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Summer reading: ‘Terrible Lie’, the world’s first Cronx noir thriller, by Gareth Endean

Posted on August 22nd, by Paul M Ford in Culture. No Comments

Describing anything as ‘noir’ invites harsh comparison, says self-confessed Croydon nerd Paul M. Ford in the next of the Citizen’s series of summer reading reviews

‘Film noir’, a retro-actively applied label, covers a range of films released during the 1940s and ’50s, brooding in tone and with heavily shadowed visuals. Classically, but not exclusively, ‘noir’ features hard-boiled private detectives, cynical and world-weary, who encounter mysterious and alluring … Read More »