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Killing Quarry

Grace

by Howard Owen & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)


Sleeping Beauty

by Ross Macdonald & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2008)

Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. Ross Macdonald's masterful tale leads his investigator...


The Pink Tarantula

by Tim Wohlforth & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

In this novel of nine closely related episodes, we join Cripand Henrietta, as unlikely a detective duo as ever hit the streets.

Crip and Henrietta aren't your typical California privateeyes. For one thing, Crip's...


The Last Score

by Ellery Queen & Mark Peckham Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2015)

Leslie Gibson was a wealthy, beautiful, seventeen-year-old brat--out for kicks at any price. And Leslie had decided that Reid Rance, adventurer and travel guide extraordinaire, was just the man to show her the...


Kiss Her Goodbye

by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins & Stacy Keach Blackstone Publishing (May 25, 2011)

Mike Hammer has been away from New York for too long. Recuperating in Florida after the mob shoot-out that nearly claimed his life, he learns that an old mentor on the New York police force has committed suicide....


The Philadelphia Quarry

by Howard Owen & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (July 15, 2013)

Blackis back. Willie Black was last seen, in Oregon Hill, risking the final tatteredremnants of his checkered career--and his life--to free a man almost everyoneelse believed guilty. Willie's still covering...


The Ways of Evil Men

by Leighton Gage & Jonathan Davis Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2014)

The Awana tribe, who live in the remote Amazon jungle in theBrazilian state of Pará, have dwindled to only forty-one members--and nowthirty-nine of them have dropped dead of what looks like poison. Theneighboring...


The Big Both Ways

by John Straley & Barry Press Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2014)

John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a newlevel in this completely original period crime story.

It's 1935, and Slip Wilson, rattled by the gruesomeaccidental death of a coworker, has quit his job...


A Long Line of Dead Men

by Lawrence Block & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2014)

An ancient brotherhood meets annually in the back room of aswank Manhattan restaurant, a fraternity created in secret to celebrate life bycelebrating its dead. But the past three decades have not been kind to...


H.N.I.C.

by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, Kim Johnson, Cary Hite & Steven Savile et al. Urban Audiobooks (July 16, 2013)

Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of hiscrew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees todo one last job, but only because it's the price of his freedom. He knows...


Death of a Nightingale

by Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis, Susan Boyce & Elisabeth Dyssegaard Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been arrestedfor murdering her Danish fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to aninterrogation in Copenhagen's police headquarters. It isn't the first timeNatasha...


A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

by Lawrence Block & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2014)

There is no accolade or major mystery award that has notalready been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are as intelligent,provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly...


Lady, Go Die!

by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins & Stacy Keach Blackstone Publishing (May 08, 2012)

“The next time you pull a gun on me I put one between your eyes.”

Private investigator Mike Hammer and the beautiful Velda go on vacation to a small beach town on Long Island after wrapping up the Williams...


Way Down on the High Lonely

by Don Winslow & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (March 10, 2011)

From domestic war to barroom brawls, grad-student-turned-PI Neal Carey's got more than studying on his plate.

Neal Carey's three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over, but his troubles are just...


A Long Walk up the Water Slide

by Don Winslow & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (April 13, 2011)

Neal Carey has to keep the mob, the FBI, and a major television personality from killing his newest client, but he's tempted to do the job himself.

Sometime student and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey would...


The Night Detectives

by Jon Talton & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (May 07, 2013)

The private detective business starts out badly for former Phoenix deputy David Mapstone, who has teamed up with his old friend and boss, Sheriff Mike Peralta. Their first client is gunned down just after hiring...


He Drank, and Saw the Spider

by Alex Bledsoe & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

Alex Bledsoe continues the adventures of freelance swordjockey Eddie LaCrosse in the thrilling He Drank, and Saw the Spider.

After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to deathby a bear, a young mercenary...


What You Break

by Reed Farrel Coleman & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (February 07, 2017)

Former Suffolk County cop Gus Murphy returns to prowl the meaner streets of Long Island's darkest precincts with a Russian mercenary at his back in the stunning second installment of Reed Farrel Coleman's critically...


The Handle

by Donald E. Westlake & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Baron is clever--perhaps too clever. He sits on the heavily protected island of Cockaigne, a mini-Las Vegas forty miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, raking in as much as $250,000 some nights, laughing at the Outfit,...


The Glass Key

by Dashiell Hammett & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to...


The Dain Curse

by Dashiell Hammett & Richard Ferrone Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate...


The Last Quarry

by Max Allan Collins, Stefan Rudnicki & Cassandra de Cuir Skyboat Media (May 12, 2015)

The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hit man into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target...


Web of the City

by Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki & Claire Bloom Skyboat Media (July 07, 2015)

"Get it straight right now: these aren't kids playing games of war. They mean business. They are junior-grade killers and public enemies one through five thousand."

In Rusty Santoro's neighborhood, the kids...


