|Adam Hall, Carl Hiaasen, Edward Bunker, Rory Flynn, Simon Armitage,|
|Edward Bunker - posthumously published|
1962. Oceanview, California. The girls are beautiful. The dope is cheap. The squares here are ripe for the plucking--easy money for a man with a plan. Ernie Stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will. The problem is one more misstep will find him locked up for good.Violent, lightening paced and exotic, filed with the most wonderful cast of lowlifes you'll ever meet and dialogue that crackles, this is the lost novel for mystery lovers everywhere and the legion of fans of the legendary Edward Bunker.
|Jake Arnott, Gar Anthony Haywood, Boris Starling, Christopher Wilson, Neil Cross,|
|Crap photo - interesting book!|
A novel by Christopher Wilson
From his Icelandic father Lee Cotton gets his marble skin and blue eyes. From his mixed-race mother he gains his black identity. From his Mambo grandmother he inherits forebodings about his future. It's a combination that sets Lee apart from the other black kids growing up in Eureka, Mississippi. It marks Lee out as slightly odd. And very white. If childhood was confusing, adolescence proves life changing when Lee falls in love with the sublime Angelina. It's also life threatening: Angel's father is a freelance shooter for the Klan, who doesn't take kindly to his daughter's boyfriend. An act of appalling violence leaves Lee far from home with a new identity, a draft card, a memory that operates in flashback and a mental illness that makes him a sort of genius. He also has a reputation, back home, for being dead. Nobody (except possibly his grandmother) could envisage that Lee's rebirth is a headstart and not a handicap. His role in a quite remarkable journey through life will be to transform others as he has transformed himself...
|Neil Cross, Chris Simms, Alan Furst, Andrew Vachss, Oonagh O'Hagan,|
|Andrew Vachss - short stories!|
|Colin Bateman, Ian Sansom, Russell James, Ryan Gatiss, Neville Thompson (edited),|
|Stories from an Irish Prison!|
|Hans Fallada, Conrad Williams, Daniel Silva, Pall Thomas, Gavin Lyall,|
|New Zealand Crime!|
|Martina Cole, James McClure, Graham Hurley, Gavin Lyall, Walter Mosley,|
|T. Jefferson Parker, Peter Robinson x 2, Val McDermid, John LeCarre,|
|Debut novel from 1985 - T' Jefferson Parker!|
Where every day the sun makes a promise the nighttime breaks, while the super-rich live out expensive fantasies in posh beach houses and drown their memories in Cuervo Gold margaritas...
Where trouble has swept in like a Santa Ana wind, blowing the cover off a world of torture, murder and blood-red secrets
Where a crazed killer has turned paradise into a Disneyland of depraved violance--with a fiery vengeance--and where homicide cop Tom Shephard unravels a grisly mystery that reaches back across forty years of sordid sex, blackmail, and suicide into the dark corners of his own past, and sweats out a deadly truth in the sweltering..
|S. J. Rozan, Marcus Sakey, Richard Stark, Ben Richards, Michael Symmons Roberts,|
|Westlake AKA Stark - the last Parker - no.24!|
--John Banville, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea
Master criminal Parker takes another turn for the worse as he tries to recover loot from a heist gone terribly wrong. In Nobody Runs Forever, Parker and two cohorts stole the assets of a bank in transit, but the police heat was so great they could only escape if they left the money behind. In this follow-up novel, Parker and his associates plot to reclaim the loot, which they hid in the choir loft of an unused country church. As they implement the plan, people on both sides of the law use the forces at their command to stop Parker and grab the goods for themselves. Though Parker's new getaway van is an old Ford Econoline with "Holy Redeemer Choir" on its doors, his gang is anything but holy, and Parker will do whatever it takes to redeem his prize, no matter who gets hurt in the process.
|Bill Pronzini x 2.5, Marcia Muller x 0.5, Dick Francis, Mike Ripley,|
|Husband and wife - tag-team Nameless mystery - no. 13!|
|Cathi Unsworth, Tim Willocks, Howard Jacobson, Jesmyn Ward, Natsuo Kirino,|
|Jesmyn Ward - non-fiction!|
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth-and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships. Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own.
Jesmyn grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi. She writes powerfully about the pressures this brings, on the men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are often absent. She bravely tells her story, revisiting the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends. As the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education, she writes about this parallel American universe with the objectivity distance provides and the intimacy of utter familiarity. A brutal world rendered beautifully, Jesmyn Ward's memoir will sit comfortably alongside Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying, Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
|Tub 84 put to bed!|
HIGHLIGHTS..... Edward Bunker, Colin Bateman, Richard Stark, Rory Flynn, Carl Hiaasen, Bill Pronzini, Andrew Vachss
LOWLIGHTS...... nothing too uninteresting, though the HANS FALLADA book isn't singing out to me.
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|ARMITAGE||SIMON||LITTLE GREEN MAN||2001|
|ARNOTT||JAKE||JOHNNY COME HOME||2006|
|CROSS||NEIL||ALWAYS THE SUN||2004|
|FALLADA||HANS||ALONE IN BERLIN||1947|
|FURST||ALAN||THE POLISH OFFICER||1995||NS3|
|GATTIS||RYAN||ROO KICKKICK AND THE BID BAD BLIMP||2004|
|HAYWOOD||GAR ANTHONY||IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT||1996||AGM4|
|HURLEY||GRAHAM||BLOOD AND HONEY||2006||F+W6|
|JACOBSON||HOWARD||IN THE LAND OF OZ||1987|
|JAMES||RUSSELL||NO ONE GETS HURT||2003|
|LE CARRE||JOHN||THE NAÏVE AND SENTIMENTAL LOVER||1971|
|LYALL||GAVIN||THE SECRET SERVANT||1980||HM1|
|LYALL||GAVIN||THE CONDUCT OF MAJOR MAXIM||1982||HM2|
|McCLURE||JAMES||THE STEAM PIG||1971||K+Z1|
|McDERMID||VAL||THE GRAVE TATTOO||2006|
|O'HAGAN||OONAGH||I LICK MY CHEESE||2007|
|PARKER||T. JEFFERSON||LAGUNA HEAT||1985|
|RICHARDS||BEN||THROWING THE HOUSE OUT OF THE WINDOW||1996|
|RIPLEY||MIKE||JUST ANOTHER ANGEL||1988||FMA1|
|ROBINSON||PETER||PAST REASON HATED||1991||IB5|
|ROBINSON||PETER||FRIEND OF THE DEVIL||2007||IB17|
|ROZAN||S. J.||BLOOD RITES||2001||BS+LC7|
|SAKEY||MARCUS||THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES||2011|
|SILVA||DANIEL||THE UNLIKELY SPY||1996|
|SYMMONS ROBERTS||MICHAEL||PATRICK'S ALPHABET||2006|
|UNSWORTH||CATHI||THE NOT KNOWING||2005|
|WARD||JESMYN||MEN WE REAPED||2013|
|WILLIAMS||CONRAD||DUST AND DESIRE||2015||JS1|
|WILSON||CHRISTOPHER||THE BALLAD OF LEE COTTON||2005|