The Juiciest Pulp: 5 Killer L.A. Noir Covers—With A Twist

Listen you, we’ve done a round-up of our favorite pulpy paperbacks and added one soon-to-be classic. Read it, if you know what’s good for ya

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In a Lonely Place
By Dorothy Hughes

Judge this book by its cover. An under-the-radar serial killer results in a story best described as:  “A classic tale of American machismo gone mad!”

Lady in the Lake
By Raymond Chandler

Murder plots, missing dames, and someone’s out to pin the blame—on L.A’s most private of eyes: Philip Marlowe

Blade Runner
By Phillip K. Dick
Photograph courtesy timothyandersonart.bigcartel.com

Philip K Dick’s futuristic-noir fantasy gets the pulp treatment—and how—with this reinterpretation of the big screen version.

Double Indemnity
By James M. Cain

Same chair, same perfume, same anklet. Same double-crossing mind games where everybody loses.

Los Angeles magazine - July Cover

Los Angeles magazine’s Crime Issue

Mobsters! Murder! Mayhem! The hardboiled editors at Los Angeles magazine leave no infamy unturned in the July issue—now on newsstands. Don’t miss our new Crime in L.A. blog, launching Monday, June 17.

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  1. Salty Bill

    July 9, 2013 at 4:12 am

    In the early ’70s, Ballantine Books issued paperback editions of all the Raymond Chandler books with wonderfully evocative cover art by a gentleman named Tom Adams. These are worth searching out.

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