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Classic crime

See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic crime category. Presented with a red border are the Classic crime books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic crime books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Death of a Frightened Editor

Death of a Frightened Editor

Author: E. & M.A. Radford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

The Art School Murders A Golden Age Mystery

The Art School Murders A Golden Age Mystery

Author: Moray Dalton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

The Case of Allan Copeland A Golden Age Mystery

The Case of Allan Copeland A Golden Age Mystery

Author: Moray Dalton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Power on the Scent A Golden Age Mystery

Power on the Scent A Golden Age Mystery

Author: Henrietta Clandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Good by Stealth A Golden Age Mystery

Good by Stealth A Golden Age Mystery

Author: Henrietta Clandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Inquest A Golden Age Mystery

Inquest A Golden Age Mystery

Author: Henrietta Clandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

This Delicate Murder A Golden Age Murder

This Delicate Murder A Golden Age Murder

Author: Henrietta Clandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Three Month Fever The Andrew Cunanan Story

Three Month Fever The Andrew Cunanan Story

Author: Gary Indiana, Christopher Glazek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

A sardonic and artful reconstruction of the brief life of the party boy who became a media sensation for shooting Gianni Versace. It was suddenly chic to be targeted by Andrew.... It also became chic to claim a deep personal friendship with Versace, to infer that one might, but for a trick of fate, have been with Versace at the very moment of his assassination, as it had once been chic to reveal one's invitation to Cielo Drive in the evening of the Tate slayings, an invitation only declined because of car trouble or a previous engagement... --from Three Month Fever First published in 1999, Gary Indiana's Three Month Fever is the second volume of his famed crime trilogy, now being republished by Semiotext(e). (The first, Resentment, reissued in 2015, was set in a Menendez trial-era L.A.) In this brilliant and gripping hybrid of narrative and reflection, Indiana considers the way the media's hypercoverage transformed Andrew Cunanan's life from the somewhat poignant and depressing but fairly ordinary thing it was into a narrative overripe with tabloid evil. America loves a successful sociopath, Indiana explains. This sardonic and artful reconstruction of the brief life of the party boy who became a media sensation for shooting Gianni Versace is a spellbinding fusion of journalism, social commentary, and novelistic projection. By following Cunanan's notorious trail of death, Indiana creates a compelling portrait of a brilliant, charismatic young man whose pathological lies made him feel more like other people--and more interesting than he actually was. Born in a working-class exurb of San Diego and educated at an elite private school, Cunanan strove to blend in with the upscale gay male scene in La Jolla. He ended up crazed and alone, eventually embarking on a three-month killing spree that took the lives of five men, including that of Versace, before killing himself in a Miami boathouse, leaving behind a range of unanswerable questions and unsolvable mysteries. Gary Indiana belongs to a special breed of American urban writers who take cool pleasure in dissecting the lives of the rich and ugly and is possibly the most jaded chronicler of them all. On a good day, he makes Bret Easton Ellis look like Enid Blyton, yet many, myself included, think he might have already written the Great America Novel(s). --Christopher Fowler, The Independent

A Trade in Tears

A Trade in Tears

Author: Samantha Shiye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Morag, Mo , has it all. A happy-go-lucky, free-spirited student and martial arts enthusiast, she's on top of the world until she finds Cindy beaten and bloodied in the graveyard - ultimately shining a light into unknown shadows of her own childhood Cindy, eighteen with her whole future in front of her, has lost it all. One victim of many in a brutal string of sex crimes that has swept their corner of South East England, the experience leaves her shaken, before revealing secrets she'd kept even from herself. Despite the support of her rich and successful older friend, Faye, who has troubles of her own, Cindy sinks deeper into despair. As Detective Chief Inspector Colin Massey, Mo's father, heads the special task force investigating the sex crimes, another girl goes missing. Her boyfriend, Johnny, begins to hear her voice in his head. Driven to the edge of his sanity, he teeters between reality and the beyond. As their four journeys collide in an explosion of violence, love and betrayal, the principle questions are, who can they trust? And, is the face of the person looking back at them masking the identity of a killer?

Shelter Me

Shelter Me

Author: Rob Gittins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2020

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

As the inscription on his tombstone reveals, Wilkie Collins wanted to be remembered as the author of The Woman in White, for it was this novel that secured his reputation during his lifetime. The novel begins with a drawing teacher's eerie late-night encounter with a mysterious woman in white, and then follows his love for Laura Fairlie, a young woman who is falsely incarcerated in an asylum by her husband, Sir Percival Glyde, and his sinister accomplice, Count Fosco. This edition returns to the original text that galvanized England when it was published in serial form in All the Year Round magazine in 1860. Three different prefaces Collins wrote for the novel, as well as two of his essays on the book's composition, are reprinted, along with nine illustrations. The appendices include contemporary reviews, along with essays on lunacy, asylums, mesmerism, and the rights of women.