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    I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane

The first novel in Mickey Spillane's classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. Here's Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest—a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that is vintage Spillane all the way. It's a tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans!

Year: 1947
Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveVengeance

    Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

"Lorenzo the Great" -a down-and-out actor wasting the remainder of his life in bars, encounters a space-pilot who offers him a drink, before he knows what is going on, he is on Mars involved in a deep conspiracy with global consequences. He is given a mission where failure would not only mean his own death, it would almost certainly mean an all-out planetary war.

Year: 1956
Genre: Political SF

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents.

Year: 1962
Genre: LiteratureMadness

    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

    A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick

A sci-fi murder mystery set on a mysterious planet, with a twist ending that leaves the reader wondering just what they've been witnessing the whole time. Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment.

Year: 1970
Genre: Murder MysteryScience Fiction

    Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, now newly engaged and happily living out his days in Italy, finds himself embroiled in yet another scandal. His soon-to-be father-in-law has been kidnapped and is now presumed dead, and the priceless collection of rare art that belongs to his fiancée's family has been stolen

Year: 1976
Genre: Comic MysteryPainting

    The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais

When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole's Disney-Deco office, she's lost something very valuable--her husband and her young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn't thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower, Joe Pike. Their search down the seamy side of Hollywood.

Year: 1987
Genre: Private Eye

    L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

Year: 1990
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Old Man's War by John Scalzi

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce--and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Year: 2005
Genre: Military SF

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real..

Year: 2013
Genre: Fantasy

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1947I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane Hardboiled Detective, Vengeance, Mike Hammer
1956Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein Political SF, Mars, Moon
1962One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Literature, Madness
1965The Warriors by Sol Yurick Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, New York City
1970A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick Murder Mystery, Science Fiction
1976Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Painting, Fletch, Flynn, Boston
1987The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais Private Eye, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
1990L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
2005Old Man's War by John Scalzi Military SF, Old Man's War
2013The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Fantasy
2020Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell Music
2021Robert Ludlum's the Treadstone Exile by Joshua Hood Espionage, Whats New, Treadstone

 

 

 


 

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