NOIR is not for everyone. Some prefer their crimes committed in sleepy English villages, with a cast of kindly vicars and inquisitive elderly ladies. Go NOIR and you visit the darker recesses of humanity.
(2) Derek Raymond has been called The Godfather of British Noir. Which of his books was described as “a book full of coagulating disgust and compassion for the world’s contamination, disease and mutilation, all dwelt on with a feverish, metaphysical intensity that recalls Donne and the Jacobeans more than any of Raymond’s contemporaries.”?
The Devil's Home On Leave
He Died With His Eyes Open
I Was Dora Suarez
How The Dead Live
(3) Which 1950s novel tells the tale of an apparently mild mannered police officer who is, in fact a sadistic and psychotic killer?
(6) In which Raymond Chandler novel does this exchange take place, "
“Do you like orchids?’ ‘Not particularly,’ I said. The General half closed his eyes. ‘They are nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men. And their perfume has the rotten sweetness of a prostitute.’ ?