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The Great Game
The Myths and Reality of Espionage
Written by Frederick P. Hitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72638-5 (0-375-72638-1)

In this riveting insider’s account, a former inspector general of the CIA compares actual espionage cases and practices with classic and popular spy fiction, showing that the real world of espionage is nearly always stranger and more complicated than even the best spy fiction.

Exploring everything from tradecraft and recruitment to bureaucracy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ghostman

Written by Roger Hobbs


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95996-6 (0-307-95996-1)

Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist.

When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who’s occasionally called Jack. While it’s doubtful that anyone knows... Read more >

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Johannes Cabal the Detective

Written by Jonathan L. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3077-2 (0-7679-3077-0)

Johannes Cabal returns in this fearfully funny and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue . . . five thousand feet off the ground.

When an attempt to steal a rare book turns sour, Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, finds himself in a foreign prison awaiting execution. A... Read more >
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The Expendable Man

Written by Dorothy B. Hughes
Afterword by Walter Mosley


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-495-1 (1-59017-495-X)

“It was surprising what old experiences remembered could do to a presumably educated, civilized man.” And Hugh Denismore, a young doctor driving his mother’s Cadillac from Los Angeles to Phoenix is eminently educated and civilized. He is privileged, would seem to have the world at his feet. Then why does the... Read more >
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Moonlight Downs

Written by Adrian Hyland


Format: Trade Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-526-3 (1-56947-526-1)

Winner of Australia’s Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel

Emily Tempest has been away from Australia for a long time, but now she’s returned to the Moonlight Downs “mob,” the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. She is looking forward to a... Read more >
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The Broken Ones

Written by Stephen M. Irwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74444-9 (0-307-74444-2)

In the near-future murder is still the same. Its who’s watching that’s different.

The worldwide aftershock of what becomes known as "Gray Wednesday" is immediate and catastrophic, leaving governments barely functioning and economies devastated. Hollow-eyed apparitions appear, haunting their loved ones and others. But some things never change. When Detective Mariani... Read more >
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Death Comes to Pemberley

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95065-9 (0-307-95065-4)

In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their... Read more >

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Devices and Desires

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7624-6 (1-4000-7624-2)

After the publication of his latest book of poetry, Commander Adam Dalgliesh has escaped from the hubbub of London to the remote Norfolk headland called Larksoken and the converted windmill he has inherited from his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape from murder. A psychopathic serial killer has been terrorizing... Read more >
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The Murder Room
A Novel
Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7609-3 (1-4000-7609-9)

Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James’s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne—a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time—when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the family trustees... Read more >
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Talking About Detective Fiction

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74313-8 (0-307-74313-6)

P. D. James, the undisputed queen of mystery, gives us an intriguing, inspiring and idiosyncratic look at the genre she has spent her life perfecting.

Examining mystery from top to bottom, beginning with such classics as Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, and then looking at... Read more >
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A Taste for Death

Written by P. D. James


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9647-3 (1-4000-9647-2)

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the... Read more >
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The Paris Directive

Written by Gerald Jay


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94749-9 (0-307-94749-1)

In Berlin, two former French intelligence agents hire Klaus Reiner, a ruthlessly effective hit man, to eliminate an American industrialist vacationing in southwestern France. Reiner easily locates his target in the small village of Taziac, but the hit is compromised when three innocent people are in the wrong place at the... Read more >
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Greed
A Novel
Written by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-842-5 (1-58322-842-X)

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE

Greed
is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story

Written by Mat Johnson
Illustrated by Simone Gane


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2160-7 (1-4012-2160-2)

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, two men travel to a devastated New Orleans to pull off the bank heist of a lifetime. Up against the clock and eluding armed competitors, the men find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in American history. All around them... Read more >

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Devil-Devil
Introducing the Sergeant Kella and Sister Conchita Series Set in the Solomon Islands
Written by Graeme Kent


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-060-6 (1-61695-060-9)

It’s not easy being Ben Kella. As a sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, he is viewed with distrust by both the indigenous islanders and the British colonial authorities. In the past few days he has been... Read more >
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Lizzie!

Written by Maxine Kumin
Illustrated by Elliott Gilbert


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-518-0 (1-60980-518-6)

America, meet Lizzie Peterlinz, age 11. Paralyzed below the waist after slipping off a diving board two years ago, Lizzie does not let her wheelchair get in the way of her curiosity. She and her single mother are starting life over in a small town in Florida, where Lizzie’s hunger for... Read more >
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Death and the Penguin

Written by Andrey Kurkov
Translated by George Bird


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville International Crime
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-55-4 (1-935554-55-7)

A masterful tale set in post-Soviet Kiev that’s both darkly-funny and ominous...

In the widely hailed prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev–he’s out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid... Read more >
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Penguin Lost

Written by Andrey Kurkov
Translated by George Bird


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville International Crime
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-56-1 (1-935554-56-5)

Andrey Kurkov’s first book to be published in English, Death and the Penguin, was hailed by leading critics in the US and the UK as “a tragicomic masterpiece” (The Daily Telegraph) of suspense about life on the crime-riddled streets of an impoverished, post-Soviet Kiev. But until now, fans haven’t been able... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bottoms

Written by Joe R. Lansdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47526-8 (0-307-47526-3)

It is 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottoms of the Sabine River... Read more >
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Vanilla Ride

Written by Joe R. Lansdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45545-1 (0-307-45545-9)

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the kings of East Texas mischief and mayhem, return in this full-throttle thriller to face off with the Dixie Mafia.

When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites Hap along for the ride. Everything goes according... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Easy Money
A Novel
Written by Jens Lapidus
Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39023-3 (0-307-39023-3)

From one of Sweden's most successful criminal defense laywers comes an unflinching look at Stockholm's underworld.

Jorge Barrio is a drug dealer who's in jail again after his accomplices flipped on him to save their own hides. Meticulously, he plots his revenge. Meanwhile, JW, a student working part time as a cab... Read more >
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Life Deluxe
A Novel
Written by Jens Lapidus
Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37750-0 (0-307-37750-4)

The final chapter in the electrifying Stockholm Noir Trilogy, which has been translated into more than thirty languages worldwide: here is the no-holds-barred, rapid-fire tale of a supreme struggle for the legacy of the Swedish underworld, as the power, honor, and respect commanded by Stockholm’s largest criminal organization are passed from... Read more >
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Never Fuck Up
A Novel
Written by Jens Lapidus
Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37749-4 (0-307-37749-0)

From Sweden’s internationally best-selling crime novelist, the author of Easy Money, comes the riveting second installment of the Stockholm Noir Trilogy. With his trademark live-wire staccato prose and raw energy, Jens Lapidus returns to the streets of Stockholm with an electrifying tale of seedy police officers and vicious underworld criminals.

Mahmud... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Book 3 of the Millennium Trilogy
Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45456-0 (0-307-45456-8)

In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head.

But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist... Read more >

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26999-7 (0-307-26999-X)

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—is under close supervision in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: when she’s well enough, she’ll stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she... Read more >
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