NOIR CITY E-Mag No. 21

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This issue of NOIR CITY has many and varied delights: headshrinkers, a hammer-wielding murderess, the King of Capers, a strange cult that begat a noir legend, more Bs than you ever bargained for … and even an appearance by The Boss. This issue also marks the debut of a new regular feature, The Dark Page dedicated to contemporary crime fiction and penned by crime and mystery writer Eric Beetner. He kicks it off by interviewing one of the most prolific and knowledgeable figures in the business, Anthony Award-winning novelist and historian Bill Crider. And in case you've missed it, Turner Classic Movies on March 5 began a new series, Noir Alley, in which FNF president Eddie Muller showcases classic noir films every Sunday morning. You can read about the development and debut of Noir Alley in this issue. VIEW THE ISSUE'S TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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NOIR CITY Annual #9

It just keeps getting better! 2017's NOIR CITY Annual 9, the best of the best from 2016's exciting NOIR CITY e-magazine, is a must-have for your growing Annual collectionessays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern noir films from writers at the top of their gameImogen Sara Smith, Vince Keenan, Brian Light, Jake Hinkson, Martyn Waites, Johnny Shaw, and Eddie Muller, including Eddie's essay on the making of The Murderers Are Among Us. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg. And, as with any purchase from the FNF, when you purchase NOIR CITY Annual 9, you'll be helping fund the non-profit foundation's restoration efforts. → Now available for purchase on

Articles from the previous issue

Our samples below are designed to drop you into a seething cauldron of pulp fury ... enjoy!

Johnny Staccato

Brian Light explores the hippest private eye of all time, John Cassavetes' Johnny Staccato, the piano playing TV dick's cases often involved some of film noir's must well known faces. READ

Blue Murder vs. The Nice Guys

Ben Terrall shares an intimate look at the long journey to adapt his father's 1973 novel Blue Murder into Shane Black's 2016 film The Nice Guys. Terrall also weighs in on whether or not it was worth the wait. READ

Requiem for Fallen Angels


Danilo Castro pays tribute to Showtime's Fallen Angel comprised of half hour short story adaptations of works by pulp fiction luminaries such as James M. Cain, David Goodis, and Jim Thompson. READ

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