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  • The Shark-Infested Custardby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    From the master of Miami noir comes this tale of four regular guys living in a singles apartment building who experience firsthand that there's more than one type of heat in Miami. Larry Dolman is a rather literal minded ex-cop who now works private security. Eddie Miller is an airline pilot who's studying to get his real estate license. Don Luchessi... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    When Miami Homicide Detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow, he doesn't think much about it. He has too much going on at home, especially with a man he helped convict ten years before moving in across the street. Hoke immediately assumes the worst, and considering he has his former partner, who happens to be nursing... more...

  • The Unscratchablesby Cornelius Kane

    Scribner 2009; US$ 14.00

    Animal Farm meets The Simpsons in this inventive twist on the hard-boiled detective novel, featuring a world made up exclusively of cats, dogs, and one ruthless fox... Bull terrier Crusher McNash is a no-nonsense homicide detective who eats out of  the can and only bathes when his boss orders  him  to.  He?s  just  been thrownaboneaboutagruesome... more...

  • Hard Newsby Jeffery Deaver

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Rune is an aspiring filmmaker with more ambition than political savvy, paying her dues as an assistant cameraperson for the local news. But she's got her eyes on the prize, the network's hot newsmagazine, Current Events -- and she's got the story she knows will get her there. Poking around in the video archives, Rune spots a taped interview with... more...

  • Blood Shotby Sara Paretsky

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to  her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise  is something she always keeps. Caroline, a  childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem --  after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the  father she never knew. But when V.I. starts  probing into the past, she not only finds out where all  the... more...

  • A Savage Placeby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering. Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career. But her star witness has just... more...

  • Crimson Joyby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give. Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring... more...

  • Early Autumnby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own. With a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine woods, determined to give a puny 15 year old a crash course... more...

  • God Save the Childby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.  It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like... 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...