“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
The Fate of Achilles looks into the opposing forces of human strength and courage versus war and greed.
“Alan Jacobson’s novel has more twists and turns than a giant slalom course. . . . a mystery masterpiece. . . .
With Known to Evil, Walter Mosley offers the second Leonid McGill mystery.
Fiona Bristow lives on the picturesque Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest. She is a canine search and rescue volunteer, along with her three trained retrievers, Peck, Newman, and Bogart.
“Dusk was settling into Belfast, curling cat-ways for the night. The streets were deserted—everyone already where they wanted to be—and the city was fast becoming a startlingly quiet wasteland.
“So women will love me.
Stein, Stoned, Hal Ackerman’s “first Harry Stein soft-boiled murder mystery,” is a delightful, lighthearted detective story that becomes more and more intriguing and exciting as it unfolds
“History is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake.”
Read Slammer and you’ll feel a cold steel spike piercing your brain. You’ll feel your insides sucked out through your bellybutton.
Emerson Watts is pretty much your average teen girl. She goes to an alternative high school in New York City where she gets somewhat decent grades and is popular among her peers.
Noir, by acclaimed author Robert Coover, is a brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film. Noir is funny yet respectful, showing knowledge of the genre it parodies.
High Noon, written by the New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts, offers her wide readership a riveting suspense story about Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara’s dangerou
“I slouched against a rusted girder Nelson Algren would have been proud of, about a block from the corner of Lake and Wabash.”
The Film Noir Encyclopedia is a joy for noir enthusiasts—a must-have for scholars, students, filmmakers, and fans.