Great 1930s & 1940s Reads

A Listmania! list by James Davis (Ibiza, Spain)
 
The Thin Man (Essential Penguin)
1.  The Thin Man (Essential Penguin) by Dashiell Hammett
The list author says:
  "Nick and Nora, plus Aster  - a great martini soaked crime caper!"
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Epitaph for a Spy
2.  Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
The list author says:
  "Ambler's books are great, real sense of place in time and this one's a cracker."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Noho
3.  Noho by Davis James
The list author says:
  "From Soho's drinking dives and jazz dens to The Savoy in this 1930s period thriller"
£9.88   Used & New from: £2.80
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Classics)
4.  The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Classics) by John Buchan
The list author says:
  "Britain pre WW11 and the tension of the time is captured brilliantly."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

The Berlin Novels
5.  The Berlin Novels by Christopher Isherwood
The list author says:
  "Berlin's 1930s cabaret days from someone that was there."
£9.09   Used & New from: £1.94
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Carrol Gibbons Calls the Tunes
6.  Carrol Gibbons Calls the Tunes by Carroll Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Not a book, but Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans with great tunes from the era."
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Gilda [DVD]
7.  Gilda [DVD] DVD ~ Rita Hayworth
The list author says:
  "Rita Hayworth at her best in one of the greatest noir films of the genre."
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Full Dark House: (Bryant & May Book 1)
8.  Full Dark House: (Bryant & May Book 1) by Christopher Fowler
The list author says:
  "Blitz detectives in a thrilling read."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery)
9.  Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery) by Philip Kerr
The list author says:
  "Great sense of time, place, pace and drama."
£15.33   Used & New from: £4.32
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Stratton's War
10.  Stratton's War by Laura Wilson
The list author says:
  "Murder and espionage mingle in London."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Black Dahlia
11.  The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
The list author says:
  "Read the book, see the movie. Enjoy."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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The Postman Always Rings Twice
12.  The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The list author says:
  "Scandalous at the time of publication and still holds the power to shock."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
13.  The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction) by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "A classic. Period."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Vile Bodies (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  Vile Bodies (Penguin Modern Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
The list author says:
  "Farcical brilliance by a master."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Atonement
15.  Atonement by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "Just a great book and a great film."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Uncommon Danger (Penguin Modern Classics)
16.  Uncommon Danger (Penguin Modern Classics) by Eric Ambler
The list author says:
  "Another brilliant book from Ambler, a journalist smuggles an envelope over the Austrian border with dire consequences."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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