January 4, 2017

Crime Novels To Enrich Your Vocabulary @guardian

For The Guardian, Max Décharné, musician (Gallon Drunk, The Flaming Stars) and author (the forthcoming Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang) offers this list of the "ten best slangy crime novels," which includes not simply some well known titles (Dorothy Sayers's Murder Must Advertise, Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, and Chester Himes's If He Hollers Let Him Go) and some semi-well known titles (Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest), but some unknown tomes (Cathi Unsworth's Weirdo and James Curtis's The Gilt Kid). Lots of suggestions for your mystery/crime thriller bookshelf.

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