Hard-Boiled

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Tin Badges is a tough and gritty crime novel with a feel-good layer you’re going to enjoy.”

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“Sweeney on the Rocks is one of the best crime books out this year. Here's hoping for a movie, or better yet, a mini-series.”

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“Like a machine gun spraying noir at you nonstop. Can you take it? Can you parse the churning prose, figure out what the hell’s going on, and keep turning the pages?

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The appeal of this series is its utter straightforwardness. No “stylin’.” Sheriff Dave Cubiak goes about his business, is confronted by a crime, and steps right in to solve it.

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“Shell Game will prompt new readers to scurry back to Indemnity One, so they can catch up on one of the finest examples of a private eye series in the mys

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“A new generation of aspiring novelists would do well to read Oakley Hall’s work with all the care and attention to detail it deserves.

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Mix together German spies, Russian anarchists, a beleaguered head of the newly formed British Secret Service Bureau, an increasingly militant suffragette movement, an interfering Home Secretary in

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Hard Case Crime, an imprint founded by Charles Ardai and Max Phillips in 2005, has been the gift to crime fiction fans that keeps on giving.

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Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen just entered his seventies, and his crime novels date back to when he was 22. Still, he’s not well known in the US because of the lag in translation.

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“will appeal to anyone who likes the hardboiled Southern private eye novel where evil lurks beneath the surface of a quiet little town.”

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Stratos Gazis is a professional contract killer with a conscience.

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“This is the novel that started it all.”

It’s the late 1940s. Mike Hammer has come to Killington, Rhode Island, to keep a promise to a friend.

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". . . delightfully twisted and thoroughly engaging . . ."

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Henry Chang’s crime novel Lucky marks the fifth appearance of New York Police Department Detective Jack Yu.

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“the best example of the hardboiled crime noir novel . . .”

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The Knife Slipped is a gift to aficionados of the Cool and Lam series . . .”

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Fast-paced, engrossingly entertaining, Pimp is outrageously funny.”

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“Mr. Haas may not yet be a household name this side of the Atlantic, but all that is about to change . . .”

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“The death of Robert Parker in 2010 did not slow the output of his Spenser books.

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Cynical sword jockey-for-hire Eddie LaCrosse returns in a new medieval murder mystery drawn straight from the mists of legend in Alex Bledsoe’s entertaining third novel in the LaCrosse series (foll

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Brendan Fishback and his best friend, Cobb Kuzawa head to their favored fishing hole at Lake Charles, Tennessee.

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Ian Rankin is the U.K.’s most popular crime writer. His books have won numerous prestigious awards and been on every bestseller list.

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“Somebody out there had turned a gun on two kids. Whoever did it might be locked up now, and they might not. If they weren’t locked up, then they were on the street and not far away.

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The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions.  There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin

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“I want him brought to me alive.

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