Download E-books The Maltese Falcon PDF

By Dashiell Hammett

A treasure worthy killing for. Sam Spade, a marginally shopworn inner most eye along with his personal solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fats guy identify Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a stunning and treacherous girl whose loyalties shift on the drop of a dime. those are the elements of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a unique that has haunted 3 generations of readers.

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By Joe Gores

Gores has the excellence of profitable the MWA Edgar in 3 different types: for his debut novel, A Time of Predators, a quick tale and a television movie. he's on the best of his shape during this swiftly-paced story approximately what occurs while Runyan Elliot walks out of San Quentin, having served his sentence. Refusing the provided support of his brother paintings, a labor-union chief, Runyan begins his new lifestyles, aspiring to recuperate the cache of jewels he have been stuck stealing. yet his plans are inhibited via many importunate humans, grasping for the jewels: an assurance investigator able to discount for his or her go back; a gangster keen to kill to snatch the stones; Runyan's associate within the robbery who had escaped criminal, and others. most vital to Runyan is gorgeous Louise Graham. Pretending to interview him for a e-book approximately ex-convicts, Louise turns into his lover and strength betrayer. occasions engender likely never-ending chilling ramifications, the suspense, punctuated by way of the author's earthy wit. Louise and Runyan's brother, artwork, play decisive roles within the drama; so does the destiny of the buried treasure. 50,000 promo.

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Download E-books The Root of His Evil PDF

By James M. Cain

Whereas slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince CharmingCarrie Selden isn't in any respect just like the girl you've examine within the papers. although she used to be raised in an orphanage, she isn't an orphan. She didn't end highschool till she was once nineteen, yet that used to be simply because she used to be operating as a waitress, no longer simply because she used to be gradual. And notwithstanding she's very crafty, good, she's no femme fatale. yet her attractiveness . . . oh sure, her attractiveness is every little thing you've heard. At twenty-one, she takes her discounts and strikes to big apple urban, touchdown a role at a diner known as Karb's, on the backside rung of the eating place chain's tall company ladder. even though she makes minimal salary, Carrie is savvy, and it isn't lengthy earlier than she begins to climb. while her coworkers unionize, they opt for her as president, and from there, the sky's the restrict. yet simply because the union will get underway, she meets a mysterious highbrow named Grant—who will both aid her upward push to the head, or drag her directly right down to hell.

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Download E-books The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel PDF

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee has good fortune to thank for his attractiveness as a primary salvager of stolen boats. Now Billy Ingraham, a self-made multi-millionaire, is having a bet that McGee can find his $700,000 customized cruiser. McGee isn’t so convinced. He is familiar with all too good the damaging hyperlink among Florida boatjackings and the drug exchange, and he’s vowed by no means to swim with the sharks—but if he desires to retain his head (AKA funds) above water, swim he will.
 
“As a tender author, all I ever sought after was once to the touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz
 
although McGee doesn’t think like protruding his neck for this example, Billy’s spouse, Millis, convinces him to step as much as the problem. type of. After a pilot buddy leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee instantly regrets not likely together with his intestine. The yacht isn't any longer a standard boat. It’s a slaughterhouse.
 
After witnessing the sordid scene, McGee realizes he’s knee-deep within the white-hot middle of a world cocaine ring. in the course of this terrifying ordeal and an affair with a really harmful lady, McGee is stunned by means of the go back of a mystery from his previous. through the years, McGee has recovered many wrecks—now he’ll have to salvage his personal life.
 
Features a brand new creation via Lee Child

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Download E-books The Song Is You: A Novel PDF

By Megan Abbott

From Edgar® -nominated novelist Megan Abbott, who makes “devotees of Cain and Chandler collapse and beg for mercy” (The Hollywood Reporter), The tune Is You imagines an exhilarating end to the nonetheless unsolved in view that 1949 Black Dahlia homicide case.

On October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter goodbye and left for an evening shoot at a Hollywood studio. "Wish me luck," she acknowledged as she crossed her hands, winked, and walked away. She was once by no means visible back. the one clues left at the back of: a handbag with a damaged strap present in a close-by park, a cryptic word, and rumors approximately mobster boyfriends and ill-fated romances with motion picture stars.

Drawing in this true-life lacking individual case, Megan Abbott's The music Is You tells the tale of Gil "Hop" Hopkins, a smooth-talking Hollywood publicist whose occupation, regardless of his complex own existence, is at the upward push. it really is 1951, years after Jean Spangler's disappearance, and Hop unearths himself unwillingly drawn into the nonetheless unsolved secret through a chum of Jean who blames Hop for concealing information about Jean's whereabouts the evening she vanished. pushed through guilt and worry of blackmail, Hop delves into the case himself, feverishly attempting to remain one step sooner than an intrepid woman reporter additionally chasing the tale. Hop notion he'd obvious all of it, yet what he uncovers either tantalizes and horrifies him as he plunges deeper and deeper into Hollywood's substratum in his try to discover the truth.

