Crime Fiction > Drug Dealing

    A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. Substance D doesn't just alter the mind, it splits it in two, and neither side knows what the other is doing or that it even exists. Now, both sides are growing increasingly paranoid as Bob tries to evade Fred while Fred tries to evade his suspicious bosses.

Year: 1977
Genre: Drug DealingScience Fiction

    Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, investigative reporter extraordinaire, can't be bothered with deadlines or expense-account budgets when it comes to getting his story. Working undercover at the beach to dig up a drug-trafficking scheme for his next blockbuster piece, Fletch is invited into a much deeper narrative.

Year: 1974
Genre: 1970sComic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter

    The Pusher by Ed McBain

A bitterly cold night offers up a body turned blue, not frozen, but swinging from a rope in a dank basement. The dead teen seems like a clear case of suicide, but Detective Steve Carella and Lieutenant Peter Byrnes find a few facts out of place, and an autopsy confirms their suspicions. The boy hadn't hung himself but OD'd on heroin before an unknown someone strung him up to hide the true cause of death. The revelation dredges up enough muck to muddy the waters of what should've been an open-and-shut case.

Year: 1956
Genre: Drug DealingPolice Procedural

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick Drug DealingScience Fiction
Fletch Gregory Mcdonald Fletch1970sComic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter
The Pusher Ed McBain 87th PrecinctDrug DealingPolice Procedural