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The Craigslist Murders

by Brenda Cullerton

Who’s killing the Upper East Side trophy wives?

Unleashing the pent-up fury most Americans feel over the financial crisis, Brenda Cullerton’s wickedly riotous tale of an interior “desecrator” turned murderess...


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...


Come

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...


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...


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...


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...


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

Inspector Eberhard Mock Quartet #3

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,...


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...


Brother Kemal

Kayankaya #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...


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...


The End of the World in Breslau

Inspector Eberhard Mock Quartet #2

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,...


The Accidental Pallbearer

by Frank Lentricchia

Introducing a gritty new detective series set in the bleak hinterlands of upstate new York

Washed-up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking...


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...


Death and the Penguin

by Andrey Kurkov & George Bird

A masterful tale set in post-Soviet Kiev that's both darkly-funny and ominous...

In the widely hailed prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked...


Penguin Lost

by Andrey Kurkov & George Bird

Penguin Lost finds Viktor Zolotaryov sneaking back into Kiev under an assumed identity to undertake a dangerous mission: He wants to find Misha, his penguin, whom he fears has fallen into the hands of the criminal...


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...


Death in Breslau

Inspector Eberhard Mock Quartet #1

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...


Brenner and God

by Wolf Haas & Annie Janusch

Introducing one of Europe's most widely popular detective series

Wanting out of high-stress detective work, Simon Brenner takes a calming job as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old girl back and forth in a...