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  • Blossomby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living.     In Blossom, an old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young... 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...

  • Southtownby Rick Riordan

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series   For Tres Navarre, English professor turned private investigator, business has lately taken a drastic turn south. But if chasing down bail jumpers, adulterous spouses, and workmen?s comp cases seemed like the dregs of the PI game, it was at least... 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cold Case Squadby Edna Buchanan

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 7.99

    "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...

  • Mission Roadby Rick Riordan

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series   The triple-crown winner of mystery?s most prestigious awards?the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus?Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with one of its freshest and most intriguing protagonists, Tres Navarre. In Mission Road , Navarre returns... more...