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  • Mesozoic Murderby Christine Gentry

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    Lydia stopped abruptly. Loose dirt shifted beneath her. She began to slide as chert and rock debris gave way in an avalanche of loose ground. Ansel loped to her aid, reaching up a hand so the girl could grab it. She hauled Lydia onto firmer ground at the bottom of the gully. ''You all right?'' ''Yeah, Ms. Phoenix.''... more...

  • Mad Cow Nightmareby Nancy Means Wright

    Belgrave House 2005; US$ 5.00

    Dairy farmer Ruth Willmarth struggles with a mad cow plague, a squatter family of volatile Irish Travellers, a beautiful runaway woman--and Murder. According to Kirkus Reviews: ?The masterfully evoked terror of Mad Cow makes Ruth's fifth her most sharply focused yet.? Mystery by Nancy Means Wright; originally published by St. Martin?s Minotaur more...

  • Still Lifeby Louise Penny

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border,... more...

  • Skinby Mo Hayder

    Transworld 2009; US$ 11.27

    When the decomposed body of a young woman is found near railway tracks just outside Bristol one morning, all indications are that she's committed suicide. That's how the police want it too; all neatly squared and tidied away. But DI Jack Caffery is not so sure. He is on the trail of someone predatory, someone who hides in the shadows and can slip... more...

  • Goneby Mo Hayder

    Transworld 2010; US$ 11.27

    Night is falling as murder detective Jack Caffrey arrives to interview the distraught victim of a car-jacking. What he hears horrifies him. The car was taken by force, and on the back seat was a passenger. An eleven-year-old girl. Who is still missing. Before long the jacker starts to communicate with the police. And Caffrey becomes certain that... more...

  • The Lacquer Screenby Robert van Gulik

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    Early in his career, Judge Dee visits a senior magistrate who shows him a beautiful lacquer screen on which a scene of lovers has been mysteriously altered to show the man stabbing his lover. The magistrate fears he is losing his mind and will murder his own wife. Meanwhile, a banker has inexplicably killed himself, and a lovely lady has allowed Dee's... more...

  • Eye of the Red Tsarby Sam Eastland

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20

    It is the time of the Great Terror. Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was the most famous detective in all Russia. He was the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted. Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he is as good as dead.... more...

  • Smokeheadsby Doug Johnstone

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.20

    Four friends, one weekend, gallons of whisky. What could go wrong? Driven by amateur whisky-nut Adam, four late-thirties ex-university mates are heading to Islay - the remote Scottish island world famous for its single malts - with a wallet full of cash, a stash of coke and a serious thirst. Over a weekend soaked in the finest cask strength... more...

  • Burnedby Thomas Enger

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 1.45

    Shortlisted for CrimeFest's eDunnit Award A BRUTALISED VICTIM IN THE WILDS A solitary tent is found to contain the body of a half-buried woman. She's been stoned to death. There are lash marks across her back. One of her hands has been cut off. A LONE VOICE Two years earlier internet reporter Henning Juul lost his son, Jonas, in... more...

  • Hide And Seekby Ian Rankin

    Orion 2008; US$ 10.99

    The second Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain's No.1 crime writer' DAILY MIRROR. A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit... more...