Crime Fiction > Bank Robbery

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    Madball by Frederic Brown

It starts with a bank robbery. Then the two carnies who pull it off get in a car accident, and one of them is killed. The other guy, Mack Irby, waits it out in his hospital room until he's recovered enough to head back to the carny to collect the cash, which is now all his. But he doesn't figure on the Murderer. Someone else knows about the robbery--and quickly removes Irby from the scene with a fatal tent stake. But that someone is spotted leaving the crime of the crime by Dolly, one half of the knife-throwing act. Now she must be silenced.

Year: 1953
Genre: Bank RobberyMurder Mystery

    The Getaway by Jim Thompson

The classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.

Year: 1958
Genre: Bank Robbery

    The Man with the Getaway Face by Donald E. Westlake as Richard Stark

Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.

Year: 1963
Genre: Bank RobberyOrganized Crime

    Roses are Red by James Patterson

In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great.

Year: 2000
Genre: Bank RobberyHostage

    The Chase by Clive Cussler

In 1906, the western states of America suffer a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of "The Butcher Bandit," the U.S. government brings in the best man it can find: a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast.

Year: 2007
Genre: Bank Robbery





1953Madball by Frederic Brown Bank Robbery, Murder Mystery
1958The Getaway by Jim Thompson Bank Robbery
1963The Man with the Getaway Face by Donald E. Westlake Bank Robbery, Organized Crime, Parker
2000Roses are Red by James Patterson Bank Robbery, Hostage, Alex Cross
2007The Chase by Clive Cussler Bank Robbery, Isaac Bell
2014Bullseye by David Baldacci Bank Robbery, The Camel Club, Will Robie, Short Stories
2017Forever and a Death by Donald E. Westlake Bank Robbery