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Flame Noir Find-A-Quote Puzzle No. 3 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Find-A-Quote No. 3 for free. This installment features an often mis-credited and misquoted classic Hercule Poirot quote: “It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. The senses mislead. One must seek the truth within – not without.” Often cited as being found in “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, this quote actually appears in the collection, “Poirot Investigates”, (by Agatha Christie, published 1925), and can be found in the short story titled “The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim” (Chapter IX, page 127).

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This image features artwork from pulp artist Albert Drake for Exciting Detective Magazine, April, 1942

Flame Noir Find-A-Quote Puzzle No. 2 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Find-A-Quote No. 2 for free. This installment features a classic example of the gritty but charming humor commonly found in hardboiled detective novels of the 1930s and 40s. From Raymond Chandler’s full-length novel, “Farewell My Lovely” (published 1940), we offer this Philip Marlowe classic: “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window”. Enjoy!

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Flame Noir Hardboiled Wordsearch Puzzle No. 3 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Hardboiled Wordsearch Puzzle No. 3 for free. This installment’s word pool features references, character names, book titles and/or locations from stories by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, Rex Stout and Brett Halliday.

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This image features artwork from pulp artist Albert Drake for FBI Detective Magazine, February, 1949

Flame Noir Find-A-Quote Puzzle No. 1 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Find-A-Quote No. 1 for free. This installment features a witty quote from the Nick and Nora Charles classic detective novel, “The Thin Man”, by Dashiell Hammett, (published 1933). “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two”. Enjoy!

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This image features artwork from pulp artist Norman Saunders for Black Mask Magazine, July, 1949

Flame Noir Hardboiled Wordsearch Puzzle No. 2 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Hardboiled Wordsearch Puzzle No. 2 for free. This installment’s word pool features common themes and lingo found in hardboiled detective novels, book titles, author names, character names and locations from some of the greats in the pulp fiction genre

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Detective Recipes – Nero Wolfe Cookbook – Eggs Au Beurre Noir & Hash Browned Potatoes

Having recently acquired a stack of detective themed cookbooks, I’m having a go at some of these old-fashioned recipes. In this entry, I try my hand at “Eggs au Beurre Noir” and “Hash Browned Potatoes” from the “Breakfast in the Old Brownstone” chapter of the Nero Wolfe Cookbook, by Rex Stout and the Editors of the Viking Press – Copyright 1934.

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This image features artwork from pulp artist John Drew for Best Detective Magazine, Feb, 1932

Flame Noir Hardboiled WordSearch Puzzle No. 1 – FREE!

Print and play Flame Noir Hardboiled Wordsearch Puzzle No. 1 for free. This installment’s word pool features common themes and lingo found in hardboiled detective novels, magazine and/or book titles, author names, character names and locations from some of the greats in the pulp fiction genre.

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Philip Marlowe – American Icon – Smells like Coffee?

Flame Noir explores the connection between Raymond Chandler’s classic noir detective Philip Marlowe and coffee with this fun personal opinion piece that includes a summary of the Marlowe character, a list of coffee-related Marlowe quotes, and an extensive “coffee count” of the coffee references made in the original books from the Philip Marlowe series.

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