Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Horror?

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 05 Feb 2000

Mark Sullivan wrote:

> I haven't read much gothic, but it seems to me that Hjortsberg's Fallen
> Angel (made into Angel Heart) and most, if not all of Chesbro's Mongo
> series would fall into the overlap between noir and gothic. It seems to
> me that that would also describe the TV show Forever Knight and the
> often recommended Laurell Hamilton (okay, I bought a copy, but I haven't
> gotten aroudn toe reading it yet.

And the ever expanding subgenre of vampire P.I. fiction, including the medium boiled series by folks like Tanya Huff and P.N. Elrod.

Where did all this start? I tend to think it was Jack Ritchie's Cardula stories. Anyone?


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