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Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Easy Rawlins #14

by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to  solve.

Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel...


Black Hammock: A noir thriller series set in Jacksonville, Florida

by Michael Wiley

Homicide detective Daniel Turner was never able to forget the unsolved case: the disappearance of Amon Jakobsen 18 years ago. Now he has returned to the isolated house on Black Hammock Island following reports...


Summary of Private Vegas: by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro | Includes Analysis

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Private Vegas: by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro | Includes Analysis

 

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Private investigator, Jack Morgan, deals with serial rapists, car bombings, murderous gold-diggers, a frame-up against his friend,...


Summary of Big Little Lies: by Liane Moriarty | Includes Analysis

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Dancing Bear

by James Crumley

Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run.

His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except...


Sunset City

by Melissa Ginsburg

A taut, erotically charged literary noir set in Houston about a woman caught up in her friend’s shocking murder, and the dark truths she uncovers.

Before the drugs, Danielle Reeves was Charlotte Ford’s most...


Night Eyes

by Claire Stibbe

When the young son of Albuquerque’s Mayor is kidnapped, Detective David Temeke and his partner Malin Santiago are called to investigate.

 

Meanwhile, a ten year enquiry into the murders of several young boys...


Bad Intent

by Michael Tabman

Bad Intent by Michael Tabman

Cocaine was the drug of choice in America during the 1980s and 1990s.  The Colombian Drug Cartels controlled drug trafficking with ruthless violence.  The cartels were well organized,...


Midnight Sin

by Michael Tabman

Midnight Sin by Michael Tabman

When a rookie cop walks on to the midnight shift, the lines between right and wrong become blurred.  Every step he takes and every decision he makes has unforeseen consequences....


Summary of While the City Slept: by Eli Sanders | Includes Analysis

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Borderline

by Mishell Baker

A cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in the first book of a new urban fantasy...


Shield of Straw

by Kazuhiro Kiuchi

BASIS OF THE TAKASHI MIIKE FILM | SOON TO BE A MOTION PICTURE STATESIDE

Ever since Assistant Inspector Mekari’s wife passed away, he has found no joy in living. As a member of Japan’s security police, he...


Where It Hurts

Gus Murphy #1

by Reed Farrel Coleman

From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. 

 

Gus...


Savage Highway

by Richard Godwin

On a remote highway in Arizona women are disappearing at truck stops. Journalist Johnny Sullivan travels to the area to investigate. He encounters hitchhiker Patty, who is being hunted by violent trucker Red....


Bloody October

by Kurt Amacker

It’s 1997, and the gothic underground has overtaken the New Orleans club scene. On Friday and Saturday nights, dark rock and the children of the night pour from the bar at the corner of Decatur and Ursulines....


Breaker: A Windy City Dark Mystery

by Richard Thomas

From Richard Thomas, the award-winning author of Disintegration (“a stunning and vital piece of work”—Irvine Welsh), comes another razor-sharp thriller featuring one of the most compelling and complex...


Jihadi

by Yusuf Toropov

<p>‘Toropov writes an utterly fantastic tale which does so many different things so well. The author captures the very essence of the "war on terror" and its psychological and moral complexities. It...


The Revenge of Liam McGrew: A Dermot Sparhawk Crime Novel

by Tom MacDonald

Boston Native Dermot Sparhawk is at it again. Dragged into yet another set of circumstances that he wants nothing to do with, Sparhawk is forced to call on all his connections and physical skills to keep from...


House of the Rising Sun: A Novel

Weldon Holland #2

by James Lee Burke

New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance—and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change...


Sharman and Other Filth

by Mark Timlin

They had so much on Sharman that he couldn't move without their say-so. Stuff he'd done for himself, and things he'd done for them, too. His name was ruined on both sides of the fence. So they came up with one...