“Fadeout marks the debut of one of the 20th century’s most memorable investigators.
“For readers of the Rick Cahill series, you know that each new book adds additional layers to its characters.
“Transient Desires is a captivating, elegant novel that will delight Donna Leon’s many fans.”
“What’s perhaps most remarkable about Blood Grove—as with all Easy Rawlins novels—is Mosley’s undiminished gift for embedding the poignant messaging of the protest novel in hard-bo
“Once again, Hard Case Crime breathes new life into a classic crime fiction novel.”
“Issued as a paperback original, Love & Other Crimes is a perfect match for summer’s relaxing moments, whether they are long ones on vacation or short breathers between home-ba
“Compelling. Hilarious. Poignant.”
“One Day You’ll Burn is a successful debut . . .”
“In Rick Cahill, Coyle has created a deeply flawed, but eminently sympathetic, protagonist.
“Fans of Karen Slaughter will find Haseldine’s crime fiction rewarding . . .”
“Tin Badges is a tough and gritty crime novel with a feel-good layer you’re going to enjoy.”
“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.”
“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?
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.
“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
“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.
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
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.
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.
“will appeal to anyone who likes the hardboiled Southern private eye novel where evil lurks beneath the surface of a quiet little town.”
Stratos Gazis is a professional contract killer with a conscience.
“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.
". . . delightfully twisted and thoroughly engaging . . ."
Henry Chang’s crime novel Lucky marks the fifth appearance of New York Police Department Detective Jack Yu.
“the best example of the hardboiled crime noir novel . . .”