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Dead Men Kill: A Murder Mystery of Wealth, Power, and the Living Dead

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (January 01, 2010)

Detective Terry Lane is a standout cop—as tough as Eliot Ness of The Untouchables—who thought he’d seen it all . . . until now.  But he’s never seen a murder spree like this.  The evidence is clear:...


French Concession

by Xiao Bai Harper (July 07, 2015)

An acclaimed Chinese writer makes his English language debut with this heart-stopping literary noir, a richly atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue, set in Shanghai in 1931—an electrifying,...


The Bowman Touch

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

The girl in the black velvet gown looked to be very drunk - she also looked to be in plenty of trouble...

Bowman liked neither her type of escort not the way she was being manhandled into the sedan parked outside...


The Last Vanity

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Edwin Newsome was pretty worried about his brother's health - so worried that he hired Glenn Bowman to work his way into Harold Newsome's household to do some unofficial sleuthing.

Harold was suffering from...


Bowman on Broadway

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Pull up a chair and relax.

We'd like you to meet Glenn Bowman, one of the toughest-and smartest- private eyes in New York.

This time he's got himself involved in trying to keep alive the current heart-throb...


The Long Night

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

A Phone call for Bowman at two a.m.... A honeyed, velvet voice of invitation... A trip across town in the small hours...A grim discovery in a swanky apartment...

From these tense beginnings, Hartley Howard-past-master...


Bowman Strikes Again

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

There was poison in the glass-and it was the detective in the case who drank it! But for the attentions of a conscientious drug-store attendant there would have been one dark handsome stranger the less to spend...


Extortion

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (January 16, 2013)

Glenn Bowman, the toughest and most cynical private investigator in New York, lands himself up to the chin in trouble by witnessing the disposal of a gravely injured man. Bowman plays it straight, calls the...


Death of Cecilia

by Hartley Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (November 26, 2012)

First published in 1952, Death of Cecilia begins with a telephone conversation, started with a conventional greeting, but to Glenn Bowman the voice seemed to carry a note of cold menace. It went on to warn him...


Serpents Rising: A Cullen and Cobb Mystery

by David A. Poulsen Dundurn (October 20, 2014)

Private investigator Mike Cobb and journalist Adam Cullen take on twin investigations that take them onto Calgary's meanest streets on the trail of a runaway and a killer.


Bloodlines

by Marcello Fois MacLehose Press (September 09, 2014)

When Giuseppe Mundula first sees Michele Angelo Chironi across the corridor of a Sardinian orphanage, the reserved blacksmith realizes he has found the son and heir he never knew he needed. And when, a few years...


Pimp: The Story of My Life

by Iceberg Slim Cash Money Content (May 10, 2011)

“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation

Pimp sent shockwaves throughout...


Laura

by Vera Caspary The Feminist Press at CUNY (July 24, 2014)

Basis for the famous film noir: a woman who kept men spellbound--even after her death.


The Queen's Mare

by John Birkett Witness Impulse (December 30, 2014)

All bets are off when it comes to kidnap, mayhem, and murder …

When the "Grand Dame of Kentucky Racing" enlists private eye Michael Rhineheart to deliver the ransom for a kidnapped broodmare and her foal, Rhineheart...


The Last Private Eye

by John Birkett Witness Impulse (December 30, 2014)

Nasty horseplay at the Derby lands Rhineheart in a race against time to stop a murderous scheme …

Michael Rhineheart is a Louisville private eye with a taste for bourbon and a nose for trouble. He's as tough...


Pleasantville

by Attica Locke Harper (April 21, 2015)

WINNER OF THE HARPER LEE PRIZE FOR LEGAL FICTION

Wall Street Journal BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire, this...


By the Balls: The Complete Collection

by Jim Pascoe & Tom Fassbender Akashic Books (April 16, 2013)

Reintroducing hard-boiled detective Ben Drake to a whole new generation, with two brand-new short stories and additional materials.


The Dewey Decimal System

by Nathan Larson Akashic Books (April 19, 2011)

The riveting and hilarious debut noir novel from award-winning film composer Nathan Larson (Boys Don't Cry, and others).


Beware Beware

Juniper Song #2

by Steph Cha St. Martin's Press (August 12, 2014)

Juniper Song—an unforgettable new crime heroine hailed as "young, sharp, and worldly-wise" by New York Times bestselling author Meg Gardiner—returns in this smart, fast-paced follow-up to Steph Cha's critically...


Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel

Weldon Holland #1

by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2014)

In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life.

In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous...


The Pinkerton Files Five-Book Bundle

by David Luchuk Joe Books (June 17, 2014)

The Pinkerton Files sets real cases of America's first detective in a world of radical inventions driving a bitterly divided nation to war. These stories, which inspired the audio series narrated by Battlestar...


The Nervous System

by Nathan Larson Akashic Books (July 03, 2012)

Larson's antihero Dewey Decimal is back in this bombastic and soulful sequel to The Dewey Decimal System.


