Seduction of the Innocent: The Story Behind the Story

Column by Max Allan Collins
A fascinating look at the censorship witch hunt of comic books in the 1950s as reflected in the exciting new noir novel, "Seduction of the Innocent" by Max Allan Collins.

The Street Is Hers: Quality Over Gender In Noir

Column by Keith Rawson September 13, 2012
Is the world of Noir a big old boys club? Kinda, but most of the women hanging around could probably kick the crap out of the guys.
Noir Magazine Kickstarter

Noir Magazine Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

News by Benoît Lelièvre September 6, 2012
L.A based publishing veterans Nancie Claire and Rip George are turning to you to help finance their digital venture into crime fiction.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'The Big Sleep'

Column by Ed Sikov August 2, 2012
'The Big Sleep,' by Raymond Chandler, is an overrated piece of shit. Here's why.

Lady, Go Die!: A Behind The Scenes Look At Completing Mickey Spillane's Lost 'Mike Hammer' Novels

Column by Max Allan Collins May 7, 2012
A behind the scenes look at how Max Allan Collins co-authored and helped finish the lost works of Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer' novels.
Christa Faust

New Class: 'TOUGH DAMES- How To Write Believable Hardboiled Heroines' w/ Christa Faust - Starts March 19th

News by Dennis Widmyer
Announcing a new class w/ Christa Faust: 'TOUGH DAMES: How To Write Believable Hardboiled Heroines,' a 4-week beginner-friendly class starting March 19th.

The Word You’re Looking For Is Genius—Not Crazy, Genius: The Top 5 Craziest Crime Writers

Column by Keith Rawson January 23, 2012
Who're the craziest crime writers in history? Hell, probably all of them, but here are the top five, at least in one writer's opinion.