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  • Hard Timeby Sara Paretsky

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 7.99

    Among the first, and perhaps the most compelling, female private investigators of contemporary fiction, Sara Paretsky's incomparable character V. I. Warshawski at last returns to the page in her first full-length appearance since 1994's Tunnel Vision . Hard Time is the work of a master--a riveting novel of suspense that is indisputably Paretsky's... more...

  • Double Indemnityby James M. Cain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Critical Massby Sara Paretsky

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki?s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty?s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case.... more...

  • The Sonby Jo Nesbo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo?s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption.   Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny?s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe... more...

  • The Winter of Frankie Machineby Don Winslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.00

    From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community. He is also a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone... more...

  • Chasing Darknessby Robert Crais

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 9.99

    Private Investigator Elvis Cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Cole?s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home. It?s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation... more...

  • The Dreadful Lemon Skyby John D. Macdonald; Lee Child

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    "The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Travis McGee has been offered easy money by a longtime lady friend. But when she gets killed, McGee's got a boatload of mystery. Navigating his boat into troubled waters, he heads for the seamier side of Florida--where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption are easy to find--but... more...

  • The Empty Copper Seaby John D. Macdonald; Lee Child

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    "The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and cear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened.... more...

  • The Green Ripperby John D. Macdonald; Lee Child

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    "McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had... more...

  • The Turquoise Lamentby John D. Macdonald; Lee Child

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    "One of the most enduring and unusual heroes in detective fiction." THE BALTIMORE SUN Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But when Pidge and... more...