Noir’s Female Authors Are Making the Genre Awesome Again

The misogynistic gumshoe, whose misgivings about women are sadly justified by the end of a hard-boiled detective novel, is a relic of a time when Los Angeles was still teetering between the lawlessness of the Old West and the seediness of urban living. Just because, though, Walter Neff and Samuel Spade seem out of… » 8/13/12 11:55pm 8/13/12 11:55pm