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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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   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...