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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...

  • Blood Sunsetby Jarad Henry

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    In the grip of a blistering Melbourne heat wave, a teenager is found dead in a St Kilda loading bay with a syringe hanging from his arm - is it an overdose or something more sinister? Assigned to the case, Detective Rubens McCauley soon he finds himself up against a secret network of paedophiles, child abusers and underage prostitutes . . . brilliantly... 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...

  • Old Flameby Ira Berkowitz

    Crown/Archetype 2008; Not Available

    Dark streets. Darker secrets. Jackson Steeg thought he?d finally put all that behind him. He was wrong. Jackson Steeg isn?t an NYPD homicide cop anymore, not since the bullet he took to the lung. But Steeg?s retirement is looking anything but relaxing. After months of death threats, his ex-wife?s new flame is beaten to death outside a chichi... 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...