Book List:21 titles
  • A wonderfully dark, pitch-perfect noir prequel to The Maltese Falcon, featuring Dashiell Hammett's beloved detective Sam Spade. It’s 1921 -- seven years before Sam Spade will solve the famous case of the Maltese Falcon. He's just set up his own ...


  • Brendan Thorne, ex-Ranger, ex-sniper for the CIA, has foresworn violence when his presence is demanded at a top-secret meeting. Halden Corwin, legendary Vietnam sniper and mercenary, has vowed to assassinate the recently elected president of the Unit...


  • Ephrem Poteet is a dancing bear at Universal Studio's tourist trap--and a pickpocket on the side--until somebody puts a knife through his fur suit right up his gut. Even as the police search for Ephrem's beautiful Gypsy wife, the men and women of the...


  • In 1967, Joe Gores, himself a private-eye, created the first private-eye stories based on a realistic depiction of an investigator's life. The 12 short stories and 6 novels about the Dan Kearny Associates form one of the most distinguished series in ...




  • Seeking the freedom of the roads in the 1950s, Notre Dame graduate Pierce Duncan finds strange, fateful meetings: with a redneck guard on a Georgia chain gang, with a killer on a lonely Texas road, with a corrupt Los Angeles cult leader, and with a h...


    • 1996
    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    Their job is to bring back the goods--the cars, truck tires, and electric guitars bought but not paid for by the deadbeats of the world. But the repo men of Daniel Kearny Associates have their own problems. Boss man Dan Kearny has been bounced by his...


  • It began with the murder of a beautiful woman, the adulterous wife of a mild-mannered professor. Then a corrupt cop was gunned down in a phone booth. After that, the killer who called himself Raptor moved through a list of players, playboys, and mobs...






  • Swept away from his loving family when his computer investigations make him the target of a mysterious enemy, Eddie Dain resurfaces as a trained killer with deadly instincts and a drive for revenge. Reprint....


  • In Steubenville, Iowa, an old man attempts to get on a department store escalator but takes a death-defining freestyle tumble instead. A few hours later, in the San Francisco Bay area, brand-new Cadillacs begin disappearing. In come the street-smart ...



  • Released after spending several years in San Quentin, Runyan must confront several people involved in the jewel heist that put him away--insurance investigator David Moyers, treacherous accomplice Jamie Cardwell, and Louise Graham, author of a book o...


  • Third in Gores' riveting Dan Kearny Associates File mystery series. The Kearny staff has to uncover a key witness who can clear the firm's name, after the state of California threatens to revoke its license over a $200 snafu--and a set-up by a high-p...


    • 1978
    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    The men and women of Daniel Kearny Associates are used to finding people who don't want to be found. Now their careers depend on it. The state wants to yank DKA's license over a $200 snafu. But the mix-up is only the beginning. When DKA investigators...


    • 1973
    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    The bank gave Chandra the dancer her final notice; Daniel Kearny Associates took her red Caddy, and then the trouble started. In a comic book in the car the DKA men found five crisp $100 bills. Suddenly the bank wanted to give the Caddy back, and Dan...



  • FRISCO, 1928: WILD AND ROTTEN! From Chinatown's covert alleys to the fog- shrouded Golden Gate, crooked politicos ran the town and fattened on its spoils. To HAMMETT, retired Pinkerton detective and struggling writer, it was all just grist for ...


  • in Master's Choice: Volume II

    An outstanding array of crime fiction by some of today's leading authors is accompanied by short stories from the acclaimed writers who inspired them and features works by Ian Rankin, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Evan Hunter, Edgar Allan Po...


  • Otto Penzler and the Mystery Writers of America Present A Time of Predators by Joe Gores, winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First NovelThe gang was restless, just looking for idle fun. They roughed up a man they thought was a homosexual--b...


    • / Mystery
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    First Edition. Signed by one of the editors, Bill Pronzini. A very good plus book in a very good plus dust jacket. Corners of book slightly bumped. Mild shelf wear with 1 inch closed tear at upper spine to jacket. Mystery anthology with stories by Ca...