Re: RARA-AVIS: Tropical Noir

From: Mark R. Harris (
Date: 06 Mar 2008

Georges Simenon's Tropic Moon takes place in Gabon in Africa:

Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter also takes place in Africa, in Sierra Leone. Do we consider Greene noir?

Best, Mark

On 3/6/08, <> wrote:
> Hello All,
> On a completely new topic...I'm just curious about what's out there in
> terms of noir set in tropical environs. I know, for example, that the
> first third of Ross MacDonald's TROUBLE FOLLOWS ME takes place in
> Hawaii during WW2 and that Raoul Whitfield's Jo Gar stories are set in
> the Phillipines, but what other tropical settings have been used in
> noir or hard-boiled literature?
> Thanks in advance!
> Best,
> Harry

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