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.