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  • Stayby Nicola Griffith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority. In the aftermath... more...

  • Born Badby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.95

    From a writer whose novels have been acclaimed for their unflinching exploration of evil comes a brilliant collection of short stories?some never before published?that distill dread back down to its essence?and inject it straight into the reader's back brain. Andrew Vachss might have scissored his characters from today's headlines: a stalker prowling... more...

  • False Allegationsby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Burke--ex-con, mercenary, sometime killer--makes his living preying on New York's most vicious predators and avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss's mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds himself working the other side of the street, where guilt and innocence are as disposable as the sheets in a Times Square hotel--and as dirty.... more...

  • Choice of Evilby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    When his girlfriend, Crystal Beth, is gunned down at a gay rights rally in Central Park, Burke, the underground man-for-hire and expert hunter of predators, vows vengeance.  But someone beats him to the task: a shadowy killer who calls himself Homo Erectus and who seems determined to wipe gay bashers from the face of the earth.  As the killer's body... more...

  • Everybody Paysby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.00

    A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer.  An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious as they are deadly.  A two-bit graffiti artist with a taste for Nazi-ganda finds himself face-to-face with three punks out to make a mark... 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...

  • Farewell, My Lovelyby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The High Windowby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    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 star of the first magnitude."-- Erle Stanley Gardner "Raymond Chandler... more...

  • The Lady in the Lakeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    A couple of missing wives?one a rich man's and one a poor man's?become the objects of 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 about either one, but he's not paid to care. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...