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  • 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...

  • 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$ 14.00

    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...

  • The Little Sisterby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles. more...

  • The Long Goodbyeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe. more...

  • Playbackby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never herd of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it. "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles... more...

  • The Simple Art of Murderby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Trouble Is My Businessby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    In the four long stories in this collection, Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. more...