Woody Haut reviews a new biography of Nelson Algren.
Philly and South Jersey Gothic: On Jay A. Gertzman’s “Pulp According to David Goodis”
Woody Haut picks up “Pulp According to David Goodis” by Jay A. Gertzman.
Dreams from Bunker Hill: On Robin Robertson’s “The Long Take”
Woody Haut reviews “The Long Take,” a long-form noir poem by Robin Robertson.
Morbid Symptoms: The Dreams and Realities of Gerard Reve’s “The Evenings”
Woody Haut takes a stroll through “The Evenings,” a classic Dutch novel by Gerard Reve.
Black Night Falling: David Goodis on Central Avenue
Woody Haut shadows David Goodis down Central Avenue.
Daniel Fuchs: From Proletariat Williamsburg to Criss-Crossing Noir
Woody Haut looks back on the life and career of Daniel Fuchs.
A Dirty Baker’s Dozen: My 13 Favorite Crime Novels of 2014
Woody Haut's favorite crime novels of 2014.
Andrew Coburn: The Understated Noirist
Andrew Coburn writes the suburb’s voyeurs, misfits, the covetous, the deranged, and the eccentric.
Woody Haut: Best of 2013
The King of Noir Woody Haut picks the best of 2013
Are The Fools in Town Still On Our Side?: A Ross Thomas Retrospective
Don DeLillo once called Ross Thomas “the Jane Austen of the political espionage story.” So why has he fallen out of favor?
Snappy and Reckless: Richard Hallas’s “You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up”
IN HIS SEMINAL ESSAY on the Southern California hardboiled school, "The Boys in the Back Room" (1940), Edmund Wilson dismisses it