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Category: Hard Boiled Mysteries

Payback: A Novel by Sam Stewart

By Sam Stewart

Someone’s poisoning a synthetic sweetener and other people around the state are demise at random. It’s a part of a plot to come back at Bob Mitchell, the company’s president, a adorned conflict hero trailed via a previous, whose secrets and techniques, if uncovered, may perhaps blow up his destiny. The police don't have anything, the physique count’s 9, and Mitchell’s obtained 4 days to trace down the killer or the guy kills and back explodes Mitchell’s life.
From Hollywood, the place demise is simply the hook for a film, to Switzerland, the place intercourse is simply a numbered account, Mitchell’s hunt leads him to a shattering discovery, a protracted misplaced lover, and a conflict as ferocious as any within the war.

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Les protecteurs (GRANDS FORMATS) (French Edition) by Thomas Mullen,Sébastien Guillot

By Thomas Mullen,Sébastien Guillot

Zed est un agent du futur. Dans son monde, tous les problèmes ont été éradiqués. L’incertitude est maîtrisée : les guerres, les épidémies, les famines n’existent plus. Même le désespoir a été vaincu. Renvoyé dans notre présent, l’objectif de Zed est le maintien du statu quo, c’est-à-dire l’accomplissement de chaque événement jusqu’à son terme. Le « Grand Incendie » est approaching, l. a. disaster doit advenir, ça, Zed le sait. Il n’a pas le choix, et pour sauvegarder l’équilibre du monde, il n’hésitera pas à bouleverser quelques destins, à compromettre des vies. Pas de position pour le doute, l’émotion, les sentiments. Chaque seconde compte. Or, remark mener à bien cette délicate venture alors que les effets du présent commencent à apparaître sur ce futur parfait ? l. a. perfection connaîtrait-elle quelques défauts ?

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© 2011 by means of Thomas Mullen, THE REVISIONISTS
Pour l. a. traduction française : © Éditions J’ai lu, 2014

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The Shattered Glass Case: A Pegasus Investigations Mystery by Brian Eyre

By Brian Eyre

Dallas, Texas, January 2014. The trial of the century is ready to start in a court docket approximately 200 yards from the place JFK used to be assassinated. Jeff Starks, Pegasus Investigations’ most recent worker, mostly will pay little realization to scandal information, yet this is often various. the gorgeous younger woman on trial for a chilly blooded homicide is a Pegasus worker. this is the reason Jeff is minding the shop whilst a stunning girl asks Pegasus to appear into a few threats she has received.

Meanwhile, midway around the globe, the iciness Olympics are approximately to start in Russia. Sochi, the host urban, is toward Baghdad than it really is to Moscow. lots of the loose global is concerned in regards to the safeguard of its athletes. regrettably for Jeff, the bomb is going off a lot toward home.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series) by Ross MacDonald

By Ross MacDonald

employed through Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely prosperous political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his mom and dad, Senator Hallman and his spouse Alicia. Arriving within the sleepy city of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves should be the place the Hallmans made their mint, yet they’ve has been making an investment seriously in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their rancid wealth. despite the fact that, after years of dastardly double-crossing and coffee down dirty-dealing, the family members appear to be at the receiving finish of a karmic death-blow. With lifeless already and one other consigned to the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the key prior to one other Hallman lands at the slab.Murder, insanity and greed grace The Doomsters, the place a tony façade mask the rot and corruption within.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Murder in God's Country by Johan Zegers,Joe Zegers

By Johan Zegers,Joe Zegers

Don Osprey, 'Falcon Investigations is employed to appear into the disappearance of a tender couple who're on a climbing journey within the Trinity Mountains in northern California. trying out their path he and a blood brother of his discover a marijuana backyard operated via the mexican mafia. After a shootout with the group he locates the physique of 1 of the lacking social gathering. the group chief made his getaway, taking with him the opposite member of the get together, a tender lady. within the resulting hunt he manages to unfastened the woman, wounding the legal. in the meantime in a bold raid via different gang contributors to retrieve the unlawful crop, Federal brokers are killed.
Osprey is going on a hunt to discover the nefarious best felony accountable for the entire operations. the quest takes him to British Columbia and again back to California. It takes all of his skills to find the whereabouts of the shadowy felony who's eventually introduced down after a harrowing sea chase.

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One Last Kiss by Mary Wilbon

By Mary Wilbon

Meet Cassandra Slick--a deepest investigator who is aware that few pleasures in existence can evaluate to a dry martini, a lovely blonde, and serving candy justice on New Jersey's meanest streets. . .

whereas different little women dreamed of transforming into as much as be princesses, Cassandra Slick desired to be Pam Grier in cunning Brown, busting bad-ass criminals whereas yelling "Take that, you jive turkey!" She bought her want, yet on the request of her female friend Laura--the appealing, blonde daughter of latest Jersey's wealthiest clam magnate--Slick has given up cop lifestyles to be a P.I.

Now her former precinct captain, Frank DeStasio, has known as on Slick's support to transparent a colleague, Tom Brandeal, accused of murdering a beautiful black prostitute. Brandeal is a homophobe who does the strength no favors, yet Slick has her personal purposes for desirous to be aware of what particularly occurred to her previous buddy Paradise, a.k.a Gloria Roxley. Scouring the again alleys and red-light districts of Newark--the compost heap of the backyard State--Slick is quickly knee-deep in shady senators, crooked law enforcement officials, marvelous transsexuals, sordid blackmail, and plenty and plenty of lifeless bodies--and her problems are just simply starting. . .

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Corkscrew (The Reid Bennett Mysteries Book 5) by Ted Wood

By Ted Wood

Reid Bennett and his puppy Sam function the police strength for not‑so‑quaint Murphy’s Harbor, Ontario. they've got one more perilous yet vital activity. There are a few beautiful nasty bikers disrupting the façade of serenity of Murphy’s Harbor, and Reid needs to be able to lead them to take a hike with no “disrespecting their civil rights.” Reid fairly simply desires to kill them, yet he is familiar with that he needs to act with discretion in an effort to preserve hidden a mystery from his prior. Then, to complicate issues, a tender boy named Kennie Spenser is pronounced lacking. Reid has to discover the boy, who could have been abducted for his digicam, and fix order to Murphy’s Harbor. All in a day’s work!

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The Instant Enemy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Ross Macdonald

By Ross Macdonald

Generations of homicide, greed and deception come domestic to roost in time for the main surprising end ever in a Lew Archer novel. At first look, it really is an open-and-shut lacking people case: a headstrong daughter has run off to be along with her hothead juvenile antisocial boyfriend. that's until eventually this bush-league Bonnie & Clyde kidnap Stephen Hackett, an area millionaire industrialist. Now, Archer is obtainable a funky a hundred Gs for his secure go back through his coquettish heiress mom who has her personal mysterious ties to this disturbed duo. however the deeper Archer digs, the extra he realizes that not anything is because it turns out and every little thing is questionable. Is the boyfriend a psycho ex-con with homicide at the mind or a broken child attempting to straighten out his twisted family members tree? And is the daughter easily his nympho sex-kitten better half in crime or relatively a delicate child, attempting to block out terrible thoughts of undesirable acid and an unspeakable intercourse crime?

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Ram Slade, Shamus by Jerry Pat Bolton

By Jerry Pat Bolton

Ram Slade, Shamus is decided within the 12 months 1944 and facilities on Ram's secretary, Luv, who quits operating for him after 5 years. Her faked suicide and eventual disappearance has Ram chasing into the unusual happenings. He follows leads the place not anything it truly is purported to be and no one's who they're speculated to be. Layne Fuentes, a murder detective is usually searching for Luv. every little thing that makes a hard-boiled detective tale viable is in Ram Slade, Shamus. attractive girls, gun molls, highway weasels and hoods of all variety. each one layer of facts Ram uncovers in basic terms results in extra secret and confusion. Bea, his new secretary makes for extra turmoil inside of Ram's strategies, plus Mandy, a gangster's spouse who desires him to conceal her from her husband. In desperation Ram turns to an influential ex-client of his who owes him a choose to locate Luv.
A web page turner is Ram Slade, Shamus . . .

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