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For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but they provide context and depth to the crimes they study. In these excellent books we see how all lives—from the perpetrators and the investigators, to the victims and their families—are profoundly changed by the destruction detailed within. Originally titled Disco Bloodbath , this is a true account of a murder within a particular subculture: the New York City club kids of the late eighties and early nineties who partied like it was their jobs. Written by one of the most over the top insiders, Party Monster details the highs and lows of the scene—the fashion, the sex, the indulgence—but also the nasty drug hangovers, culminating in the conviction in of a club promoter named Michael Alig, who committed a particularly gruesome crime.
The Sunday Times has pulled together the best 50 crime and thriller novels of the past five years. Sansom, these are the books that have made our hearts race and our pulses jump. See the list online at www. We wanted to celebrate this fantastic selection of crime books and have collected them together here for you to enjoy. Heartstone by C. England is at war.
Again this is not a list to be nailed to the wall as gospel or hailed as the end all be all of the modern mystery classics but honestly it's pretty close to perfection. Obviously the genre has altered since Edgar Allan Poe started writing away all the disturbing thoughts that ran around his mind way back in the 's and 's, so is the measuring stick used to provide some kind of qualifier between the modern and the classic. While there's a great deal of variation as to when and what defines the exact shift from classic to modern, we are going with , a period which saw the rejuvenation and renaissance of the genre and a shift in tone, style, and substance -- and in many ways, for the better. For example, female authors stepping it up and making the mystery genre their own, churning out bestselling, highly regarded mystery novels year after year, a realm that hitherto was mostly held with the exception of a few by the old guard male authors. Still, you can't ignore the significance of the classic mystery books which helped form the genre into what it is and of course, a period of mystery which saw the rise of some household name mystery names such as Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler which have, even in , become synonymous with mystery genre itself.
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Mystery Month is in full swing here at Booklist , with all of the interviews, webinars, and blog posts about mystery fiction you could possibly want. And now, all of the book recommendations you need. Put on your best trench coat, grab a spot in your favorite shadowy alley, and dive in. The Ancient Rain , by Domenic Stansberry. What makes Stansberry stand out from the crowd is the genuine noir sensibility he brings to his work, that overwhelming feeling that things will, even must, go wrong. Angelmaker , by Nick Harkaway. Joe Spork, a mild-mannered clockmaker in contemporary London, is trying to live down the legacy of his Mob-boss father when he finds himself forced to rebuild and then disarm a doomsday machine of unimagined power.
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