"A smart, highly readable critical overview of some of the most interesting movies in the noir tradition." -- Richard Schickel
"As guidebook (it) is highly, refreshingly literary . . . (and) gets its job done gallantly." -- Jonathan Kiefer, San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2005
"Nathaniel Rich has written a fascinating work of criticism disguised as a guided tour around a great city." -- Martin Scorsese
"[N]icely double-barreled: use it to unearth buried film noir treasures . . . [and] some of San Francisco's most intriguing mystery spots. " -- Eddie Muller, author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir
About the Author
Nathaniel Rich is the author of two novels: Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor's Tongue. His essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Vice, and Rolling Stone, among other publications.