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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...

  • 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 exposÚs in his bottom desk drawer -- or self-medicating in the apartment he shares with an on-again, off-again girlfriend. ... 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...

  • 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 Amateur Americanby Joel Saunders Elmore

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00

    Sometimes the hardest boundaries to see . . .are the ones you?ve already crossed. Twenty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Delanne is teaching English in France but having a tough time stretching his measly paycheck one month to the next. When he?s not worrying about his bar tab, he?s struggling with the language, trying to justify his country?s ?imperialist?... more...

  • Sideswipeby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never step foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang... more...

  • Miami Bluesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn?t think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back... more...

  • New Hope for the Deadby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedant, and begins to wonder about dating a witness. Meanwile, he has been threatened with suspension by his ambitious new chief unless he leaves his beloved, if squalid, suite at the El Dorado... more...

  • Wild Wivesby Charles Willeford

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father?s smothering influence. Unfortunately for Jake, the smothering influence includes two thugs hired to protect her?and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants to escape, but his wife. Now Jake has two angry thugs... more...