Sunday, January 18, 2009

Crucial Crime Novels

From The Guardian, via Tulkinghorn: The Crime Novels Everyone Must Read. Not bad, though it misses Charles Willeford, Westlake/Stark, James Crumley, and a few others. Click through for parts two and three.

Willeford's great Hoke Moseley novels are now conveniently available as overpriced Vintage trade paperbacks. Perfect for those who...oh, never mind.

1 comment:

Christian Lindke said...

So...How seriously can I take a piece that writes of Dashiell Hammet's RED HARVEST, "Hammett's lean and uncompromising masterpiece has fascinated film makers for ages, but never made it to the screen despite efforts by Bertolucci and others (the Coen Brothers' Miller's Crossing was its nearest approximation)?"

Um...YOJIMBO, LAST MAN STANDING (which like YOJIMBO contains elements of THE GLASS KEY), FIST FULL OF DOLLARS, WESTERN SUKIYAKI DJANGO, DJANGO...I believe the list could go on, but I'll leave that to the professionals.