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Book Cover Image. Title: The Killer inside Me, Author: Jim Thompson

The Killer inside Me

Jim ThompsonMarty Asher

Like American Psycho but written thirty years earlier, this is a serial killer novel told from the first person perspective, which is always creepy.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Pop. 1280, Author: Jim Thompson

Pop. 1280

Jim Thompson

They called Jim Thompson a "dime store Dostoevsky".
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Book Cover Image. Title: Mystic River, Author: Dennis Lehane

Mystic River

Dennis Lehane

Once I realized I had officially become a mystery writer, I decided to read through a list of ten novels from different international authors to see what other writers in the genre were doing. Out of that list, Mystic River was the one novel that really stood out.
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Book Cover Image. Title: An Enemy of the People, Author: Henrik Ibsen

An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen1st World Publishing

Can we consider this a mystery novel? It's a play rather than a true novel, but still a good mystery.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Sin City, Volume 1:  The Hard Goodbye, Author: Frank Miller

Sin City, Volume 1

Frank Miller

A graphic mystery novel that is iconic, larger than life, and that lovingly embraces the clichés of the hardboiled crime genre.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Series #1), Author: Michael Connelly

The Black Echo (Harry Bosch Series #1)

Michael Connelly

Michael Connolly is a great writer, though if I had to pick one book to start with it would be the first in the Harry Bosch series, The Black Echo.
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