Know of a good detective novel?

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    Going to start getting in the habit of reading. Problem is, i can't get into the normal books i see. Or usual...rather. The last good book i read was a splice between noir and sci fi. Loved it too. So, anyone have any good detective/noir/dark book suggestions?
     
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    Not so much a detective novel, but there's a book called Angelology by Danielle Trussoni that I just finished and it was awesome. It's a historical fiction, but has that mystery of "what's going on?" in it as well.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea. I've seen the movie but haven't read the book. It'll go on the list :) along with some Holmes. Know of any specific Holmes title's that are good?
     
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    Sounds interesting. Not exactly what i was looking for but i'll give it a try.
     
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    If you haven't read Drive by James Sallis, go have a look.
     
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    ooooooo that sounds pretty good :biggrin1:

    Wait so its also a movie? Never heard of it. I must still be living under that rock. Thanks for the suggestion though :D This'll go on the list as well.
     
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    Have you read anything by P.D.James? I enjoy her. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels are fun reads, too. Check out Dick Francis while you're at it.
     
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    Thanks. Haven't read anything by P.D. James yet but i can see that she'll expand the hell out of my list lol. As well as the other Authors you've named. Looks like i got a whole lot of good reading to do :biggrin1:
     
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    Awesome suggestions. Agatha Christie also wrote the "Tommy and Tuppance" series of mystery novels, that are also fun 1920s period pieces. Another of the 1920s era mystery sleuths are the Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy L. Sayers.

    Some of Christie's and Sayers' titles are available free on manybooks.net because they're out of copyright. There are also most, if not all, of the "canon" of A.C. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories on manybooks.net. There's e-readers for iPhones and iTouch devices, as well as the Nook/Kindle/whatever readers.
     
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    You might like Iain Banks. His work is somewhat Joycean, but not to the degree of Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds.
    Feersum Endjinn was the first one I read by him and I loved it! The Bridge was a bit slower and I have yet to start Inversions.
     
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    I love a good mystery novel.....The Miss Marple's are good escapes. The BBc-one has updated Sherlock Holmes and it's one of my favorite shows, but that's tv not reading.
     
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    Check out the "Harry Bosch" novels by Michael Connelly, all really fun reads. Be sure to read them in order start with "The Black Echo"
     
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    Yeah, I read one of those recently. Lots of fun.
     
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    Yes, mitt romney's book. See if you can find any clue if he is anything even close to human. So far , i have had no luck reading this tripe.
     
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    Just wanted to say thank you for all the awesome suggestions. My book list is now larger than expected. First thing monday i'll be on the book hunt of my life! :D
     
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    Perry Mason <3
     
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