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  • Shadows at the Fairby Lea Wait

    Scribner 2003; US$ 6.99

    Chapter 1 Snap-the-Whip, wood engraving by noted American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910). The most famous of Homer's wood engravings, published by Harper's Weekly, September 20, 1873. Double page. Country boys playing a game outside their schoolhouse, with mountains beyond. Notable because it was the basis for two later Homer oil paintings... more...

  • Birds of Preyby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Big Bounceby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?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...

  • A Dance at the Slaughterhouseby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and destroyed.... more...

  • The Devil Knows You're Deadby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    A deranged derelict, a crazed Vietnam vet, has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on Eleventh Avenue -- and the suspect's brother wants p.i. Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his own heart...and... more...

  • Time to Murder and Createby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Small-time stoolie, Jake " The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in.And what's worse, no one cares... more...

  • A Ticket to the Boneyardby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers -- even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name -- are turning up dead. Because a vengeful maniac is determined not to... more...

  • City Primevalby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?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...

  • Eight Million Ways to Dieby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    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...