At the Paris Review, Megan Abbott writes about Dorothy B. Hughes and American noir. “Reading Dorothy B. Hughes’s novel In a Lonely Place for the first time is like finding the long-lost final piece to an enormous puzzle. Within its Spanish bungalows, its eucalyptus-scented shadows, you feel as […]
I keep saying, “I’m not really a Star Wars fan, but…” and then I go on to write about some weird esoteric piece of Star Wars lore, so I guess it’s a bit disingenuous to keep insisting I’m not a fan. What I mean is, I’m not religious […]
Lili Loofbourow, Anne Helen Petersen, Evan Kindley and Phillip Maciak respond to the divisive finale of the first season of True Detective while considering detective stories, thrillers, The Detection Club, gendered responses, viewers’ relationships to television, a temporal fallacy and darkness at The LA Times Review Of Books.
The High Tower Apartments and Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye and Raymond Chandler’s The High Window.
Walt Kelly presents Pogo‘s Albert Alligator in Muckey Spleen’s The Bloody Drip, “a Publication of the New National Treasury of World Culture.”
At Pulp Curry, novelist and journalist Andrew Nette muses on crime fiction set in Asia, in particular China and Cambodia. “What does it mean for the story and characters when your crime fiction is set in a country where corruption and extreme violence are regular features of everyday […]