Fiction

Amanda Diehl of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books your guide to the best romance books of all time

The Top Ten Best Romance Novels of All Time

Not everyone is spending Valentine’s day waiting in long lines to be ushered to tables at expensive but nicely lit restaurants, hoping for a night worthy of gushing about on Tumblr. Some of us just want to curl up with a trashy romance novel. And I’d not deny you that[…]

by × February 13, 2015 ×

Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction at its Best

Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction at its Best

From the 1940s through the 1960s, readers loved to read cheap paperback crime fiction novels. From its earliest days, hard-boiled crime fiction was published in and closely associated with so-called pulp magazines and inexpensive dime novels.  Books by well-known authors like Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, and Mickey Spillane, as well as by[…]

by × February 5, 2015 ×