I just wanted to let you good folks know that there's a new edition of this
rather splendid book. The original 2001 edition retailed at a pricey £62.
The new edition is a more affordable paperback at £18.99. It covers an
astonishing array of noir and hardboiled fiction, and although it's
published by an academic press (hence the steep RRP), the writing's
accessible enough for most of us to be able to read it without suffering a
There's a new chapter in this edition: Literary Noir in the 21st Century, an
extra 27 pages that focus on quite a few familiar names, including
rara-avians Charlie Williams, Jason Starr, Vicki Hendricks and myself, as
well as (among others) Peace, Woodrell, Bruen, Huston, Ray Banks, Jess
Walter, Swierczynski, Anthony Neil Smith, Megan Abbott, Christa Faust, and
includes considerable input from Charles Ardai.
The UK edition is out now
and I see that the Palgrave US site is showing a pub date of 9/29 (cost:
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 25 Sep 2009 EDT