Oh my, I must say I had to keep reading I couldn’t put it down even with the fast pace in how things were happening. Noir is seen here as it is black, full of crime, and of course there’s dames involved. Boy talk about tropes, he wrote “but she had a sulky look to her, and her lips stuck out in a way that made me want to mash them in for her”. First I thought he was going to punch her in the mouth talking like mash. Crazy how it turned out to be a “passionate” type word. I never saw it coming. I truly don’t get the title based on the storyline even though I have tried to put them together. It was very interesting and good thoughts on the crimes they committed. The ending was really not expected as I thought they would live happily ever after and have their child, not death which seemed to be what they deserved for all they had done. And then for it all to be blamed on him, that note in the register like WOW!