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Library of Congress Crime Classics

Library of Congress Crime Classics_NovelSuspectsHundreds of mystery suspense novels come out every year, but those shiny new novels aren’t the only ones worth reading. American crime fiction has a long, robust, and fascinating history. There are dozens of mystery series, detective novels, police procedurals, and thrillers published before 1960 that are still well worth reading today. If you love contemporary mysteries and you’re interested in branching out into classics, the Library of Congress Crime Classics series is a fantastic place to start. The series showcases some of the best American mystery books published in the 19th and 20th centuries—but the eight novels below are only the beginning.