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And Sometimes I Wonder About You

By Walter Mosley
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Walter Mosley
IN NEW YORK, IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM NO ONE ELSE CAN SOLVE, YOU CALL LEONID McGILL Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades in cash and favours, McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's got fancy all around him. When McGill is approached by a small-time office manager, he declines the case. He has better things to do than track down the man's long lost cousin, who is about to inherit millions. But then McGill's office is broken into, and his potential client is found dead. Soon, McGill finds himself drawn into the underbelly of an establishment family, and a Pandora's box of secrets and lies. Taking you from the moneyed haunts of Uptown to the shady corners of Downtown, Mosley is the Chandler of Obama's America, and one of the finest crime writers in the world.
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Any Other Name

By Craig Johnson
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Craig Johnson
'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York TimesWalt Longmire is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in a neighbouring county. An old friend, Detective Gerald Holman, has taken his own life, and Lucian wants to know why. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women.Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice . . . Wyoming style.
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  • All Grass Isn't Green

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    All that glitters isn't gold.A rich man sends Donald Lam looking for a man - when he really wants to find a woman. A minor missing persons case turns out to be a major one. And a pleasure boat on pontoons serves as a smuggler's ship on wheels.This is a job for detectives who know their fact from fiction, and Bertha Cool and Donald Lam are pitted against people who know too well that all grass isn't green.
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  • Alive and Dead

    By Elizabeth Ferrars
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    Elizabeth Ferrars
    Martha Crayle trusted everyone, so when the frightened girl arrived at the National Guild for the Welfare of Unmarried Mothers on that drizzly, cold autumn afternoon, Martha gladly took her to the spacious Victorian house where in harder times she had taken in lodgers. But her one remaining boarder, grumpy Mr Syme, was sure the girl was lying.And the very next day, when Martha brought home a saucy girl with lilac lipstick, Mr Syme was positive she was lying too. Martha still wasn't convinced - until one of the unfortunate girls involved them all in a sinister murder.
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  • Alias Basil Willing

    By Helen McCloy
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    Helen McCloy
    Psychiatrist-sleuth Dr Basil Willing is in a tobacconist's in Manhattan when another customer follows him into the shop, buys cigarettes, and leaves in a hurry. The man hails a taxi to take him to 51st street with the instruction: 'Come back and call for me; I am Dr Basil Willing.'Intrigued, the real Basil Willing hails a second taxi and finds himself at a formal dinner party given by a psychiatrist for his patients, who do not really seem at ease there - and later he discovers the horrifying reason why ...
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    Art of Deception

    By A.J. Cross
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    A.J. Cross
    For fans of Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell, a gripping new thriller from British forensic psychologist A.J. Cross.The New Year brings a gruesome discovery for forensic psychologist Dr Kate Hanson and Birmingham's Unsolved Crimes Unit: a mummified body. The victim is Nathan Troy, an art student who has been missing for 20 years. As Kate begins to dig further into Nathan's past, she discovers a series of toxic relationships. Why do his housemates refuse to talk about him? And what was his connection to the beautiful and apparently promiscuous daughter of his professor?Then the disappearance of a local teenager confirms that Nathan's killer is back. Kate and the team must work fast to untangle a web of lies and unmask a murderer who has lain dormant for two decades.
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  • An Old Lady Dies

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    Mrs Wolfe was dying - at last. Nobody seemed very sorry about it. Certainly not her relatives or legatees. Mrs Wolfe was wealthy and domineering and her periodical relapses regularly brought her heirs rushing to her bedside.The old lady derived a grim satisfaction from controlling people, but there's one last thing she is unable to control. For when Mrs Wolfe does die it is not by natural causes, but by treachery . . .
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    An Ear to the Ground

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    The Esmaldi necklace was worth about $350,000: one hundred matched diamonds the size of garden peas, set in platinum. The sort of necklace people would murder for ...And Al Barney, beachcomber and layabout, knew its history - a tale of hate, jealousy and violence; of beautiful, wanton women and the most cunningly devised jewel robbery ever.
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  • And Death Came Too

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday ExpressRuth Garside was beautiful, amoral, ruthless - and framed for three killings. But was she really guilty? As a girl, Ruth was accused of a dreadful crime; as a wife she was suspected of her husband's death; as a widow she was accused of her employer's murder. ­­'I can prove her innocence,' cried Thomas Fogg KC. 'I can prove my own innocence,' said Ruth. 'She's my client so she can't be guilty, and by heck, I'll prove it if it means the skies falling,' declared Arthur Crook. Well - does he? And­ is he justified?
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    The Affair at Barwold

    By Laurence Meynell
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    Laurence Meynell
    Hooky Hefferman is ordered by his dominating aunt in Hove to visit the Cotswold village of Barwold, where the young daughter of an old friend is thought to be keeping bad company. Meanwhile, one of the newsagents in a nearby town is going dangerously mad and is trying to rid the neighbourhood of local whores. Hooky quickly finds the local pub, where he takes note of the town's inhabitants' curious behaviour, and soon finds himself at odds with the police ...
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    Anything but the Truth

