Blackmailer (Hard Case Crimes)

By George Axelrod

From the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Manchurian Candidate comes a panoramic tale of homicide and mischief…

it is the tale of a big-game hunter, fisherman, fighter, customer to Cuba, inebriated, and Nobel Prize-winning writer, lately deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whose ultimate unpublished manuscript may possibly fetch a mint…

it is the tale of a brief, balding guy with a high-pitched voice and a vicious wit, whose cocktail events are the controversy of town, particularly while a gorgeous girl dies at one in all them…

it is the tale of Hollywood’s sexiest starlet, who manages to hide issues even if she’s donning not anything yet a towel…

…and it’s the tale of Dick Sherman, intrepid big apple writer, at the path of the literary locate of the century – and the killer who will cease at not anything to maintain it from being chanced on.

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Sweet Silver Blues (Garrett, P.I.)

By Glen Cook

It's going to were an easy activity. yet for Garrett, a human detective in a global of gnomes, monitoring down the lady to whom his useless good friend Danny left a fortune in silver is not any moderate job. in spite of the help of Morley, the hardest half-elf round, Garrett isn't really certain he will make it out alive from a land the place magic might be homicide, the useless nonetheless speak, and vampires are continually hungry for human blood.

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Night Film: A Novel

By Marisha Pessl

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
NPR • Cosmopolitan • Kirkus reports • BookPage

A page-turning mystery for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night movie tells the haunting tale of a journalist who turns into enthusiastic about the mysterious demise of a prodigy—the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.
 
On a humid October evening, attractive younger Ashley Cordova is located lifeless in an deserted warehouse in decrease big apple. although her loss of life is governed a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects in a different way. As he probes the unusual situations surrounding Ashley’s lifestyles and dying, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the mythical, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a guy who hasn’t been visible in public for greater than thirty years.
 
For McGrath, one other demise attached to this likely cursed family members dynasty turns out greater than only a twist of fate. even though a lot has been written approximately Cordova’s darkish and unsettling motion pictures, little or no is understood in regards to the guy himself.
 
pushed by way of revenge, interest, and a necessity for the reality, McGrath, due to strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.
 
The final time he acquired on the subject of exposing the director, McGrath misplaced his marriage and his occupation. This time he may possibly lose even more.
 
Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel through the dazzlingly artistic Marisha Pessl, will carry you in suspense till you switch the ultimate page.

Praise for Night Film
 
Night Film has been precision-engineered to be learn at excessive speed, and its power will be the envy of any summer time blockbuster. Your regular author of thrillers may still lust for Pessl’s deft contact with character.”—Joe Hill, The manhattan occasions publication Review
 
“Mysterious or even a bit head-spinning, an awesome act of imagination.”—Dean Baquet, The big apple instances booklet Review
 
“Maniacally shrewdpermanent . . . Cordova is a monomaniacal genius who creeps into the darkest crevices of the human psyche. . . . As a research of an outstanding mythmaker, Night Film is an soaking up act of myth-making itself. . . . Dastardly enjoyable . . . The plot sounds like an M. C. Escher nightmare approximately Edgar Allan Poe. . . . You’ll pass over your subway cease, permit dinner burn and begin napping with the lighting on.”The Washington Post
 
“Haunting . . . a suspenseful, sprawling page-turner.”USA Today
 
“Entrancing and pleasant . . . [a] whipsmart humdinger of a mystery . . . It feels, primarily issues, new.”The Boston Globe
 
“Gripping . . . a masterful puzzle . . . Pessl builds up actual suspense.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“A very deeply imagined booklet . . . sprints to an finishing that’s equivalent elements nagging and haunting: What lingers, past all of the page-turning, is a density of attainable clues that leaves you leafing backward, scanning fictional web publication reviews and newspaper clippings, optimistic there’s a few mystery aspect that might snap every thing into focus.”New York
 
“Hypnotic . . . the genuine and the imaginary, lifestyles and artwork, are dizzyingly distorted not just in a Cordova evening movie . . . yet in Pessl’s personal Night movie as well.”Vanity Fair

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Hoods

"This publication via HARRY gray --an ex-hood himself! --will surprise you yet you want to learn it. He dares to inform the reality approximately cold-blooded Killer Mobs and the way they work."-- Mickey Spillaine Written in criminal by means of writer gray, this mythical novel grew to become the resource for Sergio Leone's vintage as soon as Upon a Time in the US.

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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 every of his hardest-hitting and such a lot interesting thrillers.
 
Flim-flam guy Deke O’Hara isn't any out of Atlanta’s kingdom penal complex than he’s again at the streets operating the rip-off of a life-time. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa circulate, he’s relying on a major Harlem rally to supply a huge collection—for his personal deepest charity. however the take is hijacked by way of white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that all at once each person desires to get his fingers on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece jointly the complexity of the scheme, we're taken care of to Himes’s model of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.

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Bad Chili: A Hap and Leonard Novel (4) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Joe R. Lansdale

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance television series.

