> My problem is more with "thriller" than with "noirish", actually. What
> the hell is a thriller? In its vacuity, it's close to "yarn" and "tale".
Mario, what used to be called crime novels are now called crime
thrillers because the industry believes there's a bigger market for
"thrillers". Jim Thompson's Hell of a Woman, for example would be published today as a crime thriller.
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