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Beware Beware

Juniper Song #2

by Steph Cha Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

Juniper Song--an unforgettable new crime heroine hailed as "young, sharp, and worldly-wise" by New York Times bestselling author Meg Gardiner--returns in this smart, fast-paced follow-up to Steph Cha's critically...

Shoot the Woman First

Crissa Stone #3

by Wallace Stroby Minotaur Books (December 02, 2013)

A half million dollars in drug proceeds, guarded by three men with automatic weapons. For Wallace Stroby's determined heroine, professional thief Crissa Stone, and her team, stealing it was the easy part. But...

The Animal Factory

by Edward Bunker Minotaur Books (September 23, 2013)

The Animal Factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. Ron Decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot...

The Guards

Jack Taylor #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2004

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (March 31, 2007)

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána--the Guards, Ireland's police force--and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with...

The Bridge

by Solomon Jones Minotaur Books (June 30, 2004)

Sometimes, Philadelphia Police Detective Kevin Lynch feels he has spent his whole life trying to put his past firmly behind him. But a frantic call for help from a childhood friend whose child has gone missing...

From the Grave

by David Housewright Minotaur Books (July 27, 2020)

A past case comes back to haunt Twin Cities P.I. McKenzie as a stolen sum of money threatens to resurface in From the Grave, the next mystery in David Housewright's award-winning series.

Once a police detective...

Don't Ever Get Old

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2013

by Daniel Friedman Minotaur Books (May 21, 2012)

When Buck Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, Buck decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But a...

Kings of Midnight

Crissa Stone #2

by Wallace Stroby Minotaur Books (April 09, 2012)

Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she...


Jack Taylor #6

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (March 03, 2008)

Jack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves. His only hope of redemption - his surrogate son, Cody - is lying in the hospital in a coma. At least he still has Ridge, his old friend from the Guards,...

Cold Shot to the Heart

Crissa Stone #1

by Wallace Stroby Minotaur Books (January 17, 2011)

"Just when you think that you can't be surprised anymore, a writer like Wallace Stroby ups the ante."

---Laura Lippman, author of I'd Know You Anywhere

Crissa Stone is a career criminal. A complete pro, she never...

The Devil

Jack Taylor #8

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (August 30, 2010)

America--the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry. Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an overly friendly...


Tom Brant & James Roberts #7

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (July 23, 2007)

Over the many years that Inspector Brant has been bringing his own patented brand of policing to the streets of southeast London, the brilliant but tough cop has made a few enemies. So when a crazed gunman,...

The Magdalen Martyrs

Jack Taylor #3

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (March 31, 2007)

Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety he doesn't trust when his phone rings. He's in debt to a Galway tough named Bill Cassell, what the locals call a "hard man." Bill did Jack a big favor a...


Jack Taylor #5

Barry Best British Novel 2007

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (January 21, 2008)

Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort. But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.

Jack Taylor, devastated...

A Corpse in the Koryo

Inspector O #1

by James Church Minotaur Books (October 16, 2006)

Against the backdrop of a totalitarian North Korea, one man unwillingly uncovers the truth behind series of murders, and wagers his life in the process.

Sit on a quiet hillside at dawn among the wildflowers;...

Bamboo and Blood

Inspector O #3

by James Church Minotaur Books (February 15, 2010)

The critically acclaimed A Corpse in the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the introduction of a new kind of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. In the follow-up,...

The Dramatist

Jack Taylor #4

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2007

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (March 05, 2007)

Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober---off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he's been able to keep clean: his dealer's in jail, which leaves Jack without a source....

The Killing of the Tinkers

Jack Taylor #2

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2005

by Ken Bruen Minotaur Books (February 28, 2005)

When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of The Guards his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of The Killing of the Tinkers,...

Hidden Moon

Inspector O #2

by James Church Minotaur Books (October 29, 2007)

In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear on page in years--the elusive Inspector O. The stunning mystery was named one of the best mystery/thrillers...

Hidden in Havana

by Jose Latour Minotaur Books (March 17, 2008)

In Cuba, deceit is routine, paranoia is reasonable, and everything banned thrives out of sight.

Elena Miranda, a special-needs teacher, has no idea what lies behind the wall in her bathroom, nor that a ruthless...

Death Was the Other Woman

by Linda L. Richards Minotaur Books (January 07, 2008)

As the lawlessness of Prohibition pushes against the desperation of the Depression, there are two ways to make a living in Los Angeles: join the criminals or collar them. Kitty Pangborn has chosen the crime-fighters,...

Death Was in the Picture

by Linda L. Richards Minotaur Books (January 19, 2009)

In 1931, while most of Los Angeles is struggling to survive the Depression, the business of Hollywood is booming. And everyone wants a piece. The movies have always been cutthroat and, as girl Friday Kitty Pangborn...

Hard Cash Valley

Bull Mountain #3

by Brian Panowich Minotaur Books (May 04, 2020)

"The plotting is skilled, as is the sleuthing, and the landscape is stunning. But it's the hard-jawed characters, with their tough talk and scarred souls, who really get under your skin." -- Marilyn Stasio,...

Dead Man's Mistress

by David Housewright Minotaur Books (May 20, 2019)

An investigation of missing property takes a darker turn near Lake Superior in Dead Man's Mistress, the next mystery in David Housewright's award-winning McKenzie series.

Louise Wykoff is arguably the most recognizable...

Like Lions

Bull Mountain #2

by Brian Panowich Minotaur Books (April 29, 2019)

"A book filled with unforgettable characters and a tension that heightens with every chapter." --The Wall Street Journal

A powerful follow up to multiple award-winning debut Bull Mountain.

Brian Panowich burst...

Bronx Requiem

by John Clarkson Minotaur Books (November 07, 2016)

The death of Paco "Packy" Johnson shouldn't have surprised anyone.

Paco Johnson spent a lifetime in the system -- starting in juvie at age 10, then prison for most of his adult life. But he managed to make some...

Dead Soon Enough

Juniper Song #3

by Steph Cha Minotaur Books (August 10, 2015)

From critically acclaimed author Steph Cha-Los Angeles-based P.I. Juniper Song is back in a thrillingly written, masterfully plotted story of how far a mother will go for her child

Finally a licensed private...