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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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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Tattoo Murder Case

Written by Akimitsu Takagi


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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A Swell-Looking Babe

Written by Jim Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 1991
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73311-9 (0-679-73311-6)

Combining an ingeniously nasty blackmail scheme with serpentine Oedipal intrigue, A Swell-looking Babe is the crime novel as gothic. Read more >

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The Reservoir

Written by John Milliken Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-444-3 (1-59051-444-0)

On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. The case attracts local attention, and an eccentric group... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Once A Spy
A Novel
Written by Keith Thomson


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-47314-1 (0-307-47314-7)

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer’s-addled father, Drummond, they’re attacked by two mysterious shooters. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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The Book of Revelation
A Novel
Written by Rupert Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70845-9 (0-375-70845-6)

In an edgy psychological thriller that is as mesmerizing as it is profound, Rupert Thomson fearlessly delves into the darkest realm of the human spirit to reveal the sinister connection between sexuality and power.

Stepping out of his Amsterdam studio one April afternoon to buy cigarettes for his girlfriend, a dashing 29-year... Read more >
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The Cold Song

Written by Linn Ullmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-667-6 (1-59051-667-2)

Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
 
Siri and Jon’s marriage... Read more >
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Sliver of Truth
Ridley Jones #2
Written by Lisa Unger


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-94968-4 (0-307-94968-0)

In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner and into an abyss of violence, deception, and fear. She is being a lot more careful about where she steps and trying to get on with her life when another seemingly mundane act—picking up a few envelopes of prints at a... Read more >

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Aftershock
A Thriller
Written by Andrew Vachss


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90774-5 (0-307-90774-0)

The idyllic facade of a small coastal tourist magnet hides its secrets well. But when the shining star pitcher of the girls’ softball team guns down the most popular boy in school, the shockwaves reverberate far beyond the school’s walls. In the wake of the killing, two of the town’s newer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Getaway Man

Written by Andrew Vachss


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3119-1 (1-4000-3119-2)

Eddie starts stealing cars long before he’s old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile institutions and a state prison term, Eddie’s skills and loyalty attract the attention of J.C.... Read more >
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Mortal Lock

Written by Andrew Vachss


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95083-3 (0-307-95083-2)

A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL

A hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his “perimeter” from a dangerous interloper. A man for hire grudgingly accepts help from a teenage girl to track an online predator... Read more >
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