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The Book of Lamps and Banners

Cass Neary #4

by Elizabeth Hand Mulholland Books (September 28, 2020)

Acclaimed crime writer Elizabeth Hand returns to her "fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful" cult-favorite series: Photographer Cass Neary is hard-up for cash and in more danger than she realizes on...

Night Dogs

by Kent Anderson Mulholland Books (November 12, 2018)

Acclaimed crime writer Kent Anderson's "fiercely authentic and deeply disturbing" police novel, following a Vietnam veteran turned cop on the meanest streets of 1970s Portland, Oregon (Los Angeles Times).


The Man Who Came Uptown

by George Pelecanos Mulholland Books (September 03, 2018)

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos' novel, one of the best mysteries of 2018 (Publishers Weekly), an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him...


by Rhonda Pollero Forever Yours (November 06, 2017)

Lured into danger, trapped by desire . . .

Chasyn Summers has a target on her back. As the key witness in a murder case, she's risking her life to testify in court -- and she needs protection. But when she's...


by Rhonda Pollero Forever Yours (June 03, 2017)

There is nothing more dangerous than desire . . .

Emma McKinley is a bright young lawyer with a very dark secret: She's the daughter of an assassin. Twenty years ago, her father shot and killed the president...

Rather Be the Devil

by Ian Rankin Little, Brown and Company (January 30, 2017)

Rebus investigates a cold case that just turned red hot.

As he settles into an uneasy retirement, Rebus has given up his favorite vices. There's just one habit he can't shake: he can't let go of an unsolved...

Before the Fall

by Francis Knight Orbit (June 17, 2013)


Rojan Dizon just wants to keep his head down. But his worst nightmare is around the corner.

With the destruction of their power source, his city...

The Christmas Mystery

by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo BookShots (December 05, 2016)

Detective Luc Moncrief races through New York and Paris to track down a killer . . . and find out who is stealing the world's greatest art.

In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished...

L.A. Confidential

by James Ellroy Grand Central Publishing (December 31, 2012)

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both...

The Buried

by Shelley Coriell Forever (October 27, 2014)

"It's cold. And dark. I can't breathe."

Successful, ambitious state prosecutor Grace Courtemanche is at the top of her game. Then she gets a chilling call from a young woman claiming to be buried alive. Desperate...

Death of Yesterday

by M. C. Beaton Grand Central Publishing (March 25, 2013)

From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...

Death of Yesterday: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening,...

The Night Gardener

by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2006)

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been...

Equivocal Death

by Amy Gutman Little, Brown and Company (May 31, 2003)

Just out of Harvard Law School, Kate Paine is on the fast track at Samson & Mills, the nation's richest, most powerful law firm. Assigned to assist the charismatic managing partner in a high-profile sexual harassment...

Hell to Pay

by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (February 26, 2002)

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, the team of private investigators who made their stunning debut in Right As Rain, are hired to find a 14-year-old white girl from the suburbs who's run away from home and is now...

Cinnamon Kiss

by Walter Mosley Little, Brown and Company (August 31, 2005)

It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far...

Drama City

by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (February 28, 2005)

Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in...

Little Scarlet

by Walter Mosley Little, Brown and Company (July 04, 2004)

An irresistible story of love and death, this Easy Rawlins mystery takes place during the devastating 1965 Watts riots. Easy's hunt for a killer reveals a new city emerging from the ashes -- and a new life for...

Hard Revolution

by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (February 29, 2004)

In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage.


by Evan Hunter Grand Central Publishing (May 29, 2009)

It's not a mystery, it's a story of survival and triumph. That's what some people say about Romance, a would-be hit play about an actress pursued by a knife-wielding stalker. But isn't it romantic! Before the...


by Ed McBain Grand Central Publishing (May 29, 2009)

In Isola, the hours between midnight and dawn are usually a quiet time. But for the 87th Precinct detectives Carella and Hawes, the murder of an old woman makes the wee hours anything but peaceful--especially...

The Jupiter Myth

by Lindsey Davis Mysterious Press (February 27, 2009)

Davis' 14th novel in the Marcus Didius Falco series is a noir tale of gangsters, gladiators, and love. For Falco, a relaxed visit to Helena's relatives in Britain turns serious at the scene of a downtown murder....

A Body in the Bathhouse

by Lindsey Davis Mysterious Press (February 27, 2009)

The 13th novel featuring Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco explores the fervor of home improvement that's sweeping the Roman Empire and Falco's own household, specifically the bath house--where a body turns up....

