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Powers of Arrest

by Jon Talton

Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He's lucky to be alive. He's lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department....


A Morning for Flamingos

Dave Robicheaux #4

by James Burke

Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force.

His partner is dead--slain during a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left...


Trick Baby

by Iceberg Slim

This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in south side Chicago where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned.

Trick Baby tells the story of “White Folks,” a blue-eyed, light-haired,...


Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

by John Crawley

Had Mason Chase gone to sleep that night he might be dead. The fact that he didn't might make him wish he was dead.

With his family gruesomely murdered around him in their comfortable suburban home, he is arrested,...


Kiss The Girls and Make Them Die

by Charles Runyon

In the sterile white corridors of a mental ward - and the unexplored passages of the mind - unfolds a novel of heart-clutching terror, with a cast of characters caught inextricably in its lurking mystery:

DAN...


Experiment in Crime

by Philip Wylie

"International smuggling, vicious gangsters, beautiful girls ... sparkling, intriguing, outstanding." -- Phoenix Republic

"Adventure, suspense, and just good fun." -- Dallas News

"Excitement, plot ... once...


What It Was

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn #5

by George Pelecanos

Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to...


Conspiracy of Silence: A Joe Scintilla Mystery

Joe Scintilla Mysteries #1

by S.T. Joshi

Members of the Sarsfield clan have gathered at the palatial family estate under terms of the will of John Sarsfield, who created a riddle they must solve to inherit the family fortune. Scintilla is summoned...


The Given Day

Coughlin #1

by Dennis Lehane

Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane's extraordinary eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads where...


The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful...


The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel

Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer #1

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2006, Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2006

by Michael Connelly, Big Kenny & Allen Rucker

This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has...


Pimp: The Story of My Life

by Iceberg Slim

Before Hip Hop, there was the pimp. The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip Hop generation what it’s all about, where they came from. By telling the story of one man’s...


Lake Charles: A Mystery Novel

by Ed Lynskey

"Bears comparison with the best noir fiction being published today. I loved it." -Ed Gorman

"LAKE CHARLES is going to scorch your soul. Ed Lynskey has given us a geographical and spiritual wasteland that that...


The Captain Must Die

by Robert Colby

Battle-scarred and weary, they swore revenge against the officer they hated. For twelve long years they remembered. For twelve long years they plotted. And now Captain Driscoll was going to pay for what he had...


The Black-Eyed Blonde

by Benjamin Black

Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin...


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 Thin Man

by Dashiell Hammett

Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder...


Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies,...


The Big Sleep: A Novel

Marlowe #1

by Raymond Chandler

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and...


Half the Blood of Brooklyn: A Novel

by Charlie Huston

“One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century.”

–Stephen King

“Hard-boiled horror, pulp noir vampires, decaying urban souls– you’re gonna need a shower...