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    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...

  • The White Houseby JaQuavis Coleman

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 4.99

    One house, one robbery, one mistake. Sexual intrigue and violent events intermingle in this tense urban thriller. more...

  • The Last Good Kissby James Crumley; Ian Rankin

    Transworld 2016; Not Available

    'As sweetly profane a poet as American noir could have asked for' Ian Rankin 'A friggin' masterpiece' Dennis Lehane 'The stunner that reinvigorated the genre and jacked up a generation of future crime novelists' George Pelecanos Meet Private Detective C. W. Sughrue. Private detectives are supposed to find missing persons and solve crimes.... more...

  • Chasing Darknessby Robert Crais

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 9.99

    Private Investigator Elvis Cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Cole?s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home. It?s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation... more...

  • Birds of Preyby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    The Starfire Breeze steams its way north toward the Gulf of Alaska, buffeted by crisp sea winds blowing down from the Arctic. Those on board are seeking peace, relaxation, adventure, escape. But there is no escape in this place of unspoiled natural majesty. Because terror strolls the decks even in the brilliant light of day . . . and death is a conspicuous,... more...

  • In the Midst of Deathby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.i. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way.... more...

  • The Sins of the Fathersby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 2.99

    The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer?a minister's son?hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's fatherhas come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures.... more...

  • When the Sacred Ginmill Closesby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing "favors" for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving. more...

  • A Dance at the Slaughterhouseby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and destroyed.... more...

  • The Devil Knows You're Deadby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.63

    A deranged derelict, a crazed Vietnam vet, has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on Eleventh Avenue -- and the suspect's brother wants p.i. Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his own heart...and... more...