Genre :: Crime (23 books)

  • Crime and Punishment


    Crime and Punishment

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (17 Reviews)

    298 Points

    "On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. (Garnett..."

  • An American Tragedy


    An American Tragedy

    by Theodore Dreiser

    (4 Reviews)

    179 Points

    "Dusk - of a summer night."

  • The Big Sleep


    The Big Sleep

    by Raymond Chandler

    (6 Reviews)

    152 Points

    "It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills."

  • Brighton Rock


    Brighton Rock

    by Graham Greene

    (3 Reviews)

    125 Points

    "Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours. [1956 ed.]"

  • Trainspotting



    by Irvine Welsh

    (4 Reviews)

    91 Points

    "Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low..."

  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum


    The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    by Heinrich Böll

    (2 Reviews)

    87 Points

    "Für den folgenden Bericht gibt es einige Neben- und drei Hauptquellen, die hier am Anfang einmal genannt, dann aber nicht mehr erwähnt werden."

  • In Cold Blood


    In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote

    (11 Reviews)

    86 Points

    "The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call 'out there'."

  • The Maltese Falcon


    The Maltese Falcon

    by Dashiell Hammett

    (9 Reviews)

    85 Points

    "Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth."

  • The Moonstone


    The Moonstone

    by Wilkie Collins

    (3 Reviews)

    76 Points

    "In the first part of Robinson Crusoe, at page one hundred and twenty-nine, you will find it thus written: 'Now I saw, though too late, The Folly of beginning a Work before we count the Cost, and..."

  • The Executioner's Song


    The Executioner's Song

    by Norman Mailer

    (3 Reviews)

    70 Points

    "Brenda was six when she fell out of the apple tree."