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CIS: 10 of the best pulp crime books

The pulp fiction phenomenon began early in the 20th century and its heyday was in the 1920s and 30s when hundreds upon hundreds of quickly written titles were released each year promising adventure, danger and romance for anyone brave enough to open up the dramatic covers….
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CIS: My classics by Gunnar Staalesen

Tell you what… it’s a real honour to have Norway’s Gunnar Staalesen here on the site during Classics in September. He’s regarded as one of the father’s of Scandinavian crime fiction and his debut was way back in 1977 with Seasons of Innocence. It was…
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The Black Eyed Blonde

Raymond Chandler is no longer around to write new stories starring his archetypal private detective, Philip Marlowe. So here Benjamin Black steps up to the plate with a mystery meant to follow on from Marlowe’s 1953 novel The Long Goodbye. Does it work? Our reviewer…
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The Black Eyed Blonde

Written by  Benjamin Black — Author John Banville has won the Booker Prize. Here he writes as Benjamin Black, embarking on a homage to Raymond Chandler by recreating Philip Marlowe in a story meant to follow on from the 1953 novel The Long Goodbye. Using a…
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Chandler on film - six to watch

During Classics in September, Crime Fiction Lover took a serious look at classic crime and its celebrated authors. It doesn’t have to be all serious though! Witness some of the films based on Raymond Chandler stories. They run the gamut from serious to silly, but…
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