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    Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming's agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who's been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table.

Year: 1953
Genre: Espionage

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce. But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Year: 1953
Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's ingenious novel finds Marlowe constantly on the move with a case involving a war-scarred drunk and his nymphomaniac wife. A psychotic gangster's on his trail; he's in trouble with the cops; and an unequaled number of corpses turn up

Year: 1953
Genre: Hardboiled Detective




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1953A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie Cozy Detective , Miss Marple
1953After the Funeral by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1953Battle Cry by Leon Uris WWII: Pacific Theater
1953Cancel All Our Vows by John D. MacDonald Domestic Suspense, Family Secrets
1953Casino Royale by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1953Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Space Opera
1953Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Science Fiction, Soft SF
1953First Blood and Other Stories by Jack Schaefer Westerns, Short Stories
1953Madball by Frederic Brown Bank Robbery, Murder Mystery
1953More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon Fantasy, Science Fiction
1953Savage Night by Jim Thompson Organized Crime
1953Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction, Foundation
1953Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Heinlein's Juveniles
1953The Big Range by Jack Schaefer Westerns, Short Stories
1953The Bounty Hunters by Elmore Leonard Westerns, Arizona
1953The Bridges at Toko-Ri by James A. Michener Korean War, Asia
1953The Canyon by Jack Schaefer Westerns
1953The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister by Erle Stanley Gardner Extortion, Legal Thriller, Perry Mason
1953The Crucible by Arthur Miller Literature
1953The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester Science Fiction, SF Detective
1953The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler Hardboiled Detective, Philip Marlowe
1953The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
1953The Neon Jungle by John D. MacDonald Family Drama





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