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  • The Sins of the Fathersby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Even the Wickedby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Matthew Scudder knows that justice is an elusive commodity in the big city, where a harmless man can be shot dead in a public place criminals fly free through holes in a tattered legal system. But now a vigilante is roaming among the millions, executing those he fees deserve to die. He calls himself "The Will of the People"?an ingenious serial killer... 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...

  • Guardian Angelby Sara Paretsky

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    When a neighboring eighty-year-old dog owner turns up floating facedown in a canal shortly after an argument with a yuppie couple, V. I. Warshawski begins an investigation. more...

  • Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Green Eagle Scoreby Richard Stark; Dennis Lehane

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Here?s Parker?planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco, fresh out of the pen, and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers. Holed up with family in a scrappy little town, the hoisters prepare for the risky job by trying to shorten the odds. But the ice is thinner than Parker likes to... more...

  • The Handleby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his... more...

  • The Rare Coin Scoreby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his books... more...

  • The Sins of the Fathersby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • In the Midst of Deathby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...