Tag: noir

Number Forty-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi

Number Forty-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi

I have a confession to make in regard to Ray Garton: he scares the shit out of me, and I mean that with the utmost respect and admiration. As a fan of horror and suspense novels, this is hard to come by these days. Lord knows Stephen King has given me some sleepless nights over … Continue reading Number Forty-Two: Review of Ray Garton’s Murder Was My Alibi

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Number Eight: THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE by Ed McBain

I love Ed McBain. For my money, nobody does noir better. McBain is best known for his long-running 87th Precinct series (I’ve read close to a dozen of them, and they’re uniformly excellent if you enjoy police procedurals), but he’s written some wonderful standalone novels as well. One that slipped past me was Hard Case … Continue reading Number Eight: THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE by Ed McBain