The idea behind Crime Fiction HQ came about after I had tried to find some type of list of modern hardboiled authors and their books. While there are numerous places that deal with the classic hardboiled works of such notable authors as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett James M. Cain and the like, I was more after the new breed of crime authors who are producing the tough, gritty crime fiction that greatly appeals to me.
After doing much searching around, I decided that I would provide my own list and this site is the result.
It's Not Finished Yet!
I know, I know, there are authors missing and there are pages still to be added. I'm aware of that but because most of my time is spent at my real job or reading a hardboiled novel, I am left with only a limited amount of time to add new authors and titles. But I promise that, over time, the blanks will be filled in and the majority of notable hardboiled novels will be covered.
Essentially, what I have tried to do is compile as much information as I can for each book and author. That information has been gathered from publisher sites, review sites, newspaper sites and the author's own websites. I have linked back to any of the sources I have used as my way of thanking them.
You Can Buy These Books
Because I know that a lot of people are like me and they are generally on the look out for books with the hope of eventually buying them, I have provided links to stores. Every individual title page links to both eBay and Amazon to give the reader the opportunity of buying the book as cheaply as possible.
I Review Books Too!
When I feel appropriately moved by a book or similarly inspired I also occasionally write my own book reviews. In fact, these reviews tend to occur a bit more regularly than when the moment moves me and I have pumped out quite a few book reviews around the Interwebs. I have indicated any review that is my own to make it distinct from the other spotlighted reviews.
I Am A Hardboiled Fiction Fan
My main motivation for creating and maintaining this site is my love of the hardboiled crime fiction genre. I understand that I am not going to be able to read every single hardboiled novel ever written but I am going to give it a damn good shot.