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  • Minor in Possessionby J. A. Jance

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    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$ 5.99

    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...

  • Prayers for Rainby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law... more...

  • Darkness, Take My Handby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand , a terrifying tale of redemption. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro’s latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution.... more...

  • Sacredby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money… Enter tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all – and survived. But this case leads them into unexpected territory: a place of lies... more...

  • The Chicago Wayby Michael Harvey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Private detective Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. But when the partner turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly... more...

  • 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...

  • Queenpinby Megan Abbott

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 9.99

    Re-released to coincide with Abbott’s newest novel, Dare Me , this eBook edition of Queenpin also includes the original short story, "Policy," that the novel was based on. A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden... more...

  • The Tin Roof Blowdownby James Lee Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...