1960s > 1966

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    Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

Year: 1966
Genre: Science Fiction

    Black Money by Ross Macdonald

Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his best, baring the skull beneath the suntanned skin of Southern California's high society.

Year: 1966
Genre: Private Eye

    Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald

Evangeline may be the intended target in a complex scheme, but she's no ordinary victim. Behind her darker than amber eyes is a woman who lures men onto her boat and robs them, throwing them overboard when she's done with them. And now she's enlisted the resistant Travis and Meyer to rescue her "savings" from her partners in crime.

Year: 1966

    Eighty Million Eyes by Ed McBain

A comedian dies on national television in front of forty million viewers, and the detectives of the 87th Precinct must solve the puzzle of how he made someone mad enough to murder.

Year: 1966
Genre: Police Procedural

    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

    Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

Year: 1966
Genre: Science Fiction

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

Year: 1966
Genre: New JournalismTrue Crime

    Iwo Jima by Richard Newcomb

With exceptional depth, intelligence, and emotional power, Newcomb recounts the events of February 19, 1945, in which common men were thrust into impossible circumstances, demonstrating valor and even humor amid the horror and chaos of war.

Year: 1966
Genre: Battle of Iwo Jima

    Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison

The world is crowded. Far too crowded. Its starving billions live on lentils, soya beans, and --if they're lucky--the odd starving rat. In a New York City groaning under the burden of 35 million inhabitants, detective Andy Rusch is engaged in a desperate and lonely hunt for a killer everyone has forgotten. For even in a world such as this, a policeman can find himself utterly alone....

Year: 1966
Genre: DystopianSF Detective

    Mark of the Shadow by Maxwell Grant

The Shadow fights for his very life against C.Y.P.H.E.R.-a clandestine globe strangling network of evil

Year: 1966

 

 

Titles

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1966Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany Science Fiction
1966Black Money by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1966Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1966Eighty Million Eyes by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1966Fertig by Sol Yurick Satire, New York City
1966Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Science Fiction
1966In Cold Blood by Truman Capote True Crime, New Journalism
1966Iwo Jima by Richard Newcomb Non-Fiction
1966Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison Dystopian, SF Detective
1966Mark of the Shadow by Maxwell Grant
1966Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
1966Odds On by Michael Crichton Heist Caper, Spain
1966One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Travis McGee
1966Rocannon's World by Ursula K. Le Guin Science Fiction, Hainish Series
1966Tai-Pan by James Clavell Historical, Far East, Asian Saga
1966The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett Hardboiled Detective, Continental Op, Short Stories
1966The Canceled Czech by Lawrence Block Espionage, Evan Tanner, Czech Republic
1966The Eyes of Heisenberg by Frank Herbert Science Fiction
1966The Iron Tiger by Jack Higgins Thriller
1966The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin
1966The Last One Left by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1966The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Political SF, Science Fiction
1966The Night of the Shadow by Maxwell Grant
1966The Shadow -- Go Mad! by Maxwell Grant
1966The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep by Lawrence Block CIA, Espionage, Evan Tanner, Turkey
1966Third Girl by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1966This Immortal by Roger Zelazny Action & Adventure SF
1966Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess Humor, Espionage

 

 

 


 

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