CIS: The Great Detectives

Classics in September — The Great Detectives: The World’s Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors — Edited by Otto Penzler — “The Ubermensch, the superman, has almost vanished with the culture that extolled singular men performing singular deeds.” In 1977, Otto Penzler, the founder…
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CIS: Meet Me at the Morgue

Classics in September — Meet Me at the Morgue by Ross Macdonald — When Crime Fiction Lover announced the Classics in September series, it was a certainty that a Ross Macdonald novel would feature. After all the American writer forms the holy trinity of hardboiled…
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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 featured in that piece are top-notch crime authors – but they also had something else in common: they were all…
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