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  • Last Winter We Partedby Fuminori Nakamura; Allison Markin Powell

    Soho Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Instantly reminiscent of the work of Osamu Dazai and Patricia Highsmith, Fuminori Nakamura?s latest novel is a dark and twisting house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of identity. A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account... more...

  • Easy Deathby Daniel Boyd

    Titan 2014; US$ 7.99

    ?TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS? ?and two robbers hired by a local crime boss manage to heist half a million dollars from an armored car.  But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit, and a double-crossing gambler and a murderous park ranger threatening to... more...

  • Down Soloby Earl Javorsky

    Story Plant, The 2014; US$ 9.99

    Things haven't been going well for Charlie Miner. His work as a private investigator involves him with an endless roster of shady characters. His ex-wife is borderline crazy. And he hasn't been getting to spend anywhere near enough time with his teenage daughter Mindy, the one person in his life who truly matters to him. When he wakes up on a slab... more...

  • In the Midst of Deathby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.i. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way.... more...

  • The Sins of the Fathersby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer?a minister's son?hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's fatherhas come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures.... more...

  • When the Sacred Ginmill Closesby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing "favors" for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving. 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...

  • 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...