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  • The Barbarous Coastby Ross Macdonald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The beautiful, high-diving blonde had Hollywood dreams and stars in her eyes but now she seems to have disappeared without a trace. Hired by her hotheaded husband and her rummy “uncle,” Lew Archer sniffs around Malibu and finds the stink of blackmail, blood-money, and murder on every pricey silk shirt. Beset by dirty cops, a bumptious boxer turned... more...

  • The Doomstersby Ross Macdonald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but they’ve has been... more...

  • The Instant Enemyby Ross Macdonald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Generations of murder, greed and deception come home to roost in time for the most shocking conclusion ever in a Lew Archer novel. At first glance, it's an open-and-shut missing persons case: a headstrong daughter has run off to be with her hothead juvenile delinquent boyfriend. That is until this bush-league Bonnie & Clyde kidnap Stephen Hackett,... more...

  • Moonlight Mileby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.49

    “[Lehane has] emerged from the whodunit ghetto as a broader and more substantial talent....When it comes to keeping readers exactly where he wants them, Mr. Lehane offers a bravura demonstration of how it’s done.” — New York Times Moonlight Mile is the first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro suspense novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed,... more...

  • Cat Chaserby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    “ Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonard—quirky, peopled with oddball characters…and more twists and turns than a roller coaster.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer “A superior example of gritty writing and violent action.” — New York Times There are numerous reasons why Grand Master Elmore Leonard is considered “the coolest, hottest... more...

  • Red Angelby William Heffernan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 3.99

    Anyone who brings grief to the people NYPD detective Paul Devlin loves is going to have to pay. That's why he's accompanying Adrianna Mendez, the lady of his heart, to Cuba, where Adrianna's aunt Maria has met with a serious "accident." A great hero of Castro's revolution, revered throughout the island as Angel Rojo , Dr. Maria Mendez was burned... more...

  • Unholy Orderby William Heffernan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.24

    A woman is dead, her throat and midsection viciously slashed open, a lethal dose of heroin found in her system. But what makes this grisly New York outrage different from all the others -- and tosses the "red-ball" squarely in Detective Paul Devlin's lap -- is the fact that this victim was a nun. Blistering heat is coming down from the mayor's office,... more...

  • ARM and the Womanby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short... more...

  • The Babysitter's Codeby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short... more...

  • Black-Eyed Susanby Laura Lippman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has been hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, winning virtually every major award in the genre. The author of the enormously popular series featuring Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan as well as three critically lauded stand-alone novels, Lippman now turns her attention to short... more...