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  • City Primevalby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    “As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you’ll find….The action never stops, the language sings and stings.” — Washington Post The City Primeval in Elmore Leonard’s relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author’s much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master’s acclaimed crime novels. The “Alexander the Great... more...

  • Master's Mates by Peter Corris

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 15.45

    Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands. more...

  • The Lady in the Lakeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fourth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In The Lady in the Lake , hardboiled crime fiction master Raymond Chandler brings us the story of a couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—who have become the objects of Philip Marlowe's... more...

  • The Little Sisterby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister , a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and... more...

  • 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...

  • Playbackby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's final novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).   In noir master Raymond Chandler's Playback , Philip Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but then decides he'd rather help out the redhead. She's been... more...

  • The Simple Art of Murderby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    In The Simple Art of Murder,  which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included... more...

  • Trouble Is My Businessby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    This collection by crime fiction master Raymond Chandler features four long stories in which private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. more...

  • Shellaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.00

    From the author of the acclaimed Burke private-eye series comes an ambitious and chilling novel that shows us not only what evil is, but where it comes from. For Shella is nothing less than a tour of evil's spawning ground, conducted by one of its natural predators. He is called "Ghost" because he is so nondescript as to be invisible and because... more...

  • Stregaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    Andrew Vachss's implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph—and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of... more...