With impeccable skill, Robert Coover, one of Americas pioneering postmodernists, has turned the classic detective story inside-out. Here Coover is at the top of his form; and Noir is a true page-turnerwry, absurd, and desolate. You are Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator. A mysterious young widow hires you to find her husbands killerif he was killed. Then your client is killed and her body disappearsif she was your client.