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What's the meaning of 'chick-noir'?

Posted at 8:42AM Friday 18 Jul 2014

Next week, a literary salon will discuss the rise of the domestic thriller. Lucie Whitehouse, the novelist and one of three speakers at Bloomsbury's event, has already called the genre by its other – not altogether uncontentious – name. "I'd define 'chick noir' as psychological thrillers that explore the fears and anxieties experienced by many women. They deal in the dark side of relationships, intimate danger, the idea that you can never really know your husband or partner..."


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