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52 Pickup

52 Pickup

From the bestselling author of GET SHORTY and JACKIE BROWN a thriller spiced with blackmail and revenge.

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell is a self-made man, happily married for over twenty-two years and a pillar of the community. But then he slips – he meets a young ‘model’ and begins an affair. One night he arrives at his girlfriend’s apartment and finds more than he bargained for. Two masked men have caught his misdemeanours on camera and now they want a cool hundred grand. But they’ve picked the wrong man, because Harry Mitchell doesn’t get mad – he gets even.
A Fine Dark Line

A Fine Dark Line

A classic coming-of-age murder mystery with corrupt cops, segregation, ice cream and missing lesbians

It is the summer of 1958 in Dewmont, Texas, a town the great American postwar boom passed by. The kids listen to rockabilly on the radio and waste their weekends at the Dairy Queen. And an undetected menace simmers under the heat that clings to the skin like molasses. . .

For thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of the mysterious long-ago demise of two very different young women. In his quest to unravel the truth about their tragic fates, Stanley finds a protector in Buster Lighthorse Smith, a black, retired Indian-reservation cop and a sage on the finer points of Sherlock Holmes, the blues, and life’s faded dreams.

But not every buried thing stays dead. And on one terrifying night of rushing creek water and thundering rain, an arcane, murderous force will rise from the past to threaten the Stanley and everything he holds dear.
Vintage Lansdale, A FINE DARK LINE brims with exquisite suspense, powerful characterizations, and the vibrant evocation of a lost time.
A Little Yellow Dog

A Little Yellow Dog

November 1963: Easy’s settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It’s a quiet, simple existence – but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy’s stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who’s nobody’s best friend. With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life good-bye – and step closer to the edge . . .
A Red Death

A Red Death

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 1992 GOLDEN DAGGER AWARD

‘This novel is so hot, it burns the fingers’ Evening Standard
Mosley’s second novel confirms him as one of crime writing’s finds of the 1990s’ Daily Telegraph

It’s 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of “the hurting business” and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That’s when the murders begin….
A Splash of Red

A Splash of Red

An atmospheric and gripping mystery from Lady Antonia Fraser’s Jemima Shore series.

How well do we ever know our friends? When Jemima Shore offers to flat-sit for her friend Chloe, the last thing she is expecting is threatening anonymous phone calls on her very first night. A vicious assault by Chloe’s ex-lover the next morning forces Jemima to accept that she knows very little about her friend’s life.

Fuming, she decides to confront her. But then she realises that Chloe never reached her destination … and Jemima is not the only person trying to get in touch with her. It seems she was playing a dangerous game – and Jemima has been left with the aftermath. The only trouble is, Chloe was playing with some of the most influential people in London – people who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden.
A Twist of the Knife

A Twist of the Knife

‘Wow! Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has’ Gillian Flynn

‘A twisting, high-stakes story . . . Brilliant’ Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door


Former FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen it all, and survived. But nothing can cut her closer to the bone than family…

When her father falls ill, Brigid returns to Florida. There, she meets up with former colleague Laura Coleman. Laura once saved Brigid’s life, but now is working on an ‘innocence project’, investigating cold cases, and one in particular has caught her attention. Marcus Creighton was convicted of murdering his family fifteen years before, and has been sentenced to death.

Worried that her friend is getting in too deep, and that there is more to this case than meets the eye, Brigid promises to help. But what if her instincts are betraying her?
All I Did Was Shoot My Man

All I Did Was Shoot My Man

An electric new novel starring PI Leonid McGill from the inimitable Walter Mosley, creator of the Easy Rawlins series.

Seven years ago Zella Grisham was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder and grand theft. After two years of fruitless negotiations Zella was sentenced to 25 years in prison, mainly because she refused to give up her accomplices in a $6.8 million heist from Rutgers Assurance Corp.

