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The Sour Lemon Score (Parker, #12)
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Bank robberies should run like clockwork, right? If your name’s Parker, you expect nothing less. Until, that is, one of your partners gets too greedy for his own good. The four-way split following a j…
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Martians, Go Home
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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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Featuring Westlake's hapless hero John Dortmunder, this original compilation of short stories ties in to the author's latest Dortmunder hardcover, "The Road to Ruin."
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Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws.
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Here's the five-member Dortmunder Gang trying to achieve the perfect crime by following a paperback novel. They intend to follow the book's blueprint for a child heist in order to succeed at last at s…
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Chaze's long-lost noir classic, a legend among noir buffs, is back in print for the first time in nearly half a century. The one book Black Lizard never published, it's the dream-like tale of a man af…
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3.69 avg. rating
· 485 Ratings
Edgar award-winning author Joe Lansdale returns with the hard-boiled story of a no-nonsense used car salesman ready to turn his life around

Ed Edwards is in the used car business, a business built on …
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The Road To Ruin (Dortmunder, #11)
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