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I just read a noir-ish novel, a French novel, The Lady in the Car with the Glasses and a Gun by Japrisot. There's another French writer, Jean-Patrick Manchette, who has written a few great crime novels.

But, really, noir-tinged stuff is everywhere. I liked The City & The City (China Mieville, a police procedural with a fantasy twist) and I loved The Thief (Fuminori Nakamura).

None of these are strictly speaking noir but they've descended from it. Noir from the 30s-50s has really held up, though. I was shocked when I read stuff like Pick-Up, They Shoot Horses Don't They? and so on. It has aged extremely well.




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