But Zella had played no part in that heist. PI Leonid McGill had planted the evidence. All Zella had done was shoot her man, her cheating husband Harry Tangelo, when she’d caught him in bed with her best friend. That was a long time ago, and McGill has regrets. So he hires a hotshot attorney to set her free.

Zella’s big regret is that she tried to kill Tangelo. McGill agrees to track him down, but the trail leads back to Rutgers Assurance, and the man who paid McGill to plant the evidence is found dead. As Zella is hounded and an attempt is made on McGill’s life, the detective realises the case is more complicated than he had ever imagined – but can he live long enough to sort it out?
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Adapted for the screen in 1998 starring Laurence Fishburne as Socrates Fortlow.

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an “astonishing character” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles — and finding the miracle of survival.

“I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there.” Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.
Babylon

Babylon

‘A woman’s take on Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander’ THE TIMES. The rising star of Scandicrime returns with a stunning tale of jealousy and greed, starring Inspector Christian Tell.

Inspector Christian Tell and his team are called to the scene of a double murder. University lecturer Anne-Marie Karpov lies dead in her home, alongside her student and lover, Henrik. The crime appears straightforward: Henrik’s girlfriend Rebecca, a woman in therapy for her violent jealousy, had been spotted outside Karpov’s flat, and her fingerprints are found on the door.

But shortly afterwards, when Rebecca’s flat is burgled in a seemingly unconnected attack, Tell begins to wonder whether she might be the victim in a larger game. It emerges that items on the Red List – artefacts raided from Iraqi museums – were found among Henrik’s possessions. As the truth behind Anne-Marie and Henrik’s past begins to emerge, the dead woman’s ex-husband, Danish gangsters and Turkish black marketeers all come into the frame. Tell must unravel a web of hidden motives that spans continents, all the while trying to salvage his stormy relationship with Seja.
Bandits

Bandits

An ex con, an ex nun and an ex cop form an unlikely dreamteam of bandits in this enthralling tale from the grandmaster of American crime fiction.

Reformed jewel thief Jack Delaney was going straight – until he met sexy ex nun Lucy Nichols. Jack’s in the funeral business and when he’s sent to collect a body from a leper hospital, he finds it in Sister Lucy’s care – and very much alive.

Lucy’s on a goodwill mission, hoping to smuggle the ‘deceased’ away from her dangerous ex, a Nicaraguan colonel with guns and goons aplenty. And it just so happens the colonel’s also got several million dollars that could aid Lucy’s quest to help mankind. With a crazy plan in hand and ex cop Roy Hicks on board, they plot to rob the colonel’s coffers, and they’re sure to make out like bandits – if they live that long…
Be Cool

Be Cool

The sequel to Chili Palmer’s hit movie tanked and now Chili’s itching for a comeback. So when a power lunch with record-label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized-crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters. But where others see danger, Chili Palmer sees story possibilities.

Enter Linda Moon, a singer with aspirations that go further than her current gig in a Spice Girls cover band. Chili takes over as Linda’s manager, entering the world of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas. As he wings his way to success in the music business with his trademark cool, Chili manipulates his adversaries and advances his friends, all the while basing the plot of his new film on the action that results.
Beast In View

Beast In View

She was beautiful and evil – she murdered minds as well as bodies…

‘A work of art – terrifyingly believable’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Superb … BEAST IN VIEW is cunningly plotted and has an ingenious final twist’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Millar was the master of the surprise ending (exemplified in BEAST IN VIEW)’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

At thirty, Helen Clarvoe is alone: her only visitors are the staff at the hotel where she lives, and her only phone calls come from a stranger.

Until that stranger, with a quiet, compelling voice, lures the aloof and financially secure Miss Clarvoe into a world of extortion, pornography, vengeance, madness and murder.

But who is the hunter and who is the victim…?

A gothic chiller which still feels incredibly modern, BEAST IN VIEW is a true classic of the crime fiction genre.
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