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  • The Far Side of the Dollarby Ross Macdonald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? Are his wealthy parents protecting him or their own guilty secrets? And why does every clue lead Lew Archer to an abandoned Hollywood hotel, where starlets and sailors once rubbed shoulders with grifters--and where the present clientele includes a brand-new corpse.... more...

  • Murder at the Lanterne Rougeby Cara Black

    Soho Press 2012; US$ 7.25

    The twelfth Aimée Leduc investigation set in Paris Lost secrets of the Parisian Knights Templar, dangerous Chinatown sweatshops, dirty policemen, and botched affairs of the heart?the 12th Aimée Leduc mystery is the most exciting yet! Aimée Leduc is happy her longtime business partner René has found a girlfriend. It?s not her fault if she can?t... more...

  • Poisoned Cherriesby Quintin Jardine

    Headline 2008; US$ 9.99

    When Oz Blackstone is offered a major role in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist taking centre stage. And Oz has had a brief liaison with Susie Gantry, a beautiful and self-possessed business woman, that is turning into something much more long term. It all looks like a bowl of cherries until ex-lover Alison Goodchild turns up asking... more...

  • Murder in Pigalleby Cara Black

    Soho Press 2014; US$ 7.25

    New York Times Bestseller Cara Black?s fashionable Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc has a new look for her 14th adventure: five months pregnant. June, 1998: Paris?s sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private investigator Aimée Leduc has been trying to slow down her... more...

  • The Forgotten Manby Robert Crais

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    In his major New York Times bestseller, The Last Detective , Robert Crais returned to his signature characters, private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike. Now Crais delivers a stunning, edge-of-your-seat suspense novel that leads Elvis to the very thing he?s always searched for? the dark secrets of his own life?as well... more...

  • Murder Below Montparnasseby Cara Black

    Soho Press 2013; US$ 7.25

    A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother?s blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that?s been buried for 80 years?Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc?s current case is her most exciting one yet. The cobbled streets of Montparnasse might have been boho-chic in the 1920s, when artists, writers, and their muses drank absinthe and danced... more...

  • The Hit and The Marksmanby Brian Garfield

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2012; US$ 9.99

    Two short novels from a master of hard-boiled storytelling Simon Crane is an ex-cop with a bad leg, a small pension, and a former lover, Joanne, who works for Sal Aiello, undisputed crime boss of a dusty southwestern city. When Aiello and his millions disappear, the city?s underworld whips into a frenzy that could get Joanne killed. To save her... more...

  • Let the Devil Sleep (Dave Gurney, No. 3)by John Verdon

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00

    In this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case ? one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma - and discovers that everyone has it wrong.   The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying... more...

  • The Underground Manby Ross Macdonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    When a chance encounter makes him a witness to the abduction of a child, private detective Lew Archer can't help but be drawn into the case, pursuing a trail that leads all too quickly to murder. While forest fires rage in the hills around Los Angeles, threatening the homes of some of the city's wealthiest families, Archer unearths a hidden history... 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...