The crime fiction thread

I thought I’d make this thread about crime fiction, all crime fiction, in all mediums. So basically you can talk here about your favourite authors, novels, movies, etc. And what the genre means to you and where do you think it can go.

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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited November 2018 Posts: 3,186
    I love Bullitt
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 2,072
    Anyone into Crime fiction books, check out Joe R Lansdale's Hap & Leonard books. You won't be disappointed.

    Start with Savage Season then Mucho Mojo.....
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    Kings of the Genre:

    Donald E. Westlake
    Charles Willeford
    David Goodis
    Elmore Leonard
    Jim Thompson
  • edited November 2018 Posts: 11,878
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Kings of the Genre:

    Donald E. Westlake
    Charles Willeford
    David Goodis
    Elmore Leonard
    Jim Thompson

    I've only read Elmore Leonard and Jim Thompson of these.

    My favourite contemporary ones now are George Pelecanos and Deon Meyer.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    Posts: 12,488
    Great idea for a thread, @Ludovico.

    I've been collecting a pile of classic Golden Age fiction over the last few years in old paperback editions.

    Has anyone here read any John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson, he of the locked room mystery fame? Any recommendations from among his work?
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    Thanks @Dragonpol. I don't read Golden Age crime fiction much, not whodunits anyway, I'm more into hardboiled and noir.

    My wife bought me Cassandra Darke at Christmas, which was both a great Christmas read and an even greater crime fiction read.
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