The Best Mystery Books - Top 100
BARZUN AND TAYLOR'S CLASSIC CRIME NOVELS
Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor in their A Catalogue of Crime (Rev. & Enl. Edition, 1989) include descriptions of works the authors consider Classics of Crime, 1900-1975. Ninety novels are selected by them and are listed below. In the Preface to their indispensable book, the authors write:"...the novice eager to explore can by browsing through our pages discover examples of the type of story he might like. The brief comments give a glimpse of contents and quality, and by stressing certain points help to develop a critical taste. As for the collector who regularly scans dealers' catalogues, he can, by consulting the index and the entry, ascertain facts to guide his purchases. Finally, students of the literature - a growing body inside and outside the academy - will find here a storehouse of materials usable in teaching and research."
Paragon Walk: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable crime is committed: A young woman is brutally raped and murdered.
Eye of the Needle
One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin—code name: "Th
A Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche
In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being forced into exile from his native land by the
Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. So does her father the kingpin and a few other shady characters. Spense
Snapshot (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries)
Every Friday a child's snapshot arrives at the Boston office of P.I. Carlotta Carlyle. There's no note. No return address.
No Human Enemy (Suzie Mountford Mysteries)
England, June 1944.Exactly one week after the D-Day landings came the vengeance weapons. It was the beginning
John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been
There are no rules in "the game." And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton, a successful businessman who is a
This film centers on a former FBI hostage negotiator who, after being framed for murder, tries to clear his name by taking several
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source
Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in
Inception (Two-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray]
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into