|Ross MacDonald, Tom Piccirilli, Thomas H. Cook, Bill Pronzini x 2,|
|Thomas H. Cook - not an author I've tried yet.|
|John R. Maxim x 2, Bill Pronzini, Seymour Shubin, Brian Freemantle,|
|Freemantle's Charlie Muffin series book!|
They call Charlie Muffin a traitor. He has been on the run ever since the blow-up in Berlin, when British intelligence declared him obsolete and tried to kill him. Charlie outsmarted them then, and he has done so ever since, staying one step ahead by forgoing any semblance of an even halfway normal life. Now he is alone in Hong Kong and his only protector and friend, Rupert Willoughby, is a hemisphere away.
Now Rupert is in trouble. He has invested £6 million in a massive new ocean liner but the ship is destroyed by arsonists, burning completely down in a Hong Kong harbor. The owners blame Chinese agents, but Charlie smells a rat and agrees to investigate. But the conspiracy is more dangerous than anyone knew, and it's not long before Charlie realizes that his good deed could be his last.
|Rod Stewart, Barry Maitland x 2, Darragh McKeon, Ian Rankin,|
|Ron Rash, Barry Maitland x 2, Brad Smith, W. T. Tyler,|
|Ron Rash - short story collection|
In these stories, Rash brings to light a previously unexplored territory, hidden in plain sight - first a landscape, and then the dark yet lyrical heart and the alluringly melancholy soul of his characters and their home.
|Sam Hawken, Barry Maitland, Garry Disher, James W. Ziskin, Dennis Tafoya,|
|David Mitchell, Max Allan Collins, Charles Alverson, Peter Robb, Stella Rimington,|
|Aussie noir from the last century!|
Fayette's fourteen. She just wants to kill her step-father and have fun. Pig's Blood is about people with dreams. It ends badly. People die. A confronting yet comic novella that develops fully the darkness and violence that lurks in Robb's non-fiction books, as well as the irony and wit that also characterises his non-fiction writing. “So amoral and blackly comic that one feels that they are deliberately infected spitballs thrown against the virginal and pretentious window of Australian literature… one has a sense that, for Robb, too much excess is never enough.” - Sydney Morning Herald
|P. B. Yuill, Leonard B. Scott, Len Deighton, Reginald Hill, Dick Lochte,|
Sleeping Dog won the Nero Wolfe Award and was nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, and the Anthony Awards. In 1999, the Independent Mystery Booksellers's Association named it one of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century.
|Magnus Mills, Adrian McKinty, Mark Pryor, Susan Froetschel, Todd Robinson,|
|Todd Robinson - head honcho at Thug-lit|
But when Boo and Junior are hired to find Cassandra, a well-to-do runaway slumming among the authority-shy street kids, Boo sees in the girl his own long-lost younger sister. And as the case deepens with evidence that Cassie is being sexually exploited, Boo's blind desire for justice begins to push his surrogate family's loyalty to the breaking point. Cassie's life depends on Boo's determination to see the case through, but that same determination just might finally drive him and Junior apart. What's looking like an easy payday is turning into a hard bounce--for everyone.
|David Hurst, Matt Haig, Derek Raymond, Duane Swierczynski, John Sandford,|
|Charlie Hardie series book from Duane Swierczynski,|
Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth.
And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.
|M. L. Eaton, Lynne Raimondo, Mike Resnick, Ed Chatterton, Karin Slaughter,|
|Mike Resnick - Eli Paxton mystery,|
|Tub 81 - put to bed!|
HIGHLIGHTS....... I'm looking forward to trying Thomas H. Cook, Barry Maitland, Derek Raymond, Peter Robb, Max Allan Collins, Brian Freemantle among others.
LOWLIGHTS...... nothing really, though I think I've misfiled a couple of these as I'm certain the Pryor and McKinty books have recently (in the past two or three years) have been enjoyed already.
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|ALVERSON||CHARLES||NOT SLEEPING JUST DEAD||1977||JG2|
|CHATTERTON||ED||DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN||2013||DIFK2|
|COLLINS||MAX ALLAN||QUARRY'S GREATEST HITS||2003||Q6|
|COOK||THOMAS H.||FLESH AND BLOOD||1989||FC2|
|EATON||M. L.||WHEN THE CLOCKS STOPPED||2013||MM1|
|FREEMANTLE||BRIAN||THE INSCRUTABLE CHARLIE MUFFIN||1979||CM3|
|FROETSCHEL||SUSAN||FEAR OF BEAUTY||2013|
|HAWKEN||SAM||THE DEAD WOMEN OF JUAREZ||2011|
|HURST||DAVID||RUMOUR FUELLED SOCIETY||2000|
|MACDONALD||ROSS||THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE||1951||LA3|
|MAITLAND||BARRY||THE CHALON HEADS||1999||B+K4|
|MAITLAND||BARRY||THE VERGE PRACTICE||2003||B+K7|
|MAXIM||JOHN R.||BANNERMAN'S PROMISE||2001||B5|
|MAXIM||JOHN R.||THE BANNERMAN EFFECT||1990||B2|
|McKEON||DARRAGH||ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR||2014|
|McKINTY||ADRIAN||THE COLD COLD GROUND||2012||SD1|
|MILLS||MAGNUS||THREE TO SEE THE KING||2001|
|PICCIRILLI||TOM||THE COLDEST MILE||2009||C2|
|PRYOR||MARK||THE BUTTON MAN||2014||HM4|
|RANKIN||IAN||STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE||2012||R18|
|RAYMOND||DEREK||THE DEVIL'S HOME ON LEAVE||1985||F2|
|RESNICK||MIKE||THE TROJAN COLT||2013||EPM2|
|ROBINSON||TODD||THE HARD BOUNCE||2012|
|SCOTT||LEONARD B.||CHARLIE MIKE||1985|
|SHUBIN||SEYMOUR||REMEMBER ME ALWAYS||1994|
|STEWART||ROD||ROD: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY||2012|
|SWIERCZYNSKI||DUANE||HELL & GONE||2011||CH2|
|TAFOYA||DENNIS||THE WOLVES OF FAIRMOUNT PARK||2010|
|TYLER||W. T.||ROGUE'S MARCH||1982|
|YUILL||P. B.||HAZELL AND THE MENACING JESTER||1976||JHM2|
|ZISKIN||JAMES W.||NO STONE UNTURNED||2014||ESM2|