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A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
by Richard Rayner Details
Los Angeles was once the fastest growing city in the world. It was also a dangerous place where the lives of two men, David Clark and Leslie White, become entwined in a world of corruption and secrets.
A man without breath
by Philip. Kerr Details
Working in the Wehrmacht's War Crime Bureau of 1943 at the behest of an old friend, sardonic Berlin cop Bernie Gunther struggles to find proof of Russian responsibility for a mass shooting of Polish army officers in the hopes of destabilizing the WesternAlliance.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams Details
The investigations of Dirk Gently, a private detective who is more interested in telekinesis, quantum mechanics and lunch than fiddling around with fingerprint powders, produce startling and unexpected results. A story that mixes hardboiled detective fiction with sci-fi/fantasy.
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Dirk Gently
Double Whammy
by Carl Hiaasen Details
There’s a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida and J. Decker private eye is fishing for a killer. Decker teams up with a hermit with a secret to solve the mystery in this bizarre tale of criminals, fisherman and big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments.
Gone, Baby, Gone
by Dennis Lehane Details
The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation that will ultimately risk everything-their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives-to find a little girl lost.
Swan Peak
by 1936- Burke Details
Detective Robicheaux is far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina. But the serenity is soon shattered when two college are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcell are staying. They quickly find themselves involved in a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by the ghosts from his past - namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.
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Dave Robicheaux
The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime
by Jasper Fforde Details
It's Easter in Reading-a bad time for eggs-and no one can remember the last sunny day.Then D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Dumpty is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Yes, the big egg is down. All those brittle pieces sitting in the morgue point to foul play. Jack Spratt and his new partner, Sergant Mary Mary, search through Humpty's sordid and secretive past in hopes of finding the key to his death.
The holy thief
by 1965- Ryan Details
As Stalin's great terror begins, a killer strikes. Moscow, 1936. A young woman's mutilated body is found on an alter in a deconsecrated church. Korolev is asked to investigate. The victim is discovered to be an American citizen, and now one false move will mean exile to the Zone, the frozen camps of the far north.
The Postman Always Rings Twice
by James M. Cain Details
An amoral young vagrant. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934, and it has become a classic of noir fiction.
The Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett Details
Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.
Updated 02/24/2015
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