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The first-of-its kind tablet magazine for the mystery, thriller and true crime genres in all mediums.
The first-of-its kind tablet magazine for the mystery, thriller and true crime genres in all mediums.
396 backers pledged $36,180 to help bring this project to life.

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Who doesn't love a mystery?

Whether it’s on an ebook or printed on paper; on a screen small or large, broadcast or streamed, it's the most popular genre of fiction, scripted television and reality programing. And fans are voracious consumers of the product who hunger for more. 

A harmonic convergence of editorial and design talent and a passion for the subject

Nancie Clare and Rip Georges are both experienced and accomplished magazine professionals. Most recently they worked together at LA, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, which they expanded to include a tablet edition
with interactivity and rich media elements such as video, animation and
audio. Before LA, Rip was the design power behind some of the most iconic magazines on the stands today including InStyle and Esquire. They are
both also avid, devoted and knowledgeable crime fiction and mystery
drama devotees.

A place where best selling and award winning writers and the world’s best photographers and illustrators come together

Noir Magazine will combine the best of the genre’s writers – established, ascending and new – with some of world’s best photographers
and illustrators.

The Noir Magazine Board of Advisers

Some of the best-known names in the genre are already on board. Megan Abbott is the magazine’s Editor at Large and our board of advisers and contributors include: Ace Atkins, Cara Black, Ed Brubaker, John Buntin, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Joel Engel, Lyndsay Faye, Sara Gran, Denise Hamilton, John Harvey, Stephen Hunter, Leslie Klinger, Denise Mina, T. Jefferson Parker, Otto Penzler, Ian Rankin, April Smith and Joseph Wambaugh. 

Getting behind the scenes of upcoming
TV shows and films

After years of covering the entertainment industry, Rip and Nancie know how to get first-look access to new TV shows and upcoming films. Look for interviews and insights into films like End of Watch, Jack Reacher, Alex Cross, Gangster Squad and Argo, and series like Homeland, Wallander, Southland, Dexter, Justified and Sherlock.

Parting Shot

We came to Kickstarter because we think there are many, many fans of mystery, thrillers and true crime who will want to support our effort. That includes anyone who has stayed up reading until 3 AM to find out who did it; binge watchers who set aside an entire weekend to immerse themselves in reliving the original Prime Suspect; those who want to know what graphic novelist Frank Miller is doing next; and for those who want a sneak peek at the mystery genre’s latest video game. The appeal is compelling to the point of obsession. It’s the most popular genre of fiction and scripted television in the U.S. and incredibly popular across the globe. And its fans deserve a 21st century publication with an international reach, something that a tablet publication can facilitate with ease. A successful Kickstarter campaign means that any fan with an iPad -- and eventually an Android,  Kindle Fire and smartphone -- will be able to access Noir Magazine.

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    Thank you! We send you a Noir Magazine Smoking Gun thank you card

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    The first issue of Noir Magazine and a Smoking Gun thank you card.

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    The first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, and a Smoking Gun thank you card

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    The first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, a Smoking Gun Tote Bag and the Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $10 for shipping the tote bag.)

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    The first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, a Smoking Gun T-shirt, Smoking Gun Tote Bag and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $10 for shipping the T-shirt and tote bag.)

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    A signed first edition mystery written by a top writer chosen for you by Otto Penzler or an autographed copy of The Best American Noir of the Century, edited by Otto Penzler delivered to you from The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $10 for shipping the book.)

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    A signed first edition mystery written by a top writer chosen for you by Otto Penzler or an autographed copy of The Best American Noir of the Century, edited by Otto Penzler delivered to you from The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, and your choice of a Smoking Gun T-shirt or a Smoking Gun Tote Bag and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $20 for shipping T-shirt or tote bag and book.)

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    Your choice: A signed first edition of Lee Child’s A Wanted Man; a signed first edition of Michael Connelly’s The Black Box; or a signed first edition of Nelson DeMille’s The Panther. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $10 for shipping the book.)

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    Choose one: A signed first edition of Lee Child’s A Wanted Man; a signed first edition of Michael Connelly’s The Black Box; or a signed first edition of Nelson DeMille’s The Panther. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, a Smoking Gun T-shirt or Smoking Gun Tote Bag and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $20 for shipping T-shirt or tote bag and book.)

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    Lyndsay Faye, member of Actors’ Equity, former professional musical theater actress -- and author of Dust and Shadow and The Gods of Gotham – will record your voicemail message in both speech and song.

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    Three signed first editions, one each of: Lee Child’s A Wanted Man; Michael Connelly’s The Black Box; and Nelson DeMille’s The Panther. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, a Smoking Gun T-shirt or Smoking Gun Tote Bag and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Addresses outside the U.S., add $30 for shipping T-shirt or tote bag and books.)

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    The Edgar Awards:
    Each of the two packages includes two tickets for special seats and one-night’s hotel stay at the Hyatt Grand New York City, the headquarters of the Edgar Awards. Rub elbows with the mystery writing community and be there when the winners for the top mysteries for 2012 are announced. Plus the first issue of Noir Magazine, a "Thank You" in the first issue of Noir Magazine, a Smoking Gun T-shirt, Smoking Gun Tote Bag and a Smoking Gun thank you card. (Note: transportation to New York City is not included.)

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