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Dead Man Upright

by Derek Raymond

Never before available in the U.S., the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher’s England.

The fifth and final book...


Black Star Nairobi

by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Two cops—one American, one Kenyan—team up to track down a deadly terrorist.

It’s December 2007. The Kenyan presidential elections have gotten off to a troubled start, with threats of ethnic violence in...


The Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery

by Frank Lentricchia

“Vivid and unnerving . . . Eliot Conte is an instant original.”

—The Washington Post

Someone's shooting dogs in Utica . . .

Ex-PI Eliot Conte (“part Mike Hammer and part William S. Burroughs,” according...


A Private Venus: A Duca Lamberti Noir

by Giorgio Scerbanenco & Howard Curtis

"A noir writer richly deserving rediscovery."

Publishers Weekly

The book that gave birth to Italian noir . . .

Milan, 1966: When Dr. Duca Lamberti is released from prison, he’s lost his medical license...


One Man, One Murder: A Kayankaya Thriller (3)

by Jakob Arjouni & Anslem Hollo

“Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes.”

—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

To rescue a kidnapped prostitute, Kemal Kayankaya...


He Died with His Eyes Open

by Derek Raymond

As it turns out, a dead man can tell stories...

Murders are a dime a dozen in Margaret Thatcher's London, and when it comes to the brutal killing of a middle-aged alcoholic found dumped outside of town, Scotland...


Come, Sweet Death

by Wolf Haas & Annie Janusch

Another dose of hilarity and mayhem from the author Carl Hiaasen calls “the real deal”

In this winner of the German Thriller Prize, ex-cop Simon Brenner, as part of his never-ending quest to get as far away...


Nazis in the Metro

by Didier Daeninckx & Anna Moschovakis

A riveting novel of political intrigue, set on the Left Bank of Paris

From France’s leading political crime writer comes a novel that delves into the country’s radical political movements on both the left...


Resurrection

by Wolf Haas & Annie Janusch

“Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book scene is long overdue.”

—Carl Hiaasen

THE FIRST INSPECTOR BRENNER NOVEL

The darkly comic book that launched the bestselling series . . ....


Phantoms of Breslau: An Inspector Mock Investigation

by Marek Krajewski & Danusia Stok

Phantoms of Breslau is a cynical, moody thriller which solidifies Krajewski’s position as a distinctive voice in contemporary European fiction.”

Irish Examiner

Breslau, 1919: The hideously battered,...


Brother Kemal: A Kayankaya Thriller (5)

by Jakob Arjouni & Anthea Bell

The return of Kemal Kayankaya, "The ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes" (Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review)

"A master of crime fiction... The sardonic humor survives intact, the writing...


The Buenos Aires Quintet

by Manuel Vazquez Montalban & Nick Caistor

Assignment: Finding one of Argentina's 30,000 "Disappeared" ... likely outcome: Becoming one yourself.

The Argentine army's "Dirty War" disappeared 30,000 people, and the last thing Pepe Carvalho wants is to...


Tattoo

by Manuel Vazquez Montalban & Nick Caistor

Only Pepe Carvalho could use a tattoo saying "Born to Raise Hell in Hell" as evidence that the police are, once again, dead wrong

In a Spain still stifled under the rule of Franco, former CIA operative--and former...


Traitors to All: A Duca Lamberti Noir

by Giorgio Scerbanenco & Howard Curtis

From the godfather of Italian noir

“A noir writer richly deserving rediscovery.” 
—Publishers Weekly

One balmy spring evening on the outskirts of Milan, a Fiat with two passengers plunges into a canal....


The Angst-Ridden Executive

by Manuel Vazquez Montalban & Ed Emery

Introducing one of crime fiction’s most legendary detectives, and greatest writers, to America

When Antonio Jauma, a director of the multinational conglomerate Petnay, is murdered, his widow seeks out private...


Murder in the Central Committee

by Manuel Vazquez Montalban & Patrick Camiller

At a meeting of the central committee of Spain's Communist Party, in a room both locked and guarded, general secretary Fernando Garrido is stabbed to death. But the Party refuses to believe it was an inside...


The Minotaur's Head: An Inspector Mock Investigation

by Marek Krajewski & Danusia Stok

The fourth volume in the Inspector Eberhard Mock Quintet, the series called "As Noir as it gets" by the The Independent.

When Abwehr Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year's Eve revelries to attend...


The End of the World in Breslau: An Inspector Mock Investigation

by Marek Krajewski & Danusia Stok

The second installment in the darkly intelligent series that The Independent called “As noir as they get.”

1927, Breslau, Poland: Two elaborate and sadistic murders are discovered within days of each other....


The Bone Man

by Wolf Haas & Annie Janusch

The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken.

At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside,...


A Very Profitable War

by Didier Daeninckx & Sarah Martin

A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One

In January 1920, in the aftermath of “the war to end all wars,” private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the...