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Fiction and Popular Non-Fiction: Crime

Book suggestions for reading for pleasure

crime novels

Crime fiction is defined as "a work in which crime is central to the plot." It is considered a "genre of detective fiction distinguished by emphasis on character and atmosphere rather than solving a mystery. Examples are the works of US writers Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler during the 1930s and, in the second half of the 20th century, US writer Patricia Highsmith and English author Ruth Rendell.

Crime Books at the NJIT Library

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