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Pimp: The Story of My Life

by Iceberg Slim

“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation

Pimp sent shockwaves throughout...


by Attica Locke


Wall Street Journal BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire, this...

Beware Beware

Juniper Song #2

by Steph Cha

Juniper Song—an unforgettable new crime heroine hailed as "young, sharp, and worldly-wise" by New York Times bestselling author Meg Gardiner—returns in this smart, fast-paced follow-up to Steph Cha's critically...

Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel

Weldon Holland #1

by James Lee Burke

In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life.

In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous...

The City Under the Skin

by Geoff Nicholson

A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map

A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing...

White Butterfly

Easy Rawlins #3

by Walter Mosley

The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he...


by Nic Pizzolatto

From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective, comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston.

On the same day that Roy Cady is...

A Red Death: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Si

Easy Rawlins #2

by Walter Mosley

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails...

Black Betty: Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Ga

Easy Rawlins #4

by Walter Mosley

1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the...

Bury Me Deep: A Novel

by Megan Abbott

Edgar Award–winning author and “reigning crown princess of noir” (Booklist) Megan Abbott reignites in Bury Me Deep the hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, shifting loyalties, and dark perversions of power...

Something More Than Night

by Ian Tregillis

Ian Tregillis's Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the...

Shoot the Woman First

Crissa Stone #3

by Wallace Stroby

A half million dollars in drug proceeds, guarded by three men with automatic weapons. For Wallace Stroby's determined heroine, professional thief Crissa Stone, and her team, stealing it was the easy part. But...

A Nasty Piece of Work

by Robert Littell

Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for early retirement in the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the creature comforts, such as they are, of a...

The Animal Factory

by Edward Bunker

The Animal Factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. Ron Decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot...

The Dogs of Winter

by Kem Nunn

Heart Attacks is California’s last secret spot—the premier mysto surf haunt, the stuff of rumor and legend. The rumors say you must cross Indian land to get there. They tell of hostile locals and shark-infested...

Tijuana Straits: A Novel

by Kem Nunn

From Kem Nunn, the National Book Award-nominated author of Tapping the Source and The Dogs of Winter, comes an exquisitely written tale of loss and redemption. Nunn renders the dangerous beaches and waters of...

The Given Day

Coughlin #1

by Dennis Lehane

"Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling...


Nameless Detective #37

by Bill Pronzini

Young, newly rich Verity Daniels claims to be receiving threatening demands for money from a mysterious caller. When Jake Runyon agrees to investigate, it seems a relatively simple matter to expose the extortionist...

World Gone By

Coughlin #3

by Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance,...


by Elmore Leonard

“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.”

Los Angeles Times

“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.”

New York Daily...