Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir Night

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 25 Mar 2005

Dave asked: "Anything from the discussions as to people's thoughts on the future
 direction of noir? Anything from the publisher's point of view?"

The short answer is, no. However J. D. Rhoades says that his first, still unpublished, book was a mystery with humor. He couldn't get anyone interested. The one he sold to St. Martin's and that I bought is supposedly very dark, so maybe that tells us something about what's selling. Or maybe it doesn't. Hard to tell from just one example.

New directions? Well, Ken Bruen said that he and Jason Starr are collaborating on a book. That should be interesting. They didn't say what it was about.

Ken Bruen also mentioned a supposed new trend referred to as "noir lite." The panelists didn't respond favorably to the term.

Bill Crider

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