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Sub-Genres of Crime Fiction


    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

    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: AntiheroCrime FictionOrganized Crime

    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


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