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message 1: by Sagheer (new)

Sagheer Afzal | 2 comments Hello everyone. My name is Sagheer Afzal. I am a UK based author of 'THE RELUCTANT MULLAH' I have decided that my next book is going to be a crime/thriller.
Please can you give me some suggestions of great and memorable crime books you have read.

Thanks for all your help

Sagheer


message 2: by Charles (new)

Charles Well, I can't help weighing in with mine, though you would hardly want to use it as a model. Probably it is inimitable. It is Carlo Emilio Gadda, That Awful Mess On the Via Merulana. Among other things, he runs through all 50+ dialects spoken in Rome. The translation is by William Weaver. In Barzun's Catalogue Of Crime, he complains harshly about this book. You might look into Barzun and Taylor for ideas.


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Rob | 7 comments Fatal Vision,, by Joe McGinniss


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel i believe i read thatIn Cold Blood is the 1st non fiction novel ever written- either way it's a great book


message 5: by Charles (last edited Jul 02, 2012 02:16PM) (new)

Charles Rachel wrote: "i believe i read that In Cold Blood is the 1st non fiction novel ever written- either way it's a great book"

That was what it was called at the time, anyway. Since then we have had some notable abuses and non-disclosures. Capote is a good read but straight history can be, too.


message 6: by Brian (new)

Brian Thornton | 13 comments THE GLASS KEY by Dashiell Hammett.


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