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Only Child: A Burke Novel

Burke #14

by Andrew Vachss

It’s been years since Burke has been home, years since he’s seen his “family” and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty and his wallet...


A Hell of a Woman

by Ron Hummer & Phyllis Raynor

It's the summer 2010, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Doc Halladay has joined The Philadelphia Phillies in a bid to go back and win the World Series after losing to the New York Yankees in 2009.

6 months ago, Don Gunn's...


Some Clouds

by Paco Ignacio, II Taibo

Mexico City independent detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne is summoned back home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Héctor soon...


Return to the Same City

by Paco Ignacio, II Taibo

Héctor Belascoarán Shayne has danced with the dead. Luke Estrella does the rumba in white patent leather shoes. Together, they make the perfect pair to lead each other into an inferno under an azure Acapulco...


No Happy Ending

by Paco Ignacio, II Taibo

The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best. First, Héctor discovers the...


An Easy Thing: A Hector Belascoaran Shayne Mystery

by Paco Ignacio, II Taibo

Set amidst the political turbulence and social unrest of contemporary Mexico City, An Easy Thing introduces English-speaking readers to Taibo's human and world-weary protagonist, independent detective Héctor...


The Night Gardener

Barry Best Novel 2007

by George Pelecanos

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been...


The Getaway Man

by Andrew Vachss

Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile...


The Lady in the Lake: A Novel

Marlowe #4

by Raymond Chandler

A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead....


Murder Without Pity

by Steve Haberman

Paris during the early part of the 21st Century: dark with fog, riots over police killings, and Far Right demagogues. Here state criminal investigator Stanislas Cassel works at the Palace of Justice. Ashamed...


Everybody Pays

by Andrew Vachss

A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer.  An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious...


Terminal: A Burke Novel

Burke #17

by Andrew Vachss

After years of carefully working the edges, a blood-commitment forces Burke's return to his former career: "violence-for-money." Claw, once the shot-caller of a white supremacist prison gang is free . . . and...


Down in the Zero

Burke #7

by Andrew Vachss

   Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age in which guilty secrets are obsolete and murder isn't even worth a news headline. And in the person of his haunted, hell-ridden private eye Burke,...


Footsteps of the Hawk

Burke #8

by Andrew Vachss

  In Footsteps of the Hawk Burke himself is in danger of becoming a victim.  Two rogue cops are stalking him.  The coolly seductive Belinda Roberts wants him to free a man charged with a grisly string of...


Playback: A Novel

Marlowe #7

by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never herd of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law...


Blackjack: A Cross Novel

by Andrew Vachss

TO:  UNIT 3 Chicago

FROM: DIRECTOR

IMPORTANCE: Critical

 

SUBJECT:  Specimen Retrieval

 

TARGET: Shadowy hunter-killer teams, ID'ed via signature kills worldwide. Identifiable only by skull-spine removal from...


Strega

Burke #2

by Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss's implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph—and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose...


Gun Monkeys

by Victor Gischler

Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend’s garage. But he’s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever...


Eve Missing

by Ralph Pezzullo

Where is Eve? Tony Annicelli (aka Smokey) retired from the NYPD after he took four bullets in his side trying to settle a domestic dispute. One of his first cases as a PI involved a troubled runaway who has...


Blood of My Blood

by Ralph Pezzullo

Smokey Annicelli promised Evan Bravere as his best friend lay dying he'd look after Evan's son Ricky. It wasn't a hardship-he was Ricky's godfather. But years passed, and life happened, and he lost track of...