Saturday, 24 February 2018

His Face Was Small

           "I'll take ham and eggs" the man call Al said. He wore a derby hat and a black overcoat buttoned across the chest. His face was small and white and he had tight lips. He wore a silk muffler and gloves.
          "Give me bacon and eggs" said the other man. He was about the same size as Al. Their faces were different, but they were dressed like twins. Both wore overcoats too tight for them. They sat leaning forward, their elbows on the counter.

The Killers
Ernest Hemingway

Ethan Rohloff

Friday, 23 February 2018

Kill the Part

Don't kill yourself. Kill the part of you that you don't like.

Ernest Hemingway

To Have and Have Not

The Prowler

The Prowler
Joseph Losey

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Root of All

         Money is the root of all goodness. To talk disparagingly about money is the privilege of those who have money. There are also those people who state matter-of-factly that "money isn't everything. This statement is also true, but only so long as one has money.

Charles Willeford

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

We Didn't Say Anything

          So we just sat there, and she started crying softly like the rain on the window. And we didn't say anything. Maybe she had stopped thinking about it. But i hadn't. I couldn't because it was all tied up with something i'd been thinking about for years.

Double Indemnity

Barbara Stanwyk-
Double Indemnity

She Made Love

      She made love with the freshness of an impatient virgin and the ingenuity of a sex-scarred whore.

Lawrence Block
Grifter's Game

Jack Vettriano

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sameer Makarius

More Grifters

        He had been the same route too many times. He'd been there before, so double damned often, and however you travelled - backward, forward, or walking on your hands - you always got to the same place.

Jim Thompson (original novel 1963)

The Grifters
Stephen Frears

Sunday, 18 February 2018

George Diskant

 Narrow Margin


On Dangerous Ground

They Live by Night

The Racket

Drink Something Else

           "The rest of them drink something else ; they drink promises. They drink hope. And i've got to hand it to them."

William Lindsay Gresham
Nightmare Alley

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mosaic Noir .......... 81


Key Largo


Lost Weekend

Armee Des Ombres

Odd Man Out

Reservoir Dogs

Sweet Smell of Success

Le Cercle Rouge

Narrow Margin