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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Injustice for Allby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    ?In the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell.? ? Flint Journal    Injustice For All? riveting crime fiction from J.A. Jance featuring Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont?offers fans of Jance?s Sheriff Joanna Brady books a golden opportunity to enjoy a different side to the perennial New York Times bestselling... more...

  • Payment in Kindby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    It looks like a classic crime of passion to Detective J.P Beaumont: two corpses found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building. The prime suspect, Pete Kelsey, admits his slain spouse was no novice at adultery, yet he swears he had nothing to do with the brutal deaths of the errant school official and her clergyman-turned-security... more...

  • The High Windowby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    From noir master Raymond Chandler, in The High Window we find 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, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. "Raymond Chandler is a... more...

  • The Lady in the Lakeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    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 investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares... more...

  • The Little Sisterby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    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 than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los... more...