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James M. Cain

James M. Cain popularized the Noir Fiction genre in 1934 with his best selling first novel The Postman Always Rings Twice and his subsequent bestsellers Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce.

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Jul 01, 1892 -- Oct 27, 1977
Author, Screenwriter, Journalist

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Sep 30, 1924 -- Aug 25, 1984
Author, Screenwriter

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Photo by Terry Manier

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in sch

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Aug 24, 1951 --
Author, Essayist, Columnist

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Aug 02, 1955 --
Author, Historian

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Nov 30, 1906 -- Feb 28, 1977
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Jonathan Carroll

For connoisseurs of imaginative fiction, the novels of Jonathan Carroll are a special treat that occupy a space all their own. His surreal fictions, which deftly mix the everyday with the extraordinary, have won him a devoted following.

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Jan 26, 1949 --
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Hugh B. Cave

During the 1930's and 1940's, Hugh Cave created over 800 pulp fiction stories. Quickly, Mr. Cave became one of the top pulp writers who was qualified to write in most any genre for all of the top tier magazines. Although he is most famous today for his work in the Weird Menace genre, he produced a vast amount of material in many areas.

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Jul 11, 1910 -- Jun 27, 2004
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Raymond Chandler

Chandler raised the hardboiled detective writing style to a literary artform.

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Jul 23, 1888 -- Mar 26, 1959
Author, Screenwriter



Oct 29, 1954 --
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Sep 15, 1890 -- Jan 12, 1976
Author, Playwright, Poet

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Apr 12, 1947 -- Oct 01, 2013
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Dec 16, 1917 -- Mar 19, 2008
Author, Inventor, Futurist

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Oct 10, 1921 -- Sep 07, 1994
Author, Screenwriter, Director

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Mar 29, 1972 --
Author, Screenwriter, Slam Poet

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Harlan Coben

Mystery and Suspense novelist from 1990 to the present. Initially wrote hardboiled detective and mystery stories with his successful Myron Bolitar series. Then, in the 2000's, Coben moved to stand alone suspense and thriller novels centering around family secrets, crimes of the past, and the chaos and destruction they can cause in modern day suburbia.

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Jan 04, 1962 --
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Dec 03, 1857 -- Aug 03, 1924
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May 04, 1940 --
Author, MD

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Robert Crais

Mystery and Detective writer predominately with the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series of Los Angeles based, hard boiled detective stories. An extension of Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Robert B. Parker before him, Crais has perfected the genre with the team of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Elvis carries the private eye responsibilities, while Joe Pike delivers the hard boiled muscle. Mostly set in and around Los Angeles, the stories are packed with action with interesting plots that take you into all the aspects of crime fiction.

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Jun 20, 1953 --
Author, Screenwriter

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Oct 23, 1942 -- Nov 04, 2008
Author, Filmmaker

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Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing. Blake is the author of four novels and numerous short stories. He lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.

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Oct 15, 1978 --
Author, Screenwriter

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Oct 14, 1894 -- Sep 03, 1962
Author, Poet



Clive Cussler

"To those of you who seek lost objects of history, I wish you the best of luck. They're out there, and they're whispering." -- Clive Cussler, The Sea Hunters

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Jul 15, 1931 -- Feb 24, 2020
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