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  • 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...

  • Stregaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    Andrew Vachss's implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph?and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of... more...

  • Hard Candyby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    In this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burke?the private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize children?is up against a soft-spoken messiah, who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia... more...

  • Blossomby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living.     In Blossom, an old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young... more...

  • Shellaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.00

    From the author of the acclaimed Burke private-eye series comes an ambitious and chilling novel that shows us not only what evil is, but where it comes from. For Shella is nothing less than a tour of evil's spawning ground, conducted by one of its natural predators. He is called "Ghost" because he is so nondescript as to be invisible and because... more...

  • A Smile on the Face of the Tigerby Loren D. Estleman

    Grand Central Publishing 2000; US$ 9.99

    In Estleman's latest novel, Amos Walker is back on the streets of Detroit as he investigates the mysterious death of an ageing pulp fiction writer. more...

  • Floodby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner.  She wants Burke to find a monster for her?so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this cauterizing thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade investigator teams up with a lethally gifted avenger... more...

  • Die a Littleby Megan Abbott

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 23.00

    By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything Femmes fatales. Obsessive love. Double crosses. How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles?s hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott?s debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue.... more...

  • Drama Cityby George P. Pelecanos

    Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 7.99

    Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in making their lives better. And that pride helps Lorenzo resist the pull of easier money doing the kind of work that got him a recent prison bid.... more...

  • Hark!by Ed McBain

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 7.99

    Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime -- if only they can figure out what he means. The 87th Precinct gets a visit from one of the city's most accomplished criminals -- a thief known as... more...