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  • Only Childby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95

    It?s been years since Burke has been home, years since he?s seen his ?family? and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty and his wallet thin, his skills and his crew remain razor sharp. So when he is contacted by a mob boss to investigate the murder of his illegitimate daughter, Vonni,... 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...

  • Dead and Goneby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.95

    From the modern master of noir, Andrew Vachss, comes this heart-topping and bestselling new thriller that completely reinvents the Burke series. Urban Outlaw Burke barely survives an attack by a professional hit squad that kills his partner. With a new face, Burke goes into hiding. And on the hunt. Dead and Gone takes him from the streets of New... 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...

  • Cold Case Squadby Edna Buchanan

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 7.99

    "Like all things good and bad in the world, it began with a woman..." And so begins the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's Cold Case Squad, a new suspense novel that features a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases. A man and a woman are shot dead at a strip club in Miami Beach. A few hours later, an explosion in a garage... 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...

  • 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...