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For Lovers of the Hardboiled Crime Story, Life Began with the Black Bird

Recently I sat in a dark auditorium to watch a screening of “The Maltese Falcon” for what must have been the 100th time. Most of the others in the audience were college students, and within minutes they began to titter. … Continue reading

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Making Graham Greene Complete

Strand Magazine, a fine periodical devoted to crime fiction, has been serializing The Empty Chair, a previously unpublished novella by the late great Graham Greene. But if you are waiting to see how the story turns out, you are out … Continue reading

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