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  • 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...

  • Gone, Baby, Goneby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    “Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.” — Washington Post Book World   “ Chilling, completely credible….[An] absolutely gripping story.” — Chicago Tribune   “Mr. Lehane delivers big time.” — Wall Street Journal   In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling... more...

  • Prayers for Rainby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law... more...

  • Darkness, Take My Handby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand , a terrifying tale of redemption. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro’s latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution.... more...

  • The Outfitby Richard Stark

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 14.00

    You probably haven’t ever noticed them. But they’ve noticed you. They notice everything . That’s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle... more...

  • The Big Sleepby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ). A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping,... 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...

  • Potshotby Robert B. Parker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 7.99

    Boston P.I. Spenser returns—heading west to the rich man’s haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles. Potshot overcame its rough reputation as a rendezvous for old-time mountain men who lived off the land, thanks to... more...

  • Plan for Chaosby John Wyndham

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    In a city that could well be New York, a series of identical women are found dead in suspicious circumstances. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing, who is reporting on the suspected murders, is chilled to discover that his fiancée looks identical to the victims too - and then she disappears. As his investigations spiral beyond his control, he finds... more...

  • Hard Landingby Stephen Leather

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 0.99

    The first book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squad he has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. But when a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is... more...