Tuesday, August 10, 2010

KNOWING NOIR

My novel, THE END GAME, has been called a traditional novel, a hard-boiled mystery and noir. Am I strawberry shortcake or what?

Otto Penzler writes in the Huffington Post:

"Noir fiction has attracted some of the best writers in the United States (mostly) and many of its aficionados are among the most sophisticated readers in the crime genre. Having said that, I am constantly baffled by the fact that a huge number of those readers don't seem to know what noir fiction is. When they begin to speak of their favorite titles in the category, they invariably include a preponderance of books and short stories that are about as noir as strawberry shortcake."

Read rest of story.

http://www.gerrieferrisfinger.com/