Godmothers of Noir

By K. A. Laity

By K. A. Laity
The Unsuspected

The Unsuspected

Charlotte Armstrong

$15.95 $14.83

The Chocolate Cobweb

The Chocolate Cobweb

Charlotte Armstrong

$25.95

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Dorothy B. Hughes

$14.95 $13.90

A brilliant dissection of the mind of a serial killer -- before the term existed! Hughes is always magnetic but this may be her finest work.

The Davidian Report

The Davidian Report

Dorothy B. Hughes

$9.99

The Bamboo Blonde

The Bamboo Blonde

Dorothy B. Hughes

$11.99

The So Blue Marble

The So Blue Marble

Dorothy B. Hughes

$15.95 $14.83

Dread Journey

Dread Journey

Dorothy B. Hughes

$15.95 $14.83

The madcap train mystery may be a bit of a cliché these days, but few could do it as well as Hughes.

Lady Killer/Miasma

Lady Killer/Miasma

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

$19.95 $18.55

The Death Wish/Net of Cobwebs

The Death Wish/Net of Cobwebs

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

$19.95 $18.55

Widow's Mite / Who's Afraid

Widow's Mite / Who's Afraid

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

$19.95 $18.55

Kill Joy / The Virgin Huntress

Kill Joy / The Virgin Huntress

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

$19.95 $18.55

Superb, fast-paced noir.

The Unfinished Crime / The Girl Who Had to Die

The Unfinished Crime / The Girl Who Had to Die

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

$19.95 $18.55

Laura

Laura

Vera Caspary

$13.95 $12.97

One of the finest noir novels, which was turned into one of the finest noir films. Caspary's light touch veils the dagger until it's too late.

Bedelia

Bedelia

Vera Caspary

$13.95 $12.97

A female serial killer -- before the term existed. The film is good, but the novel is so much more. You'll never get Bedelia out of your mind.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

$15.95 $14.83

The author's favourite character: Tom Ripley wants the good life so bad he's willing to do almost anything to get it.

Edith's Diary

Edith's Diary

Patricia Highsmith

$16.00 $14.88

In some ways, the most unusual of Highsmith's novels, but unutterably hypnotic.

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense

$17.00

I loathe the term 'domestic suspense' but this collection has some of the most terrific noir stories whatever you may call them.