Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
eBooks
Newletters and Alerts
449 books in Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled

Subscribe to the Random House Fiction Newsletter.

Your Email Address:

Subscribe to our RSS/XML feed with web-based news readers.
Click your choice:

RSS
RSS PDF
Atom Feed
Add to Google

Browse Category

Find more Fiction & Literature books by browsing the categories below.

Fiction:

Fiction:

Sort: Author   Bestselling  Format   Date   Price   Title  
The Last One Left
The Last One Left
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827081
Our Price: $11.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
The Last One Left
A Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Dean Koontz


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $11.99

Murder at sea. No survivors, no evidence, no loose ends. Only a boatload of cash left for the taking. In this explosive novel from the author of the Travis McGee series, nothing is certain—not with enough money at stake to change a dozen lives . . . or end them.
 
... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Neon Jungle
The Neon Jungle
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826855
Our Price: $11.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
The Neon Jungle
A Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Dean Koontz


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $11.99

No writer captured the urban blight that befell postwar America in all its grime and commotion as well as noir legend John D. MacDonald. The Neon Jungle depicts a world in which the bright lights belie the turbulent lives of a lost generation.
 
Introduction by Dean Koontz
 
The... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Shovel Ready
Shovel Ready
Written by Adam Sternbergh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385348997
Our Price: $24.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Shovel Ready
A Novel
Written by Adam Sternbergh


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $24.00

The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.

... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
Shovel Ready
Shovel Ready
Written by Adam Sternbergh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385349000
Our Price: $9.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Shovel Ready
A Spademan Novel
Written by Adam Sternbergh


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $9.99

The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.

... Read more >
Shovel Ready
Shovel Ready
Written by Adam Sternbergh, Read by Arthur Morey
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804149297
Our Price: $17.50

For more information about downloading this audiobook
visit our Audiobook Download FAQ page.

Shovel Ready
A Novel
Written by Adam Sternbergh
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.50

The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire.

Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self.

... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
Slam the Big Door
Slam the Big Door
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827227
Our Price: $11.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Slam the Big Door
A Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Dean Koontz


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $11.99

When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can see a life slowly coming apart. The only question is... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Phantoms of Breslau
Phantoms of Breslau
Written by Marek Krajewski, Translated by Danusia Stok
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612192727
Our Price: $25.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Phantoms of Breslau
An Inspector Mock Investigation
Written by Marek Krajewski
Translated by Danusia Stok


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.95

Phantoms of Breslau is a cynical, moody thriller which solidifies Krajewski’s position as a distinctive voice in contemporary European fiction.”
Irish Examiner


Breslau, 1919: The hideously battered, naked bodies of four sailors are discovered on an island in the River Oder. When Criminal Assistant Eberhard Mock, back from the war, arrives at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Phantoms of Breslau
An Inspector Mock Investigation
Written by Marek Krajewski
Translated by Danusia Stok


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $25.95

Phantoms of Breslau is a cynical, moody thriller which solidifies Krajewski’s position as a distinctive voice in contemporary European fiction.”
Irish Examiner


Breslau, 1919: The hideously battered, naked bodies of four sailors are discovered on an island in the River Oder. When Criminal Assistant Eberhard Mock, back from the war, arrives at... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
The End of the World in Breslau
The End of the World in Breslau
Written by Marek Krajewski, Translated by Danusia Stok
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612192741
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The End of the World in Breslau
An Inspector Mock Investigation
Written by Marek Krajewski
Translated by Danusia Stok


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

The second installment in the darkly intelligent series that The Independent called “As noir as they get.”

1927, Breslau, Poland: Two elaborate and sadistic murders are discovered within days of each other. The body of an unknown musician, bound and gagged, is found behind a false wall in a shoemaker’s workshop. The victim had... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Perfect Hatred
Perfect Hatred
Written by Leighton Gage
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616953034
Our Price: $14.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Perfect Hatred

Written by Leighton Gage


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $14.95

Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate is assassinated in broad daylight at a campaign rally. Could the cases be related? To complicate Silva's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Cinnamon Skin
Cinnamon Skin
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984118
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Cinnamon Skin
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
In the Florida Keys, a houseboat explodes in a giant white flash, instantly killing the honeymooners onboard. Travis McGee’s best friend, Meyer, loses not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Lonely Silver Rain
The Lonely Silver Rain
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984125
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Lonely Silver Rain
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee has luck to thank for his reputation as a first-rate salvager of stolen boats. Now Billy Ingraham, a self-made tycoon... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Death of a Nightingale

Written by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
Translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thriller with a mystery seventy-years in the making.

Nina. Natasha. Olga. Three women united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it.

Natasha Doroshenko, a... Read more >
Whispering Death
Whispering Death
Written by Garry Disher
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616952969
Our Price: $14.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Whispering Death

Written by Garry Disher


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $14.95

The long-awaited sixth installment in the Inspector Hal Challis series set in Australia, available in the United States at last!
 
Hal Challis is in trouble at home and abroad: dressed down by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts; missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Free Fall in Crimson
Free Fall in Crimson
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984101
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Free Fall in Crimson
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
He was rich, mean, and slowly succumbing to cancer—until someone hastened the inevitable by beating him to death at a Florida truck... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Green Ripper
The Green Ripper
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984095
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Green Ripper
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee has known his share of beautiful girls, but true love always passed him by—until Gretel. Life aboard the Busted Flush has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Brother Kemal
Brother Kemal
Written by Jakob Arjouni, Translated by Anthea Bell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612192758
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Brother Kemal
A Kayankaya Thriller (5)
Written by Jakob Arjouni
Translated by Anthea Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $15.95

The return of Kemal Kayankaya, "The ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes" (Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review)

"A master of crime fiction... The sardonic humor survives intact, the writing is energetic, the plot moves right along."
—The New York Times

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

Jakob Arjouni's first novel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Brother Kemal
A Kayankaya Thriller (5)
Written by Jakob Arjouni
Translated by Anthea Bell


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.95

The return of Kemal Kayankaya, "The ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes" (Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review)

"A master of crime fiction... The sardonic humor survives intact, the writing is energetic, the plot moves right along."
—The New York Times

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

Jakob Arjouni's first novel... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Ratlines
Ratlines
Written by Stuart Neville
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616953027
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $15.95

Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
The Dreadful Lemon Sky
The Dreadful Lemon Sky
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984071
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Dreadful Lemon Sky
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Dreadful Lemon Sky is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Around four in the morning, Travis McGee is jarred awake by a breathless ghost from his past: an old flame who needs... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Empty Copper Sea
The Empty Copper Sea
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984088
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Empty Copper Sea
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Asking for help is something a proud man like Van Harder would never do. So when he shows up at the Busted Flush, Travis... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
A Dog in Water
A Dog in Water
Written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781939130037
Our Price: $14.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

A Dog in Water

Written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi


Format: Trade Paperback, 204 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $14.95

Until pain, memory, resignation and fury are all subsumed by the one possible conclusion, a thing or two may just be worth doing. Thus a nameless former cop who should never have become a private detective awaits clients in a dingy office across the street from a Chinese restaurant.

Impeccably paced... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
A Dog in Water

Written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $9.99

Until pain, memory, resignation and fury are all subsumed by the one possible conclusion, a thing or two may just be worth doing. Thus a nameless former cop who should never have become a private detective awaits clients in a dingy office across the street from a Chinese restaurant.

Impeccably paced... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Scarlet Ruse
The Scarlet Ruse
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984057
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Scarlet Ruse
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Scarlet Ruse is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee’s getting lazy. Drinking Boodles on the Busted Flush has become a full-time job. But when he hears that six figures’ worth... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Turquoise Lament
The Turquoise Lament
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812984064
Our Price: $16.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Turquoise Lament
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $16.00

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Turquoise Lament is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Funny thing about favors. Sometimes they come back to haunt you. And Travis McGee owes his friend a big one for saving his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Page 5 of 18
View past category highlights: