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Category: Hard Boiled Mysteries

Shadow of Deceit (Rykker Hawke Hardboiled Mysteries) by Rodger Gillespie

By Rodger Gillespie

Rykker Hawke was once arrange and terminated as a detective with the hot York urban Police division for having a bet with bookies. He opens his personal deepest research organization and his first case includes a beautiful blond who tells him she believes a person is making an attempt to kill her. yet as he will get into the case he discovers that not anything is what it sort of feels and the tables flip and he turns into the target.

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Articoli deperibili (Italian Edition) by Renato Corpaci

By Renato Corpaci

Martina Piccolomini possiede un dono: le persone che l. a. incontrano si sentono in dovere di rivelarle senza reticenze i propri pensieri più reconditi. Così, quando l'attempato impiegato di un call-center uccide l'uomo al vertice di una società di pubblica utilità, los angeles giovane cronista finanziaria viene incaricata della redazione di un rapid ebook da lanciare in concomitanza del processo. Ma quello che appare a prima vista un omicidio maturato negli ambienti del lavoro precario rischia di diventare un imbarazzo consistent with i rappresentanti dell'élite. Si sviluppa così un sanguinoso conflitto che vede contrapposti all'implacabile cronista i soggetti che, a vario titolo, con los angeles pubblicazione del quantity hanno pensato di riabilitare l'immagine di un dirigente di rango internazionale trucidato in una toilette e nell'autrice hanno scorto l'innocua esecutrice da manipolare nell'ambito di una circoscritta iniziativa di pubbliche relazioni. Sbagliando...

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Sleuth Slayer by Jeffrey B. Burton,Bruce W. Burton

By Jeffrey B. Burton,Bruce W. Burton

America's major secret writers are being brutally murdered. Third-tier writer man Davitt?a would-be Dashiell Hammett?stumbles upon the killer?s extraordinary M.O. (the deaths are lifted from secret novels). yet Davitt can't persuade deeply skeptical police a ?Sleuth Slayer? really exists.

Through a gloomy labyrinth of movie studio strength agents, publishing politics, a decadent family's filthy rich impact, police immorality?as good because the dawning recognition that he himself is at the killer's list?Davitt pursues the truth.

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The Studio Kill by Charles Fleming

By Charles Fleming

are looking to make a journey again to the Forties, while Tinseltown used to be glamorous, decadent, attractive, and violent? Then do not leave out THE STUDIO KILL, Charles Fleming's nice new noir novel approximately John McClellan, head of protection for Continental images. An ex-cop for the LAPD, he spends his days and nights hushing up the sexual peccadilloes of actors and studio honchos, let alone their rampant use of substances and booze. Now our hero has his palms complete with a Red-baiting Congressman who are looking to deliver the studio down, the homicide of a well-known director's spouse, a columnist who will do something for his subsequent giant tale, and a gorgeous woman screenwriter who should be the affection of his life—or the dying of him. THE STUDIO KILL is superbly written, with the entire interval information dead-on, discussion so breezy it will make your hair stand on finish, and a twisty, risky plot that may maintain you guessing, no one does Hollywood hardboiled like Charles Fleming.

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Lemmy schießt nicht auf Blondinen: Kriminalroman (REVISITED) by Peter Cheyney

By Peter Cheyney

Mein identify ist warning, Lemmy warning. Ich arbeite für den FBI. Nicht jeder Auftrag, den ich kriege, fängt so verquer an wie dieser hier. Eine Mrs. Marella Thorensen hatte uns geschrieben und einen Beamten angefordert - ich bin das Opfer. Als ich hinkomme, ist das Haus leer und ganz schön unordentlich. Es stellt sich heraus, dass die Thorensen die Frau eines Rechtsverdrehers ist, der für einen Chinesen namens Lee Sam arbeitet. Berenice, seine Tochter, erscheint zur gleichen Zeit wie ich in Thorensens Haus - ein Festessen für den alten Lemmy. Nur: Wo steckt Mrs. Thorensen? Welchen kriminellen Geschäften geht Lee Sam nach? Und welche Rolle, zum Teufel, spielt seine schöne Tochter in der ganzen Geschichte?

