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    Pulp Detective

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by gwilson, Apr 27, 2013.

    I just watched Blade Runner for the billionth time - I never tire of it. And I would like to research books along the same line. Not SF side but the detective story, the pulp detective/mystery side of the story. Maybe I'll write my own Blade Runner one day. I've read The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammet. But I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.

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    As far as detective noir goes, Raymond Chandler is hard to beat. His books include The Lady in the Lake, The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell My Lovely and others.

    Other pulp writers include James M. Cain, Cornel Woolrich, Dorothy Hughes and Jim Thompson. If you like SciFi, Harlan Ellison has some pretty dark stories.
     
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    Here are a few decent hard-boiled/noir novels:

    The Zebra Stripped Hearse, by Ross Macdonald,
    Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane
    The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler
    The Big Bad City, by Ed McBain.
    Jolie Blon’s Bounce, by James Lee Burke.
    The Postman Always Rings Twice," James M. Cain
    The Mermaid’s Sinning, by Val MacDermid.
    LA Confidential, by James Ellroy
    The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
    Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane.
    Buzz Cut, by James W. Hall.
    The Last Good Kiss, by James Crumley
    Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith
    The Watchman, by Robert Crais.
    The Cut, by George Pelecanos
    Damascus Gate, by Robert Stone
    Black and Blue, by Ian Rankin
    The Wings of the Sphinx, by Andrea Camilli
    Double Indemnity, by James M. Cain
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    Thanks to both of you, jeepea and Nee - it looks like I'll have plenty to read now. :D
     

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