The Shape of Life: On James Sallis’s “Sarah Jane”
Glenn Harper reviews “Sarah Jane” by James Sallis.
Other Scripts Within the Story: On Sean Carswell’s “Dead Extra”
Glenn Harper reviews “Dead Extra” by Sean Carswell.
The Deified Totality of the True: On Ben H. Winters’s “Golden State”
Glenn Harper reviews “Golden State” by Ben H. Winters.
Meaning to Chaos
On “The Cold Summer” by Gianrico Carofiglio.
The Hard-Boiled and the Mundane
On “Signal Loss” and the works of Garry Disher.
“People Like Us”: On Parker Bilal’s Makana Mysteries
Glenn Harper looks at the Makana Mysteries by Parker Bilal.
Macho-Centric: Denise Mina Takes on Classic Noir
Glenn Harper reviews “The Long Drop” by Denise Mina.
Despair and Hope: Jassy Mackenzie’s South African Noir
Glenn Harper reviews the new book in Jassy Mackenzie’s Jade de Jong series.
Pancakes and Pea Soup
Glenn Harper on Helene Tursten's "Who Watcheth."
A Forensic Thousand-and-One Nights
Glenn Harper reviews “The Trespasser” by Tana French.
IN 2011, two works of noir fiction from Denmark arrived in English-speaking countries with a resonance beyond the usual crime story’
An Operational Advantage
Glenn Harper reviews "Real Tigers."
A Spanish Saga
ARTURO PÉREZ-REVERTE has invoked two precedents for his brand of historical fiction: Alexandre Dumas and Stendhal. In some of Pé
The Devil’s Merry-Go-Round of Cape Town Noir
In the past 15 years there has been a blossoming of noir in South African literature — see Deon Meyer and Margie Orford.
The Bleak World of Italian Noir
IF YOU LOOK for noir in an Italian bookstore, you’ll find it under the heading “gialli,” which means “yellows,” because