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  • 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...

  • The Amateur Americanby Joel Saunders Elmore

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00

    Sometimes the hardest boundaries to see . . .are the ones you?ve already crossed. Twenty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Delanne is teaching English in France but having a tough time stretching his measly paycheck one month to the next. When he?s not worrying about his bar tab, he?s struggling with the language, trying to justify his country?s ?imperialist?... more...

  • Sideswipeby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never step foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang... more...

  • Miami Bluesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn?t think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back... more...

  • New Hope for the Deadby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedant, and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the El Dorado... more...

  • Wild Wivesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father?s smothering influence. Unfortunately for Jake, the smothering influence includes two thugs hired to protect her?and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants to escape, but his wife. Now Jake has two angry thugs... more...

  • 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...