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The Simple Art of Murder

Marlowe #9

by Raymond Chandler

Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates...


Farewell, My Lovely: A Novel

Marlowe #2

by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller,...


Choice of Evil

Burke #11

by Andrew Vachss

When his girlfriend, Crystal Beth, is gunned down at a gay rights rally in Central Park, Burke, the underground man-for-hire and expert hunter of predators, vows vengeance.  But someone beats him to the task:...


False Allegations

Burke #9

by Andrew Vachss

Burke--ex-con, mercenary, sometime killer--makes his living preying on New York's most vicious predators and avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss's mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds...


Mask Market: A Burke Novel

Burke #16

by Andrew Vachss

Burke, the relentless urban mercenary, returns in this riveting new thriller by bestselling author Andrew Vachss. Two decades ago, Burke "recovered" a teenage runaway from a pimp. Now she's on the run, again....


A Moment of Doubt

by Jim Nisbet

The streets of San Francisco ooze with danger, sex, poets, and technology in this hard-boiled mystery, creating a story that is at turns hilarious, thrilling, and obscene. Set in the 1980s, this is the tale...


Old Flame: A Jackson Steeg Novel

by Ira Berkowitz

Dark streets. Darker secrets.

Jackson Steeg thought he’d finally put all that behind him.

He was wrong.

Jackson Steeg isn’t an NYPD homicide cop anymore, not since the bullet he took to the lung. But Steeg’s...


False Negative

by Joseph Koenig

Adam Jordan wrote the best and worst articles of his journalistic career on the same day. The worst was bad enough to get him fired - but the best landed him a new job, penning lurid articles for Real Detective...


A Question of Belief: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

by Donna Leon

Donna Leon’s best-selling series featuring the principled, warmhearted Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti has won her countless fans, critical acclaim, and international renown as one of the world’s best...


Scavenger Hunt

by Robert Ferrigno

Philip Marlow and Lew Archer would recognize a kindred spirit in Jimmy Gage, reporter for SLAP magazine, troublemaker by trade and inclination, and the hero of Robert Ferrigno’s sinuous new crime novel. While...


The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

by Otto Penzler & Keith Alan Deutsch

An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. 

 

Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir.  It was...


Through a Glass, Darkly: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

by Donna Leon

Donna Leon opens doors to the hidden Venice like no one else. With her latest novel, Through a Glass, Darkly, Leon takes us inside the secretive island of Murano, home of the world-famous glass factories. On...


Suffer the Little Children: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

by Donna Leon

Donna Leon’s charming, evocative, and addictive Commissario Guido Brunetti series continues with Suffer the Little Children. When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital...


Fatal Remedies: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

by Donna Leon

For Commissario Brunetti, it began with an early morning phone call. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city. But soon Brunetti is shocked to find...


Blood from a Stone: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

by Donna Leon

Blood from a Stone brings Donna Leon's celebrated character Commissario Guido Brunetti back on the scene: On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San...


Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die!

by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins

When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead...


Willful Behavior

by Donna Leon

When Commissario Guido Brunetti first meets her, Claudia Leonardo is merely one of his wife Paola’s students. Intelligent and serious, she asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed...


Safe House

Burke #10

by Andrew Vachss

In Burke, Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York's meanest streets.  In this blistering new thriller,...


Savage Night

by Jim Thompson

Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite...


Texas by the Tail

by Jim Thompson

To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley's fast hands are the only gift fate's ever given him. He's never held down a steady job, and when...