Mystery

Light of Day

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780375726798
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - December 7th, 2004

Probably page-by-page the most enjoyable of Eric (Coffin for Dimitrios) Ambler's suspense books.  International intrigue,character study, travelogue and straight thrills, narrated by the delightful, sketchy Arthur Abdel Simpson - probably Ambler's most popular creation.

Gary


The Arnifour Affair

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ISBN: 9780758292674
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Published: Kensington - January 28th, 2014

In Victorian London, detectives Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt are partners, both professionally and personally. There are hints of Holmes and Watson, but these two sharply drawn characters stand on their own in this first book in a new series.

Sarah


The Moonstone

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By Wilkie Collins, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780375757853
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Published: Modern Library - September 11th, 2001

A cursed Indian diamond is given to a young English woman on the evening of her birthday.  In the morning, it has disappeared, and the household is thrown into arrears in both attempting to locate the diamond, and to discover who stole it.  This funny, mysterious book is noted as the first detective story, but it's really the character by character narration and wry humor that makes it an timeless delight.  

Stephanie


The Ruby in the Smoke

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ISBN: 9780375845161
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Published: Ember - September 9th, 2008

In 1870s London, Sally Lockhart investigates her father's murder. She finds herself part of a bigger mystery involving smuggling and the secrets of the British Empire, and along the way she picks up friends and allies, including a rogue office boy, a pair of hapless photographers, an actress, and a boxer-turned-minister.

Sarah


Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored

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ISBN: 9781609451219
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2013

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored is the perfect mystery beach read with what might be the best title ever.  A white-knuckle thriller with a delicious sense of place, it’s set in the Mediterranean resort town of Perpignan, around a series of murders and kidnappings. A retiree finds a dead woman on the beach; then, two detectives are brought in to investigate a disappearance which quickly becomes tied to another, and then we're off to the races. Kick back and stay up late with this winner.

Marie


The Postman Always Rings Twice

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ISBN: 9780679723257
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 14th, 1989

Of the hundreds of lurid drug store paperbacks from the '30s to the '50s, the big three that live on are Hammett, Chandler and Cain.  The 1st two are seminal American detective literature.  Cain is deliciously raw noir melodrama, and Postman is...well, read the first line...   

Gary


Pineapple Grenade

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ISBN: 9780061876936
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

Like Carl Hiaasen, Dorsey is a native Floridian and a newsman (so he knows the way things really work under the surface).  He expresses his rage at the rampant degradation of his state with wicked, absolutely berserk humor.  Like Hiaasen dialed up to 10.

Gary


The Twenty-Year Death

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ISBN: 9780857689184
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Published: Hard Case Crime - August 6th, 2013

Three novels, each in the style of a classic detective novelist, combine to tell one story. Simenon, Chandler, and Thompson, watch over the life of American author Shem Rosenkrantz as death and tragedy follow him throughout his life. This is a must for fans of classic and contemporary detective novels and for anyone who enjoys old stories told in new ways.

Josh


At the End of a Dull Day

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By Massimo Carlotto, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781609451141
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Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2013

Bad boy of the Veneto Giorgio Pellegrini has been living the quiet life running a restaurant with his beautiful wife after killing and robbing his way to respectability 11 years ago. But now his crooked lawyer is cheating him and serving him up cold to the Mob, and Giorgio doesn’t like it one bit. To get revenge, he’s back to his old tricks- killing, robbing and more killing. This book is the definition of Mediterranean noir, with a character who gives “mad, bad and dangerous to know” a whole new set of wheels.

Marie


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