5 Noir Books with Horror, Violence, Crime and Thrills

Crave a cocktail of crime, horror, and chilling thrills? We have the perfect noir nightmare for you. From a femme fatale on the loose in Masako Togawa’s “The Lady Killer,” to a world of unsettling medical ethics in Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Lapvona,” and the searing heat of desire and violence in James M. Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Buckle up for unforgettable anti-heroes, a chilling atmosphere, and plots that twist like a shiv in a back alley.

Lapnova by Ottessa Moshfegh

Waltz into a mediaeval nightmare with Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Lapvona.” A bleak village named Lapvona, ravaged by famine and plague, becomes the unlikely stage for a power struggle. Marek, a troubled shepherd boy, finds himself at the centre of it all. Moshfegh, known for her darkly comedic explorations of human nature, crafts a world both grotesque and strangely captivating. Fans of her breakout novel “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” won’t be disappointed. “Lapvona ” affirms Moshfegh’s quintessential macabre sensibilities and offers another unsettling, unforgettable journey.

The Lady Killer by Masako Togawa

Crawl along Tokyo’s shadowy underbelly with Masako Togawa’s “The Lady Killer.” A seemingly ordinary man by day transforms into a charismatic seducer by night, prowling nightclubs for unsuspecting women. But Tokyo’s nightlife takes a sinister turn when a string of murders rocks the city. As the body count rises, the line between hunter and hunted blurs. Can you untangle the web of desire and deceit before the Lady Killer strikes again?

No Love Lost by Rachel Ingalls

“No Love Lost” by Rachel Ingalls is a collection of strange and darkly comic novellas. Prepare to be unsettled as you encounter a monk transformed by a celestial encounter, visitors trapped in a looming mansion, and a marital battle waged over a peculiar homemade companion. Ingalls’ sharp wit dissects human relationships and societal norms, leaving you with a lingering sense of the absurd and the unsettling that lurks beneath the surface.

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

James M. Cain’s sizzling “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” a member of Penguin’s Noir collection, throws drifter Frank Chambers into a passionate entanglement. Lured by a Californian diner and its alluring owner’s wife, Frank finds himself entangled in a web of desire and deceit. This fast-paced, hard-boiled story simmers with suspense as Frank grapples with a dangerous proposition that blurs the lines between love, murder, and the scorching California sun.

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig’s “The Book of Accidents” is a genre-bending horror tale. Nathan Graves returns to his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with his wife Maddie and son Oliver. But a darkness lurks beneath the surface of this seemingly ordinary town. A series of disturbing accidents plague the family, and Oliver befriends a mysterious boy with a taste for the occult. As the line between reality and nightmare blurs, the Graves must confront a terrifying legacy and fight for their lives against a powerful evil.

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