Lou Ford, Jim Thompson's anti hero of Wild Town and The Killer Inside Me is
certainly the most interesting, realistic, and complex.
Patricia Highsmith's Thomas Ripley, the world's most successful, unrepentant
murderer, from The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Underground, Ripley's Game (to
name the best) and several others, is captivating.
And John Buchan's Richard Hannay of The 39 Steps, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast,
and The Three Hostages was the original resourceful wildman, the human
chamelion, able to fool his adversaries to their faces.
proof that series protagonists can indeed be noir.? great picks
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