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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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Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
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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 Mugger (87th Precinct, #2)
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This mugger is special.

He preys on women, waiting in the darkness…then comes from behind, attacks them, and snatches their purses. He tells them not to scream and as they're on the ground, reeling wi…
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The Busy Body
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The Girl with the Long Green Heart
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Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work.

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Broker deals in murder on the open market with the assistance of a highly paid precise killer named Quarry.
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Charles Willeford's legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication in 1961.


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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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A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder, #10)
Big-time dope dealer Kenan Khoury is a wealthy man, and it comes as no surprise when his wife Francine is kidnapped and a ransom demanded. Kenan pays up and his wife is duly returned to him - in small…
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The Gutter and the Grave
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Detective Matt Cordell was happily married once, and gainfully employed, and sober. But that was before he caught his wife cheating on him with one of his operatives and took it out on the man with th…
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The Cutie
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Originally published in 1960 as The Mercenaries.


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Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectl…
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The Empty Copper Sea (Travis McGee #17)
"The professional's professional of suspense writers."


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Good Behavior (Dortmunder, #6)
4.05 avg. rating
· 656 Ratings
(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
· 479 Ratings
A collection of Matthew Scudder short stories with an introduction by Brian Koppelman and an afterword by Block about the stories.


Growing up with Matt Scudder / by Brian Koppelman --
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