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Modern mystery and adventure novels

Jay Elihu Greene

Modern mystery and adventure novels

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Published by Globe Book Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- Collections

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited and abridged by Jay E. Greene.
    GenreCollections
    The Physical Object
    Pagination554 p. :
    Number of Pages554
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22777197M

    But where better to be stuck than inside one of western literature's most fertile and weird imaginations? As an archetype of the adventurer, Odysseus is hard to beat, and his adventures—like all the best adventures—are both literally thrilling, and metaphorically and symbolically full of implication. If Jules Verne is the greatest adventure novelist ever, this may very well be his best work. Erin Collazo Miller Updated February 07, Mystery novels can be some of the most entertaining books, keeping pages turning long into the night. Charming, witty, and loaded with plenty of action, the Knight and Moon series is about as funny as mystery gets. Launched this year, it's a hilarious and charming series that follows two university students — Ursula Flowerbottom, a spirited freshman and aspiring reporter, and American exchange student Nancy Feingold — as they navigate the blue-blooded world of Oxford to uncover the truth about a murder case on campus.

    Easy Rawlins Mysteries by Walter Mosley Over the course of 13 novels, Walter Mosley's hard-boiled detective stories have kept readers coming back to ss Los Angeles to solve crimes alongside the enigmatic private investigator. This time she speaks for herself and, plunged into her dislocated and disorienting world, readers have to decide for themselves what is the truth. Either way, the horrible logic of the plot leads to an entirely plausible though surprising twist. I would classify it as a classic. The Alex Cross series has just some of Patterson's many books. Most of his novels are broadly picaresque—the characters travel through a landscape always described with extraordinary vividness and originality and have a series of typically violent or frightening encounters with other people.

    The plot revolves around the young Bilbo Baggins and his adventure into a world that his fellow hobbits will perhaps never see. Lee is also credited with continuing interest in mystery fiction. If you're looking for a series that offers more than just a crime story, but a human story too, look no further than the Dublin Murder Squad. After all, this tale of courage, loss, and the very human drive to continue despite all odds is still widely taught in literature classes around the globe.


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Modern mystery and adventure novels book

A hilarious collection of six novels with themes of man versus, these are not your average mystery novels. This is a clever novel but a very cold one. This 17th century-based tale has everything you might expect from a book about pirates: sex, violence, drinking, sailing, treasure, sword fights… you get the picture.

The Eye of the Beholder by Marc Behm No matter how many times I read this book it always gives me goose bumps and chills. Russia has a rich history of producing mystery, crime and adventure fiction, and here I present modern novels combining elements of all three genres.

What is he searching for? Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson What better reason could there be for an adventure than the search for buried treasure? And it might go some way toward inspiring you to take your own adventure.

Sneaky People by Thomas Berger When talking about mystery one immediately thinks of murder, offense, maliciousness, and violence.

That's why a series is so great! The Odyssey by Homer Written in an era when the world believed in magic, and that the unmapped seas contained both marvels and monsters, The Odyssey is the greatest seafaring epic of all.

What begins as a simple walk through rural Pennsylvania turns into an epic of monumental proportions, including encounters with giants, demons, giant insects, and a profane crustacean. The Hobbit by J. But a better explanation lies in his loathing of modernity, coupled with his passion for the tough, untamed, tradition-loving Nordland region north of the Polar Circle that was his native landscape.

August by Knut Hamsun Despite being a bestseller in Germany, the Norwegian Nobel laureate never had the popularity he craved in Britain. And, in our humble opinion, the book outshines both movies — which is saying a lot considering that they are both superb western films.

Homer's storytelling skills are so deft that readers tend to overlook the shortcomings of his hero on the seamanship front: not only does it take Odysseus 20 years to cover the relatively short distance between Troy and his beloved island of Ithaca [see footnote], but during that time, he also manages to lose his entire fleet of 12 ships.

No, this is not the Disney version, but it is certainly worth a read for anyone that enjoys a good fast-paced action-adventure. The Lost City of Z functions as another supreme example of that claim.

Homicide detective Lindsay Boxer, reporter Cindy Thomas, Chief Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, and district attorney Yuki Castellano use their brains, their bravery, and most of all, the support of one another to put away murderers and solve the crimes no one else can get to the bottom of.

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Muri is just a cat that has lost his owners in Bosnia during the recent war. This basic structure is circular and mythic—think Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, the Grimm brothers—but the specific contents of any actual adventure story vary a good deal depending on when it was written, who wrote it, and why.

But, you might be surprised if you actually read through the whole thing, because the pop-culture distillation of this story of man, nature, obsession, and revenge does not nearly do the novel justice. After all, this tale of courage, loss, and the very human drive to continue despite all odds is still widely taught in literature classes around the globe.

I would highly recommend it to people who would enjoy mystery books as well as adventure.

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The main character is taken through all sorts of strange journeys, mishaps, islands and philosophies that we have probably never read before. First, the book is surprisingly different from the movie. And if you really want a narrative of actual substance, we still suggest turning to books over a good deal of the television and movies around today.

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Sort by: Applied filters Please provide me with your latest book. Taking "novels" at face value and sticking to book-length works of fiction, here's my personal, idiosyncratic top ten (skewed toward superb, but less-well-known, titles) followed by a more general survey of writers who produce Good Stuff.

Persona. Best Mystery and Thrillers of - as voted upon by the members of Good Reads. For lists of Best Mysteries prior togo to Older Best Book Lists.

List of "Best" Mystery Novels. The Top Best Mysteries of All Time - This list has been compiled by members of the Mystery Writers of America. This book was the turning point of adventure novels during my childhood and I am sure many people would relate. As the title suggests, this adventure is about the venture of men seeking for treasure.

Stereo-typically you would expect the one legged pirate, the talking bird and of course the treasure map, however this doesn’t seem cliché at all. Mystery. Suspense. Who doesn’t love a good brain twister, especially when you don’t find out until the end whodunnit?

We looked at top mystery novels from the Mystery Writers of America, Publisher’s Weekly, and Goodreads’ highest rated mysteries of all time.