Hard-Boiled

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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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On May 11 2010, the curtain well and truly rose on Stefanie Pintoff’s burgeoning crime fiction career, pulling her out of the shadows and into the limelight.