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The Prince of Risk
A Novel
Written by Christopher Reich


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53506-9 (0-385-53506-6)

The New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account and the Rules of Deception series returns to the treacherous world of Wall Street. The Prince of Risk is a high-octane financial thriller set at the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism.

Robert "Bobby" Astor is a rising New York hedge fund... Read more >

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Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

Written by Ruth Rendell


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3118-4 (1-4000-3118-4)

Minty’s boyfriend, Jock, was killed in the disastrous train wreck at Paddington, shortly after he borrowed all her savings. Now he has come back to haunt her. Zillah lost her estranged husband, Jerry, in that same accident. She is not convinced he is actually dead, but for reasons of her own... Read more >
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The Babes in the Wood

Written by Ruth Rendell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3419-2 (1-4000-3419-1)

This was an investigation which would call into question many of Wexford’s assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family. . .

In The Babes in the Wood Ruth Rendell brings her keen psychological insight and rigorous moral sense to bear on Wexford’s assumptions about the way people behave, including... Read more >
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Piranha to Scurfy
And Other Stories
Written by Ruth Rendell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72759-7 (0-375-72759-0)

Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell.

A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out to their authors in vicious letters: Then one day he comes upon a book that attacks him. An elderly woman... Read more >
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The Secret in Their Eyes

Written by Eduardo Sacheri


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-450-4 (1-59051-450-5)

Benjamín Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning... Read more >
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Self's Murder

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70909-8 (0-375-70909-6)

Gerhard Self, the seventy-something, sambuca-drinking, Sweet-Afton smoking sleuth returns in a riveting new mystery about money-laundering, murder, and mafiosi.

Despite his failing health and his girlfriend's pleading, Gerhard Self won't stop doing what he does best—investigating. And his most recent case is one of the most intriguing of his career. Herr Welker... Read more >
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Self's Punishment

Written by Bernhard Schlink and Walter Popp


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70907-4 (0-375-70907-X)

As a young man, Gerhard Self served as a Nazi prosecutor. After the war he was barred from the judicial system and so became a private investigator. He has never, however, forgotten his complicity in evil.

Hired by a childhood friend, the aging Self searches for a prankish hacker who’s invaded the... Read more >
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The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
A Novel
Written by Elizabeth L. Silver


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34745-7 (0-385-34745-6)

At just twenty-five, Noa P. Singleton was confined to death row, awaiting execution for the murder of her father's pregnant girlfriend. As the months pass and her execution date gets closer, Noa is visited by the mother of her victim, a high-powered attorney, who has other plans for her. Exploring dark...

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The Abominable Man
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (7)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jens Lapidus


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39090-5 (0-307-39090-X)

The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career.

The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a... Read more >
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Cop Killer
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (9)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Liza Marklund


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39089-9 (0-307-39089-6)

The shocking ninth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö finds Beck investigating parallel cases that have shocked a small rural community.

In a country town, a woman is brutally murdered and left buried in a swamp. There are two main suspects: her closest neighbor and... Read more >
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The Fire Engine that Disappeared
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (5)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Colin Dexter


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39092-9 (0-307-39092-6)

The lightning-paced fifth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck investigating one of the strangest, most violent, and unforgettable crimes of his career.

The incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment not only interrupted the... Read more >
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The Laughing Policeman
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (4)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jonathan Franzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39050-9 (0-307-39050-0)

The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Martin Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass-murderer.

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by a mysterious assassin. The... Read more >
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The Locked Room
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (8)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Michael Connelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39049-3 (0-307-39049-7)

The stunning eighth installment in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful take on a classic locked room mystery.

A young blonde in sunglasses robs a bank and kills a hapless citizen. Across town, a corpse with a bullet shot through its heart is found... Read more >
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The Man on the Balcony
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (3)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Jo Nesbo


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39047-9 (0-307-39047-0)

The chilling third novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Martin Beck investigating a string of child murders.

In the once peaceful parks of Stockholm, a killer is stalking young girls and disposing their bodies. The city is on... Read more >
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Murder at the Savoy
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (6)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Arne Dahl


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39091-2 (0-307-39091-8)

The shocking sixth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck investigating a brutal assassination.

When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful Swedish industrialist is shot during his after-dinner speech in the luxurious Hotel Savoy, it sends a shiver down... Read more >
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Roseanna
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39046-2 (0-307-39046-2)

The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.

On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck... Read more >
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The Terrorists
A Martin Beck Police Mystery (10)
Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
Introduction by Dennis Lehane


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39088-2 (0-307-39088-8)

The final novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful, all consuming tale that rushes toward a thrilling, unexpected climax.

An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead a team to protect him from an international gang of terrorists. However... Read more >
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The Homecoming

Written by Carsten Stroud


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74536-1 (0-307-74536-8)

In Niceville, a pleasant Southern town where evil lurks just beneath the surface, two back-to-back airplane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, and double-dealing.
 
Detective Nick Kavanaugh must balance his investigation into the accidents with family concerns and a long-buried mystery. He and his wife Kate... Read more >
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Niceville

Written by Carsten Stroud


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74535-4 (0-307-74535-X)

Rainey Teague disappears on his way home from school, literally vanishing into thin air. He's there one moment and gone the next, captured on security cameras. After he is found, the nightmare only gets deeper, especially for detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, Kate, a family practice lawyer. They have all... Read more >
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Honeymoon to Nowhere

Written by Akimitsu Takagi


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-154-8 (1-56947-154-1)

Etsuko has fallen in love with a shy, studious lecturer at a university. But she has to tell her parents she’s pregnant to force their agreement to her marriage. Their objection is to the rest of her fiancé’s family: his father was a war criminal; his deceased younger brother, a murderer... Read more >

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The Tattoo Murder Case

Written by Akimitsu Takagi
Translated by Deborah Boehm


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-156-2 (1-56947-156-8)

Miss Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs left behind. Gone is that part of her that bore one of the most beautiful full-body tattoos ever rendered by her late father. Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor, must assist his detective brother who is... Read more >
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The Little Friend

Written by Donna Tartt


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3169-6 (1-4000-3169-9)

Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil.

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved... Read more >

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The Queen's Gambit
A Novel
Written by Walter Tevis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3060-6 (1-4000-3060-9)

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing... Read more >

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After Dark, My Sweet

Written by Jim Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73247-1 (0-679-73247-0)

After Dark, My Sweet is Thompson's tour de force of spiraling paranoia and violence. Read more >

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The Getaway

Written by Jim Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 3, 1990
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73250-1 (0-679-73250-0)

The Getaway is a Dantesque tour of the American underworld, a place where no motive is pure, no stranger is innocent, and no tie is too sacred to be betrayed in a nightmarish split second. Read more >
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