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Old 02-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Books like Warren Ellis' "Gun Machine"

I recently bought Warren Ellis' <i>Gun Machine<i> and my coworker and I both really enjoyed it. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a similar type of novel.

Basically, it's a crime/mystery fiction novel, where the main character has to get into the mind of a criminal in order to hunt him down. It's psychological in nature, but it still has a lot of action to give the reader that instant gratification that catches the reader's attention. But whenever I search for that sort of genre I get a lot of older/less modern titles.

Anyway, here's a link to a synopsis: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14739231-gun-machine

Any recommendations are much appreciated.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Lawrence Block - Keller series and Matthew Scudder series
Ed McBain - 87th Precinct series
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Loved Gun Machine, by the way.

It might have gotten a tad too tidy towards the end, but I forgave it. The characters were great--as was Ellis' style.
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Why do you consider recommendations for older books to be a problem?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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I don't have the problem with them, really. We were just looking for something in a modern setting, with a gritty atmosphere, and a lot oft he older ones I cane across did not seem to fit that description.

Basically, whenever I looked for crime novels, I'd end up getting a lot of Agatha Christie style whodunits, which isn't really what we were looking for. Nor were we looking for "true crime" novels that document real serial killers and the like.
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