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Pimp: The Story of My Life

by Iceberg Slim

Before Hip Hop, there was the pimp. The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip Hop generation what it’s all about, where they came from. By telling the story of one man’s...


Trick Baby

by Iceberg Slim

This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned.

Trick Baby tells the story of “White Folks,” a blue-eyed, light-haired,...


Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

by John Crawley

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,...


Kiss The Girls and Make Them Die

by Charles Runyon

In the sterile white corridors of a mental ward - and the unexplored passages of the mind - unfolds a novel of heart-clutching terror, with a cast of characters caught inextricably in its lurking mystery:

DAN...


What It Was

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn #5

by George Pelecanos

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...


The Given Day

Coughlin #1

by Dennis Lehane

Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane's extraordinary eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads where...


The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful...


The Captain Must Die

by Robert Colby

Battle-scarred and weary, they swore revenge against the officer they hated. For twelve long years they remembered. For twelve long years they plotted. And now Captain Driscoll was going to pay for what he had...


Something More Than Night

by Ian Tregillis

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 Thin Man

by Dashiell Hammett

Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder...


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,...


The Big Sleep: A Novel

Marlowe #1

by Raymond Chandler

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and...


Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel

Bernie Gunther #7

by Philip Kerr

This The New York Times bestseller will make the Bernie Gunther series the new gold standard in thrillers.

Bernie Gunther is one of the great protagonists in thriller literature. During his eleven years working...


The Dain Curse

by Dashiell Hammett

The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate...


A Little Yellow Dog: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Gr

Easy Rawlins #5

by Walter Mosley

November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence -- but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's...


Devil in a Blue Dress

Easy Rawlins #1

by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse....


A Nasty Piece of Work

by Robert Littell

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...


Drama City

by George P. Pelecanos

Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in...


Kiss Me Deadly

by Mickey Spillane

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


A Quiet Flame: A Bernie Gunther Novel

Bernie Gunther #5

by Philip Kerr

Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires

When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer...