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    Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich

“Bricky” and Quinn discover that they both come from the same town and the two quickly bond. They make a pact to leave together on the dawn bus after they have returned the money Quinn stole from the safe of a former client. However, on re-entering the man’s home, they discover he has been murdered. They have until dawn to track down the killer before the police are called and Quinn will be blamed for the crime.

Year: 1944
Genre: Noir FictionSuspense

    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

Year: 1951
Genre: Literature

    The Warriors by Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed.

Year: 1965
Genre: Coming of AgeCrime Fiction

    Fertig by Sol Yurick

Sol Yurick's cult novel, originally published in 1966, blasts the American judicial system and society in general. It was called 'one of the fiercest and most effective satires to come out of America in a decade' by The Spectator. Although written before his debut published novel The Warriors (1965), like that work, Fertig was eventually made into a movie--The Confession (1999) starring Ben Kingsley.

Year: 1966
Genre: Satire

    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

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1944Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich Noir Fiction, Suspense, New York City
1951The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Literature, New York City
1965The Warriors by Sol Yurick Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, New York City
1966Fertig by Sol Yurick Satire, New York City
1969The Godfather by Mario Puzo Antihero, Crime Fiction, Organized Crime, New York City
1972334 by Thomas M. Disch Speculative, New York City
1981Bread Upon the Waters by Irwin Shaw Family Drama, New York City
1992Lullaby Town by Robert Crais Private Eye, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, New York City
2016The Gangster by Clive Cussler Organized Crime, Isaac Bell, New York City
2017The Force by Don Winslow Police Procedural, Corruption, New York City
2018The Spider: The Doom Legion by Will Murray Hero Pulps, New York City
2020The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Magical Realism, The Great Cities Trilogy, New York City