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Endgame: Ahmet Altan

“Anybody else but me would have left. He would have shrugged off these strange twists of fate and left. But I chose to stay. A chain of coincidences. 868 more words


Murder at the Grove

(Genre: Crime-solving mystery/Noir Fiction)

“That was the last time I’ve heard from her.” Joshua Grande told Detective David Frost as he crossed his arms and leaned back in his chair. 1,365 more words


The Dead Stay Dumb: James Hadley Chase (1941)

The Making of a Gangster’s Moll …

“From now on I’m givin’ the orders and you’re takin’ em, see? We’re getting into the dough, an’ no one’s stoppin’ us. 597 more words


J’irai cracher sur vos tombes (Boris Vian, 1946)

J’irai cracher sur vos tombes, by Boris Vian (a.k.a. I spit on your graves, 1946).

Score: unsettling.

This essay was written in the context of… 519 more words


Heels - #50-Word Sentences - #Steampunk #MicroFiction

The reverberating echoes of her heels resounded along the desolate alleyway, shattering the heavy silence and bouncing off the grimy, rust-stained walls like arrows raining from the murk congested sky; piercing the pensive musings of my thoughts to leave me spinning round seeking their source like an over-wound psychotic whirl-a-gig. 6 more words


Book Review: The Brass Cupcake, by John D. MacDonald

The Brass Cupcake was published in 1950, sixty-seven years ago as I write this review and fifteen years before I was born. It is not on any current bestseller list. 794 more words


Bird in a cage by Frédéric Dard

Bird in a cage by Frédéric Dard

French Noir fiction

Original title – Le Monte-charge

Translator – David Bellos

Source – Library book

This is my third choice for Pushkin press fortnight and the first from the Vertigo range I have read , which is a collection of Crime and Noir novels from around the world . 680 more words