What Is Pulp Fiction? 9 Must-Read Hardboiled Mysteries, From the Golden Age to Today

Discover vintage reads that shaped the mystery genre.

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The So Blue Marble

By Dorothy B. Hughes

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L.A. Confidential

By James Ellroy

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Kiss for a Killer

By G.G. Fickling

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The Dark Tunnel

By Ross Macdonald

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Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley

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Dividend on Death

By Brett Halliday

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It's in the Book

By Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

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The Baby in the Icebox

By James M. Cain and Roy Hoopes

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Indemnity Only

By Sara Paretsky