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The Best Mystery Thriller Crime Books for Fans of Noir

Fans of noir, a sub-genre of crime fiction characterized by its dark and gritty atmosphere, would enjoy the following mystery thriller crime books:

  1. "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler: This classic novel, featuring the iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, is considered to be one of the best examples of noir fiction.

  2. "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett: This novel, considered to be one of the greatest mystery novels of all time, follows detective Sam Spade as he gets caught up in a dangerous treasure hunt.

  3. "The Killer inside me" by Jim Thompson: This novel is considered a classic of noir fiction, and tells the story of a deputy sheriff in a small Texas town who leads a double life as a ruthless killer.

  4. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson: This international bestseller is a thriller that has a Noir-ish tone and is set in Sweden.

  5. "The Black Dahlia" by James Ellroy: This novel, based on the true story of a brutal murder in 1940s Los Angeles, is a masterful example of noir fiction and features Ellroy's signature gritty, hard-boiled style.

  6. "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern: This novel is not your typical Noir but it has a Noir-ish atmosphere and is a magical thriller which follows two young magicians as they compete in a mysterious and deadly competition.

These books are sure to keep fans of noir on the edge of their seats with their complex characters, twisted plots, and atmospheric settings.

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