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The Postman Always Rings Twice

Thumbtack    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

Thumbtack    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

Thumbtack    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

Thumbtack    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

Thumbtack    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

Dr. Adder

Thumbtack    Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter

The one that started it all - K. W. Jeter's first novel that took him 12 years to get published, despite every science fiction editor in America telling him it was a great book, exactly what they should be publishing, but were too afraid to pull the trigger on. The book about which Philip K. Dick said "will change your notions of what's possible in science fiction forever".

Year: 1984
Genre: CyberpunkNear Future

The Digging Leviathan

Thumbtack    The Digging Leviathan by James P. Blaylock

First he invented a working model of the Solar System, powered by the motor from an old electric fan. Next he invented a mechanical man whose legs were roped-together tin cans. Finally he began work on the grandest invention of all: a machine that would burrow to the center of the Earth, a digging leviathan. Absurd? Perhaps. But Giles Peach had the power to make his wildest fantasies come true..

Year: 1984
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

Fletch Won

Thumbtack    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

The Black Dahlia

Thumbtack    The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

In this fictionalized treatment of a real case, Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard, both L.A. cops obsessed with the Black Dahlia, journey through the seamy underside of Hollywood to the core of the dead girl’s twisted life.

Year: 1987
Genre: Crime Fiction

The Big Nowhere

Thumbtack    The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy

Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, a nd deceit. The D. A.'s brass, a sheriff's deputy, and a rough-and-tumble bagman are unknowingly chasing a nightmare in this thrilling novel.

Year: 1988
Genre: Crime Fiction

 

 

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Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1934The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain Crime Fiction, Noir Fiction, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1936Double Indemnity by James M. Cain Noir Fiction, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1950The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald Murder Mystery, Private Eye, Lew Archer, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1965A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Travis McGee, Cuba, Los Angeles , Mexico
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1977Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler Genetic Engineering, Telepathy, Patternist, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1984Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter Cyberpunk, Near Future, Dr. Adder Trilogy, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1984The Digging Leviathan by James P. Blaylock Action & Adventure SF, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1985Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Fletch, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1987The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1988The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1990L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1992White Jazz by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1993Free Fall by Robert Crais Private Eye, Corruption, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1993Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler Near Future, Post Apocalypse, Science Fiction, Earthseed, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1995Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human by K.W. Jeter Future Noir, Blade Runner, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1996Expiration Date by Tim Powers Ghosts, Supernatural, Fault Lines, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1997Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers Dystopian, Fantasy, Fault Lines, Los Angeles , San Francisco
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1997Indigo Slam by Robert Crais Missing Person, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles , Seattle
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1999L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais Murder Mystery, Police Procedural, Private Eye, Vengeance, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2017The Wanted by Robert Crais Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2018Alternate Routes by Tim Powers Ghosts, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2018The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem Detective Fiction, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2019A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais Buried Past, Kidnapping, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2020Forced Perspectives by Tim Powers Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Whats New, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2020The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly Legal Thriller, Criminal Defense, Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller, Los Angeles

 

 

 


 

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