• Pete Ryan
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I'm a big fan of pulpy mystery/action novels (Ian Fleming, The Thin Man, etc.), but I need a change of pace and a few classy books to impress my girlfriend. Right now I'm reading John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead and really enjoying it. Any recommendations along that line? Any recommendations along the lines of Fleming or The Thin Man (I can't totally deny my need for fast-paced novels)?

Sorry for not giving you much to go on. I will give anything a try. Thanks for the help.

Michael In Ballard

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...along with two other recommendations in this week's books section. Don't agree? Feel free to fight it out in the comments to the story!

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