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  • The Long Goodbyeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye , Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac... more...

  • The Hunterby Richard Stark

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 14.00 US$ 11.90

    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 of... more...

  • The Soft Centreby James Hadley Chase

    Orion 2013; US$ 9.99

    This swift-moving story of murder and suspense culminates in an unexpected and dramatic climax that is the hallmark of a James Hadley Chase novel. Chris Burnett - successful, wealthy and married to the daughter of a multi-millionaire - receives severe brain injuries in a car accident. While convalescing Burnett disappears for 24 hours, during... more...

  • The D.A. Takes a Chanceby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; US$ 9.99

    Blond Eve Dawson came to Hollywood to be a star and didn't make the grade. But as a party girl she was much in demand - until someone shot her during a wild party given for a lot of prominent politicians. Everyone clammed up and pressure was brought to bear - even on popular D.A. Doug Selby. But Selby and Sheriff Brandon wouldn't hush. The next... more...

  • The Guise of Anotherby Allen Eskens

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears... more...

  • Nightfallby David Goodis

    Library of America 2012; US$ 5.99

    For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. In  Nightfall  (1947), David Goodis explores the theme of the innocent pursued, as artist Jim Vanning becomes accidentally embroiled in a violent robbery and must evade criminals and police alike. Other... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Godwulf Manuscriptby Robert B. Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers - Book 1 in the series - "The toughest, funniest, wisest, private eye in the field these days." - Houston Cronicle Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly... more...

  • An Act of Mercy: A gripping historical mystery set in Victorian Londonby J. J. Durham

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 8.03

    A thrilling tale of murder and intrigue in Victorian London, featuring Detective Harry Pilgrim. Perfect for fans of S. J. PARIS and C. J. SANSOM. Previously published as A KILLING KINDNESS. more...