American noir explores crime -- not only whodunit, but morality, identity, and the wages of guilt. The tradition employs terse, powerful language and the nightmare of the everyday. These ten novels serve as a starting place to explore the genre.
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The Big Sleep
And, Farewell, My Lovely
Book - 1995
The Maltese Falcon
Book - 1992
The Continental Op
Book - 1992
Double Indemnity
Book - 1992
A Rage in Harlem
Book - 1991
Rear Window
Book - 2001
The Getaway
Book - 1994
The Mike Hammer Collection
Volume 1
Book - 2001
The Hunter
Book - 2008
Portland Noir
Book - 2009
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