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A Private Party

by William Ard

When Timothy Dane is hired by a ruthless gang of hoodlums to find the killer of their chief, the tough private eye finds himself caught in a crossfire between vicious mobsters, gun-happy cops, and men living...


The Wycherly Woman

Lew Archer #9

by Ross Macdonald

Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear....


The Far Side of the Dollar

Lew Archer #12

by Ross Macdonald

Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? Are his wealthy parents protecting him or their own guilty secrets? And why does every clue lead Lew Archer to an abandoned...


Meet Me at the Morgue

by Ross Macdonald

Somebody in Pacific Point is guilty of a kidnapping, but what probation officer Howard Cross wants to find most is innocence: in an ex-war hero who has taken a tough manslaughter rap, in a wealthy woman with...


The Ferguson Affair

by Ross Macdonald

It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail.  Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making...


Find a Victim: A Lew Archer Novel

Lew Archer #5

by Ross Macdonald

Las Cruces wasn’t a place most travelers would think to stop. But after Lew Archer plays the good samaritan and picks up a bloodied hitchhiker, he finds himself in town for a few days awaiting a murder inquest....


Captains Outrageous

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #6

by Joe R. Lansdale

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find mucho trouble, this time in Mexico, when they come face to face with a nudist mobster, his seven-foot strong-arm, a octogenarian knife-touting fisherman, and, somehow, an armadillo....


Rumble Tumble

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #5

by Joe R. Lansdale

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are in for an action-packed adventure when they cross paths with a towering Pentecostal preacher, a midget with a giant attitude, and a gang of bikers turned soldiers of fortune....


The Goodbye Look

Lew Archer #15

by Ross Macdonald

In The Goodbye Look, Lew Archer is hired to investigate a burglary at the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers. The prime suspect, their son Nick, has a talent for disappearing, and the Chalmerses...


Me, Hood!

by Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane's "Me, Hood!" contains two novellas and a short story, each published in Cavalier magazine between 1959 and 1962.

Me, Hood!

The cops get wise and recruit the toughest hood around to lay down the...


Angel's Gate: A Shortcut Man Novel

by p.g. sturges

The latest novel in the acclaimed Shortcut Man series is a rousing tale of sex, sleaze, and salvation in the City of Angels that’s “filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most...


Donnybrook

by Frank Bill

The raw and as-insane-as-anticipated first novel from Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana

The Donnybrook is a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out in the sticks of southern...


The Remake: As Time Goes By

by Stephen Humphrey Bogart

Tough-guy private detective R.J. Brooks is back in New York City after solving the hardest case of his career, the murder of screen legend Belle Fontaine - his mother. His famous parents left him little but...


Southtown

by Rick Riordan

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

 

For Tres Navarre, English professor turned private investigator, business has lately taken a drastic turn south....


The Moving Target

Lew Archer #1

by Ross Macdonald

Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology...


One Foot Off the Gutter: A Novel

by Peter Plate

The time is 1996. Our narrator, Coddy, a policeman, is underpaid, sleep-deprived, and overweight. Coddy’s partner, Bellamy, is homeless, living out of their shared squad car, littering the back seat with his...


Soon the Rest Will Fall: A Novel

by Peter Plate

It seems like everyone in California is going to prison these days. And as another hot Christmas approaches in San Francisco, Robert Grogan and Slatts Calhoun are about to make the street after a stretch in...


Snitch Factory: A Novel

by Peter Plate

Amid a background of bank robberies and fatal gunshot wounds, the real drama here is bureaucratic and human. In her response to the adversity all around her, Peter Plate’s Charlene Hassler, a social worker...


Gun Work

by David J. Schow

POINT AND SHOOT.

Life isn't always cheap south of the border -- some lives are worth a million dollars. That’s what the Mexican kidnapping cartel was demanding for Carl Ledbetter’s wife. So Carl reached out...


The Widow

by Georges Simenon, John Petrie & Paul Theroux

The Widow is the story of two outcasts and their fatal encounter. One is the widow herself, Tati. Still young, she’s never had an easy time of it, but she’s not the kind to complain. Tati lives with her...