Trained as a cultural and intellectual historian of postwar Europe, Lisa Lieberman abandoned a perfectly respectable academic career for the life of a vicarious adventurer through perilous times. She has published essays, translations, short stories and film criticism in Gettysburg Review, Raritan, Michigan Quarterly, Mystery Scene and 3 Quarks Daily. Her most recent essay, “Asian Exotica: The Far East in Film Noir,” was selected for Noir City Annual, the best of the Film Noir Foundation’s quarterly e-magazine. On the lighter side, Lisa writes the Cara Walden series of historical mysteries based on old movies and featuring blacklisted Hollywood people on the lam in dangerous international locales. Follow her classic movie blog, deathlessprose.com.