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Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe -- Meet Jake Lassiter

Paul Levine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Paul Levine

Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."

Literary Detectives Deathmatch: Who Will Win?

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

What would happen if the world's greatest detectives were in a fight to the death?

Noir Fiction Is About Losers, Not Private Eyes

Otto Penzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Otto Penzler

I am constantly baffled by the fact that a huge number of readers of noir don't seem to know what noir fiction is.