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  • A Rage in Harlemby Chester Himes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.    For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds—and... more...

  • Broken Preyby John Sandford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 9.99

    Don't miss this “sexy, bloody thriller"( Publishers Weekly ) in #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford's Prey series... The first body is of a young woman, found on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat cut, her body scourged and put on display. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport knows, is pushed by brain chemistry. There is something... more...

  • Mortal Stakesby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past...or to find himself trapped between a crazed... more...

  • God Save the Childby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers - Book 2 in the series - Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.  It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture... more...

  • Free Fallby Robert Crais

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    “Elvis lives, and he's on his way to being crowned the king of detectives.”— Booklist Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiancé, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble—the kind of serious... more...

  • Lullaby Townby Robert Crais

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure.  His films make billions, but his manners make enemies.  What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming... more...

  • Stalking the Angelby Robert Crais

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Meet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . . he quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He’s a literate, wisecreacking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up. The blonde who walked into Cole’s office was the bestlooking woman he’d seen in weeks. The only thing that kept her from rating a perfect “10” was the briefcase on one arm and the uptight... more...

  • A Cold Day in Paradiseby Steve Hamilton

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 12.59

    When first published, A Cold Day in Paradise won both the Edgar and Shamus awards for Best First Novel, launching Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today's crime writers. Now, see for yourself why this extraordinary novel has galvanized the literary and mystery community as no other book before it.... Other than the bullet lodged near his heart,... more...

  • The Monkey's Raincoatby Robert Crais

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Winner of the Anthony and Cacavity Awards for Best Novel • Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best Novel “Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.A. private eye to come along in years.”—Joseph Wambaugh Meet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . .  He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He's a literate, wisecracking... more...

  • Beneath the Book Towerby Steve Hamilton

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    Before the tragic event that made him seek refuge in a remote corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight was a Detroit police officer. It's a warm summer night, and Alex is out riding the night shift with his partner Franklin. There's no shortage of trouble to be found on the dark streets of Motown. But on this particular night, Franklin... more...