Hard Boiled

Hard-boiled crime fiction is a literary style, most commonly associated with detective stories, distinguished by the unsentimental portrayal of violence and sex.

Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19)
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
The Shining Girls
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #18)
The Drop (Harry Bosch, #17)
Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #1)
Deep Down (Jack Reacher, #16.5)
Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro,#6)
Second Son (Jack Reacher, #15.5)
The Getaway God (Sandman Slim, #6)
Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim, #4)


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    The Ashtabula Hat Trick
    Release date: Aug 14, 2015
    #18 in the Milan Jacovich series! The people of Queenstown, Ohio, don’t take kindly to strangers. But they have no choice in the matter after a man’s…more View Details »

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  • The Grid by Harry Hunsicker
    The Grid
    Release date: Aug 25, 2015
    A former federal law enforcement contractor with a somewhat spotty record, Jon Cantrell has seen—and done—just about everything. Now he’s a sheriff, k…more View Details »

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    Giveaway dates: Jul 28 - Aug 25, 2015

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    Farewell, My Lovely
    Red Harvest
    The Lady in the Lake
    L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
    The High Window
    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
    The Thin Man
    The Little Sister
    The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
    Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
    The Colorado Kid
    Tripwire  (Jack Reacher, #3)
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