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  • The Machine in Ward Elevenby CHARLES WILLEFORD

    Orion 2014; US$ 7.16

    No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard more...

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    Orion 2014; US$ 7.16

    No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard more...

  • Cat on a Cold Tin Roofby Mike Resnick

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is hired to find a missing cat--a very important cat, it turns out, because its collar is studded with diamonds worth a small fortune. What starts as a routine search of animal shelters soon becomes a perilous journey through a murky underworld. The woman who hired Paxton is the wealthy widow of a recently murdered financial... more...

  • Blind Moon Alleyby John Florio

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    It's Prohibition. It's Philadelphia. And Jersey Leo doesn't fit in. Jersey is an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he tends bar at a speakeasy the locals call the Ink Well. There, he's considered a hero for having saved the life of a young boy. But when his old grade school buddy, Aaron Garvey, calls from death row and asks... more...

  • The Minotaur's Headby Marek Krajewski; Danusia Stok

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    The fourth volume in the Inspector Eberhard Mock Quintet, the series called "As Noir as it gets" by the The Independent . When Abwehr Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year's Eve revelries to attend a particularly grisly crime scene, his notoriously robust stomach is turned. A young girl?and suspected spy?who arrived by train from France... more...

  • Headed for a Hearseby Jonathan Latimer

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    Just days from meeting the reaper, a convicted murderer hires Chicago?s most hard-boiled PI to save his neck?before the executioner can claim it Robert Westland?s death is just around the corner when he finally decides to fight the murder rap that?s sending him to the electric chair. Fingered for his wife?s grisly demise, Westland is in a bind,... more...

  • The Fifth Graveby Jonathan Latimer

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    The job was supposed to be simple, but in this shady midwestern town, nothing is as it seems Hard-living private detective Karl Craven didn?t ask for trouble when he arrived in Paulton, Missouri?but trouble found him anyway. First it was his partner, Oke Johnson, shot in the head by a silenced rifle. Then it was the femme fatale Ginger Bolton,... more...

  • Death in a Bowlby Raoul Whitfield; Boris Dralyuk

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this gripping classic thriller from the Golden Age of noir, tough-as-nails PI Ben Jardinn investigates the bizarre murder of an orchestra conductor in front of thousands of witnesses at the Hollywood Bowl From his Hollywood office just steps away from Grauman?s Chinese Theatre, hard-drinking private investigator Ben Jardinn keeps his finger... more...

  • Green Iceby Raoul Whitfield; Boris Dralyuk

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this Golden Age noir classic, a falsely convicted man is released from prison only to find he?s being framed for multiple murders  In the 1930s, when pulp magazines like  Black Mask  reigned and noir fiction was in its heyday, mystery author Raoul Whitfield ranked with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as one of the genre?s heavy hitters.... more...

  • The Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. more...