I Died a Million Times: Gangster Noir in Midcentury America by Robert Miklitsch (2021)

In his current title author Robert Miklitsch goes on a long excursion to introduce several classic 1950s movies to identify and in a way separate the gangster films of that period from the films noir. As not every gangster movie automatically was a film noir, neither did all contemporary noirs feature one or more gangsters. […]