Monday, August 3, 2009

Malcolm Jones' 10 favorite crime novels

Newsweek's Malcolm Jones named his ten favorite crime novels.

One book on the list:
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler:

Philip Marlowe has no serious competition as the quintessential hardboiled private eye. Here he travels through a Los Angeles where nothing—or at least anything good—is what it seems.
Read about the other nine books on the list.

(H/t to Sarah Weinman, who writes that the "dude needs to read more women.")

The Long Goodbye also appears on John Mullan's list of the ten best fake deaths in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue