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    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

    Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Phyllis wanted to buy an accident policy on her husband. Then she wanted her husband to have an accident. Walter wanted Phyllis. To get her, he would arrange the perfect murder and betray everything he had ever lived for.

Year: 1936
Genre: Insurance FraudNoir Fiction

    The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald

When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter.

Year: 1950
Genre: Murder MysteryPrivate Eye

    A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald

Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers.

Year: 1965
Genre: Private EyeStolen Goods

    Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald

The attorney is shot dead in the newspaper's parking lot, no witnesses in sight. Determined to dig up the dirt on both stories, Fletch collects a cast of engaging characters and strings together the scandalous clues that lead to an eventful and unexpected conclusion.

Year: 1985
Genre: Comic MysteryFamily SecretsMurder Mystery

 

 

Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1934 The Postman Always Rings Twice   by James M. Cain
-- -- --1936 Double Indemnity   by James M. Cain
-- -- --1950 The Drowning Pool   by Ross Macdonald
-- -- --1965 A Deadly Shade of Gold   by John D. MacDonald
-- -- --1985 Fletch Won   by Gregory Mcdonald
-- -- --1987 The Black Dahlia   by James Ellroy
-- -- --1988 The Big Nowhere   by James Ellroy
-- -- --1990 L.A. Confidential   by James Ellroy
-- -- --1992 White Jazz   by James Ellroy