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10 Southern Noir Books That Will Make You Sweat

Explore the genre from beloved classics to gripping new works.

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The Killing Hills

The Killing Hills

By Chris Offutt

the devil all the time

The Devil All the Time

By Donald Ray Pollock

crimes in southern indiana

Crimes in Southern Indiana

By Frank Bill

winter's bone

Winter’s Bone

By Daniel Woodrell

the bottoms

The Bottoms

By Joe R. Lansdale

no country for old men

No Country for Old Men

By Cormac McCarthy

where all light tends to go

Where All Light Tends to Go

By David Joy

bluebird, bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird

By Attica Locke

young god

Young God

By Katherine Faw

midnight in the garden of good and evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By John Berendt