No, not the movie
Any recommendations for some trashy crime novels?
Been reading the Jack Reacher series – which I liked – so something similar
I’ve started reading the Dave Robicheaux series with the first one but it’s not holding mePosted 10 years ago
When my STW petition for a Thread Description Act gets through to the mods this kind of thread title will be prohibited.Posted 10 years ago
Try the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly, bit darker than the Reacher stuff, but excellent reading. And you won’t have your mental images of that destroyed by the news that TOM **** CRUISE will be playing Reacher in the film of “One Shot”.Posted 10 years ago
TOM **** CRUISE will be playing Reacher in the film of “One Shot”
They’ll have to get an awfully big box for him to stand on
Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check it outPosted 10 years ago
Sam Bourne is good, as is Jeffrey Deaver. Been liking Matthew Reilley (See Jack West books or Scarecrow ones. Brilliant if more action-y than Reacher)Posted 10 years ago
I heard that Tom Cruise will be playing the 6’5″ 220lb character Jack Reacher.. mmmPosted 10 years ago
I’ve been reading some of the David Baldacci stuff.. the camel club series is good.
I also like the Robert Ludlum Covert one series.. worth a look
George P Pelicanos – I used to like his books, not keen on the recent onesPosted 10 years ago
Malcolm Pryce – Aberystwyth series are fun books with lots of noir references, nice alternative history of the Welsh Vietnam…
Walter Mosley – Easy Rawlins series, noir noir if you know what I mean, ace – gritty, based in LA in the 50s. He has also written some quite odd sci-fi too
Paul Johnston – Matt Wells series- a series based on a conceit, and becoming increasingly far fetched, the first 3 are ok, not convinced about the 4th one, also his Alex Mavros series – set in Greece with a backdrop in the endpiece of fascist rule
Anything by Carl Hiassen.
And also anything by Joseph Wambaugh. Not trash, just very, very good.Posted 10 years ago
Start with this:
James Crumley – These 3. Buy it now!
and Charles WillefordPosted 10 years ago
If you’re after pulp you can’t go too far wrong with John D MacDonald’s Travis Magee books, or Robert B Parker’s Spenser ones. Start at the beginning of the series and it’s like another world.Posted 10 years ago
Gotta start with Raymond Chandler, that daddy of them all. Also Ross Macdonald.Posted 10 years ago
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Forget all that, the original pulp fiction writer is Elmore Leonard. Start with the Western Stories (which is westerns, mega stylish, complex, subtle and often funny) and then get into all his later crime novels. Awesome dialogue and framing of scenes.Posted 10 years ago
I really liked Partricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series.Posted 10 years ago
+1 David Baldacci’s camel club series.
I also like Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme novels.
James Patterson’s Alex Cross series are worth a look.
Have they really cast Tom Cruise as Reacher? That’s ridiculous.Posted 10 years ago
Reading James Ellroy at the moment – just finished American Tabloid. Very good.Posted 10 years ago
Have they really cast Tom Cruise as Reacher? That’s ridiculous.
Cruise bought the rights and cast himself. Child is supporting him, but i reckon that’s more to do with the money
and +1 for baldacci.
Scarpetta was good for the first half dozen books but then went off the boil, more or less when she went arty-farty and started writing in the present tense
Ooh, try the Kinsey Millhone “alphabet” series, set in the late 80s (so pre-mobile phone era)Posted 10 years ago
I think I would have cast Thomas Jane as Reacher.Posted 10 years ago
He looks more like that chap what played Highlander!Posted 10 years ago
Another one for John Connolly. I also like Alex Barclay and Karin Slaughter.Posted 10 years ago
Was going to suggest James Elroy myself. If you like off the rails lawmen, you will enjoy the Lloyd Hopkins trilogy.Posted 10 years ago
Not trashy but brilliant IMO are Chester Himes books about 2 Harlem detectives.Posted 10 years ago
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