"Lemmy schießt nicht auf Blondinen" zu lesen bringt Spaß, gute Laune, Leichtigkeit ins harte Leben und ist ein wahres Vergnügen für kriminalistische Denksportler.

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Blood Rain by Barry Smith

By Barry Smith

"On a wet San Francisco November day, a brutal homicide and a lacking rfile take David Moore clear of his tasks as co-owner and personal investigator of Rothmore Securities. McCloud collage, a long-respected urban establishment, is less than an assault that threatens its existence.

The San Francisco Police reluctantly paintings with Moore, a former colleague, to spot who's killing school individuals. a beautiful widow, a mousey professor with a gun, a well-connected and good-looking collage president, a dangerous leader of campus protection, and a rogue priest quick pull him right into a hurricane as violent because the one battering the Northern California coast.

When a lately fired school member is murdered, Moore turns to an not likely best friend for aid. She is a seductive division secretary whose want for thrills drives her into the hands of a few very harmful corporation. Moore should also struggle opposed to the data that the beautiful widow has a few damning marks opposed to her, no longer the least of that's his transforming into fondness for her.

He hasn't a lot time to unravel this puzzle, simply because employed killers wish an analogous misplaced rfile and wager correctrly that he is familiar with the place it is."

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Winter Traffic by Stephen Greenall

By Stephen Greenall

Sutton doesn’t just like the 3 a.m. telephone calls. He should still swap his number—that means Rawson wouldn’t have it. Sutton’s top mate is a hero cop, yet strife flows via him like a highway.

He used to be alleged to die younger. probably Millar will do it for him: she’s the new younger detective from inner who nonetheless thinks mind and integrity will take her locations. If she doesn’t watch her step, she may possibly discover what they're…

This is the tale of fine canine residing in a bad-news town—a aromatic harbour urban the place the judges are useless, the vendettas full of life and each glittering fortune hides a sin.

An epic novel of corruption, homicide and the real nature of justice, Winter site visitors announces the arriving of a compelling new voice in literary crime.

Stephen Greenall used to be born in Moree in 1976. His writing has seemed in Overland and he received the 2014 NSW Writers Centre Varuna Fellowship. Winter Traffic is his first novel and was once counseled within the 2014 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

‘The strangeness of timelines and darkly evocative language is drawing me deeper into its spell. Set in Sydney, the writing is such as muscular Nick Cave-esque lyrics telling of high-class escorts in jap suburbs brothels, bikies and laconic tough-guys nursing damaged hearts. One for the darkish poets.’ Abbey’s Bookshop

‘An edgy, hard-nosed mystery set in a Sydney luminous from the skin and darkish inside of, held jointly via corruption, cash, and revenge. learn this one in dim lighting fixtures with a difficult drink on your hand.’ Readings

‘Greenall has created a fast paced story with an unique plot whose twists and turns maintain the reader guessing whereas closing fully plausible. The intricacies of the plot will remain within the brain of the reader lengthy after the final web page is turned.’ BookMooch

‘Sydney's underbelly has been uncovered prior to in crime fiction, yet Greenall's visceral verse offers the style an eloquent kick within the guts.’ Herald solar

‘The publishers assert Stephen Greenall is within the culture of Peter Temple, however the actual resemblance is that mad puppy of mayhem and homicide James Ellroy…His variety is not anything if no longer energised. it truly is slick with the sweat of its personal throbbing enthusiasm. a kind of heroic poetry, similar to the wobbling digital camera in a Michael Mann film.’ Saturday Paper

‘Emotions run excessive in the course of the novel and the language, just like the characterisation, is extravagant, usually melodic, reminiscent the following of the poems of Ern Malley, falling into the rhythms of Banjo Paterson…the publication rewards via its very oddity, its using rhythms and the audacious language within which it frames it advanced plot.’ SA Weekend

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Allesfresser. Kriminalroman (Ariadne Kriminalroman) (German by Christine Lehmann

By Christine Lehmann

Der zwölfte Fall ist für Lisa Nerz eine besondere Herausforderung. Ein berühmter Koch ist verschwunden. Im alten Rosensteintunnel taucht eine grausige Leiche auf. Lisa begibt sich zuerst on-line auf Spurensuche. Sie soll die Identität der individual herausbekommen, die im Netz ein anonymes Veganblog verfasst. Denn die Stuttgarter Staatsanwaltschaft hegt einen schrecklichen Verdacht.

