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    Blue City by Ross Macdonald

Johnny was a son who hadn't known his father very well. It was a town shaken by a grisly murder--his father's murder. When he started knocking on doors, the doors came open, and Johnny stepped into a world of gamblers, whores, drug-dealers, and blackmailers, a place in which his father had once moved freely.

Year: 1947
Genre: Crime FictionNoir FictionRevenge

    Children of the Lens by E.E. Doc Smith

It was beginning to look as though no one could prevent the annihilation of the civilized Universe. For a weird intelligence was directing the destruction of all civilization from the icy depths of outer space. Kim Kinnison of the Galactic Patrol was one of the few men who knew how near the end was. And in the last desperate stratagem to save the Universe from total destruction, he knew he had to use his children as bait for the evil powers of the hell-planet Ploor . . .

Year: 1947
Genre: Space Opera

    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

    Nightfall by David Goodis

In Nightfall, David Goodis explores the theme of the innocent pursued, as artist Jim Vanning becomes accidentally embroiled in a violent robbery and must evade criminals and police alike.

Year: 1947
Genre: Noir Fiction

    Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.

Year: 1947
Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

    The Case of the Lazy Lover by Erle Stanley Gardner

Defense lawyer Perry Mason is surprised to receive two checks from a stranger named Lola Allred. And when he speaks with Lola's husband, he discovers the woman has run off with her daughter's boyfriend--who happens to be an important witness in a lawsuit. Soon Mason's caught up in a complicated case involving not only a missing witness but forgery and murder as well . . .

Year: 1947
Genre: Courtroom Drama

    The Fabulous Clipjoint by Frederic Brown

Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he isn't happy. He doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed wants out, he wants to live, he wants to see the world before it's too late. Then his father doesn't come home one night, and Ed finds out how good he had it.

Year: 1947
Genre: Murder Mystery

    The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are dangerous, demanding, and positively ingenious.

Year: 1947
Genre: Mystery

    The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper

Late in 1945, Trevor-Roper was appointed by British Intelligence in Germany to investigate conflicting evidence surrounding Hitler's final days and to produce a definitive report on his death. The author, who had access to American counterintelligence files and to German prisoners, focuses on the last ten days of Hitler's life, April 20-29, 1945, in the underground bunker in Berlin--a bizarre and gripping episode punctuated by power play and competition among Hitler's potential successors.

Year: 1947
Genre: Fall of Berlin

 

 

Titles

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1947Blue City by Ross Macdonald Crime Fiction, Noir Fiction, Revenge
1947Children of the Lens by E.E. Doc Smith Space Opera, Lensman
1947I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane Hardboiled Detective, Vengeance, Mike Hammer
1947Nightfall by David Goodis Noir Fiction
1947Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Heinlein's Juveniles
1947Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener WWII: Pacific Theater, South Pacific
1947The Case of the Lazy Lover by Erle Stanley Gardner Courtroom Drama, Perry Mason
1947The Fabulous Clipjoint by Frederic Brown Murder Mystery
1947The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1947The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper Non-Fiction
1947The Pearl by John Steinbeck Literature, Mexico
1947War as I Knew It by George S. Patton US Army, WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction

 

 

 


 

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