The title is a misnomer, but it sure sounds nice. Actually, noir fiction was once a fraternity but it’s fast becoming a kick-ass sorority. Writers like Marcia Muller, Kelli Stanley, Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman, Edna Buchanan, and Chelsea Cain (to name just a few) can hard-boil text as good as any Joe you know. These dames are killer.
And two of my favorite females have new novels set in Fog City—the heart of noir.
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Meanwhile, City Lights in San Francisco has just published a new book in their “Noir” series:
Ry Cooder’s stories are a mix of jazz and murder set in L.A.
Los Angeles Stories sounds promising…I’ll have more to say soon.