Best Crime Fiction Novels and Character

Grumblegrunt

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#3
nelson demille - never read a crap one. james patterson does some good books as well.

I don't do a lot of crime books - still haven't started the reacher stuff
 
#4
I have never read a crime novel yet that bears any resemblance to a real police investigation. Same with Crime Fiction on the box.
 
#6
Christopher Brookmyre - a brilliant Scottish author who has had me roaring with laughter. His character developement is excellent and you find that even the worst, most evil villian has a backstory that explains their actions. His more recent stuff is a little strange, but always a good read.
 
#7
Question-By crime novel, do you mean...as written from the POV of the Criminal? In which case, 'Kill your friends' by John Niven is a funny piss-take of the 1990's music scene.


Otherwise, James Lee Burke's stuff is good, or, for the UK, Phil Rickman's stuff is pretty good.

Oh-and don't read any James Patterson.
 
#9
My first book. It doesn't have a title, is definitely in the 'development' stage and could take a while yet. However it will be an absolutely brilliant read as the main protagonist commits serious crime for fun and always stitches someone else up for it.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#10
that's half of james pattersons plots there and lee child.
 

Auld-Yin

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#11
My first book. It doesn't have a title, is definitely in the 'development' stage and could take a while yet. However it will be an absolutely brilliant read as the main protagonist commits serious crime for fun and always stitches someone else up for it.
With that background, the obvious name would be "ARRSE Bandit"
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
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#12
I picked up a couple without knowing what they were but they were set in southampton/isle of wight and rather good.
 
#15
Bernie Gunther sardonic Berlin detective

pre world world 2 through national socialism through to the 50's. au author Phillip Kerr.

Good reads. Good insight into pre war Berlin& the Nazi rise to power.

Stuart Mcbride. Macabre detective novels featuring Logan MacRae.


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#16
I think my favourites are the Albert Campion books by Margery Allingham
 
#20
Simon Templar was good pre war. Although the author was forced to stay with him, instead of other ideas.
THe PI who prowled Bay City and Gray Lake, sustained me throughout 2004
 

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