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50 Great Books About Deliciously Bad Women

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What is it about bad girls that is so alluring? Maybe it’s the seized power they signify, or the agency their badness implies, or just the comebacks and leather jackets, but I always love the “bad” women in literature best. Here are some books that are blessed with such mavens, whose antics range from mere misbehavior to pure evil, who are antagonists and antiheroines and just plain heroines who just also happen to be jerks a lot of the time.
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50 Essential Mystery Novels That Everyone Should Read

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In these weeks of midwinter, there’s nothing more satisfying than curling up by the fire with a good novel — and in particular a good mystery novel, because they somehow seem to keep you the warmest. Plus, what with a new season of Sherlock starting this week, your appetite for more murders, clues, and suspicious persons might just be piqued. Click through to check out 50 essential mystery novels that will bring color to your cheeks and set your brain …Read More

8 Fantastic Crime Novels That Became Great Films

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If you think Stieg Larsson is the end of the line in Swedish crime writing, think again. Recently, readers in the states finally got their hands on the English translation of Never Fuck Up, the second novel by Jens Lapidus, an honest-to-goodness criminal defense lawyer in Sweden who also happens to be a stellar writer and a major bestseller. In honor of Never Fuck Up, translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander, which has already been adapted into a popular Swedish film (and is on its way to being an American film too), Flavorwire asked Lapidus to weigh in on some great crime novels that also made great films. Check out his suggestions after the jump, and weigh in on any that he missed in the comments.
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