Crime (Part 2 of 'Guardian 1000 Novels Everyone Should Read')

"The classic mystery story is about a crime already committed, a past event the investigation has to reconstruct. A thriller's thrills are frequent, whereas a crime writer can get away with one corpse. It's obvious which genres the Agatha Christie whodunnit and the 007 spy novel belong to, but between them are... read more
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The Man With the Golden Arm
2
Fantomas
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The Mask of Dimitrios
4
Epitaph for a Spy
5
Journey Into Fear
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The New York Trilogy
7
Trent's Last Case
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The Poisoned Chocolates Case
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The Beast Must Die
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Lady Audley's Secret (Mary Elisabeth Braddon)
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The Neon Rain
12
The Tin Roof Blowdown
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13
The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
14
Greenmantle (John Buchan)
15
The Asphalt Jungle
16
The Postman Always Rings Twice
17
Double Indemnity
18
True History of the Kelly Gang
19
The Hollow Man
20
The Big Sleep
21
The Long Goodbye
22
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
23
The Riddle of the Sands
24
And Then There Were None
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25
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
26
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
27
The Murder at the Vicarage
28
The Secret Adversary
29
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
30
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
31
A Study in Scarlet
32
The Hound of the Baskervilles
33
The Sign of Four
34
The Manchurian Candidate (Richard Condon)
35
The Secret Agent
36
Under Western Eyes
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37
Postmortem
38
The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
39
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
40
Poetic Justice
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