Tuesday, June 13, 2017

50 must-read noir detective novels

At B&N Reads Jeff Somers tagged "50 noir books ... that any fan of detective fiction should have on their shelves," including:
Galveston, by Nic Pizzolatto

Pizzolatto, creator of HBO’s True Detective, wasn’t so famous when his debut novel was published, but it’s still a gorgeously mean-spirited noir, following low-level enforcer Roy Cady—recently diagnosed with a terminal illness—who flees New Orleans when his boss puts a hit on him. Taking a young girl along for the ride, Cady heads into Texas, trying to hide out in Galveston’s fleabag bars. But Cady comes to realize that his decision to bring the girl along has doomed them both.
Read about a few more entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Galveston.

My Book, The Movie: Galveston.

--Marshal Zeringue