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New Hope for the Dead (Hoke Mosely #2)
Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley is called to a posh Miami neighborhood to investigate a lethal overdose. There he meets the alluring stepmother of the decedant, and begins to wonder about dating…
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3.70 avg. rating
· 456 Ratings
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The Man With The Getaway Face (Parker, #2)
Master thief Parker comes to a plastic surgeon in Nebraska with a face that the Outfit--the New York syndicate--wants to decorate with a bullet. But nothing can keep Parker away from his old life of c…
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3.86 avg. rating
· 3114 Ratings
This "brilliant caper" (New York Times) from bestselling author Elmore Leonard is a rollicking tale of modern urban crime featuring a cast of small-time criminals with big-time dreams.

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4.13 avg. rating
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When the Outfit tries to kill him, Parker declares war. Ripping off the syndicate is easy, but going one-on-one with Bronson, the Outfit's big boss, is the hard part. Hard for anyone but Parker, becau…
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Black Wings Has My Angel
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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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The Last Good Kiss (C.W. Sughrue, #1)
4.07 avg. rating
· 5773 Ratings
An unforgettable detective story starring C.W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl miss…
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Mr Majestyk
3.83 avg. rating
· 1850 Ratings
Once, Vincent Majestyk crashed through a jungle with an M-15 and a sack of grenades. Now he works under the open skies of the American Southwest, growing melons on his farm. But a strong-arming punk c…
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52 Pickup
3.98 avg. rating
· 6132 Ratings
Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell is a self-made man, happily married for over twenty-two years and a pillar of the community. But then he slips--he meets a young "model" and begins an affair. One ni…
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The Green Eagle Score (Parker, #10)
3.98 avg. rating
· 932 Ratings
Here’s Parker—planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco, fresh out of the pen, and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers. Holed up wi…
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A Rage in Harlem (Harlem Cycle, #1)
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Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the …
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Deadly Edge (Parker, #13)
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Sombrero Fallout
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Concerns a writer trying to cope with the break-up of a relationship. Trying to escape his misery, he begins a story about a sombrero that falls out of the sky and lands in a small town. Unable to con…
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The Sour Lemon Score (Parker, #12)
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· 1198 Ratings
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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The Black Ice Score (Parker, #11)
3.85 avg. rating
· 886 Ratings
A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the di…
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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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Willard and His Bowling Trophies
3.89 avg. rating
· 2166 Ratings
The story takes place in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The title character is a papier mache bird that shares the front room of an apartment with a collection of bowling trophies that some time ea…
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Comeback (Parker, #17)
4.06 avg. rating
· 964 Ratings
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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Dreaming of Babylon
3.94 avg. rating
· 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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Lemons Never Lie (Alan Grofield #4)
3.86 avg. rating
· 1207 Ratings
When he's not pulling heists with his friend Parker, Alan Grofield runs a small theatre in Indiana. But putting on shows costs money and jobs have been thin, which is why Grofield agrees to listen to …
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The Blackbird (Alan Grofield, #3)
3.74 avg. rating
· 237 Ratings
Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark, offers the third Alan Grofield novel of suspense. Grofield is a part-time actor, but the rest of the time he's a thief. But in this advernture, no one is …
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3.84 avg. rating
· 359 Ratings
Mentre Catania è avvolta da una pioggia di ceneri dell'Etna, nell'ala abbandonata di una villa signorile alle pendici del vulcano viene ritrovato un corpo di donna ormai mummificato dal tempo. Del cas…
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Fiori per i Bastardi di Pizzofalcone
È una splendida mattina di primavera, la città è illuminata da una luce perfetta, nell'aria l'odore del mare si mescola al profumo del glicine, della ginestra, dell'anemone. Della rosa. Come può venir…
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A Severed Head
3.76 avg. rating
· 3930 Ratings
As macabre as a Jacobean tragedy, as frivolous as a Restoration comedy, Iris Murdoch's fifth novel takes sombre themes - adultery, incest, castration, violence and suicide - and yet succeeds in making…
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The Rare Coin Score (Parker, #9)
4.03 avg. rating
· 999 Ratings
When it comes to heists, Parker believes in some cardinal rules. On this job, he breaks two of them: never bring a dame along—especially not one you like—and never, ever, work with amateurs. Neverthel…
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The Translator's Bride
4.34 avg. rating
· 58 Ratings
At the start of "The Translator's Bride", the Translator's bride has left him. But if he can only find a way to buy a small house, maybe he can win her back . . . These are the obsessive thoughts that…
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