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  • Black Night Fallingby Rod Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 10.20

    It was almost dark when i landed... 'There are echoes of Chandler in washed-up journalist Charlie Yates's terse, cynical narration but this is more than a mere pastiche: it's subtle, original and enthralling .' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express Having left Texarkana for the safety of the West Coast, reporter Charlie Yates finds himself drawn... more...

  • One or the Otherby John McFetridge

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    "An extremely good crime novel, brimming with historical verisimilitude . . . with a richly detailed protagonist and a seriously compelling mystery." — Booklist on Black RockIn the weeks before hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Montreal police are tightening security to prevent another catastrophe like the ’72 games in Munich.... more...

  • A Good-Looking Corpseby Jeff Klima

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 2.99

    Tom Tanner, the crime-scene-cleaning virtuoso of L.A. Rotten ?hailed by Dianne Emley as ?eloquent, profound, hilarious, and redemptive??is going Hollywood. Because a psychopathic movie producer is planning a bloody blockbuster . . . with Tom in a starring role.   Tom Tanner has a dark past but he?s no murderer. Unfortunately, Mikey Echo?the... more...

  • Southern Crossby Stephen Greenleaf

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 12.99

    An intriguing request from a friend at his twenty-fifth college reunion takes P.I. John Marshall Tanner to Charleston, South Carolina. Seth Hartman fought for civil rights in the sixties, and his past is catching up to him. Branded as a traitor to his race by the Alliance for Southern Pride, the lawyer is now receiving death threats from the right-wing... more...

  • The Mexican Tree Duckby James Crumley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    WINNER OF THE DASHIELL HAMMETT AWARD One night up in Montana, C.W. Sughrue sets his seedy bar?s pricey jukebox in front of an oncoming freight train. When predictable results ensue, he needs to find a way to make some money and pay back the jukebox company. So even though Sughrue?s officially retired from P.I. work, he picks up one small-time case... more...

  • Bordersnakesby James Crumley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    C.W. Sughrue has been gut-shot and left to die and is, for the first time in his life, actually scared?which makes him angry. Milo Milodragovitch has been robbed of his three-million dollar inheritance by a pipsqueak banker and a butch lady poet; he?s not scared at all, just pissed. In a spiffy suit and a red Cadillac, Milo trails his thieves to the... more...

  • The Final Countryby James Crumley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book It's business as usual for Milo Milodragovitch, watching a relationship go sour and running a bar whose real business is cleaning some dirty money, until he gets sent off to hunt a drug dealer?s killer. Prodded by the twin motivations of his prickly conscience and his tight finances, Milo sets off on a trip to find... more...

  • The Last Time She Saw Himby Jane Haseldine

    Kensington 2016; US$ 21.25

    In Jane Haseldine?s gripping and brilliantly crafted debut, a reporter searching for her kidnapped son must untangle the connection to her brother?s long-ago disappearance. Julia Gooden remembers nothing about the worst night of her life. Thirty years ago, her nine-year-old brother Ben?the person who promised he would always protect her?was abducted... more...

  • Iron Goddessby Dharma Kelleher

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 3.99

    In this gritty, fast-paced debut thriller, an ex-con biker chick turned law-abiding citizen risks everything to save her new life?and confront the demons of her past.   Shea Stevens is biker royalty. Her father was the president of the Confederate Thunder Motorcycle Club. Under his watchful eye, she learned how to pick locks, disable alarms, and... more...

  • Blood Typeby Stephen Greenleaf

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 12.99

    Tom Crandall - war hero, social crusader and P.I. John Marshall Tanner's close friend - is discovered dead in an alley in San Francisco's sleazy Tenderloin district. The police call it suicide. But a cryptic answerphone message leads Tanner to suspect that Clarissa Crandall's affair with millionaire Richard Sands may have sealed her husband's fate.... more...