You Call That A Crime Novel?


 

Why isn’t every novel that hinges on a crime or criminality considered a crime novel? When books come along and we throw them into their chosen pigeonhole, it feels like our aim is often a little off. Here are five famous books that could, with just a little argument, be considered crime novels.

 

The Literary Novel:

The Spy Novel:

The Classic:

 

The Classical:

The Fantasy Novel:

 

 


About Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay is the author of For Those Who Know the Ending which is definitely a crime novel, and the Glasgow Trilogy, which has been nominated for several international prizes.