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Miami Blues (Hoke Moseley #1)
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After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn’t …
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The Animal Factory
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While searching for $120,000 in stolen money, Lee Scarborough falls in with a ruthless femme fatale whose schemes threaten to destroy his life in this long-out-of-print classic by the author of Dead C…
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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 Outfit (Parker, #3)
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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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The Score (Parker, #5)
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It was an impossible crime: knock off a huge plant payroll, all the banks, and all the stores in one entire city in one night. But there was one thief good enough to try — Parker. All he needed was th…
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The Getaway
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Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart. And Doc begins to realize that …
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