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Return of the Thin Man: Two never-before-published novellas featuring Nick & Nora Charles

by Dashiell Hammett, Richard Layman & Julie M. Rivett

Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in 1934,...


Murder In Memoriam

by Didier Daeninckx & Liz Heron

On the evening of October 17, 1961 twenty-thousand Algerians marched in Paris in defiance of and in protest against a curfew imposed by Maurice Papon, chief of the Paris Metropolitan Police. The protesters were...


Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane

From Gone, Baby, Gone to Mystic River to Shutter Island to The Given Day, the phenomenal Dennis Lehane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today—whether...


Invisible Murder

by Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis & Tara Chace

The second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, following Fall 2011's New York Times–bestselling The Boy in the Suitcase

 

In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet...


Wake Up and Scream

by Milton K. Ozaki

Something was wrong, terribly wrong.

Terror froze her for a moment, and in that moment of horror a fist smashed into her face. There was nothing in that dark room but her trembling body and the nightmare.

She...


Bring Him Back Dead

by Day Keene

He was as rare as a three-dollar bill . . . an honest man in the town of French Bayou - that was crowding Phenix City out of corruption's first place.

He was young Deputy Sheriff Andy Latour, with enough stern...


The Big Kiss-Off

by Day Keene

Cade Cain was back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. His first night home he'd been beaten by a sadistic hoodlum and warned to get out of town fast. Now someone had planted a bullet-riddled...


Carnival of Death

by Day Keene

On the day they gave the money away . . . the shopping center was a scene of confusion. A carnival had been set up nearby, and now a clown was throwing coins and bills to the eager crowd.

Suddenly the gay scene...


Too Black for Heaven

by Day Keene

She had a plan . . .

She would find the man that had done this terrible thing to her.

She would get into her cream-colored Cadillac and drive until she came to Blairville - his town.

She would look for his house...


Inquest

by Milton K. Ozaki

Author's Note --

Some may think this is a cruel and shocking story. It is cruel, though, only in the sense that men are cruel, for men motivated the events which I have described here. And it is shocking only...


Case of the Cop's Wife

by Milton K. Ozaki

The Operation was planned carefully because these men were professionals in the sciences of death, terror and violence.

More than a hundred thousand dollars was at stake, and they had to be sure nothing would...


Case of the Deadly Kiss

by Milton K. Ozaki

He followed her for a block . . . swiftly and silently. As she neared the park, he smiled tightly and began to close in.

When she reached the park, she began to run across the frozen ground. Her head was down...


This Man is Dangerous

by Peter Cheyney

In the first of the Lemmy Caution series, a group of organised gangsters are operating a 'snatch' racket, laying a plan - worked out in the minutest detail - to kidnap the daughter of an American millionaire...


I'll Say She Does

by Peter Cheyney

In his tenth and final adventure, set just after the end of the Second World War, Lemmy Caution is in Paris investigating the theft of secret State Department documents. In the opinion of his chief, however,...


You'd Be Surprised

by Peter Cheyney

Blood's runnin' down my face from where this guy's just bust me, my nose feels like it's split in half. Then this dame gets up an' strolls over to me - I reckon I am not lookin' quite so good.

She says: 'Well...


Don't Get Me Wrong

by Peter Cheyney

Proceed with caution ... to Mexico ...

... or at least Mexico as Lemmy Caution sees it: 'It's hot as hell. Away down the dirt road some guy's playin' one of them wailin' Mexican fandangles which give me that...


Dames Don't Care

by Peter Cheyney

Henrietta looked at Lemmy Caution with starry eyes. 'There's breakfast on the way,' she said, 'come on in.'

'Listen lady,' replied Lemmy. 'Maybe you ain't heard about me. I think I oughta warn you, I am not the...


Death in Breslau: An Inspector Mock Investigation

by Marek Krajewski & Danusia Stok

Introducing one of the most stylish and moody historic detective series ever: The Inspector Eberhard Mock Quartet

Occupied Breslau, 1933: Two young women are found murdered on a train, scorpions writhing on their...


Riverside Drive: Border City Blues

by Michael Januska

Jack McCloskey returned to Windsor, Ontario, from the Great War lost in a battle with his inner demons. When he channels his energy into amateur fights, he's noticed by a gangster moonlighting as a boxing promoter....


Shadows at the Spring Show: An Antique Print Mystery

by Lea Wait

She's an antique print dealer, a college professor, and now...a parent? Maggie Summer is considering adopting a child from the New Jersey agency Our World, Our Children, and she has happily agreed to stage a...