Today we are thrilled to be joined by Suzanne Johnson on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Suzanne has blogged for H&H in the past but today she's here with her author hat on—and she's brought some friends! Suzanne is part of a Paranormal Noir anthology called Dark Secrets that came out on September 29. While the noir hero isn't the typical romance hero (and sometimes “hero” is a loose term), he still draws us in just as much. Today, Suzanne is here to explain what she loves about the noir hero and how she define him—with help from Bher fellow anthology contributors. Thanks, Suzanne!
Bogart. Cagney. Widmark. Bacall. Dietrich.
Film noir made megastars of tough women and antiheroes, created a new level of acceptable sexual banter, and established world-weary cynicism as an art form. Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer, and Sam Spade are the best known of a breed of classic noir hero that sprang from the post-Depression-era pens of hardboiled-crime writers such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Mickey Spillane.