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It's not books, but I think both Veronica Mars and Bosch have done are good modern noir. Veronica Mars is particularly notable for having the protagonist starts as a high schooler, and it ends up as something like noir meets 90210, but much better than 90210.



I'd wholeheartedly second the Veronica Mars rec. Start with the first series, not the movie. Aside from the dialog and characterization, it has probably the most deft plotting and pacing I've ever seen in a TV show.

For SF noir, the series of books by Frank Chadwick starting with How Dark the World Becomes isn't half bad.




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