Noir

Noir

San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.

Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.

When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.

Title:Noir
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062433978
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About Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.


    Noir Reviews

  • Larry H

    Well, it's been a while since I've read a book that should have been accompanied by a drum set, in order to generate rimshots after every joke, but this definitely felt like one of those!!"There are t...

  • Melki

    I was sure I was going to love this one. After all, a book by Christopher Moore that threatens to combine two of my favorite fictions - humor and crime . . . what's not to love? And, it does get off t...

  • Matthew

    This book is an awesomely unique and entertaining ride. I was enthralled every second and frequently found myself laughing out loud. Vocalizing while reading is almost always a good thing!Moore really...

  • Kemper

    Down these mean streets a man must go. Or to be more accurate in the case of Sammy ‘Two Toes’ Tiffin – down these mean streets a man must limp.It’s 1947 in San Francisco where Sammy is a good ...

  • Robert

    I’ll start by saying I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. That being said, the first half didn’t have the feel of a Christopher Moore novel. Fans will know what I mean. It was good, but not ...

  • Lori

    Not much story to go with the jokes. Oh well, they can't all be The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. I liked the afterward. I'm looking forward to his next book....

  • Brian

    “You stinkin’ wallabies are in hot water now.”Something is happening with me and Christopher Moore. The relationship is getting a little long in the tooth I feel, because his books just don’t ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Noir is a book that proves the old adage . . . . The dame is “Cheese” – the fella hung up on her is Sammy Two Toes. The story takes ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/19/...Noir was my first experience with the writing of humorist Christopher Moore, and I was not disappointed. In fact, it’s bee...

  • Josh

    Noir is a satire / humorous take of the more serious noir genre with a twist. In it, the reader is taken down a dark alley laughing all the way as our faithful protagonist Sammy ‘Two Toes’ Tiffin ...