You Call That A Crime Novel?

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



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.