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  • Now You See Meby Sharon Bolton

    Transworld 2011; US$ 12.68

    'Really special' LEE CHILD 'Probably one of the best thrillers that you will read all year' Choice Magazine 'Chilling and mesmerising' TESS GERRITSEN She can?t stop shivering. But this isn?t cold. This is terror. A savage murder on London?s streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. A crime with all the... more...

  • The Thin Manby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man  is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners. more...

  • Dark Passageby David Goodis

    Library of America 2012; US$ 9.50

    For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. David Goodis experienced a brief celebrity when his novel  Dark Passage  (1946) became the basis for a popular movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The story of a man railroaded for his wife?s... more...

  • World Gone Byby Dennis Lehane

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 9.99

    'The best gangster novel since The Godfather ' Stephen King Joe Coughlin is untouchable. Once one of America's most feared and prominent gangsters, he now moves effortlessly between the social elite, politicians, police and the mob. He has everything he could possibly want; money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But in a town that... more...

  • Easy Moneyby Jens Lapidus

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.82

    EASY MONEY - the Swedish bestselling sensation, a dark and brutal account of the Stockholm underworld. Jorge knows one thing ? he?s never going back inside. Mrado knows one thing ? he?s not going to kill for cash anymore. JW knows nothing ? and that?s why he?s in too deep. Their paths are about to cross, but are they on the same side? Whether... 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...

  • Out on the Cutting Edgeby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.24

    This is a city that seduces dreamers . . . then eats their dreams. Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Schudder is the best?and now the ex-cop-turned-p.i. is scouring the hell... more...