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  • Improbable Causeby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Perhaps it was fitting justice: a dentist who enjoyed inflicting pain was murdered in his own chair. The question is not who wanted Dr. Frederick Nielsen dead, but rather who of the many finally reached the breaking point. The sordid details of this case, with its shocking revelations of violence, cruelty, and horrific sexual abuse, would be tough... 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...

  • Another Lifeby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In this blistering conclusion to the nationally bestselling series, Burke is forced into a journey that will change the lives of the urban survivalist and his outlaw family forever.The only person Burke has ever called father, known throughout the underground as ?The Prof,? is in a coma, barely clinging to life in an off the-books hospital. So when... more...

  • Old Flameby Ira Berkowitz

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 12.95

    Dark streets. Darker secrets. Jackson Steeg thought he?d finally put all that behind him. He was wrong. Jackson Steeg isn?t an NYPD homicide cop anymore, not since the bullet he took to the lung. But Steeg?s retirement is looking anything but relaxing. After months of death threats, his ex-wife?s new flame is beaten to death outside a chichi... 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...

  • Blood Sunsetby Jarad Henry

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    In the grip of a blistering Melbourne heat wave, a teenager is found dead in a St Kilda loading bay with a syringe hanging from his arm - is it an overdose or something more sinister? Assigned to the case, Detective Rubens McCauley soon he finds himself up against a secret network of paedophiles, child abusers and underage prostitutes . . . brilliantly... more...

  • Too Darn Hotby Sandra Scoppettone

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    I?d had two murders since last spring, solved them both. The first one was prime and it got a lotta attention in the fish wrappers, so I had a bunch of clients for awhile. Just cause people saw my name in the paper they figured I was the best (which I might be). Not bad for a twenty-six-year-old gal from Newark, New Jersey. It?s the middle of World... more...