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  • Vanilla Rideby Joe R. Lansdale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Hap and Leonard  is now a Sundance TV series starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the kings of East Texas mischief and mayhem, return in this full-throttle thriller to face off with the Dixie Mafia.   When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites... more...

  • Criminal Karmaby Steven M. Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    With Criminal Paradise, his gritty, satirical take on the criminal underworld and the society it preys on, Steven M. Thomas earned comparison to such masters as Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Now Thomas has devised a new adventure for his charismatic hero, the small-time crook Robert Rivers, who has dreams of making the big score and the brains... more...

  • Guardian Angelby Sara Paretsky

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    When a neighboring eighty-year-old dog owner turns up floating facedown in a canal shortly after an argument with a yuppie couple, V. I. Warshawski begins an investigation. more...

  • The Choirboysby Joseph Wambaugh

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they?re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch?shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap?each has his horror story, his bad dream, his night shriek. He is afraid of his friends?he is afraid of himself. From the... more...

  • The Amateur Americanby Joel Saunders Elmore

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00

    Sometimes the hardest boundaries to see . . .are the ones you?ve already crossed. Twenty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Delanne is teaching English in France but having a tough time stretching his measly paycheck one month to the next. When he?s not worrying about his bar tab, he?s struggling with the language, trying to justify his country?s ?imperialist?... more...

  • Sideswipeby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never step foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang... more...

  • Miami Bluesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn?t think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back... more...

  • New Hope for the Deadby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedant, and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the El Dorado... more...

  • Wild Wivesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father?s smothering influence. Unfortunately for Jake, the smothering influence includes two thugs hired to protect her?and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants to escape, but his wife. Now Jake has two angry thugs... more...

  • The Shark-Infested Custardby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    From the master of Miami noir comes this tale of four regular guys living in a singles apartment building who experience firsthand that there's more than one type of heat in Miami. Larry Dolman is a rather literal minded ex-cop who now works private security. Eddie Miller is an airline pilot who's studying to get his real estate license. Don Luchessi... more...