As regular readers of this blog know, I'm mostly a reader of sf, with forays into mystery and horror. Well, lately, I've been reading quite a bit more in the hardboiled and noir mystery genres than usual. And, being a librarian, I've been searching around the Web for related reading lists in the hardboiled, noir and general mystery fields. Nothing causes librarian hearts to go pitter patter more than a couple of good reading lists!
In any case, I thought I'd share what I've found so far:
- An Informal Reading List by Ron Goulart
- The Hardboiled Era: A Checklist, 1929-1958 by Geoffrey O'Brien
- The Best Hardboiled and Noir, 2000-2004 by Juri Nummelin
- 200 Noirs by Allan Guthrie
- The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century Selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
- 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books by HRF Keating
- The Thrilling Detective Hall of Fame
- Hardboiled Crime Fiction at the Springfield Library
Hard Case Crime have a good list of links. My York colleague Bill Denton also has a world of hardboiled goodness at RARA-AVIS.
If you know of any others, please feel free to share.