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  • A Ticket to the Boneyardby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Even the Wickedby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    Matthew Scudder knows that justice is an elusive commodity in the big city, where a harmless man can be shot dead in a public place criminals fly free through holes in a tattered legal system. But now a vigilante is roaming among the millions, executing those he fees deserve to die. He calls himself "The Will of the People"?an ingenious serial killer... more...

  • Master's Mates by Peter Corris

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 15.45

    Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands. more...

  • Hard Revolutionby George P. Pelecanos

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 5.99

    In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage. more...

  • Safe Houseby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 11.99

    In Burke, Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York's meanest streets.  In this blistering new thriller, Burke is drawn into his ugliest case yet, one that involves an underground network of abused women and the sleekly ingenious stalkers who've... more...

  • The Getaway Manby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 8.99

    Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile institutions and a state prison term, Eddie's skills and loyalty attract the attention of J.C., a near-legendary hijacker. When he gets out,... more...

  • Stayby Nicola Griffith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 9.99

    Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority. In the aftermath... more...

  • Gun Monkeysby Victor Gischler

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.99

    Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend?s garage. But he?s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie?s been running hard through... 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...

  • Born Badby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 9.99

    From a writer whose novels have been acclaimed for their unflinching exploration of evil comes a brilliant collection of short stories?some never before published?that distill dread back down to its essence?and inject it straight into the reader's back brain. Andrew Vachss might have scissored his characters from today's headlines: a stalker prowling... more...