    By Michael Underwood
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    Michael Underwood
    On trial is young tearaway Ian Tanner, accused of the accidental but reckless hit-and-run killing of his own buddy. What really happened? The answer involves a ruthless gang, a gang that nearly disposes of yet another victim before Detective Constable Patrick Bramley figures it all out. Meanwhile the judge is facing a personal predicament so closely associated with the case itself that he doubts whether he should proceed ...'Excellent' Current Crime
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    April Evil

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    The stage was set. Harry Mullin had hit town first. But he had just made the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, and he was a little nervous about being seen. With him at the rented house where they planned to case the job was a girl named Sal.Then the Ace turned up. He'd been good in his day but had lost something in the guts department. But the last one in town was Ronnie. Ronnie had killed 12 men and two women in seven years and had gotten to like his job - maybe a little too much ...
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    Area of Suspicion

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Four years ago Gevan Dean found his fiancée Niki Webb in his brother Ken's arms and fled his hometown for a peaceful life in the Florida sun. But now Ken is dead - murdered by a thief, the police say - and Gevan is desperately needed to keep their company, Dean Products, from falling apart.Everywhere Dean turns he finds only questions and confusion. But he doesn't suspect the truth behind Ken's murder or the real goings-on at Dean Products until the stakes get too high to ignore - and the truth explodes violently in his face ...
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    An Ace Up My Sleeve

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest tycoons, picks up a gum-chewing boy young enough to be her son, events jump back and skid through a series of 180-degree turns. Games of bluff and counter bluff quickly develop into a dangerous and deadly battle and as the action hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving story of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.
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    Alas Poor Father

    By Joan Fleming
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    Joan Fleming
    Brigadier Basil Patricott, presently engaged on hush hush business for the foreign office, is a man able to cope with anything - except his two small motherless sons. As a result they run wild in the company of an eccentric Irish pigeon fancier, living with his sinister brother in a house of mysterious locked doors. Then one of the boys goes exploring, and what he sees behind those doors marks him down for immediate death. 'She has the gift of creating instantly credible characters' Sunday Times 'Twists and turns all over the place' Observer
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    At End of Day

    By George V. Higgins
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    George V. Higgins
    'No one ever did it better' NEW YORK TIMESArthur McKeach and Nick Cistero have been behind most of the loan-sharking, extortion, hijacking, illegal gambling, union corruption and drug-dealing in Greater Boston for almost four decades - and every cop in the Boston Police Department knows it.So what's kept them on the streets for so long?What the cops don't know is that McKeach and Cistero have a sweet deal going with the Boston office of the FBI: the bureau looks the other way when they're doing business, and even gives them a heads-up when the local or state cops start poking around - and all McKeach and Cistero have to do is rat out the Italian mob from Boston's North End.It's a deal that has worked for four decades, but now there's a new agent in town, fresh from a desk job in Washington, ready to take over the Organized Crime Unit. Is it the end of an era in the Boston underworld, or are McKeach and Cistero about to find out just how far corruption can go?
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    The Anxious Conspirator

    By Michael Underwood
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    Michael Underwood
    'Roger waited but nothing further came. Dayne's expression, however, told its story. A story of fear and cunning ...'Tony Dayne's predicament presents a problem. The English police had promised him escape and immunity for feeding them all he knew about his partners in an international counterfeiting ring.But an accident and an over-zealous policeman gets Tony pulled during the raid. The best the police can do for him is appoint a young lawyer, Roger Elwin, who does some detecting that takes him as far afield as Vienna and the violent end of yet another conspirator.
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  • Adam's Case

    By Michael Underwood
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    Michael Underwood
    Adam Cape - a young barrister - prosecutes a case of assault at the Old Bailey. On the face of it, it's a straightforward trial but its aftermath brings him uncomfortably close to death and Adam is unable to free himself from a murder that results. With the best of motives, and the most unprofessional behavior, he becomes a bane to police; lands in hospital; is on hand when a bank robbery is averted - and, remarkably, bumbles into the truth of the case.
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  • Arm of the Law

    By Michael Underwood
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    Michael Underwood
    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die ...It's the carnival motto for Trinidad's most colourful celebrations of the year. But, while thousands enjoy themselves in uninhibited eating, drinking and love-making, Detective-Superintendent Simon Manton is on the hunt for a dangerous killer. He has struck twice, and he will strike again. For one unlucky person the carnival motto is about to become a sinister reality.
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    The Alamut Ambush

    By Anthony Price
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    Anthony Price
    By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to GloryA brilliant young electronics expert is killed by a car bomb seemingly meant for the head of the Foreign Office's Middle-Eastern Section. Intelligence officer Hugh Roskill is sent by David Audley on an investigation that takes him from London clubland to the Hampshire countryside, and deep into the complexities of Middle Eastern politics, to find the answer to two questions: who was the real target of the bomb? And what is Alamut?Against the backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the period before the Camp David Accords, Dr Audley and Colonel Butler are confronted with an assassin capable of turning the Middle Eastern conflict into Armageddon.
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