ITW Thriller Roundtable
June 17 - June 23
Topic: Besides technology, what are the main differences from the thrillers of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with today’s bestsellers?
The ITW Thriller Roundtable is a weekly discussion featuring up to twelve authors sharing their thoughts on thriller-related topics.
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Books mentioned in the Roundtable discussion:
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
Ian Fleming, Dr. No
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger
Ian Fleming, Live and Let Die
Dorothy B. Hughes, The Candy Kid
Charlotte Armstrong, Lemon in the Basket
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Margaret Millar, A Stranger in My Grave
Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal
Morton Freedgood, The Taking of Pelham 123
William Goldman, Marathon Man
Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives
For more details on Dorothy B. Hughes’ forgotten noir, I recommend reading “The Crime of Blackness: Dorothy B. Hughes’s Forgotten Noir” by Christine Smallwood in the New Yorker, and “On the World’s Finest Female Noir Writer, Dorothy B. Hughes” by Sarah Weinman.
Sarah Weinman also has a wonderful website about “Women Crime Writers of the 1940s and 50s”, which is well worth exploring.
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