100 Must-Read Crime Novels by Paul Roseby

By Paul Roseby

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Many of them have become supporters of the ruthless and unscrupulous leader of a separatist party intent on the impossible dream of returning Venice to its old position as an independent city-state and they plan to use Zen for their own purposes. As he struggles with chicanery and doubledealing, with unhappy memories and ambiguous revelations about his family history, he realizes that he is as out of place in his native city as the tourists who surround him.

The Big Sleep introduced the reader to private investigator Philip Marlowe, hero of all Chandler’s novels and an iconic creation in crime fiction and noir cinema, a knight errant who is poor, but scrupulously honest, an anomaly in the corrupt and venal world of 1930s’ and ’40s’ Los Angeles, ‘the neon-lighted slum’ that is the setting for the books. The plot, never the strongest or most important element in Chandler’s fiction, revolves around Marlowe’s search for a millionaire’s missing son-in-law, and his encounters with the wealthy man’s two beautiful daughters; one married to the missing man, but less keen on finding him once she sees Marlowe, and the other an erotic little lunatic.

Trailing him around every watering hole in Montana and all points west, he finds him but, in a classic Crumley move, he also takes on another job, looking for a missing girl, and this leads him, with the drunken Trahearne in tow, to 39 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 40 100 MUST-READ CRIME FICTION NOVELS a slew of dark and dangerous degenerates. As the two cases converge, Sughrue’s blood is up and violence, inevitably, erupts. Read on Bordersnakes; Dancing Bear; The Final Country; The Wrong Case » James Lee Burke, A Stained White Radiance; Zachary Klein, Still Among the Living; » George Pelecanos, Nick’s Trip; Scott Phillips, The Ice Harvest COLIN DEXTER (b.

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