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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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Mike Hammer - Murder Never Knocks

by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins

A failed attempt on his life by a contract killer gets Mike Hammer riled up. But it also lands him an unlikely job: security detail for a Hollywood producer having a party to honor his beautiful fiancée,...

Shield of Straw

by Kazuhiro Kiuchi


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. 



Cut Me In

by Ed McBain

When a Man’s Partner is Killed,

He’s Supposed to Do Something About It. 

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers,...

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...


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...

Eyes Full of Empty

by Jérémie Guez & Edward Gauvin

The son of an Algerian immigrant, Idir is a disappointment to his doctor father. Torn between his wealthy school friends and his neighborhood pals, who range from petty thieves to professional criminals, Idir...


by Rob Leininger

For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly...

Second Skin: A noir mystery series set in Jacksonville, Florida

by Michael Wiley

When one of her students is found dead, English teacher Lillian Turner and her husband Johnny are drawn into the subsequent investigation - despite being warned off the case by Lillian's brother, homicide detective...

Third Strike: Book 7 (Charlie Fox crime and suspense thriller series)

by Zoë|| Sharp

For Charlie Fox, New York was supposed to be a fresh start. An ocean away from the brutal memories of her days in Special Forces and from the father who turned his back when she needed him most. She soon discovers...