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  • 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...

  • The Deader the Betterby G.M. Ford

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    Seattle p.i. Leo Waterman isn't looking for trouble when he and his forensic pathologist girlfriend Rebecca escape into the Washington wilder for a few days of relaxation -- it just seems to find him. An old friend has purchased some choice property here in North America's only rain forest and his posting of "No Trespassing" signs has incurred the... more...

  • Furyby G.M. Ford

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    Frank Corso is a pariah—a journalist once vilified for making up "facts" on a major crime story. Yet slow, sheltered Leanne Samples trusts no one but Corso to tell the world that her courtroom testimony that put Walter Leroy "Trashman" Himes on Death Row was a lie. Convicted of the savage slaying of eight Seattle women, Himes is only six days from... more...

  • Murder in LaPazby Murdoch Hughes

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2004; US$ 5.50

    In the desert by the sea oasis of La Paz, Mexico, Rick Sage's bougainvillea paradise turns violent when his girl friend, Antiay, is murdered. Hunting the killer, he is shocked as he uncovers her hidden past, and the scorpions lurking in the shadows behind the sunset façade of La Paz. more...

  • No Place Like Homeby T.A. Stone

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2005; US$ 6.00

    When a respected cop is found naked and dead in a sleazy motel, FBI profiler turned reluctant PI Jonathan Kraag must solve cases hot and cold, confront the local cops, outwit infighting small town politicians, and expose suburbia's darker side to clear the dead man's name. more...

  • The Bookwoman's Last Flingby John Dunning

    Scribner 2006; US$ 30.99

    As a young man, New York Times bestselling author John Dunning earned his living for several years working behind the scenes on the racetrack circuit. Now he brings his memories of the horse world and his expertise in collectible books to this mesmerizing new Bookman novel rich with the lore of both books and horses. . . . Denver bookman Cliff... more...

  • Baltimore Bluesby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Until her paper, the Baltimore Star , crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately -- from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent -- including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her... more...

  • Butchers Hillby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and Tess's greyhound Esskay has no trouble taking marathon naps anywhere there's a roof. Then in walks Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five... more...