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  • Dismissed with Prejudiceby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    Top ten New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance?s classic tale of suspense featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont and his desperate race to track down a twisted killer. Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient... more...

  • Gone, Baby, Goneby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    ?Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.? ? Washington Post Book World á ? Chilling, completely credible?.[An] absolutely gripping story.? ? Chicago Tribune á ?Mr. Lehane delivers big time.? ? Wall Street Journal á In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling... more...

  • Prayers for Rainby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death ? a monster that the law... more...

  • The Chicago Wayby Michael Harvey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Private detective Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. But when the partner turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly... more...

  • Rebel Islandby Rick Riordan

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Triple-crown winner of mystery?s most coveted awards?the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus?Rick Riordan and his Texas-style take on the crime novel have never been bigger or darker than in this latest Tres Navarre thriller. This time Navarre faces a killer as unstoppable as a force of nature. Tres Navarre had given up private investigation?and with... more...

  • Love Killsby Edna Buchanan

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    "Where the hell is Britt Montero?" So says Sgt. Craig Burch of Miami's Cold Case Squad at the end of the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's new novel, Love Kills. So have readers been wondering since reporter Britt Montero vanished after her lover, homicide cop Kendall McDonald, was killed three books ago in Buchanan's The Ice Maiden. ... more...

  • The Tin Roof Blowdownby James Lee Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown , begins, Hurricane Katrina... more...

  • Queenpinby Megan Abbott

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 13.99

    Re-released to coincide with Abbott?s newest novel, Dare Me , this eBook edition of Queenpin also includes the original short story, "Policy," that the novel was based on. A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden... more...

  • A Little Trouble with the Factsby Nina Siegal

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Valerie Vane was an up-and-coming lifestyle reporter at a prominent New York City daily. Then she stumbled, rather publicly, and lost it all?her column, her fiancÚ, her access behind the city's velvet ropes. Now she's on the obituary desk writing death notices, and it feels like a dead end. However, when she writes about a recently deceased once-famous... more...

  • The Fifth Floorby Michael Harvey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Private detective Michael Kelly returns in a lightning-paced, intricately woven mystery. When Kelly is hired by an old girlfriend to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple. The trail leads to a dead body in an abandoned house on Chicago's North Side and then to places... more...