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The Green Ripper
The Green Ripper
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826794
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The Green Ripper
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"McGee has become part of our national fabric."

SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER

Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel... Read more >
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The Lonely Silver Rain
The Lonely Silver Rain
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826824
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The Lonely Silver Rain
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"Travis McGee is back in action and he is in fine, fine form...What a treat. It is John D. MacDonald's 21st Travies McGee book and, without reservaton, his best."

THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE

Searching for a wealthy friend's yacht, Travis McGee puts himself square in the center of the international cocaine trade, and... Read more >
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The Long Lavender Look
The Long Lavender Look
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826732
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The Long Lavender Look
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"McGee has become part of our national fabric."

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in ten feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when... Read more >
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Nightmare in Pink
Nightmare in Pink
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307827265
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Nightmare in Pink
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"A knight in slightly tarnished armor, " "the thinking man's Robin Hood, " McGee lives alone on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the modern world, adhering to a timeless sense of honor and obligation, he is more and less than a private eye. From the author of The Deep Blue... Read more >
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One Fearful Yellow Eye
One Fearful Yellow Eye
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826695
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One Fearful Yellow Eye
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"To diggers a thousand yeasrs from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies... Read more >
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Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826701
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Pale Gray for Guilt
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"To diggers a thousand years from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids--trying to run a small marina on... Read more >
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A Purple Place for Dying
A Purple Place for Dying
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307827272
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A Purple Place for Dying
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dying is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments while he’s still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money... Read more >
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The Quick Red Fox
The Quick Red Fox
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826657
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The Quick Red Fox
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
She’s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very beautiful, very much in control of her life. She’s... Read more >
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The Scarlet Ruse
The Scarlet Ruse
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
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ISBN: 9780307826756
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The Scarlet Ruse
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

Travis McGee is too busy with his houseboat to pay attention to the little old man with the missing postage stamps. Except these are no ordinary stamps. They are rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars worth of rare. And if McGee doesn't recognize their value, perhaps Mary Alice McDermit does, a... Read more >
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A Tan and Sandy Silence
A Tan and Sandy Silence
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826749
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A Tan and Sandy Silence
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Tan and Sandy Silence is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee is unnerved when he receives an unexpected guest—real estate developer Harry Broll, who is convinced that McGee is hiding... Read more >
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The Turquoise Lament
The Turquoise Lament
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Lee Child
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826763
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The Turquoise Lament
A Travis McGee Novel
Written by John D. MacDonald
Introduction by Lee Child


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

"One of the most enduring and unusual heroes in detective fiction."

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and... Read more >
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Three Burke Novels, 3-Book Bundle
Three Burke Novels, 3-Book Bundle
Written by Andrew Vachss
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345805720
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Three Burke Novels, 3-Book Bundle
Flood, Strega, Blue Belle
Written by Andrew Vachss


Format: eBook, 768 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $14.99

Andrew Vachss's Burke is one of the most cold-blooded yet strangely honorable protagonists in the history of crime fiction, an outlaw who makes his living by preying on the most vicious of New York City's bottom-feeders, those who thrive on the suffering of the defenseless. In these three thrillers, Vachss gives us... Read more >
Ratlines
Ratlines
Written by Stuart Neville
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616952044
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Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $26.95

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 >
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Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 1, 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 >
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The Accidental Pallbearer
An Eliot Conte Mystery
Written by Frank Lentricchia


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.95

Introducing a gritty new detective series set in the bleak hinterlands of upstate new York

Washed-up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking pictures of spouses in flagrante delicto. But he flamed out of an academic career when he hung the Provost of... Read more >
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A Very Profitable War

Written by Didier Daeninckx
Translated by Sarah Martin


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.95

A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One

In January 1920, in the aftermath of “the war to end all wars,” private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the marital infidelities of the wife of a war hero.

But what he uncovers is more than shabby... Read more >
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Whispering Death
Whispering Death
Written by Garry Disher
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616951740
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Whispering Death

Written by Garry Disher


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $25.00

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 >
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Whispering Death

Written by Garry Disher


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
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 >
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The Accidental Pallbearer
The Accidental Pallbearer
Written by Frank Lentricchia
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ISBN: 9781612191713
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The Accidental Pallbearer
An Eliot Conte Mystery
Written by Frank Lentricchia


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $14.95

Introducing a gritty new detective series set in the bleak hinterlands of upstate new York

Washed-up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking pictures of spouses in flagrante delicto. But he flamed out of an academic career when he hung the Provost of... Read more >
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A Very Profitable War
A Very Profitable War
Written by Didier Daeninckx, Translated by Sarah Martin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612191843
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A Very Profitable War

Written by Didier Daeninckx
Translated by Sarah Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $14.95

A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One

In January 1920, in the aftermath of “the war to end all wars,” private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the marital infidelities of the wife of a war hero.

But what he uncovers is more than shabby... Read more >
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A Vine in the Blood
A Vine in the Blood
Written by Leighton Gage
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ISBN: 9781616951726
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A Vine in the Blood

Written by Leighton Gage


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

It is the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the globe’s premier sporting event. The host country is Brazil. A victory for the home team is inextricably linked to the skills of the country’s principal striker, Tico “The Artist” Santos, the greatest player in the history of the sport. All the... Read more >
Dog in the Manger
Dog in the Manger
Written by Mike Resnick
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ISBN: 9781616147105
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Dog in the Manger
An Eli Paxton Mystery
Written by Mike Resnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 201 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $13.95

A dog is missing. Not just any dog. The number one Weimaraner in the country and current Westminster winner.

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eli Paxton is hired to find him. Not exactly an elite assignment, but better than nothing. Maybe it will help him pay his rent. It turns out to be anything... Read more >
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Dog in the Manger
An Eli Paxton Mystery
Written by Mike Resnick


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $9.99

A dog is missing. Not just any dog. The number one Weimaraner in the country and current Westminster winner.

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eli Paxton is hired to find him. Not exactly an elite assignment, but better than nothing. Maybe it will help him pay his rent. It turns out to be anything... Read more >
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Easy Money
Easy Money
Written by Jens Lapidus, Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307390233
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Easy Money
A Novel
Written by Jens Lapidus
Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00

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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Murder In Memoriam

Written by Didier Daeninckx
Translated by Liz Heron


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $14.95

On the evening of October 17, 1961 twenty-thousand Algerians marched in Paris in defiance of and in protest against a curfew imposed by Maurice Papon, chief of the Paris Metropolitan Police. The protesters were met with ferocious and uninhibited violence. Eleven-thousand were arrested; more than one thousand injured; as many as... Read more >
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