the…
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Stark Contrasts

Written by Peter Carroll — Have you ever wanted to snatch the iPod away from that youth in the next seat on the train, and fling it the length of the carriage? When you were sitting in the restaurant, deafened by the City wide boy…
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CIS: Interview with Charles Ardai

Classics in September — We couldn’t do a month of classic crime fiction without mentioning Hard Case Crime, could we? We’ve said it here on the site and we’ve tweeted about it – this publishing house is putting out some great throwback hardboiled and noir…
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Pulp Ink

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan, Pulp Ink is a collection of short stories with an interesting connection. Each writer was given a line from the movie Pulp Fiction, or the title of a song from the soundtrack. From there, the fertile mind of…
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Pulp Ink

Edited by Nigel Bird and Chris Rhatigan — Pulp Ink is a collection of short stories with an interesting connection. Each writer was given a line from the movie Pulp Fiction, or the title of a song from the soundtrack. From there, the fertile mind of…
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