South by South Bronx

by Abraham Rodriguez Akashic Books (April 01, 2008)

Undistilled noir in the much-anticipated third novel from the American Book Award-winning Bronx native.


The City Under the Skin

by Geoff Nicholson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map

A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing...


The Boatman and the Traitor

by David Luchuk Joe Books (May 20, 2014)

The Pinkerton Files sets real cases of America's first detective in a world of radical inventions driving a bitterly divided nation to war. These stories, which inspired the audio series narrated by Battlestar...


The Sleepwalker and the Spy

by David Luchuk Joe Books (May 20, 2014)

The Pinkerton Files sets real cases of America's first detective in a world of radical inventions driving a bitterly divided nation to war. These stories, which inspired the audio series narrated by Battlestar...


The First Person

by Pierre Turgeon Groupe Cogito Média (February 14, 2013)

In The First Person, an embittered computer programmer working for the police has decided to erase his identity. We do not know why. Leaving his old life behind, the man becomes a private detective in Los Angeles...


Riverside Drive: Border City Blues

by Michael Januska Dundurn (May 06, 2013)

Jack McCloskey returned to Windsor, Ontario, from the Great War lost in a battle with his inner demons. When he channels his energy into amateur fights, he's noticed by a gangster moonlighting as a boxing promoter....


The Black-Eyed Blonde

by Benjamin Black Henry Holt and Co. (March 04, 2014)

Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

"It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin...


White Butterfly

Easy Rawlins #3

by Walter Mosley Washington Square Press (June 22, 2010)

The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he...


Galveston

by Nic Pizzolatto Scribner (June 15, 2010)

From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective, comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston.

On the same day that Roy Cady is...


A Red Death: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Si

Easy Rawlins #2

by Walter Mosley Washington Square Press (June 22, 2010)

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails...


Black Betty: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Ga

Easy Rawlins #4

by Walter Mosley Washington Square Press (June 22, 2010)

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the...


Bury Me Deep: A Novel

by Megan Abbott Simon & Schuster (July 07, 2009)

Edgar Award–winning author and “reigning crown princess of noir” (Booklist) Megan Abbott reignites in Bury Me Deep the hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, shifting loyalties, and dark perversions of power...


Something More Than Night

by Ian Tregillis Tom Doherty Associates (December 03, 2013)

Ian Tregillis's Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the...


Shoot the Woman First

Crissa Stone #3

by Wallace Stroby St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

A half million dollars in drug proceeds, guarded by three men with automatic weapons. For Wallace Stroby's determined heroine, professional thief Crissa Stone, and her team, stealing it was the easy part. But...


A Nasty Piece of Work

by Robert Littell St. Martin's Press (November 19, 2013)

Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for early retirement in the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the creature comforts, such as they are, of a...


The Double

by George P. Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (October 08, 2013)

Every man has his dark side...Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers.

The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The...


Shoedog

by George P. Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (September 17, 2013)

From "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world" ("Esquire") comes this powerful early novel, now available in paperback for the first time--the noirish story of how a Washington, D.C., liquor store heist shows...


The Animal Factory

by Edward Bunker St. Martin's Press (September 24, 2013)

The Animal Factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. Ron Decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot...


The Dogs of Winter

by Kem Nunn Scribner (September 17, 2013)

Heart Attacks is California’s last secret spot—the premier mysto surf haunt, the stuff of rumor and legend. The rumors say you must cross Indian land to get there. They tell of hostile locals and shark-infested...


Tijuana Straits: A Novel

by Kem Nunn Scribner (September 17, 2013)

From Kem Nunn, the National Book Award-nominated author of Tapping the Source and The Dogs of Winter, comes an exquisitely written tale of loss and redemption. Nunn renders the dangerous beaches and waters of...


Killer's Art

by Mari Jungstedt & Tiina Nunnally Stockholm Text (January 15, 2013)

Brutal murderers and art-thefts shake the exquisite Swedish art world as an underworld of prostitution and drugs is revealed.


The Dead of Summer

by Mari Jungstedt & Tiina Nunnally Stockholm Text (May 15, 2012)

A painful past is woven into the crime investigation of the murder of a family man on picturesque island Gotland.


Red Angel

by William Heffernan HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

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...


The Given Day

Coughlin #1

by Dennis Lehane William Morrow (October 06, 2009)

"Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling...


Nemesis

Nameless Detective #37

by Bill Pronzini Tom Doherty Associates (July 09, 2013)

Young, newly rich Verity Daniels claims to be receiving threatening demands for money from a mysterious caller. When Jake Runyon agrees to investigate, it seems a relatively simple matter to expose the extortionist...


World Gone By

Coughlin #3

by Dennis Lehane William Morrow (March 10, 2015)

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance,...


Stick

by Elmore Leonard William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.”

Los Angeles Times

“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.”

New York Daily...


Point and Shoot

Charlie Hardie #3

by Duane Swierczynski Mulholland Books (April 30, 2013)

FUN & GAMES AND HELL & GONE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE HARDIE SERIES' ASTONISHING CONCLUSION.

Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked...