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The Tryst

Written by Michael Dibdin


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70010-1 (0-375-70010-2)

“One of my patients thinks somebody’s trying to kill him,” Aileen Macklin says to her husband over breakfast. A psychiatrist with a fading marriage, Aileen is haunted by the glue-sniffing lad who comes to her in a panic, begging to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for protection. Gary Dunn clearly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8045-5 (0-8129-8045-X)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a novel that is itself the subject of one of literature’ s most enduring mysteries. The story recounts the troubled romance of Rosa Bud and the book’s eponymous character, who later vanishes. Was Drood murdered, and if so by whom? All clues point to John... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Introduction by Laurie R. King


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6606-0 (0-8129-6606-6)

The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family’s estate, the locals are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Format: Paperback, 1088 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1986
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21241-9 (0-553-21241-9)

Here, in the only volume of its kind, are all four full-length novels and fifty-six short stories about the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes--every word Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most
famous resident. Read more >
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Sorry

Written by Zoran Drvenkar
Translated by Shaun Whiteside


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47516-9 (0-307-47516-6)

Imagine a man who does the most unspeakable things.
Imagine the forgiveness he needs.
Imgine the pain he gives.
Imagine forgiving him.
You will.

Kris, Tamara, Frauke, and Wolf are four friends who are drifting through their twenties, underemployed and unfulfilled. Sick of being treated badly at work, they decide to start a business of... Read more >
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Mapping the Edge
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75861-4 (0-375-75861-5)

Anna, a self-sufficient and reliable single mother, packs her bags one day for a short vacation to Italy. She leaves her beloved daughter at home in London with good friends. When Anna doesn’t return, everyone begins to make excuses, until the likelihood that she might not come back at all becomes... Read more >
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Blood's A Rover
Underworld USA 3
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72741-2 (0-375-72741-8)

America's master of noir delivers his masterpiece, a rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot.

Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Crime Wave
Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70471-0 (0-375-70471-X)

Los Angeles.  In no other city do sex, celebrity, money, and crime exert such an irresistible magnetic field.  And no writer has mapped that field with greater savagery and savvy than James Ellroy.  With this collection of reportage and short fiction, Ellroy returns to his native habitat and portrays it as a smog-shrouded netherworld... Read more >

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Destination: Morgue!
L.A. Tales
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3287-7 (1-4000-3287-3)

Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America’s capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state’s evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the... Read more >
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Hollywood Nocturnes

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27879-1 (0-307-27879-4)

A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatch–his own. An ex-con raging on revenge in High Darktown becomes a cop’s worst nightmare. While chasing kidnappers, two cops stumble on an okie town as bloody as the O.K. Corral. A strongarm for Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen finds himself... Read more >

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My Dark Places

Written by James Ellroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 19, 1997
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76205-8 (0-679-76205-1)

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb.  Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and... Read more >
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Perfidia
A novel
Written by James Ellroy


Format: Hardcover, 720 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95699-6 (0-307-95699-7)

It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish... Read more >

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The Glitter Scene

Written by Monika Fagerholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-305-7 (1-59051-305-3)

Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until... Read more >
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Harry Lipkin, Private Eye

Written by Barry Fantoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95046-8 (0-307-95046-8)

Meet Harry Lipkin: Part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch.

Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. He’s not the best P.I. in Miami, but at eighty-seven, he’s certainly the oldest. His latest client, Mrs. Norma... Read more >
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Flinch
A Novel
Written by Robert Ferrigno


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3024-8 (1-4000-3024-2)

His last novel, Heartbreaker, was called by the Chicago Tribune “recklessly exciting and wildly funny. [It leaves the] reader gasping for air and begging for more.” With Flinch, Robert Ferrigno’s electrifying and darkly funny new novel, we get what we’ve been waiting for.

At the center is Jimmy Gage, a tabloid writer... Read more >

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The Double Game

Written by Dan Fesperman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74440-1 (0-307-74440-X)

A Seattle Times Best Mystery of the Year

A Times of London Best Crime/Thriller Book of the Year

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as... Read more >
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Lie in the Dark

Written by Dan Fesperman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-064-4 (1-61695-064-1)

Chasing murderers in the middle of a civil war might seem absurd, and also dangerous. But that is Investigator Petric’s job as one of the few homicide detectives left in Sarajevo. Anarchy masquerades as authority, and Petric must struggle against the chaos even to remain the policeman and not become the... Read more >

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The Book of Spies
An Anthology of Literary Espionage
Edited by Alan Furst
Introduction by Alan Furst


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75959-8 (0-375-75959-X)

An anthology of the world’s best literary espionage, selected by a contemporary master of the genre, Alan Furst.

Here is an extraordinary collection of work from some of the finest novelists of the twentieth century. Inspired by the politics of tyranny or war, each of these writers chose the base elements of... Read more >
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Siren of the Waters

Written by Michael Genelin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-56947-585-0 (1-56947-585-7)

Jana entered the Czechoslovak police force as young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The Communist regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter’s respect for her. But she has never stopped being a seeker of justice.

Now, she has risen to the rank of... Read more >
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The Distance
A Thriller
Written by Helen Giltrow


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53699-8 (0-385-53699-2)

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse.

Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security... Read more >

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Errors and Omissions

Written by Paul Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27489-2 (0-307-27489-6)

An astonishing novel of legal and moral suspense from Paul Goldstein, a stunning new legal literary talent.
Meet Michael Seeley, a take-no-prisoners intellectual property litigator–and a man on the brink of personal and career collapse. So when United Pictures virtually demands that he fly out to Hollywood to confirm legally that they... Read more >

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A Patent Lie

Written by Paul Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27490-8 (0-307-27490-X)

A gripping inside look at high-stakes lawyering, A Patent Lie is further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller.
After being forced from his high-powered Manhattan law firm, Michael Seeley—the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions—has set up shop in his native Buffalo. Partly out of need... Read more >
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Shoot the Piano Player

Written by David Goodis


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 3, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73254-9 (0-679-73254-3)

Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and nerve-racking exploration of different kinds of loyalty: the kind a man owes his family, no matter how bad that family is; the kind a man owes a woman; and, ultimately, the loyalty he owes himself. The result is a moody thriller that, like... Read more >

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Spade & Archer
The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's THE MALTESE FALCON
Written by Joe Gores


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27706-0 (0-307-27706-2)

A wonderfully dark, pitch-perfect noir prequel to The Maltese Falcon, featuring Dashiell Hammett’s beloved detective, Sam Spade.

It’s 1921—seven years before Sam Spade will solve the famous case of the Maltese Falcon. He’s just set up his own agency in San Francisco and he gets off to a quick start, working cases... Read more >
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Novel
Written by Mark Haddon


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 31, 2003
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51210-7 (0-385-51210-4)

**Winner, The 2003 Whitbread Book Award

**Winner, 2003 Whitbread Award for First Novel

**ALA Notable Book, 2003


Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to... Read more >
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