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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: Noir 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

    Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

Mary is a treacherous experiment. Her creator, an immortal named Doro, has molded the human race for generations, seeking out those with unusual talents like telepathy and breeding them into a new subrace of humans who obey his every command. The result is Mary: a young black woman living on the rough outskirts of Los Angeles in the 1970s, who has no idea how much power she will soon wield.

Year: 1977
Genre: Genetic EngineeringTelepathy





1934The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
1936Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
1950The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald
1965A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald
1977Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
1984Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter
1984The Digging Leviathan by James P. Blaylock
1985Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald
1987The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
1988The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
1990L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
1992White Jazz by James Ellroy
1993Free Fall by Robert Crais
1993Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
1995Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human by K.W. Jeter
1996Expiration Date by Tim Powers
1997Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers
2018Alternate Routes by Tim Powers
2018The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem
2020Forced Perspectives by Tim Powers