A Century of Noir

A Century of Noir

Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451205964
  • 528 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


Thirty-two stories of stunning ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of legendary genius. One hundred years of crime fiction in a one-of-a-kind collection.

Table of Contents

A Century Of NoirIntroduction
Max Allan Collins

The Meanest Cop in the World
Chester Himes

Just Another Stiff
Carroll John Daly

Something for the Sweeper
Norbert Davis

I Feel Bad About Killing You
Leigh Brackett

Don’t Look Behind You
Fredric Brown

Death Comes Gift-Wrapped
William P. McGivern

Murder for Money
John D. MacDonald

Cigarette Girl
James M. Cain

Guilt-Edged Blonde
Ross Macdonald

The Gesture
Gil Brewer

The Plunge
David Goodis

Tomorrow I Die
Mickey Spillane

Never Shake a Family Tree
Donald E. Westlake

Somebody Cares
Talmage Powell

The Granny Woman
Dorothy B. Hughes

Wanted—Dead and Alive
Stephen Marlowe

The Double Take
Richard S. Prather

The Real Shape of the Coast
John Lutz

Dead Men Don’t Dream
Evan Hunter

The Used
Loren D. Estleman

Busted Blossoms
Stuart M. Kaminsky

The Kerman Kill
William Campbell Gault

Marcia Muller

The Nickel Derby
Robert J. Randisi

The Reason Why
Ed Gorman

No Comment
John Jakes

How Would You Like It?
Lawrence Block

Grace Notes
Sara Paretsky

One Night at Dolores Park
Bill Pronzini

Dead Drunk
Lia Matera

Kaddish for the Kid
Max Allan Collins

Lost and Found
Benjamin M. Schutz