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The five best novels with hard-boiled private eyes/The five best novels with psycho killers

My list of the five best hard-boiled private eye novels. No. 1 you’ve heard of, hopefully seen the movie — the book is better!– but even pulp fiction fans may not have heard of No. 2. https://shepherd.com/best-books/hard-boiled-pis

No. 2, five novels on psycho killers. https://shepherd.com/best-books/psycho-killers True classics! If you don’t know Big Jim Thompson, Patricia Highsmith, George Pelecanos, well, now’s a good time to get acquainted.

The Maltese falcon: HAMMETT, Dashiell: Amazon.com: Books
The one that started it all.

Pop. 1280: Thompson, Jim: 9780679732495: Amazon.com: Books
One of the best American novels ever written.

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