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  • Everybody Diesby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living... more...

  • City Primevalby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    ?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...

  • The Big Bounceby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    ?The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!? ? New York Times Book Review When the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction are mentioned (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, etc.), Elmore Leonard?s name invariably tops the list. A true Leonard classic, The Big Bounce showcases all of the Grand Master?s... more...

  • Shadows at the Fairby Lea Wait

    Scribner 2003; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Stickby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gun Monkeysby Victor Gischler

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.99

    Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend?s garage. But he?s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie?s been running hard through... more...

  • 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...