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  • Love Killsby Edna Buchanan

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 8.99

    "Where the hell is Britt Montero?" So says Sgt. Craig Burch of Miami's Cold Case Squad at the end of the first chapter of Edna Buchanan's new novel, Love Kills. So have readers been wondering since reporter Britt Montero vanished after her lover, homicide cop Kendall McDonald, was killed three books ago in Buchanan's The Ice Maiden. ... more...

  • The Tin Roof Blowdownby James Lee Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 9.99

    In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown , begins, Hurricane Katrina... more...

  • Improbable Causeby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Perhaps it was fitting justice: a dentist who enjoyed inflicting pain was murdered in his own chair. The question is not who wanted Dr. Frederick Nielsen dead, but rather who of the many finally reached the breaking point. The sordid details of this case, with its shocking revelations of violence, cruelty, and horrific sexual abuse, would be tough... more...

  • The Crime Writerby Gregg Hurwitz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.98

    Drew Danner , an L.A.-based crime novelist, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head, blood under his nails, and a cop by his side. Accused of murdering his ex-fiancée, Drew has no memory of the crime but reconstructs the story the only way he knows how—as a novel. As he searches the dark corridors of his life and the city he loves, another... more...

  • Spare Changeby Robert B. Parker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.99

    Boston P.I. Sunny Randall joins forces with the most important man in her life—her father—to crack a thirty-year-old case. When a serial murderer dubbed “The Spare Change Killer” by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a... more...

  • Beverly Hills Deadby Stuart Woods

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 9.99

    Stuart Woods returns with the sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills —a page-turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal set in 1940s Hollywood, the era of the “Red Scare,” when almost anyone could be suspect... Rick Barron, a former Beverly Hills cop, has risen to the head of production of Centurion pictures, and he’s at the top... more...

  • Final Justiceby W.E.B. Griffin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 8.99

    Just as with his remarkable military novels, millions of readers have been captured by the rich characters and vivid realism of W. E. B. Griffin’s police dramas. “Griffin has the knack,” writes The Philadelphia Inquirer . He “sets his novel before you in short, fierce, stop-for-nothing scenes. Before you know it, you’ve gobbled it up.”      Now,... more...

  • The Fifth Floorby Michael Harvey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Private detective Michael Kelly returns in a lightning-paced, intricately woven mystery. When Kelly is hired by an old girlfriend to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple. The trail leads to a dead body in an abandoned house on Chicago's North Side and then to places... more...

  • Too Darn Hotby Sandra Scoppettone

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    I’d had two murders since last spring, solved them both. The first one was prime and it got a lotta attention in the fish wrappers, so I had a bunch of clients for awhile. Just cause people saw my name in the paper they figured I was the best (which I might be). Not bad for a twenty-six-year-old gal from Newark, New Jersey. It’s the middle of World... more...

  • Scavenger Huntby Robert Ferrigno

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Philip Marlow and Lew Archer would recognize a kindred spirit in Jimmy Gage, reporter for SLAP magazine, troublemaker by trade and inclination, and the hero of Robert Ferrigno’s sinuous new crime novel. While taking part in a Hollywood scavenger hunt, Jimmy meets Garret Walsh, a bad-boy movie maker in the truest sense: He’s just been released from... more...