I got around to tidying up my crime bookshelves the other day, so thought I'd share what my collection looks like. I haven't actually counted, but there's probably around 300 books or so, and they range widely across the genre. Needless to say, the hard-boiled and noir are the dominant group. And many different countries are represented as well.
More on each of the 3 shelf sets shortly!
And sitting above them is one of my favourite movie posters I found in Paris years ago - my favourite actress, Romy Schneider, baring all for the poster of Les Innocents aux Mains Sales (The Innocents with Dirty Hands), from the book by Richard Neely (which is also on my shelf and is a great crime read, with a love triangle - Romy did seem to do several films with love triangles! More on Romy another time).
Oh, and to answer the obvious question... Have I read all these books? Well, no, but I'm going hard at it. I have read the majority, certainly, but I do have a penchant for buying books on impulse, or when I hear about another crime title/author that interests me, so I think I'll always have a large TBR pile!!! But there are worse ways to live one's life.
Bringing you hard-boiled and noir tales of crime and corruption. And various related opinions!