Not all crime novels are Spillane. Not all in this genre have the desperate, gorgeous dame leaning on a P.I.’s desk, tear-stained cheeks, begging said P.I. to solve her mystery. Sure, those noir-type novels are great, but the genre has come a long, long way.

This week we’re discussing our favorite crime novels- those set in the here and now, those set in the past, in the future, or on worlds yet discovered. What’s yours, LitStackers? Tell us all about them in the comments. We want to hear from you!

3 thoughts on “LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Crime Novels”

  1. Great picks all around. I love reading James Lee Burke and thought D. B. Grady's Red Planet Noir was wonderful. The Chabon book sounds like something I'd like to add to my have-read list. I recommend Reginald Hill, who died this year. His novels never failed to leave me in awe.

  2. Yes! Kyla Lucas, "Motherless Brooklyn" would be my pick too! Soooo good! It even makes my list of "Books I'd Like to Read Again as if for the First Time."

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