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  • 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...

  • Drama Cityby George P. Pelecanos

    Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 7.99

    Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in making their lives better. And that pride helps Lorenzo resist the pull of easier money doing the kind of work that got him a recent prison bid.... more...

  • Mission Roadby Rick Riordan

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series á The triple-crown winner of mystery?s most prestigious awards?the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus?Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with one of its freshest and most intriguing protagonists, Tres Navarre. In Mission Road , Navarre returns... more...

  • This Dame for Hireby Sandra Scoppettone

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 6.99

    "I didn?t start out to be a private eye. I thought I was gonna be a secretary?get my boss his java in the morning, take letters, and so on. Hell, I didn?t get my degree in steno to put my life on the line. It was true I wanted an interesting job, but that I?d end up a PI myself . . . it never entered my mind." New York, 1943. Almost anything in pants... more...

  • The Deader the Betterby G.M. Ford

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Seattle p.i. Leo Waterman isn't looking for trouble when he and his forensic pathologist girlfriend Rebecca escape into the Washington wilder for a few days of relaxation -- it just seems to find him. An old friend has purchased some choice property here in North America's only rain forest and his posting of "No Trespassing" signs has incurred the... more...

  • Furyby G.M. Ford

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.50

    Frank Corso is a pariah?a journalist once vilified for making up "facts" on a major crime story. Yet slow, sheltered Leanne Samples trusts no one but Corso to tell the world that her courtroom testimony that put Walter Leroy "Trashman" Himes on Death Row was a lie. Convicted of the savage slaying of eight Seattle women, Himes is only six days from... more...

  • The Up and Upby Lee Irby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 19.95

    Miami in the 1920?s . . . a teeming cauldron of giddy opportunity, swaggering gangsters, shady real estate sharks, crooked cops, and glamorous movie stars. In other words . . . the perfect spot for ex-bootlegger Frank Hearn to start a new life on the up-and-up. ?Irby proves himself a master wordsmith as he throws all elements into an already teeming... more...

  • Murder in LaPazby Murdoch Hughes

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2004; US$ 5.50

    In the desert by the sea oasis of La Paz, Mexico, Rick Sage's bougainvillea paradise turns violent when his girl friend, Antiay, is murdered. Hunting the killer, he is shocked as he uncovers her hidden past, and the scorpions lurking in the shadows behind the sunset fašade of La Paz. more...