Orchard Grove

by Vincent Zandri, Hillary Huber & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (January 12, 2016)

Sometimes fences make for nice neighbors. Other times they hide the evil within.

Orchard Grove is a town like any other, with quiet neighborhoods and apple groves ... though Ethan, the depressed screenplay writer,...


The Max

by Ken Bruen, Jason Starr & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2016)

Max and Angela are going down.

When we last saw Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos, Max was being arrested by the NYPD for drug trafficking, and Angela was fleeing the country in the wake of a brutal murder. Now...


Red Harvest

by Dashiell Hammett & Richard Ferrone Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2011)

Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest.

When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even...


Quarry

by Bill Pronzini & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2004)

Old Man Hass is concerned by the near-catatonic behavior of his daughter, Grady. The young woman showed up at his doorstep a few days earlier, refused to admit that anything was wrong, and has been wandering...


Perfect Hatred

by Leighton Gage & Jonathan Davis Blackstone Publishing (February 19, 2013)

Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate...


Time to Murder and Create

by Lawrence Block & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Small-time stoolie Jake "The Spinner" Jablon made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers from informer to blackmailer. And the more clients, he figured, the more money--and the more people eager to see...


The Zebra-Striped Hearse

by Ross Macdonald, Jennifer Tilly, Kathryn Harrold & Edward Asner et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2008)

Celebrated private eye Lew Archer is hired by a father intent on preventing the marriage of his daughter to a penniless and possibly murderous artist. The chase takes Archer from Mexico to Lake Tahoe and from...


There’s Something in a Sunday

The Night and the Music, Vol. 1

by Lawrence Block Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Lawrence Block's seventeen Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world--along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese...


The Man with the Getaway Face

by Donald E. Westlake & John Chancer Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2010)

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark's eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hard-boiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and...


The Guns of Heaven

by Pete Hamill & Christian Conn Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2006)

On a visit to Northern Ireland, newspaper reporter Sam Briscoe meets with a mysterious IRA leader and agrees to deliver an envelope to his supporters in New York City. It's a decision with grave consequences--not...


The Gutter and the Grave

by Ed McBain & Richard Ferrone Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2012)

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 the butt...


The Green Eagle Score

by Donald E. Westlake & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2010)

Here's Parker--planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco--whose fresh out of the pen--and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers. Holed up with...


The Hosanna Shout

The Other Side of Death

Pale Horses

by Jassy Mackenzie & Justine Eyre Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet van Rensburg, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built sixty-five-story Sandton skyscraper. But Sonet's...


Comeback

by Donald E. Westlake, Keith Szarabajka & Lawrence Block Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

After the bloodbath of Butcher's Moon, the action-filled blowout Parker adventure, Donald Westlake said, "Richard Stark proved to me that he had a life of his own by simply disappearing. He was gone." And for...


Murder below Montparnasse

by Cara Black & Madeleine Lambert Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother's blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that's been buried for eighty years--Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc's current case is her most exciting one yet....


Shotgun Alley

by Andrew Klavan Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2004)

Honey--a vivacious, wealthy, seventeen-year-old daughter of a politician--has a penchant for drug dealers, mad-dog bikers, booze, sex, crank, and guns. She's run off with Cobra, the leader of a band of motorcycle-gang...


This Dame for Hire

by Sandra Scoppettone & Laura Hicks Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2006)

Meet Faye Quick, a sassy secretary who keeps the home fires burning by reluctantly becoming a private investigator after her boss and agency owner, Woody Mason, joins the army. True to her name, Faye catches...


The Shanghai Moon

by S. J. Rozan & Samantha Quan Blackstone Publishing (February 17, 2009)

Chinese-American PI Lydia Chin is brought in by former mentor Joel Pilarsky to help with a case that crosses continents, cultures, and decades. In Shanghai, excavation has unearthed a cache of European jewelry...


The Seventh

by Donald E. Westlake & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

The robbery was a piece of cake. The getaway was clean. And seven men were safely holed up in different places while Parker held all the cash. But somehow the sweet heist of a college football game turns sour,...


The Monet Murders

by Terry Mort & Tony Pasqualini Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

Private-investigator-to-the-stars Riley Fitzhugh findshimself caught up in the case of a missing Hollywood beauty--and a stolenMonet--in a 1930s hard-boiled caper as deadly as it is delightful.

Hollywood, 1934....


The Blue Hammer

by Ross Macdonald & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

In this masterful Macdonald mystery, the desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness, and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art.

The era is the 1970s; the setting,...


The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

The definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre, The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages of Black Mask magazine in 1929 and was almost immediately acknowledged as not only a great crime...


Murder Never Knocks

by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins & Stacy Keach Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

A failed attempt on his life by a contract killer gets Mike Hammer riled up. But it also lands him an unlikely job: security detail for a Hollywood producer having a party to honor his beautiful fiance?e, a...