|Peter Robinson, Peter Straub, John R. Maxim, James Swain, Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson,|
|Tony Valentine series book from James Swain|
What started with a conman's deathbed confession turns into a deadly Las Vegas grudge match during the world's biggest poker tournament. While Gerry and his shady friends tangle with the Vegas mob, Tony enlists the aid of an aging grifter who's fleecing suckers with a dazzling array of improbable betting stunts. Tony's been hired to save the tournament (and stop a blind player who's out to heist it), while Gerry's just trying to stay alive - now that murder is in the cards.
Featuring insider tips for catching poker cheats, as well as a glossary of card hustler terms!
|George MacDonald Fraser, John Hart, Robert Harris, Gerald Seymour, Joe Gores,|
|Top thriller writer Gerald Seymour|
Lieutenant David Ferris hadn't wanted to join the army, but found himself in it anyway. In a cruel twist of fate, his path crosses that of Sean McNally's and he quickly becomes a pawn on the frontline of a brutally tense war of nerves. As McNally prepares to gives evidence, Ferris must confront his own destiny. Not only is his life at stake, but also that of the future of the entire command structure of the IRA...
|Walter Wangerin Jr., Peter Robinson, Sara Gran, Robert Wright Campbell, Elmore Leonard,|
|Early Elmore Leonard novella - turned into a film with Randolph Scott|
|Thom Jones, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Simon Conway, Mark SaFranko x 2,|
|Thom Jones short stories|
|Mickey Spillane x 3, Neville Thompson, John Dale,|
|Otto Penzler (ed.), Marcus Sedgwick, Stella Rimington, Simon Mawer, David Gillham,|
|As good as Le Carre......apparently|
|Derek Raymond, Malcolm Mackay, D. B. Shan, James Patterson,|
|Malcolm Mackay - my favourite Scottish author!|
Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of.
But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on the fringes of the business, is reluctantly appointed its new 'security consultant', he can little imagine how things are about to unravel . . .
It begins with an execution, a message; and soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact: a new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group? And why has the calculating Zara Cope - the mother of Nate's child - suddenly appeared back in town?
Meanwhile DI Fisher, buoyed by his recent successes in finally jailing some of the city's most notorious criminals, is prowling on the edges of these latest battles, looking for his chance to strike before all hell breaks loose . . .
A dark and thrilling Glasgow crime drama from the award-winning author, in Every Night I Dream of Hell Malcolm Mackay takes us deep into a world of violence, fear and double-crossing that grips until the final page has been turned.
|Mark Poirier, Richard Wright, Marcus Sedgwick, Minerva Koenig, Ry Cooder,|
|Minerva Koenig debut novel|
The Lone Star sticks are lousy with vintage architecture begging to be rehabbed. Julia figures she'll pick up where she left off, but she's got a federal watchdog now: police chief Teresa Hallstedt, who is none too happy to have another felon in her jurisdiction. Teresa wants Julia where she can keep an eye on her, which turns out to be behind the bar at the local watering hole. The bar's owner, Hector Guerra, catches Julia's eye, so she takes the job. But before she can get to know him as well as she'd like, they find a dead body on the bar's roof.
The county sheriff begins trying to pin the murder on Hector for reasons that Julia discovers are both personal and nefarious. Unfortunately, the evidence cooperates, but Julia's finely-honed personal radar tells her Hector isn't a killer. She risks reconnecting with the outlaw underground to prove it and learns the hard way that she's not nearly as tough--or as right--as she thinks she is.
Nine Days, Koenig's debut, is atmospheric, gutsy and fun, and Julia Kalas is an intriguing new heroine in crime fiction.
|Stephen Schottenfeld, Ryan David Jahn, Mike Thomas, Paula Hawkins, John Florio/Ouisie Shapiro,|
|William Shaw, Robert Crais, Roger Hobbs, Chris Ewan, Leonard Chang,|
|Leonard Chang - Allen Choice series book!|
But in Over the Shoulder, Leonard Chang's brooding neo-noir novel, circumstances conspire to administer an outside force of momentous proportions when Paul Baumgartner, Choice's partner, is killed in front of him. Paul's family, his employers, and the police all assume the hit was directed at the executive the pair were protecting. But Linda Maldonado, a reporter looking for a hot story to catapult her from the thigh cream comparisons and doggy-daycare features of the Lifestyles pages, hectors Choice into investigating Paul's death.
