Fred Andersen is a fiction writer and historian who combined two passions to construct a Hollywood murder mystery set among the people who created the jaded, doomed characters of the postwar movies we call film noir. He has published articles and stories in journals, magazines, and online.
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
The Elements of Noir: Hardboiled Crime Writing in Film
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Lyman Wilbur might write about a hard-boiled sleuth, but he is about as far from that in real life as a guy can get. When he’s offered a job at Colosseum Studios, helping to put his latest crime novel onto the silver screen, he falls deeper and deeper into a world where lies, blackmail, and murder are part of real life.
And maybe he should know better than to ask too many questions, especially when powerful people are willing to commit murder and extortion to protect their secrets, but a young girl has been killed—and it just seems to Lyman that he’s the only one willing to find out the real story.
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