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The Damsel (Alan Grofield, #1)
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Alan Grofield has a knack for attracting damsels in distress. When Ellen Marie Fitzgerald comes in through his window, he dismisses the tale she tells him, until hoods come to find her, and their esca…
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Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to…

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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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Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in ast…
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The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1)

The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer—a minister's son—hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's father has come to Matthew Scudder for answers, send…

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A year after having been reactivated, Matt Helm receives a message from his ex-wife, asking for his aid. The threat is an enemy agent named Martel, disguised as a mob hitman. To protect his family, He…
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Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder does…
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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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The Night and the Music
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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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The Ivory Grin (Lew Archer #4)
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A hard-faced woman clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to track down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewelry. Archer can tell he's being fed a line, bu…
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Tell Me A Story
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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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Jimmy The Kid (Dortmunder, #3)
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Death of a Citizen (Matt Helm, #1)
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· 236 Ratings
On a bleak and lonely heath in northern Scotland they recovered the body of the third agent sent out on this mission. He had died - been murdered - of bubonic plague. It was up to Matt Helm to take it…
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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr, #3)
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit – almost – as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's …
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Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie's lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is b…
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In this brand-new novella, Keller, everyone’s favorite assassin for hire, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, ready to do what he does best.

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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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What's So Funny? (Dortmunder, #14)
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A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, #4)
Louis Pinell, the recently apprehended Icepick Prowler, freely admits to having slain seven young women nine years ago -- but be swears it was a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder bel…
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Watch Your Back! (Dortmunder, #13)
- After a year on the lam, the return of bumbling thief Dortmunder is a cause celebre. The author's most recent Dortmunder caper. "The Road to Ruin, and the short story collection, "Thieves' Dozen, re…
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The Locked Room (Martin Beck, #8)
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In one part of town, a woman robs a bank. In another, a corpse is found shot through the heart in a room locked from within, with no firearm in sight. Although the two incidents appear unrelated, Dete…
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A Confederate General from Big Sur
4.04 avg. rating
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Brautigan's excellent novel is definitely worth the quick read, then worth another to catch all his language play. Having grown up near Big Sur, this book was particularly funny as Lee Mellon is still…
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Scorpion (Group Fifteen Files #1)
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They call him 'Scorpion.' No-one knows his real name and the only people who have seen his face are dead. He works for the highest bidder, and he’s never missed a target.

The assassin appears in London…
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Shoot the Piano Player
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Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life--the fi…
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God Save The Child (Spenser, #2)
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Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arri…
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