This summer I've been working as a volunteer for a not-for-profit agency which sells pre-loved books online.
We receive humongous quantities of donated books (I have never seen so many books in one place in my life!) & we "market" them online. Very interesting work for a book lover! The profits from sales contribute to financing the work of an established & respected agency which advocates on behalf of the most disadvantaged in Oz society.
Anyway, the number of crime fiction/thriller books to pass through our hands is quite amazing. I had no idea that this was such a popular genre till now, not having read too many (any?) till now. I am now determined to read a few, at least, but am not quite sure about where to start/what to choose.
So, dear readers of crime fiction: what authors & titles would you recommend to a novice?
If I asked you to name your ... say, top 5 crime fiction recommendations, what would they be & and why? Though there's no need to stick to that number ... any contribution on the subject would be appreciated.
It seems to me that perhaps this is a neglected, perhaps underrated genre, as I've seen little in the way of "serious" writing & reviews about it. Or perhaps I wasn't looking in the right places?
This list I came a cross today when I Googled crime fiction
might (or might not) inspire a response from you.:
50 crime writers to read before you die: