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Don't Ever Get Old

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2013

by Daniel Friedman

When Buck Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, Buck decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But a...


Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies,...


Shortcut Man: A Novel

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2012

by p.g. sturges

A smart and entertaining crime series debut set in the underbelly of Los Angeles, with a cast of characters that runs the gamut from saints to sinners.

In the City of Angels, not everyone plays by the rules....


Fun and Games

Charlie Hardie #1

Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2012

by Duane Swierczynski

The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski.

Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing...


If the Dead Rise Not: A Bernie Gunther Novel

Bernie Gunther #6

Barry Best British Novel 2010

by Philip Kerr

"Every time we're afraid we've seen the last of Bernie Gunther, Philip Kerr comes through." -The New York Times Book Review

Hailed as "one of the greatest series of crime novels in the world" (El Pais, Spain),...


Queenpin: A Novel

Barry Best Paperback Original 2008, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2008

by Megan Abbott

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...


The Dramatist

Jack Taylor #4

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2007

by Ken Bruen

Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober---off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he's been able to keep clean: his dealer's in jail, which leaves Jack without a source....


Priest

Jack Taylor #5

Barry Best British Novel 2007

by Ken Bruen

Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort.  But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.

 

Jack Taylor, devastated...


The Night Gardener

Barry Best Novel 2007

by George Pelecanos

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...


The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel

Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer #1

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2006, Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2006

by Michael Connelly, Big Kenny & Allen Rucker

This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has...


The Killing of the Tinkers

Jack Taylor #2

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2005

by Ken Bruen

When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of The Guards his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of The Killing of the Tinkers,...


The Guards

Jack Taylor #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2004

by Ken Bruen

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards, Ireland’s police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway...


Black Cherry Blues: A Novel

Dave Robicheaux #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1990

by James Burke

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...


The Long Goodbye: A Novel

Marlowe #6

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1955

by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and...