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The Barbarous Coast

The Barbarous Coast

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...

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The Vintage Book of Classic Crime

The Vintage Book of Classic Crime

The great Raymond Chandler once noted that "the detective or mystery story . . . has become so thoroughly explored that the real problem for a writer now is to avoid writing a mystery...

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The Big Knockover

The Big Knockover

Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He...

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The Goodbye Look

The Goodbye Look

In The Goodbye Look, Lew Archer is hired to investigate a burglary at the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers. The prime suspect, their son Nick, has a talent...

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Wild Wives

Wild Wives

Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father’s smothering influence. Unfortunately for...

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Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into...

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Sliver of Truth

Sliver of Truth

Ridley Jones is on a mission to find a ghost from her past . . . a very deadly ghost.In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner...

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The Big Book of Female Detectives

The Big Book of Female Detectives

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. A Vintage Crime/Black...

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The Man Who Smiled

The Man Who Smiled

From the dean of Scandinavian noir, comes a riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for...

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's...

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Bomber's Law

Bomber's Law

A winding tale of suspicion and intrigue, George V. Higgins skillfully recounts the story of elusive Short Joey Mossi.   When detective sergeant Harry Dell’Appa...

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The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream.   Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. ...

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Safe House

Safe House

In Burke, Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York's meanest streets. ...

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The Arms Maker of Berlin

The Arms Maker of Berlin

An unflinching thriller from Dan Fesperman that takes us deep into the White Rose resistance movement during World War II. When Nat Turnbull’s mentor,...

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Flood

Flood

Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner.  She wants Burke...

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The Chicago Way

The Chicago Way

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,...

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe

Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant, very single partner, and a low paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves...

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Native Tongue

Native Tongue

"Ruthlessly wicked...Wonderful...His best book yet."ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTIONWhen the precious clue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key...

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The Death and Life of Bobby Z

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARTEL.When Tim Kearney, a small-time criminal, slits the throat of a Hell's Angel and draws a life sentence...

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Lucky You

Lucky You

Grange, Florida, is, famous for its miracles-the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately,...

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The Assignment

The Assignment

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a novel about...

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Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

A riveting new thriller by a writer universally acknowledged as Sweden's leading criminologist. A young man falls to his death from a window in Stockholm....

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Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Millions of men and (no doubt many) women have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts—“do it” on television and...

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Harm Done

Harm Done

The search for the body commenced. Then the victim walked into town.Behind the picture-postcard façade of Kingsmarkham lies a community rife with violence, betrayal,...

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