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The Weight
A professional thief with a strict code of honor, Sugar returns home from a jewel heist set up by his mentor Solly and finds his apartment filled with ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
The Whisperers
A group of disaffected soldiers in Iraq plans a theft of ancient relics in the chaos that follows the looting of the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Cross is an urban mercenary in Chicago, where he and his crew act as guns for hire on the mean streets of the city. When a shadowy government agency i ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
Master thief and ultimate anti-hero Parker is back, this time in graphic novel form. An old colleague of Parker's sells him out to the The Outfit (a n ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4)
The Laundry is a super-secret branch of the British government in Charles Stross’s fictional universe that is given the task of keeping extra-dimensio ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
The Deputy
Ex-musician Toby Sawyer wound up in Coyote Crossing, Oklahoma with a dilapidated trailer, an ungrateful wife and an infant son in need of diapers and ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Dead Aim (Hap and Leonard, #10)
Dead Aim is the latest book in the Hap & Leonard series where the unlikely duo of Hap Collins, a straight, white expert marksman who is always loo ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, #15)
Jack Reacher is back... surviving the cliffhanger ending of the previous novel, 61 Hours, Reacher is dropped off in a small rural Nebraska territory l ...more
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Oct 26, 2010
Dare Me
Addy and Beth are leaders of a fiercely competitive cheerleading squad at Sutton Grove High School. Beth is used to ruling the roost with an iron hand ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
The Cold Spot (Cold, #1)
After his mother is murdered and his father takes his own life, Chase is raised by his grandfather, a cold and calculating master criminal, and he is ...more
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Feb 22, 2009
The Last Whisper in the Dark (Terrier Rand, #2)
Terrier Rand is at a crossroads. He is a life-long thief from a family of thieves, a "second story man" who can crack any house, pick any lock. His fo ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Gun Machine
Detective John Tallow spends most of his day inside his head. An avid reader and music listener (sounds familiar) he drifts through the day on auto-pi ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America
With wildfires again in the news and raging on the west coast, this book becomes all the more timely. Telling the story of the largest forest fire eve ...more
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Sep 25, 2009
Black Light
Buck Carlsbad is a private investigator, traveling the country taking jobs and pulling marks. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Until you learn that Buc ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Innocent Monster (Moe Prager, #6)
After a series of personal setbacks, Moe Prager thought he was finally out of the PI trade. A successful wine merchant in Brooklyn, the former cop and ...more
Oct 31, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations about the Writing Life
McDonald is the author of the Hector Lassiter series of literary noirs, and this is his second volume collecting interviews with famous mystery and cr ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
The Bricklayer (Steve Vail, #1)
When Steve Vail is kicked out of the FBI for having a complete disrespect for authority, he thinks he is clear of the bureau forever. But after foilin ...more
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics
Morrison is certainly an inscrutable figure, unique in whatever genre he belongs in, drifting from rhythm and blues to soul, jazz and gospel, sometime ...more
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Driven (Drive, #2)
In 2004, James Sallis wrote the short novel Drive, which I think is one of the most perfect pieces of crime fiction ever written. It had everything: p ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews (Expanded Edition)
Thanks a lot pianist Ethan Iverson and his blog Do the Math for pointing me toward this wonderful and eye opening book of musician to musician intervi ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
The Long-Legged Fly (Lew Griffin, #1)
Lew Griffin is an African-American private investigator in New Orleans. In this book (the first in a five book series) we follow him through four inte ...more
Apr 24, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Plunder Squad (Parker, #15)
This novel should be titled A Study In Frustration because whatever the ultimate thief and anti-hero Parker tries to set for a score falls through, le ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
All You Despise
A sibling rivalry of the highest order drives this stark and depressing tale of murder and deceit. Two brothers: one wealthy with all the trappings of ...more
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Dec 16, 2011
The Handle (Parker, #8)
Parker, the ultimate anti-hero and master thief receives an audacious proposition. The organized crime unit (The Outfit) that he had thwarted in previ ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
Pop. 1280
Nick Corey is the "high sheriff" of Potts County, a small town in the armpit of the deep American south. He seems like the prototypical good 'ol boy, ...more
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux, #1)
The Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke is one of my favorites, but I came late to it and have never read the early novels. This is the first bo ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide
This book aims to offer a simple, accessible primer to the music of jazz, explaining the roles of the musicians and the different sub-genres of the mu ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings
This book takes a look a how we deal with our uncertain lives and times. Chodron is a Buddhist nun and she uses the teachings of Buddhism to illustrat ...more
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May 30, 2011
This was an interesting graphic novel that takes the hard-boiled private eye story and moves it into some interesting and unexplored territory. Frank ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 07, 2010
I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood
After reading a lot of heavy duty crime and espionage fiction, I wanted to take a break with something a little lighter, and the new book by humorist ...more
May 26, 2010
May 28, 2010