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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Matheson Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Noir contains three classic thrillers by Richard Matheson, the grand master of suspense. Originally published in the 1950s, at the very beginning of Matheson’s distinguished career, these page-turning classics are finally on audio for your listening pleasure. Now listeners everywhere can savor three unforgettable tales of crime, corruption, and cold-blooded murder.

Someone Is Bleeding

Dave Newton has fallen hard for Peggy, a leggy blonde with a lurid past and a heartbreaking smile. But as bloody corpses begin to litter his path, Dave is forced to confront the terrifying possibility that the woman he loves is a deranged killer.

Fury on Sunday

In the wee hours of a fateful Sunday morning, a homicidal maniac embarks on a rampage of terror and violence that threatens everyone who crosses his path, culminating in a deadly confrontation in a Manhattan apartment building.

Ride the Nightmare

Chris and Helen have the perfect suburban life—until Helen discovers her husband’s guilty secret. Overnight, their peaceful existence descends into a vortex of fear and brutality that may cost them the life of their only child.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart.”

    Dean Koontz

  • “Crime fiction at its toughest: booze, guns, knives, chases, aberrant psychology, blackmail, icepick murders, femmes fatales, sinister psychos, brutish thugs, drunks, nymphos, homicide dicks, and a generous helping of sweat.”

    Matthew R. Bradley from the Introduction to Noir

  • “Matheson is the master of paranoia—pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “In delivering high-tension suspense, Matheson displays an uncanny knack for showing the physical toll fear and desperation take on his characters, grounding them in grim, sweaty-palmed reality.”


  • Winner of theEdgar Allan Poe Award
  • Winner of theHugo Award
  • WHC Grand Master of Horror
  • Spur Award-winning author
  • Writer‘s Guild Awardwinner
  • Bram Stoker Awardfor lifetime achievement

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Timothy | 8/4/2012

    " The first and third story are pretty good, but the middle story drags the rating down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frances | 5/20/2012

    " The other two a bit stiff, but "Fury on Sunday" was a lot of fun (possibly due to echoing something I'm working on ATM with a friend, but regardless). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nate Hendrix | 5/15/2012

    " This is a colection of three short stories that wrote in the 1950s. I didn't finish any of them, the stories seem dated. Not his best work. I have now read everything I could find that he wrote, so better than others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andy | 2/18/2012

    " Three vintage pulps from Matheson's early writing career. My favorite is "Someone Is Bleeding", the old saw about the shy, pretty girl who hides a manic personality until she traps some boy in her web. I never get tired of those sexy murder tales. The other two pulps are ho-hum. "

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