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I Found it at the Movies: Film Noir Reviews

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A short, tongue-in-cheek guide to old classic movies from the film noir era. Like Pauline Kael only cooler!

Film noir (a term adopted well after these movies were made) represented a dark departure from the upbeat films that Hollywood produced up until the early 1940s. This collection of movie reviews provides a guide to some of most notable entries into that classic canon.

This book is the first installment of a series. The second book provides a handy guide to neo-noir movies. Also, check out the trivia questions. Test your knowledge. And stay tuned for more guides to the best and the worst movies Hollywood has created.


"Mack has an engaging, conversational style, much like a tour guide who introduces you to, and makes you fall in love with, a foreign city. Don’t be surprised if, halfway through reading this book, you abruptly begin searching online for noir titles to watch."
– Ruth, movie blogger at SILVER SCREENINGS

"I recently read this and I really enjoyed Debbi’s reviews of these noir movies.
"I always loved the genre (though most of these I haven’t seen in 30 years!) and Debbi’s insights and thoughts on each really brought them back and made me think about them in a different light.
"There was also great background about the genre itself and the making/casting of the various films. I recommend it to any classic film enthusiast."
-- Reader Review

Debbi Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sam McRae Mystery Series and other novels. In addition, she's a Derringer-nominated short story writer, whose work has been published in various anthologies. Debbi formerly wrote book reviews for Mystery Scene Magazine. She writes screenplays and is interested in filmmaking. Debbi also has a podcast called The Crime Cafe, where she interviews crime fiction, suspense, thriller, and true crime authors.

Debbi enjoys reading, movies, travel, baseball, walking, cats and good espresso--not necessarily in that order. You can find her online at

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