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    Call for the Dead by John le Carré

George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy--which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?

Year: 1961
Genre: EspionageMurder Mystery

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy--it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Year: 1961
Genre: Anti-WarWorld War IIWWII: Europe

    Double Sin and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot both make appearances in Agatha Christie's Double Sin and Other Stories, a sterling collection of short mystery fiction that offers double the suspense, surprise, and fun.

Year: 1961
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

A novel in two halves, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision, and poignancy that have made J. D. Salinger one of America's most beloved writers.

Year: 1961
Genre: Literature

    Hombre by Elmore Leonard

Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best--no less than one would expect from the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

Year: 1961
Genre: Westerns

    Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.

Year: 1961
Genre: WWII: Europe

    Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

Year: 1961
Genre: EspionageWWII: War Crimes

    Nightmares and Geezenstacks by Frederic Brown

Nightmares and Geezenstacks collects 47 short gems by Brown, ranging from science fiction to noir crime to horror, including the chilling and unforgettable "The Geezenstacks". Long unobtainable, Brown's classic collection returns to print for the first time in almost 40 years and is sure to please both longtime fans and those who are discovering this brilliant writer for the first time.

Year: 1961
Genre: HorrorNoir FictionScience Fiction

    Nuremberg Diary by G M Gilbert

In August 1945 Great Britain, France, the USSR, and the United States established a tribunal at Nuremberg to try military and civilian leaders of the Nazi regime. G. M. Gilbert, the prison psychologist, had an unrivaled firsthand opportunity to watch and question the Nazi war criminals. With scientific dispassion he encouraged Göering, Speer, Hess, Ribbentrop, Frank, Jodl, Keitel, Streicher, and the others to reveal their innermost thoughts.

Year: 1961
Genre: WWII: War Crimes

    One Monday We Killed Them All by John D. MacDonald

Step by step, Dwight McAran built a wall of vicious hate around himself. Sure, he did some time in jail. He sat in a cell and simmered for five long years until his hate hardened to a core of white-hot evil. Revenge was all he craved - and a plan was what he had - a plan just cruel enough to please him, and just crazy enough to work.

Year: 1961
Genre: Revenge




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1961Call for the Dead by John le Carré Murder Mystery, Espionage, George Smiley
1961Catch-22 by Joseph Heller World War II, WWII: Europe, Anti-War
1961Double Sin and Other Stories by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1961Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger Literature
1961Hombre by Elmore Leonard Westerns, Arizona
1961Mila 18 by Leon Uris WWII: Europe, Warsaw
1961Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut Espionage, WWII: War Crimes
1961Nightmares and Geezenstacks by Frederic Brown Horror, Noir Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1961Nuremberg Diary by G M Gilbert WWII: War Crimes, Non-Fiction
1961One Monday We Killed Them All by John D. MacDonald Revenge
1961Shills Can't Cash Chips by Erle Stanley Gardner Hardboiled Detective, Cool & Lam
1961Solaris by Stanislaw Lem Science Fiction
1961Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Alien Contact, Science Fiction, Soft SF, Mars
1961The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1961The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison Science Fiction
1961The Wycherly Woman by Ross Macdonald Missing Person, Private Eye, Lew Archer
1961Thunderball by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1961Where is Janice Gantry? by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Missing Person





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