100 Must-Read Crime Novels by Paul Roseby

By Paul Roseby

Want to turn into a criminal offense novel buff, or extend your examining on your favourite style? this can be a reliable position to begin! From the publishers of the preferred Good Reading, this publication encompasses a wealthy number of the very best crime novels ever published.

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1947) UK (1994) Michael Dibdin’s creation, Aurelio Zen, investigator for the Criminalpol section of the Italian Ministry of the Interior, is one of the most interesting protagonists in contemporary crime fiction, a rounded and convincing character who struggles to retain what integrity he can amid the corruption of the society in which he works. Grimly realistic and clear-sighted about the labyrinthine bureaucracy that surrounds him, he knows that, where power and money are involved, his investigations 42 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 43 MICHAEL DIBDIN are unlikely to flourish and yet he continues to believe that the truth is worth a struggle.

Set in the mean streets of a vividly depicted New York, they feature the compelling adventures and exploits of Scudder, an alcoholic, guilt-ridden ex-cop and unlicensed private investigator. Published in 1986, and with its title taken from a song by the folk singer and Bob Dylan mentor, Dave Van Ronk, When the Sacred Ginmill Closes is a key work in the Scudder cycle. As this same title suggests, it sees the ever-bibulous investigator finally resolve to keep his demons at bay with nothing stronger than black coffee, as he decides to give up drinking for good.

Father Brown and his friend, the thief turned private investigator Flambeau, pursue a murderer who appears to have the power of invisibility, coming and going and leaving footsteps in the snow without anyone observing him. The priest solves another murder after realizing that the supposed suicide note the victim left is the ‘wrong’ shape. Brown, with a little help from Flambeau, works out how a man committed murder when a hundred people saw him practising his religious rites at the exact time his lover fell to her death.

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