His investigation is quickly fractured by treachery and deception, as he uncovers strange links between Paul's death and that of his own father, an immigrant who died in a warehouse accident when Choice was 8. Elegantly captured in Chang's restrained prose, secrets and memories rise slowly to the surface, forcing Choice to confront both the long-hidden scars of familial bitterness and the poignancy of his father's quest to preserve his dreams of a medical career, even as he succumbed to the exhausting drudgery of physical labor.
Chang's first two novels, The Fruit 'N Food and Dispatches from the Cold, garnered praise for their starkly realistic portrayal of racial tension and quotidian ennui. Over the Shoulder, though leavened with a touch of dry humor, doesn't pull any punches either, as Chang lays bare his protagonist's frailties and fantasies. --Kelly Flynn
|Tub 82 sorted!|
HIGHLIGHTS.... Minerva Koenig, Mark Safranko, Malcolm Mackay, Roger Hobbs, Joe Gores,
LOWLIGHTS...... a few here from my son's books - Paul of Dune - not my kind of thing, D. B. Shan, James Patterson and the Simon Mawer book doesn't look as appealing as it once did.
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|CAMPBELL||ROBERT WRIGHT||THE SPY WHO SAT AND WAITED||1975|
|CHANG||LEONARD||OVER THE SHOULDER||2001||AC1|
|COODER||RY||LOS ANGELES STORIES||2011|
|EWAN||CHRIS||LONG TIME LOST||2016|
|FLORIO/SHAPIRO||JOHN/OUISIE||ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND||2013|
|GILLHAM||DAVID||CITY OF WOMEN||2012|
|HART||JOHN||THE KING OF LIES||2006|
|HAWKINS||PAULA||THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN||2015|
|HERBERT/ANDERSON||BRIAN/KEVIN J.||PAUL OF DUNE||2008||HOD1|
|JAHN||RYAN DAVID||LOW LIFE||2010|
|LEONARD||ELMORE||THE TALL T||1955|
|MACDONALD FRASER||GEORGE||QUARTERED SAFE OUT HERE||1992|
|MACKAY||MALCOLM||EVERY NIGHT I DREAM OF HELL||2015|
|MANCHETTE||JEAN-PATRICK||THE PRONE GUNMAN||2002|
|MAWER||SIMON||THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY||2012|
|MAXIM||JOHN R.||THE BANNERMAN SOLUTION||1989||B1|
|PENZLER||OTTO||AGENTS OF TREACHERY (ed.)||2010|
|POIRIER||MARK||MODERN RANCH LIVING||2004|
|RAYMOND||DEREK||A STATE OF DENMARK||1964|
|ROBINSON||PETER||PLAYING WITH FIRE||2004||IB14|
|SAFRANKO||MARK||THE ARTISTIC LIFE||2016|
|SAFRANKO||MARK||SOMETIMES YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO KNOW||2016|
|SCHOTTENFELD||STEPHEN||BLUFF CITY PAWN||2014|
|SEDGWICK||MARCUS||THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS||2003||BODD1|
|SEDGWICK||MARCUS||THE DARK FLIGHT DOWN||2004||BODD2|
|SEDGWICK||MARCUS||THE KISS OF DEATH||2008|
|SEYMOUR||GERALD||FIELD OF BLOOD||1985|
|SHAN||D. B.||PROCESSION OF THE DEAD||2008||CT1|
|SPILLANE||MICKEY||ONE LONELY NIGHT||1951||MH4|
|SPILLANE||MICKEY||THE BIG KILL||1951||MH5|
|SPILLANE||MICKEY||KISS ME, DEADLY||1952||MH6|
|WANGERIN JR.||WALTER||THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW||1978||DC1|