Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

From: Patrick King (
Date: 22 May 2008

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:
 Speaking of which,
> have there been any
> historical mysteries dealing with the days of
> slavery in the US? I bet
> you could write a pretty noirish novel in that
> setting.
***************************************************** I would call GONE WITH THE WIND a noir novel. Scarlett is the 19th Century prototype of MILDRED PIERCE, although she's smarter and less easily conned than Mildred. Then there's a bunch of Frank Yerby novels like THE FOXES OF HARROW & FAIROAKS that are absolutely 19th Century noir. And there's Paul I. Wellman's books like THE IRON MISTRESS, with very noir plot lines and resolutions.

Patrick King


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