The CWA’s top 100 crime novels reconsidered

February 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Wikipedia informs that The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time was a list, published in book form, in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writer’s Association (CWA). I wonder how many of the books listed would appear today, even if the choice was limited to only those books published at the time of the first list. Would today’s impatient readers put up with some of the books?

I will be considering whether some of those books (I have read about a third) deserve a place on the list. I will also be making a case for a few books that don’t appear and were in print at the time the list was drawn up.

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