While hardboiled fiction novels might not be for everyone, they have a niche audience that can’t get enough of them. That is why we decided to list the five best hardboiled fiction books of all time. Keep reading to see which five novels made our list!
The novels are filled with violence, crime, and a lot of blood. And that is not everyone’s cup of tea. The protagonist is usually a detective that takes on a case that is a lot more complicated than when it first appears. Under the tutelage of the right author, the story is hard to put down. You can see the top five books below.
The Five Best Hardboiled Fiction Books of All Time
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
- The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
- Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Five Hardboiled Classics
The hardboiled fiction genre has some great gems. The top five includes novels from some of the greatest hardboiled fiction authors to ever live. Many of these novels are almost a century old. And yet, they have aged well.
The genre has sizzled down since then but it is seeing a reemergence. The golden age has come and gone but the genre is still going strong. The internet makes it easier to find the audience that loves these types of novels and sooner or later, we will see new hardboiled fiction novels making lists like these.
That is all for our list of the five best hardboiled fiction books of all time. What books would you have included in the top five? Let us know in the comments below!