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Blaze Away

by Bill James

Local crook Ralph Ember wants some art to elevate his gentleman's club; and who else would he visit to procure this art but profoundly dodgy fine arts dealer Jack Lamb? Add to the mix stolen-art procurer Basil...


Disclosures

by Bill James

Ralph Ember is a big-time crook on Harpur and Ilse's local ground. But Ralph wasn't always their villain: his past is entwined with London copper Esther Davidson and the lethal street war that was the making...


Snatched: A British black comedy

by Bill James

George Lepage, the Hulliborn's new director, dreams of bringing the Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, with its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, to the museum. But an unhinged...


The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers

by Bill James

Widely considered to be one of the greatest minds in the history of the game, Bill James has changed the way we think about the sport of baseball. In this chronicle of field generals, strategists, and occasional...


In the Absence of Iles

by Bill James

Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles misses a crucial conference and is not able to give vital advice to a colleague, Assistant Chief Constable Esther Davidson. She is having big trouble from a local gang...


Naked at the Window

by Bill James

Drug dealer Ralph Ember stumbles on a ghastly surprise when he and sidekick Beau Derek arrive at the house of yachtsman Barney Coss, his bulk supplier. Barney and his two women have been savagely murdered and...


Noose

by Bill James

The past is an inescapable noose around a young man's neck, in this blackly comic, satirical novel from renowned crime writer Bill James

Britain, 1956. A young actress seemingly tries to commit suicide over a...


Play Dead

by Bill James

Good detective work allowed the pair to arrest and charge a fellow policeman, who murdered an undercover officer in an attempt to keep a crook-police racket secret. But their work is not yet done. Who ordered...


Undercover

by Bill James

When Harpur and Iles are called in to investigate an undercover investigation gone wrong, they can sense dark, hazardous times ahead . . . - After a gang shooting involving an undercover police officer, Colin...


Vacuum

by Bill James

The brand-new Harpur and Iles police procedural from master crime writer Bill James - After the dreadful business when his son and wife were shot, Mansel Shale has turned to God – leaving DCS Colin Harpur...


I Am Gold: A Harpur & Iles Mystery (Vol. Book 27)  (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

by Bill James

The 27th installment in the popular Harpur & Iles series. A woman and her stepson are gunned down while driving to school on a quiet residential street. An former bodyguard kills himself by firing two pistols...


World War Two Will Not Take Place

by Bill James

Set during an alternative version of 1938 with Bill James' trademark satirical take on events - England,1938. War looms, but the Prime minister's talks with Hitler in Munich seem to result in a pact of peace....


Girls: A Harpur & Iles Mystery (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

by Bill James

"[Bill James'] strangely compelling series offers its own ample rewards."—Mystery Scene For years Panicking Ralph Ember and Mansel Shale have run profitable drugs empires in peaceful cooperation with each...


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

by Bill James

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball now examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America.

Celebrated writer...


Full of Money

by Bill James

Part social satire, part police procedural, Bill James returns with the stunning prequel to Tip Top - In the drug-ridden Whitsun and Temperate housing estates a connection, once made, is only ever one thing:...


Hotbed: A Harpur & Iles Mystery (Vol. Book 26)  (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

by Bill James

Who gets hurt when the bad guys cross paths? For years drug baron Ralph Ember has run his crooked enterprises peacefully enough alongside those of his rival, Mansel Shale. Their empires have been tolerated by...


The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

by Bill James

When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan...


In the Absence of Iles (Vol. Book 25)  (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

by Bill James

The 25th installment of the acclaimed Harpur & Iles series by mystery master Bill James. Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles’s absence from a police undercover conference sets the stage for the moral and...


Pix (Vol. Book 24)  (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

by Bill James

The 24th novel in the Harpur & Iles series follows DCI Harpur into an illicit narcotics ring. There’s intrigue right from the start of this new entry in Bill James’s Harpur and Iles series: A houseful of...


The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches

by Bill James & Rob Neyer

Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent...