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Category: Hard Boiled Mysteries

Piss in den Wind (Pulp Master 26) (German Edition) by Buddy Giovinazzo

By Buddy Giovinazzo

James Gianelli fristet ein beschauliches Dasein als College-Dozent für Fotografie. Als ihn seine langjährige Freundin Karen verlassen will, bekommt der psychisch labile James einen psychotischen Anfall. Als er wieder zu sich kommt, liegt Karen mit Würgemalen am Hals tot neben ihm. Überzeugt davon, sie getötet zu haben, entsorgt er ihre Leiche an einem entlegenen Pier und scheint damit sogar durchzukommen. Doch James ist nicht der Typ, der lange allein sein kann. Als die hübsche Dominique auftaucht, fangen die Probleme erst richtig an, denn sie ist nicht nur ultra-cool, sondern irgendwie auch ultra-tot ...
Nach seinem grandiosen Roman Potsdamer Platz führt uns blood brother Giovinazzo mit einer journey de Trance zu den Abgründen der menschlichen Seele, in den Bereich zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit, der der Liebe immer die size des Verhängnisvollen gibt.

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The Three-Nine Line (Cordell Logan Mystery Book 4) by David Freed

By David Freed

greater than 40 years after their unlock from the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," 3 American prisoners of battle go back to Vietnam to make peace with their so much brutal former captor, a shield whom they have dubbed, "Mr. Wonderful." The U.S. country division hopes reconciliation may also help cement a tremendous exchange contract among Washington and the Vietnamese. but if Mr. tremendous is located murdered, the 3 ex-POWs are accused of the crime and the multi-billion greenback deal threatens to resolve. input pilot, still-aspiring Buddhist, and previous army murderer Cordell Logan.

Working with a newly shaped covert intelligence unit that solutions on to the White apartment, Logan is dispatched to Hanoi to spot the true killer because the alternate contract threatens to implode. What he quickly uncovers proves to be a vexing and more and more harmful secret. Who quite killed the safeguard and why? Unlocking the solutions will attempt each ounce of Logan's ingenuity and get to the bottom of, whereas risking his lifestyles as by no means before.

Like its 3 predecessors within the Cordell Logan mystery/thriller sequence Flat Spin, Fangs Out, and Voodoo Ridge, The Three-Nine Line is a vintage, pulse-pounding page-turner. Legions of dependable readers and critics alike, from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library magazine to Noir magazine and the linked Press, have hailed the sequence for its taut writing, finely wrought characters, flashes of wry humor, and entire throttle pacing. The Three-Nine Line could be the simplest yet.

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Lucky (A Detective Jack Yu Investigation) by Henry Chang

By Henry Chang

Detective Jack Yu returns in a pulse-pounding 5th research in New York's Chinatown

Chinatown gang chief “Lucky” Louie was once shot outdoor of a Chinatown off-track making a bet institution at the 13th of January, and lay in a coma for 88 days, waking on Easter Sunday. The quantity 88 is a double-helix, double-lucky chinese language quantity; faith and superstition all lean Lucky’s way.

But Detective Jack Yu, Lucky’s boyhood buddy, fears his friend’s good fortune is ready to expire. whilst fortunate embarks on a fancy and bold sequence of crimes opposed to the Chinatown legal underground, Jack races to prevent him prior to his enemies do so—permanently.

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Le crépuscule de Niobé: Le zoo de Mengele - Tome 2 (Grands by Gert Nygårdshaug,Hélène Hervieu,Magny Telnes-Tan

By Gert Nygårdshaug,Hélène Hervieu,Magny Telnes-Tan

Qui donc est Jens Oder Flirum ? Un délinquant accusé à tort du meurtre de sa logeuse et incarcéré durant de longues années en Norvège ? Un mécène à l’origine d’un ambitieux projet de type et de sauvegarde de los angeles flore amazonienne ? Un membre éminent de los angeles tribu des Sukuruki behavioré par l’esprit du jaguar ? Un terroriste overseas en lien avec l’insaisissable Mino Aquiles Portoguesa ?
Oui, tout cela, mais aussi le fossoyeur de cette Europe déchue, démembrée, en proie au chaos d’une guerre totale et insensée.

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Planet Miners by Geoff O'Callaghan

By Geoff O'Callaghan

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PLANET MINERS

Minasterco is an enormous asteroid mining company working outdoors the legislation. It makes use of highway young ones from impoverished parts to paintings as asteroid miners. They use much less oxygen, foodstuff, and water - in addition to being unpaid. sunlight Patrol knows the kid slavery racket, and sends significant Ivan typhoon to house it. "Stormy", as he's identified, used to be genetically converted for house prior to he used to be born in a clandestine laboratory. Commander Tom Hutch rescued him from the clutches of authority and reared him as his personal son. Stormy is set the scale of a twelve yr previous - a great individual to paintings undercover as a boy slave on the asteroid mine. on the distant asteroid mining station, Ivan typhoon needs to get the men on part and take care of his nemesis, multi-millionaire, the mad scientist who created him. rich person attempts to damage Earth through pushing a big asteroid into the planet's direction. With assistance from the younger planet minors, Ivan saves the day.
About the Author

Geoff used to be born in Jersey, then lower than German career, in the course of international conflict II. quickly after the conflict, his family members moved to Brisbane, Australia. He was once proficient in any respect Souls’ college, Charters Towers – a slightly conventional boarding university after the English variety. What wisdom one didn’t research throughout the ears was once good and actually belted in in the course of the rear finish, whole with blood blisters. His first touch with the cane was once for now not working round a activities oval quick adequate. He now prides himself on a whole disinterest on activities and understands not anything approximately cricket. This resulted in his inventive and inventive aspects constructing. He had a manner with phrases, and used to be a talented debater.

After secondary college, he took to instructing, graduated, after which acquired a submit Graduate degree in Aboriginal schooling. For the subsequent thirty years, he lived with distant aborigines within the nice Western wilderness, to start with as a chief university instructor, and later as a college central and Administrator. in this time, he took up writing, normally brief tales and movie scripts. It used to be that allows you to whereas away lonely hours within the barren region evenings.

The improvement of miniature pcs took his curiosity, and He wrote to the dep. suggesting they take a significant examine using desktops in schooling. end result of the proximity of a U.S. Sigint facility at Alice Springs, a number of the scholars, particularly the yankee little ones, have been attracted to computing. before everything they used Tandy point Ones and Apples. whereas very primitive in comparison to today’s machines, a number of the I.T. group lower their tooth on computing less than Geoff’s tutelage. They even equipped a ‘Dream 8080’ and obtained it operating.

Child welfare was once one other curiosity. Juveniles who dedicated offences have been saved in grownup prisons. many of the teenagers have been as younger as 9 years of age. Geoff fought difficult to get first rate juvenile amenities outfitted for them, and likewise did lot of study into psychological health problems in young ones. whereas taking a leisure from the wilderness, Geoff labored with the schooling division as a District assistance Officer. He was once chargeable for getting academic prone to handicapped kids around the outback. whereas on lengthy provider go away in Cairns, his kinfolk domestic, he met up along with his outdated geography instructor, Kevin Burry, who used to be bringing Trinity Anglican college to fruition. Kevin turned in poor health with mind tumors, and the Bishop of North Queensland appointed Geoff because the voluntary appearing imperative to deliver the varsity online, so Geoff spent his holiday from instructing as valuable of 1 of Queenslands greatest faculties.

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The Secret of Isabella Meer: A Nicholas Chambers Mystery by Christopher Dacey

By Christopher Dacey

inner most Detective Nicholas Chambers forums the SS Santa Rosa on an easy task; move the Atlantic aboard the luxurious liner, choose up a feminine passenger and produce her again to the states. quickly one aged passenger is located useless, one other is lacking, and mysterious forces aboard the send are operating opposed to Chambers as he attempts to discover the key of Isabella Meer.

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The Outfit: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels Book 3) by Richard Stark

By Richard Stark

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They discover everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript motor vehicle outdoors a financial institution making word of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a number of automobile lengths in the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked carrier door on the racetrack.

They’re thieves. Heisters, to be detailed. They’re professionals, and Parker is way and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a role, you will have him in. tricky, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly excited by his alternate, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to go him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his means, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is likely one of the such a lot unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by way of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and loved by means of enthusiasts who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing, his books as influential as any within the style. The collage of Chicago Press has launched into a undertaking to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.

In The Outfit, Parker is going toe-to-toe with the mob—hitting them with heist after heist after heist—and the full underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: no matter what Parker does, he does deadly.

 

“Westlake is familiar with accurately easy methods to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually get away is impossible.”—Washington Post booklet World

 

“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there earlier than. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with out Leonard. . . . previous grasp that he's, Stark does them all one better.”—Los Angeles Times

 

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. put out of your mind all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that wilderness island.”—Lawrence Block

 

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Un avant-goût des anges: Saga policière (Les trois visages by Philippe Setbon

By Philippe Setbon

Un polar au cœur des tourments de l'âme humaine

L’ex-flic Bruno Fabrizio devenu SDF, est recueilli par France, une femme étrange dont il tombe éperdument amoureux.
Découvrant peu à peu son crossé traumatisant, Bruno à peine remis sur pied, va entreprendre de venger los angeles jeune femme et de retrouver ceux qui l’ont agressée des années plus tôt. Mais France dit-elle toute los angeles vérité ? Est-il vrai que l’amour, surtout l’amour fou, rend aveugle ?

Dernier volet du tryptique Les trois visages de los angeles vengeance de Philippe Setbon, ce roman, situé une fois de plus dans son quartier fétiche des Batignolles à Paris, décline une nouvelle vengeance pour le moins alambiquée...

EXTRAIT

— Vous êtes un ange ? demanda le mourant.
La dernière selected qu'il vit fut l’esquisse d’un sourire qui flottait dans los angeles nuit au-dessus de l’eau noire du fleuve. Puis il comprit qu'il était grand temps à présent de lâcher prise.
Et il se laissa couler dans l’ombre.
Bonne nuit, tout le monde.

CE QU'EN PENSE l. a. CRITIQUE

Une histoire courte, sans longueur, qui accapare de suite l'esprit. Une fois commencé, je ne l'ai plus lâché. - Missmag, weblog Focus littérature

"Un avant-goût des anges" s'imbrique parfaitement à l. a. suite des deux premiers volumes, des gens ordinaires, sortis quelque peu des rails, qui soudain plongent dans l'accomplissement d'une vengeance ou sont confrontés à ses terribles effets secondaires. Passionnant ! - Blog Quatre sans quatre

En 195 pages, Philippe Setbon nous livre un polar abouti, une intrigue épatante et noire à souhait ; un polar à los angeles development remarquable avec des personnages qui ont une vraie épaisseur et qui dégagent une incroyable énergie. - Jean Dewilde, weblog Jack is again again

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Philippe Setbon, né en 1957, débute comme auteur et dessinateur de BD dans « Métal Hurlant » et « Pilote », avant de bifurquer vers le cinéma. Il signe les scénarios de plusieurs longs-métrages comme Détective de Godard ou Mort Un Dimanche De Pluie, réalise Mister Frost puis se consacre à los angeles télévision. Il écrit de nombreux téléfilms et séries dont Les Enquêtes d’Éloïse Rome, Fabio Montale, Frank Riva and so on. Il en réalise lui-même une vingtaine parmi lesquels l. a. minisérie à succès Ange De Feu.
Il a également signalé six romans chez Rivages, Flammarion et Buchet-Chastel.

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Non sei mai stato qui (Italian Edition) by Jonathan Ames,Susanna Bourlot

By Jonathan Ames,Susanna Bourlot

Joe è un ex marine e un ex agente dell'FBI che ha visto troppe scene del crimine e conosciuto troppi traumi, e non solo nella sua vita professionale. Solitario e tormentato, ha scelto di essere invisibile: non ha amici o amanti e passa l. a. sua vita a salvare giovani ragazze finite nelle grinfie mortali del sesso a pagamento. Ma quando viene assunto da un politico di ny in step with districare los angeles figlia adolescente da un bordello di ny, Joe scopre una rete di corruzione lui non può essere in grado di svelare, e quando rapiscono l'unica personality rimasta al mondo che conti in line with lui abbandona los angeles sua promessa di non fare danni. Se qualcuno può uccidere nel cammino verso l. a. verità, questi è Joe.

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