Mob-connected loan shark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind -- plus his "friends" have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay
Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work. He chooses to live in the same town where he works. He forges a friendship with the drug king of East Oakland and a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer. Then an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is, and which side of the law he belongs on.
Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group.
A Japanese family is found dead right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The investigation will draw four unlikely people together, a brilliant Japanese American forensic chemist; an adventurous young woman, a police officer, and an arch villain. As their lives intertwine, we are given a story of war and of consuming romance, a searing expose of the Japanese internment, and a homicide investigation.
Toby surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden. As detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
A mystery set in Saudi Arabia. A desert guide Nayir al-Sharqi, is hired by wealthy friends to find their missing daughter. When the girl turns up dead, apparently drowned in a flash flood in the desert, Nayir suspects that all is not as it seems.
3 boys from Boston encounter something terrible that changes their lives. As they grow older and apart, each deals with the past in his own way and there the trouble begins. A tense, psychological Lehane thriller that brings the underside of South Boston to life.
A passionate political and psychological thriller set in a remote Argentinean Pampas town, This novel is an intense and tragic family history reminiscent of King Lear, in which the madness of the detective is integral to solving crimes.
When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied.
The subtitle calls it a novel of medical terror. This mystery has a noted virologist detective tracking down a brilliant serial killer with a knowledge of toxins and an obsession with biblical retribution.
"When a young woman's body is discovered in the summer of 1910 Vienna, the Inspector's wife is certain the figs found in her stomach during the autopsy are the clue to the identity of the murderer--for there are no fresh figs in Vienna at this time of year." ~Amazon
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all; she is an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But the discovery of letter is about to change everything, and not just for her:
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
When Maigret, a slightly dour and portly french detective, begins to reconstruct a dead man's last days, he discovers that for three years the man had lived a secret life while his wife believed he was at work.
Featuring the trials of a guy named Jimmy Luntz, a barbershop chorus singer and compulsive gambler who owes money to a guy named Ernest Gambol. This novel is written in the wisecracking style of American noir by master storyteller Denis Johnson.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes.
In the aftermath of murder convict Julian Vega's release on a technicality, detective Francis X. Loughlin is forced to enlist the man's assistance in a case involving baffling DNA evidence and tactics similar to Vega's.
When Flavia de Luce finds a dying man in a cucumber patch, it sparks a mystery that hits close to home. Flavia, using her understanding of science, is armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together, to examine new suspects, and begin a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
Brian Keyes, reporter turned private eye, must move from muckraking to rooting out murder, in a caper set in Florida that mixes explosive devices, football players, politicians, and police with a group of fanatics and a very hungry crocodile.
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