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  • Scavenger Huntby Robert Ferrigno

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Philip Marlow and Lew Archer would recognize a kindred spirit in Jimmy Gage, reporter for SLAP magazine, troublemaker by trade and inclination, and the hero of Robert Ferrigno’s sinuous new crime novel. While taking part in a Hollywood scavenger hunt, Jimmy meets Garret Walsh, a bad-boy movie maker in the truest sense: He’s just been released from... more...

  • Vintage Hammettby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, The Continental Op. In his novels and stories, Dashiell Hammett created some of the most memorable characters--detectives, dames, and assorted miscreants--in twentieth-century fiction. It is nearly impossible to imagine modern American literature without Hammett. Vintage Hammett features episodes from Red Harvest... 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...

  • Occupational Hazardsby Jonathan Segura

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.99

    Bernard Cockburn is a beat reporter for the Omaha Weekly News-Telegraph . His boss has him chasing dead-end stories on real estate and county funding irregularities when he'd rather be working on that handful of neglected exposés in his bottom desk drawer -- or self-medicating in the apartment he shares with an on-again, off-again girlfriend. ... more...

  • Hardly Knew Herby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short... more...

  • Jack Wakes Upby Seth Harwood

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 13.95

    Washed-up movie star Jack Palms is knee-deep in a Bay Area drug war and it’ll take the performance of a lifetime to get him through it alive. In the three years since Jack Palms left Hollywood and kicked his drug habit, he’s added fourteen pounds of muscle, read eighty-three books, and played it as straight as anyone could reasonably ask. But the... more...

  • 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...