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)
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
The Shining Girls
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #18)
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
The Drop (Harry Bosch, #17)
Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #1)
Deep Down (Jack Reacher, #16.5)
Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim, #2)
Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro,#6)
Shovel Ready (Spademan, #1)
Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles, #1)

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  • Dangerous Illusions by Joseph J. Gabriele
    Dangerous Illusions
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    Release date: Jun 07, 2015
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    In a beguiling tale of deception and murder, desire and theft, seduction and betrayal—where nothing is what it appears to be—a man…more View Details »
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    Release date: Mar 20, 2015
    A fortune in drugs is missing.Finding them starts with finding her.



    Behind the polished marble of Washington DC, lies dark alleys where everyone thirst…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 07 - Jun 20, 2015
    5 copies available, 143 people requesting
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  • The Big Sleep
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Long Goodbye
    Farewell, My Lovely
    Red Harvest
    L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
    The Lady in the Lake
    The High Window
    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
    The Thin Man
    The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
    The Little Sister
    Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
    Tripwire  (Jack Reacher, #3)
    The Colorado Kid
    Catch and Release by Lawrence BlockGrifter's Game by Lawrence BlockOdds On by John LangeFade to Blonde by Max PhillipsScratch One by John Lange
    Hard Case Crime
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    The Man With The Getaway Face by Richard StarkThe Hunter by Richard StarkThe Outfit by Richard StarkButcher's Moon by Richard StarkThe Jugger by Richard Stark
    Richard Stark's Parker
    26 books — 6 voters

    The Cost of Crude by Inge-Lise GossShades of Gray by Andy HollomanExecutive by Leslie WolfeMateguas Island by Linda  WatkinsThe Gang Bust by Dorothy May Mercer
    Beach Reads - Mysteries & Thrillers
    451 books — 758 voters
    Sex, Death & Honey by Brian KnightA Face Full of Ugly - From The Misadventures of Butch Quick by Brian KnightBig Trouble in Little Boots by Brian Knight
    The Misadventures of Butch Quick
    3 books — 2 voters

    Double Indemnity by James M. CainThe Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. CainRed Harvest by Dashiell HammettThe Killer Inside Me by Jim ThompsonA Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
    Alan Guthrie's 200 Noirs
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