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Comeback (Parker, #17)
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The robbery of a Christian crusade comes off without a hitch, but it seems that the evangelist, the cops, the criminals, and the church's security officer are all after the loot, in a dark world where…
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The Hot Rock (Dortmunder, #1)
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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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Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, #5)
Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her…
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The Moving Target (Lew Archer #1)
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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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The Galton Case (Lew Archer #8)
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Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back a…
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The Ivory Grin (Lew Archer #4)
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The Barbarous Coast (Lew Archer #6)
3.88 avg. rating
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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 Road To Ruin (Dortmunder, #11)
Ever-lovable but hapless crook John Dortmunder and his merry band of misfits attempt to drive off with a fleet of vintage automobiles in a con against a corrupt CEO who has lavished more of his compan…
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Nobody's Perfect (Dortmunder, #4)
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Fail-Safe
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Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why. Their destination—Moscow.

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The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1)

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A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. 
 
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What's So Funny? (Dortmunder, #14)
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All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a per…
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Castle in the Air
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A British master criminal assembles an international gang of infamous thieves to steal a castle whose stones contain a hidden fortune in cash, jewelry, and stocks.
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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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Why Me? (Dortmunder, #5)
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The Byzantine Fire: 90 carats of flawless ruby with great national and religious significance. It's the biggest heist of Dortmunder's career, making him the target of everyone from the FBI to the Turk…
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Reckless
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Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles, and the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher. ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the modern masters of crime noir, bring …
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Good Behavior (Dortmunder, #6)
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(6th Title in the Dortmunder series)
John Dortmunder's one of the slyest burglars going. But by God, he has bad luck! While fleeing the police during his latest caper, he falls through the roof of the …
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The Night and the Music
4.04 avg. rating
· 519 Ratings
A collection of Matthew Scudder short stories with an introduction by Brian Koppelman and an afterword by Block about the stories.

Contents:

Growing up with Matt Scudder / by Brian Koppelman --
Out the…
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Martians, Go Home
3.79 avg. rating
· 1399 Ratings
THEY WERE GREEN
THEY WERE LITTLE
THEY WERE
BALD AS BILLIARD BALLS
AND THEY WERE
EVERYWHERE


Luke Devereaux was a science-fiction writer, holed up in a desert shack waiting for inspiration. He was the first…
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Skim Deep (Frank Nolan)
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The onetime world-class thief Nolan - now happily gone straight with his own restaurant/nightclub - whisks his longtime lover Sherry off to Vegas for a trip to a wedding chapel and a honeymoon stay. B…
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The Last Day
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A visionary and powerful debut thriller set in a terrifyingly plausible dystopian near-future--with clear parallels to today's headlines--in which the future of humanity lies in the hands of one woman…
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Out on the Cutting Edge (Matthew Scudder, #7)
It isn't called Hell's Kitchen for nothing - a gritty landscape of dark doorways and dirty alleys inhabited by crack addicts and the homeless. For Matt Scudder, it's a city gone mad, but a city he can…
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The Loo Sanction (Jonathan Hemlock, #2)
3.84 avg. rating
· 1668 Ratings
A First-Rate Thriller from a Legendary Master

Jonathan Hemlock, the art professor and mercenary who first excited readers with his daring exploits in The Eiger Sanction, returns in an even more masterf…
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Put A Lid On It
3.69 avg. rating
· 388 Ratings
Francis gets out of prison if he'll pull off one very special heist--of an incriminating videotape that could cost the President of the United States his re-election, and maybe even his freedom. He's …
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The Last Assignment: A Ghost Story
A short ghost story from the bestselling author of Abbot's Keep.

A photographer reluctantly agrees to take images of an abandoned manor house on the Dorset cliff tops only to find the building is not…
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Abbot’s Keep: A Ghost Story
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· 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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