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Child 44

Barry Best First Novel 2009

by Tom Rob Smith

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.

Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state....


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Millennium #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2009, Barry Best British Novel 2009

by Stieg Larsson

The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the new book in the Millennium Series, is available now!

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly...


A Happy Marriage

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2009

by Rafael Yglesias

A Happy Marriage is both intimate and expansive: It is the story of Enrique Sabas and his wife, Margaret, a novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of their courtship and...


Envy the Night

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2008

by Michael Koryta

In this first stand-alone novel from the critically acclaimed Edgar Award-finalist, Michael Koryta fulfills his early promise with a dark and mature novel of a young man trying to escape his past.

It has been...


Down River

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2008

by John Hart

Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Everything that shaped him happened near that river....

Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder....

John Hart's debut, The...


The Turnaround

Hammett Prize 2008

by George Pelecanos

On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.

Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a...


The Faithful Spy: A Novel

John Wells #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2007

by Alex Berenson

“A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”–Vince Flynn

A New York Times reporter has drawn upon his experience covering...


The Messenger

Gabriel Allon #6

Barry Best Thriller 2007

by Daniel Silva

The #1 national bestseller from the author of Prince of Fire

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the New York Times...


Mr. Clarinet

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2007

by Nick Stone

There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder—his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective...


The Grave Tattoo

Portico Prize for Fiction 2006

by Val McDermid

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty.

After torrential summer...


Echo Park

Harry Bosch #12

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2006

by Michael Connelly

In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in...


Paranoia/Company Man

Barry Best Thriller 2006

by Joseph Finder

PARANOIA

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime....


Immoral

Jonathan Stride #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2006

by Brian Freeman

In a riveting debut thriller, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first page to the last.

Lieutenant Jonathan...


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 Prisoner of Guantanamo

Hammett Prize 2006

by Dan Fesperman

When the body of an American soldier is discovered in Cuban waters near the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo, Revere Falk, a former FBI agent, is reassigned from his job interrogating an accused al-Qaeda...


The Enemy: A Jack Reacher Novel

Jack Reacher #8

Barry Best Novel 2005

by Lee Child

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Make Me.

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s...


The Distant Echo

Barry Best British Novel 2004

by Val McDermid

Bestselling, award-winning author Val McDermid delivers her most stunning story yet in The Distant Echo---an intricate, thought-provoking tale of murder and revenge

Four in the morning, mid-December, and snow...


The Small Boat of Great Sorrows: A Novel

Vlado Petric #2

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2003

by Dan Fesperman

Vlado Petric, a former homicide detective in Sarajevo, is now living in exile, and making a meagre living working at a Berlin construction site, when an American investigator for the International War Crimes...


City of Bones

Harry Bosch #8

Anthony Best Novel 2003, Barry Best Novel 2003

by Michael Connelly

On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood...


Mystic River

Anthony Best Novel 2002, Barry Best Novel 2002

by Dennis Lehane

"There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected."

When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled tip to their...