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“The last good mystery.” —Rolling Stone

Tough, hard-boiled, and brilliantly suspenseful, The Last Good Kiss is an unforgettable detective story starring C. W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America’s sleaziest nightmares.

Fall Book Club Dates

SEP 12L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

OCT 17Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

NOV 14Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

DEC 12The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

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Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

William Glenn 2Glenn co-founded the bilingual literary/cultural journalTerra Incognita and is author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series). Recent publications include two poems in AMP: Journal of Digital Literature. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir series and works at the University of Texas at the San Antonio Libraries.

 

 


Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016
Early in life, Diaz was drawn to noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and celebrated the poetry of the downtrodden. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir reading program and is working on a book set in his hometown, Carrizo Springs. He received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend’s bar, wondering how he’ll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

Fall Book Club Dates

SEP 12L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

OCT 17Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

NOV 14Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

DEC 12The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley


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Class you will attend



Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

William Glenn 2Glenn co-founded the bilingual literary/cultural journalTerra Incognita and is author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series). Recent publications include two poems in AMP: Journal of Digital Literature. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir series and works at the University of Texas at the San Antonio Libraries.

 

 

 



Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016
Early in life, Diaz was drawn to noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and celebrated the poetry of the downtrodden. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir reading program and is working on a book set in his hometown, Carrizo Springs. He received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble

But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski’s specialty.  Her client says he’s the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he’s not. He says his son’s  girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that’s  not her real name. V.I.’s search turns up someone soon enough—the real John Thayer’s son, and he’s dead. Who’s V.I.’s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she’s got it figured, things are hotter—and deadlier—than Chicago in July. V.I.’s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman’s life.

Fall Book Club Dates

SEP 12L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

OCT 17Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

NOV 14Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

DEC 12The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

Members, sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive a 15% discount.

Register
Class you will attend



Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

William Glenn 2Glenn co-founded the bilingual literary/cultural journalTerra Incognita and is author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series). Recent publications include two poems in AMP: Journal of Digital Literature. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir series and works at the University of Texas at the San Antonio Libraries.

 

 



Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016
Early in life, Diaz was drawn to noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and celebrated the poetry of the downtrodden. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir reading program and is working on a book set in his hometown, Carrizo Springs. He received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

L.A. Confidential is epic noir!

A crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

Fall Book Club Dates

SEP 12L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

OCT 17Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

NOV 14Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

DEC 12The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

$60 for all 4 classes or $20 for a single class

Members, sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive a 15% discount.

 


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Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

William Glenn 2Glenn co-founded the bilingual literary/cultural journalTerra Incognita and is author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series). Recent publications include two poems in AMP: Journal of Digital Literature. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir series and works at the University of Texas at the San Antonio Libraries.

 



Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016
Early in life, Diaz was drawn to noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and celebrated the poetry of the downtrodden. He co-leads Gemini Ink’s Nights of Noir reading program and is working on a book set in his hometown, Carrizo Springs. He received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Plunge into the world of hardboiled detectives, femme fatales, and nihilistic grifters through novels of the classic era of American crime fiction from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Roam humanity’s psycho-social depths across the rich landscapes of American cities and countryside, exploring four powerful books that left an indelible mark on American literature, film, and popular culture. Join us in a rich discussion of these diverse Noir novels that defined and transcended their genre.

Sep 14: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Oct 12: The Postman Always Rings Twice / Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Nov 9: In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

Dec 14: The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes


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Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016

Eusebio Diaz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts Degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Early in life, Diaz realized he was drawn more to the darker tales of Edgar Allen Poe than to the lighter Hardy Boys stories. This interest eventually developed into a passion for the noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and relished the poetry of the downtrodden. Diaz is presently working on a book set in his birthplace and hometown, Carrizo Springs.


 

 

 

William GlenWilliam Glenn 2n has had a long love affair with literary and cinematic noir, expressing and exploring his obsession at times on the blog Zone: improvisations on literature : music : film. He was co-founding editor of the bilingual literary/cultural journal Terra Incognita and is the author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2005).  He got his M.L.I.S. at the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Head of Reference Services for UTSA Libraries.

Plunge into the world of hardboiled detectives, femme fatales, and nihilistic grifters through novels of the classic era of American crime fiction from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Roam humanity’s psycho-social depths across the rich landscapes of American cities and countryside, exploring four powerful books that left an indelible mark on American literature, film, and popular culture. Join us in a rich discussion of these diverse Noir novels that defined and transcended their genre.

Sep 14: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Oct 12: The Postman Always Rings Twice / Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Nov 9: In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

Dec 14: The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes

 


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Class you will attend



 

Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016

Eusebio Diaz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts Degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Early in life, Diaz realized he was drawn more to the darker tales of Edgar Allen Poe than to the lighter Hardy Boys stories. This interest eventually developed into a passion for the noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and relished the poetry of the downtrodden. Diaz is presently working on a book set in his birthplace and hometown, Carrizo Springs.

 


 

 

William GlenWilliam Glenn 2n has had a long love affair with literary and cinematic noir, expressing and exploring his obsession at times on the blog Zone: improvisations on literature : music : film. He was co-founding editor of the bilingual literary/cultural journal Terra Incognita and is the author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2005).  He got his M.L.I.S. at the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Head of Reference Services for UTSA Libraries.

This class has been rescheduled from Oct 12

Plunge into the world of hardboiled detectives, femme fatales, and nihilistic grifters through novels of the classic era of American crime fiction from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Roam humanity’s psycho-social depths across the rich landscapes of American cities and countryside, exploring four powerful books that left an indelible mark on American literature, film, and popular culture. Join us in a rich discussion of these diverse Noir novels that defined and transcended their genre.

Sep 14: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Oct 12: The Postman Always Rings Twice / Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Nov 9: In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

Dec 14: The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes



Register
Class you will attend



Eusebio Diaz - photo for Fall 2016

Eusebio Diaz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts Degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Early in life, Diaz realized he was drawn more to the darker tales of Edgar Allen Poe than to the lighter Hardy Boys stories. This interest eventually developed into a passion for the noir novels that exposed the underside of humanity and relished the poetry of the downtrodden. Diaz is presently working on a book set in his birthplace and hometown, Carrizo Springs.


 

 

William GlenWilliam Glenn 2n has had a long love affair with literary and cinematic noir, expressing and exploring his obsession at times on the blog Zone: improvisations on literature : music : film. He was co-founding editor of the bilingual literary/cultural journal Terra Incognita and is the author of A Brief Guide to American Poetry (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2005).  He got his M.L.I.S. at the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves as Head of Reference Services for UTSA Libraries.

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