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Sub-Genres of Crime Fiction


Featured Titles:

    Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Getting Leo becomes a movie pitch unfolding in a city where every move you make is a potential scene, and making it big isn't all that different from making your bones: You gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'em dead.

Year: 1990
Genre: Crime Fiction

    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.

Genre: Crime Fiction

    The Godfather by Mario Puzo

With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.

Year: 1969
Genre: Crime FictionOrganized Crime

    The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.

Year: 1934
Genre: Crime FictionNoir Fiction


Selected Titles:


52 Pickup Elmore Leonard
A Swell-Looking Babe Jim Thompson
Bandits Elmore Leonard
Be Cool Elmore Leonard CHILI PALMER
Fire in the Hole Elmore Leonard
Out of Sight Elmore Leonard
Pop. 1280 Jim Thompson
Pronto Elmore Leonard RAYLAN GIVENS
Raylan Elmore Leonard RAYLAN GIVENS
Riding the Rap Elmore Leonard RAYLAN GIVENS
Road Dogs Elmore Leonard
Rum Punch Elmore Leonard
Savage Night Jim Thompson MAFIA
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps Otto Penzler
The Blonde on the Street Corner David Goodis
The Getaway Jim Thompson BANK ROBBERY
The Godfather Mario Puzo
The Grifters Jim Thompson CON MAN
The Killer Inside Me Jim Thompson SERIAL KILLER
The Postman Always Rings Twice James M. Cain
The Two Minute Rule Robert Crais REVENGE
The Wounded and the Slain David Goodis
Wild Town Jim Thompson
Woman in the Dark Dashiell Hammett



Sub-Genres of Crime Fiction