Tag: Hard-Boiled

Faceless Killers

: First in the Kurt Wallander series.It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible ... »

Blood Crimes: Book One

Dave Zeltserman’s THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD was named by the American Library Association as one of the best horror novels of 2010, and was a Black Quill nominee for best dark genre book of the year. With BLOOD CRIMES, Zeltserman has written a very different kind of horror novel. BLOOD CRIMES is a genre-bending collision of horror, dark urban fantasy and crime that rides shot-gun with Jim... »

The Hard Bounce

Boo Malone lost everything when he was sent to St. Gabriel’s Home for Boys. There, he picked up a few key survival skills; a wee bit of an anger management problem; and his best friend for life, Junior. Now adults, Boo and Junior have a combined weight of 470 pounds (mostly Boo’s), about ten grand in tattoos (mostly Junior’s), and a talent for wisecracking banter. Together, they ... »

Snitch World

In the new novel from noir master Jim Nisbet, the Snitch World in question is actually made up of different worlds both old and new, populated with the old-time petty criminals, like Chainbang and Klinger, but also with the modern, including a nouveau femme fatale whose tools of the criminal trade are from the new economy. Snitch World takes place in a San Francisco of menacing technology, where t... »

The Hard Bounce

Boo Malone lost everything when he was sent to St. Gabriel’s Home for Boys. There, he picked up a few key survival skills; a wee bit of an anger management problem; and his best friend for life, Junior. Now adults, Boo and Junior have a combined weight of 470 pounds (mostly Boo’s), about ten grand in tattoos (mostly Junior’s), and a talent for wisecracking banter. Together, they ... »

Rainy City

Earl Emerson is one of the best of the new private eye writers.”–Chicago Sun-TimesSomething made Melissa Nadisky flee her husband and their daughter. The note she left behind paints a picture of a woman haunted by a private hell. Now Thomas Black’s friend, Kathy Birchfield, wants him to find Melissa–before she’s consumed by her secret, terrifying demons.Yet the straig... »

Jack and Joe

**FBI Agents Otto and Gaspar pick up where Lee Child’s “The Enemy” leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher. Lee Child Gives Diane Capri Two Thumbs Up! “Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character – I love her.”  Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers** When FBI Special Agents Kim Otto... »

Ruby Tuesday

Eddie Dancer returns for another escapade in this hard-edged and witty mystery. When Paul Menzies-an out of shape, middle-aged, advertising executive-is fired, he cannot imagine anything making his day worse. However, when he walks into an argument at an ATM machine that turns abusive, he ends up with massive injuries, a hospital bill, assault charges, and a $50,000 lawsuit. About to reach a settl... »

Kill Them All

An envelope of gruesome photos. A killer with a design. Can he be stopped in time? An envelope lands on the desk of Detective Drexel7. In it, hideous pictures of a dismembered woman displayed against a chalk pattern. As more envelopes arrive and the body count rises, a chance fingerprint points to one suspect while the victims are linked to another suspect. In a race to prevent more gruesome murde... »

Fatal Dawn

Jess Kimball’s son was stolen. She will never rest until she gets him back. Now’s her chance. A blackmailer has kidnapped Peter. Again. This time, he wants money. Millions. She’ll make him sorry. And then she’ll make him pay.  »

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