Category Archives: In the News

In the News: Finding The Real Marlowe

Story by DANIEL MILLER Illustrations by MORGAN SCHWEITZER Photography by GINA FERAZZI NOVEMBER 1, 2014, LA Times It was hot and I was late for lunch. I was feeling mean, like I’d been left out in the sun too long. We were meeting at a joint on La Brea, the kind of place where […]
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In the News: James Ellroy and David Fincher to make Noir Drama

The series will be based on the life of a celebrated Hollywood private eye Director David Fincher (Gone Girl, Se7en, Fight Club) has signed up for an HBO noir drama series together with L.A. Confidential writer James Ellroy. Shakedown is set in the seedy underworld of 1950s Los Angeles and is inspired by the life […]
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In the News: Inside the world of Raymond Chandler

AirTalk | December 29th, 2014, 10:43am “All us tough guys are hopeless sentimentalists at heart,” author Raymond Chandler once wrote. The statement applies to Chandler as well as to his literary alter ego Phillip Marlowe. Readers have come to know about what Chandler thought about Los Angeles and a number of other subjects through his […]
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In the News: PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

By Richard Lea Thursday 27 November 2014 10.04 EST The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died 94. Her publisher Faber and Faber confirmed that she had died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning. Her debut novel, Cover Her Face, was […]
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In the News: James Ellroy Black Dahlia Podcast

In the News: 11 Best Mysteries and Crime Novels of 2014

By Adam Woog Special to The Seattle Times (Published Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:03 AM) It’s always tough, whittling down the year’s crime fiction to choose the best, but that reflects the deep pool of contenders — it’s a good problem to have. “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr (Minotaur). In this gripping story, National […]
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In the News: San Francisco Noir and Dashiell Hammett

by DAN SALTZSTEIN, June 27, 2014 San Francisco is well known for its transformations, the most recent one fueled by tech money that has seemingly scrubbed much of the city clean. Evidence of it tends to be easy to mock: the $4 artisanal toast, the shuttle buses carrying workers from the city interior to Silicon […]
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