Interesting op ed in response to the fear of some in Boston that it is a city known too much for the way it is represented in movies like The Town, Gone Baby Gone, etc.
“Look, noir is about losers. The characters in these existential, nihilistic tales are doomed. They may not die, but the probably should, as the life that awaits them is certain to be so ugly, so lost and lonely, that they’d be better off just curling up and getting it over with. And, let’s face it, they deserve it.” Otto Penzler in “Noir Fiction is About Losers, Not Private Eyes.”
Penzler says this just about as well as it can be said. You might want to read the rest of what he has to say before you go any further. You have a piece of writing that fits this description, put it here. Long or short. Nobody cares. But don’t be posting clever who-dun-its or kitty cat mysteries, or somebody’ll be knocking at your door.