Detective Fiction

Contemporary fiction which uses the classic detective story to explore various themes.
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Comments Showing 1-10 of 10 (10 new)

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message 1: by Betty (new)

Betty I hope Confidentail Communications wins this category. This author is very deserving.

Go, Jeannine!

Hugs - Betty Dravis


message 2: by Caleb (new)

Caleb I'm very exited by how many people have added to / voted on this list! I'd like to recommend an amazing film to anyone who enjoys this genre: its called "murder, my sweet". an old film noir classic based on the Chandler novel. Rick Powell plays an excellent Phillip Marlowe.


message 3: by AJ (last edited Nov 26, 2009 02:12AM) (new)

AJ Girl with a dragon tattoo needs to be on here!

OH whoops, I'm apparently a goodreads newb. Added.


message 4: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I wouldn't call Sherlock Holmes contemporary.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Or Agatha Christie, for that matter.


message 6: by John (new)

John In "Throwing Stones" by John Wasik and Phillip Parrish, detective authors ignite imagination, depicts enmity against the West with plausible disturbing attack on America.


message 7: by Foxontherun (new)

Foxontherun Good to see Rex Stout on this list!


message 8: by Allie (new)

Allie Tyler I was pleasantly surprised to see Kingdom of Heroes on here. I love that book.


message 9: by Lee (new)

Lee Hmmm. Was there a detective featured in Dragon Tattoo? I seem to recall a journalist and an antisocial hacker girl...I do love the book though. I don't think this is the right list for it though.


message 10: by Julia (new)

Julia Why are Harry Potter books on this list?


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