The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars Original Mysteries, Book 1)

By Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham

The 1st ebook in an unique secret sequence that includes twenty-eight-year-old Veronica Mars, again in motion after the occasions of Veronica Mars: The motion picture. With assistance from previous friends—Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, or even Dick Casablancas—Veronica is able to tackle Neptune's darkest situations together with her trademark sass and smarts.

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Of Tender Sin (Midnight Classics)

By David Goodis

Painting noir within the blackest colors, Goodis captures the grim desperation of the city jungle like no different author sooner than or since.—Neon

"Nobody does depression like [Goodis] did!"—Time Out

Alvin Darby’s cozy, heart category way of life is plunged into turmoil while he starts to suspect his spouse of adultery and is concurrently haunted by way of stories of his formative years dating together with his sister. Alvin deserts the family members domestic and strikes to the Tenderloin the place he is taking up back along with his ex-girlfriend, Geraldine, who's now a cocaine addict. There, he plans the homicide of his outdated good friend, Pete Lanson, whom he suspects of being his wife’s lover.

Born in Philadelphia in 1917, David Goodis was once the writer of many noir classics—Dark Passage, The Burglar, Moon within the Gutter, Shoot the Piano Player—many of which were made into cult motion pictures. His books are at the moment having fun with a substantial revival of curiosity. David Goodis died in 1967.

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Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder)

By Lawrence Block

Matt Scudder is eventually top a snug existence. The crime rate's down and the inventory market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the outdated local. the hot York streets do not glance so suggest anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

Scudder speedy discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as suggest as ever, darkish and gritty and stained with blood. he is residing in an international the place the previous is a minefield, the current is a struggle region, and the future's an open query. it is a global the place not anything is sure and nobody's secure, a random universe the place no one's survival should be taken without any consideration. now not even his own.

A international the place all people dies.

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The Guards: A Novel (Jack Taylor Series)

By Ken Bruen

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Siochana--The Guards, Ireland's police force--and observing the area in the course of the smoky backside of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is caught in Galway with not anything to appear ahead to. In his sober moments Jack aspires to turn into Ireland's most sensible inner most investigator, let alone its first--Irish background, choked with betrayal and espionage, discourages any career so heavily concerning informing. yet truthfully Jack is teetering near to his life's sharpest edges, his thoughts of the previous slicing deep into his soul and his customers for the long run nonexistent.

Nonexistent, that's, until eventually a blinding girl walks into the bar with a wierd request and a rumor approximately Jack's expertise for locating issues. Odds are he can't climb off his barstool lengthy sufficient to get entangled together with his radiant new buyer, but if he surprises himself via getting employed, Jack has little thought of what he is getting into.

Stark, violent, sharp, and humorous, The Guards is an outstanding novel, one who leaves you shocked and breathless, flipping again to the start in a mad sprint to discover Jack Taylor and input his global once more. it is an unforgettable tale that is gritty, soaking up, and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galway streets. Praised via authors and critics around the world, The Guards heralds the arriving of a vital new novelist in modern crime fiction.

The Guards is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for top Novel.

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The Unquiet: A Charlie Parker Thriller

By John Connolly

Haunted inner most detective Charlie Parker returns during this mystery by means of New York Times and across the world bestselling writer John Connolly.

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has long gone lacking, following revelations concerning the damage performed to little ones in his care. Now, a killer enthusiastic about discovering the reality approximately his personal daughter’s disappearance is looking for revenge, and Charlie Parker reveals himself trapped among those that wish the reality approximately Clay to be published, and those that will visit any lengths to maintain it hidden.

As along with his past novels, John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret, emotion, and violence during this gripping page-turner. fast paced, hypnotic, and skillfully written, The Unquiet is John Connolly at his chilling most sensible.

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High Priest of California

By Charles Willeford

From the 50’s to the 60’s, in the event you have been an grownup guy, you'll visit the again of any drugstore and for 1 / 4 or decide up a paperback “sleazy.” With their garish covers of half-naked girls and two-fisted males and amoral, violent stories of sexual conquest and clash, those paperbacks ordinarily ended up jammed below the bed the place first rate humans wouldn’t see them.

Charles Willeford wrote a couple of sleazies and excessive Priest of California tops all of them. Meet Russell Haxby, used-car salesman, sexual predator, and sociopath, a nasty little guy in an uncongenial little story that has no redeeming characteristics whatever other than to surprise the reader with its brutal and violent immorality and misogyny.

Originally released by means of Beacon Books in 1953.

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He may be mindful the gun in his hand, the guy in entrance of him, the surprise of the explosion, after which the blood. He may well take into account the flight notwithstanding the woods, and the satchel with the cash, and now the group of killers, final in. yet what he could not determine was once the girl. She have been there, as soon as, whilst the killers stuck him, and beat him part to dying. And he had came upon her one evening with one among them in her room. She acknowledged she enjoyed him. And he sought after her. yet might he belief her?

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42 Days for Murder

Shean Connell, a personal detective, units out to remedy a divorce case in Reno, and reveals that he has been framed by means of the guy who's boss of the town's criminals. After he perspectives the lady within the morgue and has the end of his ear shot away, he realizes that homicide and never divorce is being plotted. Why would not Tod Wendel's spouse communicate to him? among the rich society lady and her husband stood the forces of the underworld-gangsters, white slavers, dope runners-and Shean Connell breaks the case during this hard-hitting, lusty secret novel. initially released in 1938.

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