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10 Noir Books, From Classic to Modern

You do read books, don't you?

humphrey bogart reading the big sleep, a noir book
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Book cover of mystery book The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep

By Raymond Chandler


The Maltese Falcon

By Dashiell Hammett

double indemnity, a classic noir book

Double Indemnity

By James M. Cain

postman noir books list

The Postman Always Rings Twice

By James M. Cain

orient express, a graham greene noir book

Orient Express

By Graham Greene

sidetracked, one of the best noir novels


By Henning Mankell

here comes a candle, a noir book

Here Comes a Candle

By Fredric Brown

shifty's boys, a noir book

Shifty's Boys

By Chris Offutt

leaving las vegas, a noir book

Leaving Las Vegas

By John O'Brien

best american noir of the century

The Best American Noir of the Century

By James Ellroy and Otto Penzler