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  • Out on the Cutting Edgeby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    This is a city that seduces dreamers . . . then eats their dreams. Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Schudder is the best?and now the ex-cop-turned-p.i. is scouring the hell... more...

  • Shadows at the Fairby Lea Wait

    Scribner 2003; US$ 6.99

    Local antiques dealer, dead in a one-car accident on his way home from an antiques exposition in Columbus, Ohio Two Scranton, Pennsylvania, antiques dealers dead of smoke inhalation Massachusetts antiques dealer dead of substance abuse at an auction in Sharon, Connecticut Antiques dealer dies in his booth at the Westchester (New York)... more...

  • A Dance at the Slaughterhouseby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and destroyed.... more...

  • Time to Murder and Createby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    Small-time stoolie, Jake " The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in.And what's worse, no one cares... more...

  • Everybody Diesby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living... more...

  • City Primevalby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you?ll find?.The action never stops, the language sings and stings.? ? Washington Post The City Primeval in Elmore Leonard?s relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author?s much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master?s acclaimed crime novels. The ?Alexander the Great... more...

  • The Big Bounceby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!? ? New York Times Book Review When the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction are mentioned (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, etc.), Elmore Leonard?s name invariably tops the list. A true Leonard classic, The Big Bounce showcases all of the Grand Master?s... more...

  • A Ticket to the Boneyardby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    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$ 7.99

    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...

  • Stickby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?A little beauty of a story?.A hot, fast read with pungent characters.? ? Los Angeles Times ?A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller?and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.? ? New York Daily News It?s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is ?the uncontested master of the crime thriller? ( Washington Post ) who ?does crime fiction better than... more...