The Postman Always rings Twice actually surprised me. I initially thought is was going to be boring until Frank and Cora planned to kill “the Greek”. Which got even crazier when the were able to pull of the murder. And to top it of, Cora get killed by accident and Frank is ironically wrongly accused of killing Cora. In the Killers, there were two hitman trying to kill a man named Anderson. These books have lots of dark themes mixed with lots of sexual tension. It seems those two themes are very common in Noir. Its rarely anything about happy endings or optimistic themes. Also reading them is interesting because I always picture the scenes in black and white.