Noir Fiction & Vintage Crime

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Black wings has my angel

Clifton Adams:

Death’s Sweet Song(1955)

Whom Gods Destroy(1953)

Nigel Balchin:

Mine Own Executioner

(1945)

Fredric Brown:

The Screaming Mimi(1949)

Gerald Butler:

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands(1940)

Vera Caspary:

Bedelia(1945)

Laura(1943)

The Lady in Mink(1946)

The Man who Loved his Wife(1966)

Stranger than Truth(1946)

Raymond Chandler:

Killer in the Rain(1935)

James Hadley Chase:

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939)

The Dead Stay Dumb (1941)

But A Short Time to Live (1951)

The Things Men Do (1953)

A Coffin from Hong Kong (1962)

There’s a Hippie on the Highway (1970)

Do Me a Favour, Drop Dead (1976)

James M. Cain:

The Cocktail Waitress(posthumous 2012)

The Magician’s Wife(1965)

Elliott Chaze:

Black Wings Has My Angel(1953)

Celia Dale:

A Helping Hand (1966)

Act of Love (1969)

Helping With Inquiries  (1979)

Sheep’s Clothing (1988)

Richard Deming:

Kiss and Kill (1960)

Lester Dent:

Lady Afraid(1948)

Philip Dick:

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland(completed 1960)

Celia Fremlin:

Appointment With Yesterday (1972)

The Hours Before Dawn (1958)

Listening in the Dusk (1990)

Uncle Paul(1959)

Erle Stanley Gardner:

The Knife Slipped(1939)

Turn on the Heat(1940)

The Count of 9(1958)

Martin Goldsmith:

Detour(1939)

David Goodis:

The Burglar(1953)

Dark Passage(1946)

Nightfall(1947)

Richard Hallas:

You Play the Black and Red Comes Up

Mike Heller:

So I’m a Heel(1957)

Geoffrey Homes:

Build My Gallows High(1946)

Dorothy Hughes:

The Expendable Man(1963)

Ride the Pink Horse(1946)

Gerald Kersh:

Night and the City(1938)

Prelude to a Certain Midnight(1947)

Sherwood King:

If I Die Before I Wake(1938)

Jonathan Latimer:

Solomon’s Vineyard(1941)

The Lady in the Morgue (1936)

Ira Levin:
A Kiss Before Dying (1953)

Horace McCoy:

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

I Should Have Stayed Home

William P. McGivern:

The Big Heat

Ross Macdonald:

The Zebra Striped Hearse (1962)

Margaret Millar:

Ask for Me Tomorrow (1976)

Beast in View(1955)

The Listening Walls(1959)

Vanish in an Instant (1952)

Richard Prather:

Case of the Vanishing Beauty(1950)

Strip for Murder(1956)

James Ross:

They Don’t Dance Much(1940)

Joseph Shearing:

So Evil My Love(1947)

Edna Sherry:

Sudden Fear(1948)

Jim Thompson:

The Getaway

The Grifters

A Hell of a Woman

The Killer Inside Me

Pop 1280

The Rip-Off

Savage Night

A Swell Looking Dame

Wild Town

Harry Whittington:

You’ll Die Next!

Charles Willeford:

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Miami Blues (1984)

The Shark-Infested Custard

Wild Wives

The Woman Chaser

Charles Williams:

Hill Girl

Big City Girl

River Girl

Hell Hath No Fury

Nothing in her Way

Cornell Woolrich:

Four Novellas of Fear

I Married a Dead Man

The Black Angel

Night has a Thousand Eyes

Rendezvous In Black

4 responses to “Noir Fiction & Vintage Crime

  1. Hi:

    Do you know this guy: Giorgio Scerbanenco? I’ve got A Private Venus coming soon.

    Cheers!
    gmo

    • Yes I’ve heard of him. I’ve been waiting for a translation and then, since I’m on the Melville House list, I received the e-mail about the new releases.

      • Ah, yes…I bought something from Melville, and they sent me a ‘coupon’. When I tried to use it to buy Venus, it didn’t work. Oh well, the library had it!

  2. I got a kick out of this – a film noir event at Trinity Church, NYC.

    http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/film-noir-nights-trinity?date=2014-11-07

    Side Street has its denouement right down the street from Trinity.

    http://iamyouasheisme.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/guys-from-wwii/

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