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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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


Airtight Willie & Me: The Story of the South's Black Underworld

by Iceberg Slim Cash Money Content (March 12, 2013)

In this collection of six gritty tales from the underground, Iceberg Slim creates a tribute to the streets and those forced to try to survive them.

From slick con men, classic tales of revenge, to a heist gone...


The Big Nowhere

L.A. Quartet #2

by James Ellroy Grand Central Publishing (January 01, 2013)

"ELLROY IS THE AUTHOR OF SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL CRIME NOVELS EVER WRITTEN"- NEW YORK TIMES

Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his...


L.A. Confidential

L.A. Quartet #3

by James Ellroy Grand Central Publishing (January 01, 2013)

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both...


Lights Out

by Jason Starr St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

"Lights Out is a fast, furious page-turner. This book is a huge treat."---Jeffery Deaver, author of The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

From Barry and Anthony Award-winning author Jason Starr comes a story of...


Panic Attack

by Jason Starr St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

An intruder, a desperate struggle, a family under siege: This is Jason Starr's most provocative and suspenseful novel to date.

Dr. Adam Bloom has the perfect life. He's financially secure and lives in a luxurious...


The Follower

by Jason Starr St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

In New York City's work hard, play harder singles scene, a young woman looking for love can find herself the object of a deadly obsession.

With each meaningless date and disappointing new boyfriend, Katie Porter...


Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane William Morrow (October 02, 2012)

From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring...


The Pallbearer

by Farmer Jordan Skyhorse (November 20, 2018)

Lynch, West Virginia, is a husk of a town: houses collapsing, deserted coal mines, the money gone. The residents who have not abandoned their homes find themselves living in poverty with little-to-no job opportunities,...


Heir Apparent

by James Terry Skyhorse (March 12, 2019)

A compelling and compulsively readable riff on the classic noir detective novel that follows a hard-drinking PI accused of a murder he didn’t commit--or did he?

Eddie King wakes up one morning with a splitting...


The Churchgoer

by Patrick Coleman Harper Perennial (July 30, 2019)

A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of Summer

"The Churchgoer is a wonderful debut novel from a writer with more than a few tricks up his sleeve.”--Los Angeles Times

A haunting debut literary noir about a former...


The New Iberia Blues

by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster (January 08, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana in this gripping mystery from “modern...


The Night Gardener

Barry Best Novel 2007

by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (August 08, 2006)

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been...


Blood Truth

Rick Cahill #4

by Matt Coyle Oceanview Publishing (December 05, 2017)

• 4th in the award-winning Rick Cahill series

• Anthony Award-winning and Shamus, Macavity, and Lefty Award-nominated author

• Author has been compared to Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and Dashiell...


Robicheaux: A Novel

Dave Robicheaux #21

by James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster (January 02, 2018)

James Lee Burke’s most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this New York Times bestselling mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana: an “enthralling yet grim novel that…will captivate,...


Mafia III: Plain of Jars

by Marsheila Rockwell & Jeff Mariotte Insight Editions (October 31, 2017)

This novel, modeled in the style of detective "pulp" novels from the 1960s, expands upon the world of 1968 New Bordeaux, Louisiana, a city ruled by organized crime and corrupt officials as depicted in the hit...


Savage Night

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (May 01, 2012)

Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite...


Texas by the Tail

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (May 01, 2012)

To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley's fast hands are the only gift fate's ever given him. He's never held down a steady job, and when...


Now and on Earth

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (May 01, 2012)

San Diego in the years before World War II. James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time....


The Alcoholics

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (May 01, 2012)

Dr. Peter S. Murphy needs fifteen thousand dollars by the end of the day, or the city of Los Angeles can say goodbye to the El Healtho clinic. A recovery center for the most severe cases of alcoholism in the...


Tribulations of the Shortcut Man: A Novel

by p.g. sturges Scribner (February 07, 2012)

From a writer described as “a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler” (Michael Connelly), the follow-up to Shortcut Man, featuring Dick Henry in a rousing tale of sin and salvation in the City of Angels.

Dick...


Walk Away

Camaro Espinoza #2

by Sam Hawken Mulholland Books (January 31, 2017)

Camaro Espinoza is "the deadliest female protagonist since Jon Land's Caitlin Strong and Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander" (Booklist).

Camaro Espinoza is a former combat medic whose past is shrouded in mystery....


The Rip-Off

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (March 01, 2012)

Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It's not just that he thinks she's out of his league. It's more that the longer...


A Hell of a Woman

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (March 01, 2012)

Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working...


Roughneck

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (March 01, 2012)

By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other...


Heed the Thunder

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (March 01, 2012)

In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it's perfectly all...


Bad Boy

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (March 01, 2012)

From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the...


Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

by John Ph.D Crawley Gallivant Press/Venture Galleries, LLC (February 21, 2013)

Had Mason Chase gone to sleep that night he might be dead. The fact that he didn't might make him wish he was dead.

With his family gruesomely murdered around him in their comfortable suburban home, he is arrested,...


The Blinds

by Adam Sternbergh Ecco (August 01, 2017)

BOLO Top Read of 2017

PopSugar Best Book of 2017

 

From the Edgar Award-nominated author of Shovel Ready, a blistering new thriller that Dennis Lehane calls “propulsive and meaningful”

For fans of Cormac McCarthy,...


The Last Gig

by Norman Green Witness Impulse (May 23, 2017)

Norman Green, critically acclaimed author of four crime novels, debuts a fresh, edgy character in the streetwise Alessandra Martillo, a female take on the P.I.s of yesteryear. Tough as nails and sometimes heartless,...


What It Was

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn #5

by George Pelecanos Reagan Arthur Books (January 23, 2012)

Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to...


Long White Con: The Biggest Score of His Life

by Iceberg Slim Cash Money Content (January 03, 2012)

Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic. Continuing the saga, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen.

Picking...


A Morning for Flamingos

Dave Robicheaux #4

by James Burke Mulholland Books (December 15, 2011)

Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force.

His partner is dead--slain during a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left...


Black Cherry Blues: A Novel

Dave Robicheaux #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1990

by James Burke Mulholland Books (December 15, 2011)

Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair.

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana...


A Swell-Looking Babe

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (November 01, 2011)

It was supposed to be only a temporary job--something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground and raise enough money for medical school. After all, there's nothing wrong with being...