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Hawthorn & Child

A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.

 

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Narcoland

The creation of a state of terror.

 

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Night Film

A New York reporter investigates a deceased beauty and her reclusive filmmaking father, in a story rich with modern details.

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Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

The mystery of a murderer who targeted sex workers brings the victims' lives into view.

 

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The Invention of Murder

The lurid world of Victorian crime and the literature it made possible.

 

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The Mark Inside

In the golden age of the Big Con, the wires and rails that knit American cities made a perfect web.

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Raylan

A writer famed for his chattering crooks turns again to his close-mouthed lawman.

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Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing

An infamous crime and its aftermath.

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The Factory Novels

In these gritty mysteries, cases that no one else cares about fall to one cop.

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Trackers

The smuggling of a rare animal embroils a South African bodyguard in an even wilder intrigue.

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The Cut

In the latest from the D.C.-based novelist, an ex-Marine takes center stage.

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The Gentlemen's Hour

Murder haunts the waves in Don Winslow's followup to The Dawn Patrol.

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A Death in Summer

A steamy tale of an Irish tycoon's murder and his widow's dangerous allure.

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Al Capone and His American Boys

A true story of 1930s gangsters resurfaces, with movie-ready dialogue intact.

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The Devil She Knows

An ambitious--and ruthless--politician crosses paths with a waitress in a tale of suspense grounded in the blue-collar world of New York's outer boroughs.

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I Am the Market

A drug-smuggling mastermind spills his trade secrets.

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Kismet

A Turkish private eye in Frankfurt, Germany, faces down a nationalist gang in a tale half hardboiled American crime, half sly European satire.

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Still Midnight

Family ties -- among criminals, victims, and police -- are at the bottom of a botched kidnapping in Glasgow. Read more...

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The Man from Beijing

The creator of the Kurt Wallender novels crafts a sly crime story that reaches back a century and around the globe. Read more...

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The Godfather of Kathmandu

As detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep crosses the border into Nepal, the karmic burdens weighing on Bangkok’s most honest cop get even heavier.

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Doors Open

An art-heist in the heart of Edinburgh takes a wrong turn in this darkly comic caper. Read more...

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.