In the culture of James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia and Joyce Carol Oates's Blonde, The track Is You conjures a heady brew of fact and hypothesis, of truth and pulp fiction, taking the reader on a depressing travel of Tinseltown, from motion picture studios, gala premieres, and posh nightclubs to gangsters, blackmailing B-girls, and the darkest secrets and techniques that lie in the back of Hollywood's luminous façade. on the heart of all of it is Hop, a guy torn among cutthroat ambition and his personal top intentions.

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Download E-books The Black Angel: A Charlie Parker Thriller PDF

By John Connolly

Detective Charlie Parker returns in The Black Angel, the 6th mystery through acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer John Connolly.

The Black Angel starts off with the mysterious abduction of a tender girl. Intrigued by way of the case, Charlie Parker's longtime pal killer, Louis, starts a solo look for the woman. the binds of friendship necessarily draw Parker into the hunt, as he quickly discovers that the girl's disappearance is associated with a church of bones in jap Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the parable of an item often called the Black Angel. however the Black Angel isn't a legend. it's genuine. It lives. It goals. And the secret of its life could comprise the key of Parker's personal origins...

As along with his earlier novels, John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret, emotion, violence, and the supernatural during this uncooked and gripping mystery. fast paced, spellbinding, and skillfully written, this can be John Connolly at his chilling most sensible.

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By Robert Coover

With impeccable ability, Robert Coover, one among America's pioneering postmodernists, has grew to become the vintage detective tale inside-out. the following Coover is on the best of his shape; and Noir is a real page-turner-wry, absurd, and desolate.

you're Philip M. Noir, inner most Investigator. A mysterious younger widow hires you in finding her husband's killer-if he used to be killed. Then your consumer is killed and her physique disappears-if she used to be your consumer. Your look for clues takes you thru all degrees of the town, from stylish lounges to lowlife dives, from jazz bars to a wealthy intercourse kitten's bed room, from yachts to the morgue. "The Case of the Vanishing Black Widow" unfolds over 5 days aboveground and 3 or 4 in smugglers' tunnels, although flashback and anecdote, and expands time into anything a lot greater. you do not constantly get the comic story, notwithstanding most folks imagine what is taking place is beautiful humorous.

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Download E-books The Dramatist: A Novel (Jack Taylor Series) PDF

By Ken Bruen

Seems most unlikely, yet Jack Taylor is sober---off booze, drugs, powder, and approximately off cigarettes, too. the most cause he is been capable of continue fresh: his dealer's in detention center, which leaves Jack and not using a resource. while that broker calls him to Dublin and asks a desire within the dirty, sordid vacationing room of Mountjoy legal, Jack desires to inform him to take a flying jump. yet he does not, cannot, as the dealer's sister is useless, and the guards have referred to as it "death by means of misadventure."

The broker understands that can not be real and begs Jack to take a look, fee round, see what he can discover. it is precisely what Jack does, with various degrees of good fortune, to make a residing. yet he is reluctant, probably as a result of who is asking or even as a result of undesirable feeling starting to be in his gut.

Never one to provide in to undesirable emotions or good judgment, Jack has the same opinion to the prefer, notwithstanding he cannot in all likelihood recognize the stunning, lethal effects he has set in movement. yet he and everybody he holds expensive will discover quickly, ahead of a person understands, in The Dramatist, the tilt and deadly fourth access in Ken Bruen's award-winning Jack Taylor series.

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Download E-books Cotton Comes to Harlem PDF

By Chester Himes

A vintage access in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives sequence, Cotton involves Harlem is one among his hardest-hitting and such a lot unique thrillers.
 
Flim-flam guy Deke O’Hara is not any out of Atlanta’s nation reformatory than he’s again at the streets operating the rip-off of an entire life. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa flow, he’s relying on an immense Harlem rally to provide a big collection—for his personal deepest charity. however the take is hijacked by way of white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that all of sudden everybody desires to get his palms on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece jointly the complexity of the scheme, we're taken care of to Himes’s model of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.

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Download E-books Something More Than Night PDF

By Ian Tregillis

Ian Tregillis's Something greater than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler encouraged homicide secret set in Thomas Aquinas’s imaginative and prescient of Heaven. It’s a noir detective tale starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a clergyman with a filthy mystery, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God.

Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has long gone lacking, placing Heaven on the point of a very cosmic main issue. however the twisty plot that unfolds from the homicide research results in anything a lot larger: a con task one thousand million years within the making.

Because this is often no mere homicide. A small band of angels has determined to wreck out of heaven, yet they want a human patsy to make their plan work.

Much of the tale is informed from the viewpoint of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the development of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who wishes his aid, getting grilled by way of the bulls, discovering a stiff, getting slipped a mickey.

Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fireplace, and a grand maguffin, Something greater than Night is a homicide secret for the cosmos.
A Kirkus reports Best Fiction publication of 2013

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