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  • Trouble Is My Businessby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    This collection by crime fiction master Raymond Chandler features four long stories in which private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. more...

  • Stregaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    Andrew Vachss's implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph—and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of... more...

  • Shellaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.00

    From the author of the acclaimed Burke private-eye series comes an ambitious and chilling novel that shows us not only what evil is, but where it comes from. For Shella is nothing less than a tour of evil's spawning ground, conducted by one of its natural predators. He is called "Ghost" because he is so nondescript as to be invisible and because... more...

  • Dead and Goneby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.95

    From the modern master of noir, Andrew Vachss, comes this heart-topping and bestselling new thriller that completely reinvents the Burke series. Urban Outlaw Burke barely survives an attack by a professional hit squad that kills his partner. With a new face, Burke goes into hiding. And on the hunt. Dead and Gone takes him from the streets of New... 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...

  • Drummer In the Darkby T. Davis Bunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 21.95

    In a rip-roaring plot that could be torn from tomorrow’s headlines, bestselling author T. Davis Bunn weaves political intrigues and disturbing moral dilemmas into a chillingly credible portrait of the cutthroat world of international finance. Jackie Havilland is working in an Orlando detective agency when she is approached with an unusual request:... more...

  • Cold Case Squadby Edna Buchanan

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 22.99

    "Like all things good and bad in the world, it began with a woman..." And so begins the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's Cold Case Squad, a new suspense novel that features a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases. A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion in a garage... more...

  • Hark!by Ed McBain

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 7.99

    Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime -- if only they can figure out what he means. The 87th Precinct gets a visit from one of the city's most accomplished criminals -- a thief known as... more...

  • Die a Littleby Megan Abbott

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 16.99

    By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything Femmes fatales. Obsessive love. Double crosses. How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles’s hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott’s debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue.... more...