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  • Widows Wear Weedsby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    Blackmail was a dirty business and Donald Lam liked to stay clear of it. But for his partner, Bertha Cool, no business was too dirty to handle at the right price. And the price for this job was certainly right. What was wrong, though, was a payoff for pictures that weren't worth a dime, a free dinner that cost the blackmailer his life, and more... more...

  • Eight Million Ways to Dieby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also?and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling... more...

  • Everybody Diesby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living... more...

  • Looking for Rachel Wallaceby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    Spenser is..."The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today...the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition." -- The Cincinnati Post Spenser is..."Tougher, stronger, better educated, and far more amusing than Sam Spade, Phil Marlowe, or Lewis Archer...Spenser gives the connoisseur of that rare combination... more...

  • Ultimate Philip Marlowe Collectionby Raymond Chandler

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 6.99

    Since he first appeared in The Big Sleep in 1939, hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe has come to define modern ideals of the private investigator. This special collection brings together all of the stories featuring author Raymond Chandler?s most famous character and includes: The Big Sleep , a book that holds a place on TIME Magazine?s list... more...

  • The Killing: Uncommon Denominatorby Karen Dionne

    Titan 2014; US$ 7.99

    An all-new crime novel featuring homicide detective Sarah Linden. The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. It ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned... more...

  • Contrary Pleasureby John D. MacDonald

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.86

    For years the Delevan family image reflected only the best of everything - wealth, position, influence, and the kind of expensive good looks that take generations to cultivate. No one dared suspect that their glittering fa?ade, their cherished privacy masked hidden lusts, furtive pleasures and twisted dreams that would soon erupt into a pattern of... more...

  • A Bullet for Cinderellaby John D. MacDonald

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.86

    Her veneer was big city . . . But one look and you knew that Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my life to find.... more...

  • A Dancer In The Dustby Thomas H. Cook

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    A story of guilt, murder and politics set in Africa and New York from the acknowledged master of psychological suspense. Ray Campbell runs his own risk assessment firm in New York. He's cautious, careful and considered in everything he does. But he hasn't always been this way. Twenty years ago, Ray took big risks. Working as an aid-worker in the... more...

  • Hard Timeby Sara Paretsky

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 7.99

    Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's Tunnel Vision . Hard Time is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's... more...