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I should note that there actually are some pretty terrific female writers of hard boiled crime fiction. If you haven't read anything by Patricia Highsmith (especially the Ripley novels) or Ruth Rendell or Megan Abbott, you're missing out.

Also, the fangirl in me couldn't live with herself if she didn't mention the completely awesome graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke based on the first of the Parker novels. It's the bee's knees. .



  1. Jaye

    I’m not seeing a therapist right now, but I imagine any that I did see might have a fit, because there just doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to it. After a string of horror, dark fantasy and nihilistic Japanese science fiction, I find myself reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

  2. Dr. Morbius Post author

    Hi, Miriam. That’s a good piece by Nick Tosches, even if he’s dead wrong about Jim Thompson (and Dostoyevsky, too). Highsmith may have been a legitimately great writer. Lord knows, it’s a rare writer whose work is too dark for even Hitchcock. I’d love to see someone remake Strangers on a Train and keep her ending. The Megan Abbott piece is good, too. I’m only just discovering her, but Die A Little kicked my ass hard.