The Green Ripper: A Travis McGee Novel

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, The eco-friendly Ripper is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee has identified his proportion of lovely ladies, yet real love continuously handed him by—until Gretel. lifestyles aboard the Busted Flush hasn't ever been so candy. yet abruptly, Gretel dies of an unidentified illness—or so he’s instructed. confident that the lady who stole his middle has been murdered, McGee reveals himself pursuing a less-than-noble reason: revenge.
“To diggers one thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald will be a treasure at the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
McGee has misplaced not just the affection of his lifestyles but additionally his final wish for balance. quickly grief turns to blinding rage. So while he unearths the folks liable for Gretel’s demise, McGee is going off the rails—and off the grid, 3 thousand miles from home.
McGee emerges within the California woods as Tom McGraw, a fisherman trying to find his long-lost daughter. This mysterious newcomer begins knocking off ambitions one after the other. yet as he pursues his single-minded campaign for justice, he turns into an increasing number of unhinged. McGee has spent his existence saving other folks, yet now he’ll have to locate the energy to avoid wasting himself—before he loses his mind.
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Cotton Comes to Harlem

By Chester Himes

A vintage access in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives sequence, Cotton involves Harlem is one in all his hardest-hitting and so much interesting thrillers.
Flim-flam guy Deke O’Hara isn't any out of Atlanta’s nation penal complex than he’s again at the streets operating the rip-off of an entire life. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa move, he’s hoping on an immense Harlem rally to provide an incredible collection—for his personal deepest charity. however the take is hijacked through white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that unexpectedly every person desires to get his palms on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece jointly the complexity of the scheme, we're handled to Himes’s model of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.

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Texas by the Tail

By Jim Thompson

Mitch Corley has a female friend with dear tastes and a ruthless spouse who refuses to turn into an "ex" with out significant repayment. He wishes tremendous cash and he wishes it quickly. Which makes Texas Mitch's common vacation spot, due to the fact that nowhere are wealthy males extra prone to stake large sums on a roll of the cube. the one challenge is that Texans are sore losers--and they've got merciless and creative methods of having again at a person who cheats them.

Texas by way of the Tail is a high-spirited, attractive, and ingeniously plotted novel of the grifting existence, by means of a author who's a digital encyclopedia of the con, the rip-off, and the double go.

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The 25th Hour

By David Benioff

The fantastic debut novel from the seriously acclaimed writer of City of Thieves and When the Nines Roll Over and the co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, adapted as a function movie by means of Spike Lee starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Novels like The twenty fifth Hour do not fall out of timber each day. The tone is darkish and extreme; its dependent sort is lower at the uncooked part; and the characters come from areas we have all been." -The ny Times

All Monty Brogan ever fairly sought after while he grew up used to be to be a fireman. Now he is approximately to begin a seven-year stretch within the federal penal complex for drug dealing. With simply twenty-four hours of freedom to move, he prowls the town along with his female friend and his most sensible pals from excessive school-a high-flying bond dealer and an idealistic instructor. because the mins count number down, Monty seizes one final likelihood to stack the chances in his prefer.

Hurtling from the money pits of Wall highway to Manhattan's downtown living room and membership scene, from the enclaves of the Russian mob to the previous immigrant neighborhoods, The twenty fifth Hour inspires the pulsing rhythms and diamond-hard edges of a urban within the uncooked, illusory hours among dead night and sunrise. A taut and spell binding story of an city purgatory suspended among the crime and the punishment, The twenty fifth Hour is an important participant in modern noir fiction from the writer of the bestselling novel City of Thieves and the quick tale assortment When the Nines Roll Over.   

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The Root of His Evil

By James M. Cain

Whereas slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince CharmingCarrie Selden isn't in any respect just like the lady you've examine within the papers. although she was once raised in an orphanage, she isn't an orphan. She didn't end highschool till she used to be nineteen, yet that was once simply because she used to be operating as a waitress, now not simply because she was once gradual. And even though she's very crafty, good, she's no femme fatale. yet her attractiveness . . . oh certain, her good looks is every little thing you've heard. At twenty-one, she takes her discount rates and strikes to big apple urban, touchdown a task at a diner referred to as Karb's, on the backside rung of the eating place chain's tall company ladder. notwithstanding she makes minimal salary, Carrie is savvy, and it isn't lengthy prior to she starts off to climb. whilst her coworkers unionize, they decide on her as president, and from there, the sky's the restrict. yet simply because the union will get underway, she meets a mysterious highbrow named Grant—who will both support her upward thrust to the head, or drag her immediately all the way down to hell.

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Sfida cruciale

By Arnaldur Indriðason

Property 1972. Da qualche settimana l'Islanda non è più un fazzoletto di terra sperduto nell'Atlantico settentrionale. All'improvviso i riflettori di tutto il mondo sono puntati sull'isola e sulla sua tranquilla capitale. Siamo in piena guerra fredda e Reykjavik ospita l. a. sfida del secolo tra i campioni di scacchi Bobby Fischer e Boris Spasskij, rappresentanti delle due superpotenze. l. a. posta in gioco è ben più alta di un titolo mondiale. Sullo sfondo di questo state of affairs, l'assassinio del diciassettenne Ragnar Einarsson sembrerebbe un dettaglio insignificante e le coscienze degli islandesi, rapiti dallo storico torneo, non ne restano scosse. Ma a indagare sull'assurdo omicidio all'apparenza privo di movente è Marion Briem, futuro superiore di Erlendur alla polizia di Reykjavik. uniqueness del senso etico e della caparbietà maturati grazie a una difficile storia personale, a una vita segnata dalla solitudine e dalla malattia, Marion va a fondo di un crimine che a poco a poco si rivela essere niente meno che un intrigo internazionale.

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By Ken Bruen

Ireland, awash with money and greed, not turns to the church for solace or convenience. however the decapitation of dad Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the main jaded citizen.
Jack Taylor, devastated by means of the new trauma of non-public loss, has regularly believed himself to be past salvation. yet a brand new activity deals a clean begin, and an unforeseen partnership offers desire that his one determined vision--of family--might but be fulfilled.
An eerie mixture of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and not likely allure conspires to entice him right into a murderous internet of darkish conspiracies. the threat of a toddler haunts each waking moment.
Explosive, unsettling, and absolutely unique, Ken Bruen's writing captures the brooding panorama of Irish society at a time of social and financial upheaval. Priest is proof of an unmistakable literary talent.

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House Dick (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))

By E. Howard Hunt

Residence Dick is one in all Hunt’s absolute best, a vintage hardboiled tale of a detective in a Washington D.C. resort (no, now not that hotel) investigating a twisty story of housebreaking and homicide, of skullduggery below conceal of darkness, of deception and transferring loyalties – and of the associated fee you pay should you belief the inaccurate humans…

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The Black Angel: A Charlie Parker Thriller

By John Connolly

Detective Charlie Parker returns in The Black Angel, the 6th mystery via acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer John Connolly.

The Black Angel starts with the mysterious abduction of a tender lady. Intrigued by way of the case, Charlie Parker's longtime buddy killer, Louis, starts a solo look for the woman. the binds of friendship unavoidably draw Parker into the quest, as he quickly discovers that the girl's disappearance is associated with a church of bones in japanese Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the parable of an item referred to as the Black Angel. however the Black Angel isn't a legend. it's genuine. It lives. It desires. And the secret of its life may perhaps comprise the key of Parker's personal origins...

As together with his past novels, John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret, emotion, violence, and the supernatural during this uncooked and gripping mystery. fast moving, spellbinding, and assuredly written, this is often John Connolly at his chilling most sensible.

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