Tag Archives: David Goodis

NOIR CLASSICS GO LIVE AS AUDIOBOOKS

I’ve had a bunch of new audiobook narrations bottled up with publishers and at Amazon for awhile now, but they’re finally shaking loose. The first two came out today. Sharecropper Hell, written by Jim Thompson and The Secret Squad, written by David Goodis are now live on Audible.com. Published by the folks at Chalk Line Books, these […]

REVIEW: “CASSIDY’S GIRL”

CASSIDY’S GIRL by David Goodis (1951) Review by Mike Dennis When you open a David Goodis novel, you can be pretty sure of two things: it’s probably going to be set in Philadelphia and it’s definitely going to be populated by characters whose lives have no significance, often not even to themselves. And that’s exactly […]

COVER ME!!

Covers. Every author’s favorite subject. Especially when the cover design for his/her novel is imminent. I would imagine that during this uncertain period, more Tums are consumed per capita among crime fiction authors than at any other time. And for good reason. Covers are the source of great anxiety. Will it be dynamite? Will it […]

REVIEW: “THE BLONDE ON THE STREET CORNER”

THE BLONDE ON THE STREET CORNER by David Goodis (1954) Reviewed by Mike Dennis “Ralph stood on the corner, leaning against the brick wall of Silver’s candy store, telling himself to go home and get some sleep.” That’s the opening line of The Blonde On The Street Corner, a 1954 novel written by David Goodis. Of […]

REVIEW: “SUCKER PUNCH”

SUCKER PUNCH by Ray Banks (2007) Review by Mike Dennis The world of small-time boxing makes for an irresistible backdrop in noir fiction.  Films such as Fat City and The Set-Up gained classic status by their dramatic depiction of the hopeless nature of that world and those who inhabit it.  There are very few options […]

REVIEW: “THE GAMBLER”

THE GAMBLER by William Krasner (1950) Review by Mike Dennis 2010 “This is it, fellow,” the motorman said impatiently.  “End of the line.” That’s the opening of William Krasner’s The Gambler (1950), a gritty noir novel of one man coming face to face with his own limitations.  That man is Ben Wulfson, who, unlike most […]

WELCOME

Welcome to my website, mikedennisnoir.com. This is my first post, and I’m very excited to finally get this site up and running. A boatload of thanks to Leslie Michaelis of Las Vegas, who built it from the ground up. I’m a crime fiction writer, living in Las Vegas, who’s been toiling in the vineyards for […]