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  • Hidden Preyby John Sandford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 9.99

    “One of the strongest in Sandford’s Prey series.”— Entertainment Weekly “Good, dark, perverse, bloody fun.”— The Washington Post Book World Theories abound when a Russian gets himself killed on the shore of Lake Superior—shot with fifty-year-old bullets. But when it turns out he had very high government connections, state troubleshooter Lucas... more...

  • Spike Itby Chris Niles

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 5.99

    A British journalist with a taste for trouble finds more than he bargained for in this slick, hard-boiled mystery debut. Radio reporter Sam Ridley is a drunk, but not too drunk to spot a good story. Elaine York's body was found in one of London's less salubrious neighborhoods, and her baby is missing. As the first man on the scene, Ridley's ahead... more...

  • Baltimore Bluesby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.38

    Until her paper, the Baltimore Star , crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately -- from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent -- including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her... more...

  • Butchers Hillby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and Tess's greyhound Esskay has no trouble taking marathon naps anywhere there's a roof. Then in walks Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five... more...

  • Charm Cityby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.01

    As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. It's a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local... more...

  • Dismissed with Prejudiceby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.38

    Top ten New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance′s classic tale of suspense featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont and his desperate race to track down a twisted killer. Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient... more...

  • Gone, Baby, Goneby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.38

    “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...

  • In Big Troubleby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.01

    Join the world of New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan in the Shamus and Anthony Award-winning fourth book in the acclaimed series In Big Trouble Tess Monaghan has learned the hard way how to survive on the streets of Baltimore—first as a fearless investigative reporter and lately as a PI. But a new case is about... more...

  • Minor in Possessionby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.38

    A gripping story of buried truths, deceit, and sudden, brutal death from the New York Times bestselling author of Long Time Gone . All manner of sinners and sufferers come to the rehab ranch in Arizona when they hit rock bottom. For Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, there is a deeper level of Hell here: being forced to room with teenage drug... more...

  • No Good Deedsby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    New York Times Bestseller Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan—first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues— becomes involved in a complicated investigation that will force her to question her loyalties. “Chilling, insightful, and edge-of-your seat exciting.”— USA Today For Tess Monaghan,... more...