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The Handle (Parker, #8)
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The Ivory Grin (Lew Archer #4)
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Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury
Celebrating Ray Bradbury's centenary, this collection commemorates his finest crime stories – tales as strange and wonderful as his signature fantasy.

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What's The Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder, #9)
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Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, #5)
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The Ravagers (Matt Helm, #8)
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· 246 Ratings
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Dreaming of Babylon
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· 1055 Ratings
Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 is Richard Brautigan's eighth novel & was published in 1977. It's a black comedy set in San Francisco in 1942. The central character, C. Card, is no Sam S…
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder, #10)
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Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter
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The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in …
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A Long Line of Dead Men (Matthew Scudder, #12)
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While hosting a popular late-night radio segment called "Tell Me a Story," author Joel Farrelly encounters a vast array of different callers from all walks of life, each with their own unique and ofte…
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The Devastators (Matt Helm, #9)
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· 236 Ratings
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· 1209 Ratings
The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get b…
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A First-Rate Thriller from a Legendary Master

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A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, #4)
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When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder, #6)
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The Night and the Music
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· 520 Ratings
A collection of Matthew Scudder short stories with an introduction by Brian Koppelman and an afterword by Block about the stories.

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Growing up with Matt Scudder / by Brian Koppelman --
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Martians, Go Home
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· 1400 Ratings
THEY WERE GREEN
THEY WERE LITTLE
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AND THEY WERE
EVERYWHERE


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The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer #2)
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· 5042 Ratings
When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face-down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes …
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Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
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· 3875 Ratings
After he evens the score with those who betrayed him and recovers the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high. Until, that is, he's fingered by a squealer who rats him ou…
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The Ambushers (Matt Helm, #6)
3.96 avg. rating
· 316 Ratings
oI interrogated her. She was soft, like all you Nazis. Soft and yellow inside. Like butter.OCO After carrying out a deadly assignment for a foreign nation, Matt Helm can unwind by tracking down a Nazi…
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Miami Blues (Hoke Moseley #1)
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After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn’t …
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The Wrecking Crew (Matt Helm, #2)
3.88 avg. rating
· 425 Ratings
Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after 15 years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico…
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The Last Assignment: A Ghost Story
A short ghost story from the bestselling author of Abbot's Keep.

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· 92 Ratings
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Abbot’s Keep: A Ghost Story
3.55 avg. rating
· 433 Ratings
“Brother, do not try to follow me once you have read this. No good can come of it . . .”

When Clifford Fox QC receives a desperate letter from his estranged younger brother, Simon, he departs his com…
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The Shadowers (Matt Helm, #7)
3.98 avg. rating
· 255 Ratings
A brand-new edition of the classic novel.

In order to foil a mass assassination plot, Matt Helm must undertake his most dangerous mission: matrimony. An agent like Helm might be a nice man to live with…
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