Schnell merkt sie: In den sozialen Medien ist das Thema Ernährung sehr präsent. Da tobt der reinste Glaubenskrieg um die Frage, used to be wir essen sollten, vielstimmig, aggressiv und giftig. Doch um das weite Feld der Spielarten zwischen veganer Lebensweise und politischem Veganismus kennenzulernen, muss Lisa Nerz die Lederjacke ausziehen, den machine ausschalten und sich in die Schlacht zwischen Omnivoren und Veganern begeben. Und wieder zeigt sich: Es ist alles ganz anders, als gedacht.

»Lehmann legt ihre Bücher an wie Backsteine, die gefälligst Fensterscheiben zu zerschmettern haben. Nerz ist provokant, reizbar und schredderzüngig, trotz ihrer Schläue agiert sie reflexhaft antiautoritär. Allerdings schreibt Christine Lehmann nie in zittrigen Tönen deprimierter sozialer Schadensvermessung. Die Streitlust von Lisa Nerz drückt sich in der Dynamik, Frechheit, Wendigkeit ihrer Sprache bestens aus.« Stuttgarter Zeitung

»Das tolle an Lisa-Nerz-Romanen ist, dass ich in jedem einzelnen so viel über unsere Welt lerne, wobei zugleich das Gefühl vorherrscht, ›bloß‹ locker unterhalten zu werden. In dieser Hinsicht leisten Christine Lehmanns Krimis bei aller Flapsigkeit genau das, used to be zu den vornehmsten Aufgaben von Literatur gehört: Sie beleuchten ein Stück Wahrheit. Und sei es nur die, dass Entscheidungen rund ums Essen folgenreicher sind, als wir uns tagtäglich klarmachen. Guten Appetit!« Else Laudan

»Auch diese waghalsige Geschichte hat Lehmann mit handfestem Humor grundiert, sie ist frisch, ruppig, gelegentlich schrill, stets vielschichtig. Unter Veganern wird sie sich damit wohl keine Freunde machen.« Frank Rumpel, CulturMag

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Infortune des bien nantis (L') (French Edition) by Maxime Houde

By Maxime Houde

Alors qu’il tente de relancer sa carrière de
détective privé en acceptant tous les petits
boulots qui lui sont proposés, Stan Coveleski
continue de reprendre goût à l’existence grâce à son ami Maranda, enquêteur à l. a. Sûreté provinciale. Mais c’est Paméla, l’épouse du docteur Du Sablon, qui donne un coup d’accélérateur à sa petite vie tranquille quand elle l’invite à l’une des soirées mondaines qu’elle et le docteur organisent régulièrement. Incorrigible séducteur et buveur impénitent, Du Sablon se montre toujours désagréable pendant ces soirées, au grand dam de Paméla. Quand celle-ci surgit en pleine nuit chez
Coveleski avec un pistolet dans son sac à
main, le détective craint le pire… et, de fait, le docteur a été tué d’une balle en plein cœur. Dès le début de l’enquête, les policiers tiquent sur los angeles relation entre l. a. veuve – qui nie être l’auteure du crime – et le détective. Quand un deuxième meurtre survient dans l’entourage immédiat de Coveleski, ce dernier devient le crucial suspect. Conscient que, pour sauver sa peau, il doit débusquer au plus vite le ou les véritables meurtriers, Coveleski se bute cependant à un problème de taille : il n’a pas los angeles moindre piste à suivre !

PRIX SAINT-PACÔME 2012

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