The Accusers

by Lindsey Davis Mysterious Press (July 30, 2007)

Fresh from his trip to Britain, Marcus Didius Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of two real life lawyers at the top of...

The Black Dahlia

by James Ellroy Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2008)

The highly acclaimed novel based on America's most infamous unsolved murder case. Dive into 1940s Los Angeles as two cops spiral out of control in their hunt for The Black Dahlia's killer in this powerful thriller...

Even Dogs in the Wild

by Ian Rankin Little, Brown and Company (January 18, 2016)

Rebus comes out of save his nemesis.

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in...

Serpents in the Cold

by Thomas O'Malley & Douglas Graham Purdy Mulholland Books (January 19, 2015)

A serial killer stalks the streets of 1950s Boston -- and two friends take it upon themselves to bring him down.

Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Great Brink's Robbery...


by George Pelecanos Little, Brown and Company (September 16, 2013)

From "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world" (Esquire) comes this powerful early novel--the noirish story of how a Washington, D.C., liquor store heist shows a drifter named Constantine what it means to...

Last to Rise

by Francis Knight Orbit (November 25, 2013)

The towering vertical city of Mahala is on the brink of war with its neighboring countries. It might be his worst nightmare, but Rojan and the few remaining pain mages have been drafted in to help.

The city...

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley Grand Central Publishing (May 30, 2016)

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane...

Fade to Black

by Francis Knight Orbit (February 25, 2013)

From the depths of a valley rises the city of Mahala

It's a city built upwards, not across -- where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit,...

The Golden Gizmo

by Jim Thompson & James Sallis Mulholland Books (June 30, 2012)

"Gizmo" is the GI term for the unidentifiable -- and that's the way that Toddy Kent has begun to think of the reasons behind the rapid swing of his days. Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly...

Savage Night

by Jim Thompson & Mark Winegardner Mulholland Books (April 30, 2012)

Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite...

A Swell-Looking Babe

by Jim Thompson & Duane Swierczynski Mulholland Books (October 31, 2011)

It was supposed to be only a temporary job -- something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground and raise enough money for medical school. After all, there's nothing wrong with being...

The Transgressors

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (June 30, 2012)

Deputy sheriff Tom Lord knows by now that far-west Texas is the place he'll always call home. He's spent too much time in the region's small towns to adapt to another place. And that's all right with him. What's...


by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (June 30, 2012)

Patrick Cosgrove used to think he'd do anything not to be a prisoner of Sandstone State Reformatory. Fifteen years on the inside for a victimless crime, under the care of a warden whose penchant for violence...


by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (February 29, 2012)

By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other...

Texas by the Tail

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (April 30, 2012)

To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley's fast hands are the only gift fate's ever given him. He's never held down a steady job, and when...

Heed the Thunder

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (February 29, 2012)

In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it's perfectly all...

The Killer Inside Me

by Jim Thompson & Stephen King Mulholland Books (October 31, 2011)

Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers -- the low-lifes, the big-timers,...

Bad Boy

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (February 29, 2012)

From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the...

The Rip-Off

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (February 29, 2012)

Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It's not just that he thinks she's out of his league. It's more that the longer...

Now and on Earth

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (April 30, 2012)

San Diego in the years before World War II. James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time....

A Hell of a Woman

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (February 29, 2012)

Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working...

Cropper's Cabin

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (April 30, 2012)

Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy's.

Tommy's relationship with Donna, the daughter...

The Kill-Off

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (December 24, 2011)

Luane Devore's days are numbered. All her neighbors in the declining seaside resort town of Manduwoc want her dead. Some, like her young husband Ralph and his girlfriend Danny, want the thousands of dollars...

Wild Town

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (December 24, 2011)

In trouble more often than not, guilty of assault, manslaughter, and honorably discharged from the military by the skin of his teeth, David "Bugs" McKenna can't seem to help doing the right thing at the wrong...

The Grifters

by Jim Thompson & Andre Dubus III Mulholland Books (October 31, 2011)

To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds...

The Criminal

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (June 30, 2012)

Everyone in Kenton Hills knows that short-tempered, tongue-tied Bob Talbert wasn't the one responsible for the brutal crime that ended Josie Eddleman's life. Nevermind that he was the last one to see her alive....

South Of Heaven

by Jim Thompson Mulholland Books (June 30, 2012)

Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years. When he and fellow nomad Four Trey Whitey get jobs working with dynamite, making...

After Dark, My Sweet

by Jim Thompson & Chelsea Cain Mulholland Books (October 31, 2011)

William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution.

One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow. She is smart and decent -- at...