Dashiell Hammett$16.00 $14.88
Serialized in 1929 in "Black Mask" and one of the earliest noir novels, "The Maltese Falcon" introduces Sam Spade, who moves through the streets of San Francisco like an avenging angel, bound by no code but his own.
Noir comes to Los Angeles in this early, and often overlooked, masterpiece, the story of a tough guy named Gerry Kells, who gets caught up in a mob turf war in the waning days of Prohibition. Southern California has never looked so bleak.
James M. Cain$16.00 $14.88
One of the absolute touchstones of the genre, this taut, explosive novel chronicles an insurance scam gone wrong. Raymond Chandler worked on the screenplay for Billy Wilder’s 1944 movie adaptation.
Dorothy B Hughes$15.95 $14.83
In this landmark novel, Hughes creates perhaps the greatest unreliable narrator in the history of noir, a former fighter pilot adrift in Los Angeles…until, that is, his true nature is revealed.
Raymond Chandler$17.00 $15.81
The last great novel Chandler wrote—and the one in which he reinvents the genre. Philip Marlowe is older, tired if not quite beaten, and as he investigates a couple of suspicious deaths, his vulnerability becomes exposed.