James Grady


James Grady is the author of bestselling thrillers including Six Days of the Condor and Mad Dogs, the former of which became the Robert Redford movie Three Days of the Condor. He is the recipient of the Grand Prix du Roman Noir (France) and the Raymond Chandler Award (Italy), and was an Edgar nominee in the United States. Grady now lives in Washington, D.C.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Call them cowboy eyes, a Camus heart, a soul that can’t help but smile and hope and love amidst the noir I’m compelled to turn into words seeking truth.

Crime favorites

Noir novel: East of Eden by John Steinbeck, but some noir experts might argue it doesn’t qualify.   They’d be wrong, but in that case: The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett.

movie: Chinatown. Yes, there are dozens of cinematic brilliances in black & white, but…“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.”

Noir writer: Raymond Chandler.