With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting motion, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a effervescent cauldron of homicide and mayhem that simply he may well create.

Hap Collins has simply back domestic from a gig engaged on an off shore oil rig. With a brand new point of view on lifestyles, Hap desires to switch the best way he is dwelling, and shoot the instantly and slim. that's till the guy who stole Leonard Pine's boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard will get fingered for the homicide. Hap vows to transparent Leonard's identify, yet issues basically get extra complex whilst Leonard's ex indicates up useless. To the police it is only an issue of gay-biker infighting, yet to Hap and Leonard homicide is usually critical enterprise, and those hit a bit to shut to home.

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Shakedown for Murder

This can be a novel, totally a piece of fiction. All characters, names, incidents, and places—including the village of 'End Harbor'—are thoroughly imaginary and never meant to symbolize any folks, residing or lifeless.   “.... after all I came once attainable, yet i used to be too overdue —he should have died inside of seconds after phoning me. i discovered him over the corridor desk. You and that i, we are greater than basically previous acquaintances, so think me while I inform you that during a case like this, there's not whatever a physician can do. At his age, the center grows very tired.” healthcare professional Edward Barnes put a hand at the other's damp, trembling shoulder; a hand either company and mild. “Yes...I...I comprehend, Edward.” The voice was once dazed, sullen with mounting hysteria. “What?” the health care professional requested, cupping an ear, brushing the rain from his face together with his different hand. “What did you say?” “I said... i am ok. it really is just... i will leave out him so. you understand how shut we were.” The general practitioner pulled his outdated felt hat down as he stated, “Come now, no weeping. there's not a lot you'll be able to say approximately loss of life, in particular the demise of an previous pal. but I continually locate myself groping for the meaningless words. Our in simple terms comfort is to recollect he lived a protracted and valuable lifestyles. And he died with no ache. take into account the outdated Indian asserting you as soon as informed me.... loss of life is however the commencing of a brand new path. Do you bear in mind telling me that?” “Yes. i assume I knew this is able to occur —some day. But... oh God! Ed, it is all so sudden!” “Let your self move, weep.” Barnes reached into the automobile for his bag. “Naturally you are in surprise. i'm going to offer you whatever to calm your nerves, make you forget.” “I don't want any drugs.” “Listen to me. it truly is overdue, there is not whatever both folks can do until morning. status out the following within the rain will in basic terms offer you a kick back. in case you like, i will spend the evening here.” “No.” “Come now, at a time like this... i will remain the evening with you.” “No, Ed, I'm... fine.” “Then take this tablet and you can sleep for... “ The doctor's rainy and wrinkled face extended with astonishment for a really short a part of a moment as he was once viciously kneed within the groin. Gasping, Barnes bent over—arms out like a racing swimmer able to dive—then he stumbled again opposed to his automobile, fingers now pressed difficult to his heart. The killer clamped a give up the doctor's open mouth, one other over the pointy nostril. The outdated man's watery eyes bulged —pain nonetheless combined with shock. He began to claw the air, then slumped to the rainy floor. establishing the door of the doctor's heavy Buick, the assassin dragged the outdated guy around the entrance seat, yanked a woolen muffler from round Barnes' skinny neck, then savagely jammed it over the doctor's red face. For a second the doctor's legs jerked and thrashed because the muffler bring to an end all air. yes Barnes used to be lifeless, with nice attempt the physique used to be picked up and slowly decreased to the ground of the rear of the auto. putting the clinical bag at the entrance seat, the killer slid in the back of the wheel —moving gracefully—and drove off, using alongside the darkish roads of the village. attaining Bay road the assassin stepped out and listened lengthy and thoroughly, sweating face virtually touching the rainy pavement. definite no autos have been coming, the doctor's corpse used to be speedy pulled to the center of the line. Then backing the Buick up, the killer shifted gears and pressed the gasoline pedal to the ground. the large vehicle jumped because it ran over the lifeless physique.

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All The Way (aka "The Concrete Flamingo")

By Charles Williams

All The Way is a compact, smartly equipped factor dependent round an exciting premise: with a view to dedicate the ideal crime, Jerry Forbes has to spend per week impersonating a guy he doesn’t resemble… whom he helped homicide.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years prior to leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide battle II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (1951) allowed him to surrender his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit of informal narrative sort distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released through pulp homes, his paintings gained nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical long island instances critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with useless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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Unknown resource epub, fresh with operating bankruptcy breaks.

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Baby Moll

NO guy ESCAPES THE SINS OF HIS PAST

Six years after quitting the Florida Mob, Peter Mallory is set to be dragged again in. 

Stalked by means of a vicious killer and wasting his carry on energy, Mallory’s outdated boss wishes aid – the type of aid just a guy like Mallory can provide.  yet in the back of the partitions of the fenced-in island compound he as soon as known as domestic, Mallory is set to discover himself surrounded by means of attractive ladies, through temptation, and by means of probability – and one fallacious step might set off a bloodbath… 

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