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  • Eight Million Ways to Dieby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling... more...

  • Even the Wickedby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Shadows at the Fairby Lea Wait

    Scribner 2003; US$ 18.99

    Local antiques dealer, dead in a one-car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalation Massachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, Connecticut Antiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester (New York)... more...

  • City Primevalby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    “As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you’ll find….The action never stops, the language sings and stings.” — Washington Post The City Primeval in Elmore Leonard’s relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author’s much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master’s acclaimed crime novels. The “Alexander the Great... more...

  • Stickby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    “A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.” — Los Angeles Times “A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.” — New York Daily News It’s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is “the uncontested master of the crime thriller” ( Washington Post ) who “does crime fiction better than... more...

  • Master's Mates by Peter Corris

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 15.45

    Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands. more...

  • Farewell, My Lovelyby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder,... more...

  • The High Windowby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's third novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune—the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape,... more...

  • The Lady in the Lakeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fourth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In The Lady in the Lake , hardboiled crime fiction master Raymond Chandler brings us the story of a couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—who have become the objects of Philip Marlowe's... more...

  • The Little Sisterby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister , a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and... more...