In the old house the collection was in the attic. In the new they're in the integral garage-cum-man cave.
My first post was LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART ONE
My last post was in October, 2016 and I'd got as far as EIGHTY-FIVE
So Tub 86 in all it's glory....
|Sandi Wallace, Donald E. Westlake, Alan Carter, Steve Cavanagh, Bill Pronzini|
|Australian short stories from Sandi Wallace - On the Job (2017)|
The highs and lows of cops on the job. The cases that make them, break them, bring them laughs, maybe even love.
Police on the beat, working one-officer shops, and seasoned detectives pursue a cunning home intruder, a full-moon prankster, false friends, vengeful partners.
Adrenaline-charged car chases, unsanctioned surveillance, intense interrogation. The impact of a child’s tragic death. The import of unearthing what happened to an infant and her mother. Lives saved and crooks captured.
This gripping collection of Sandi Wallace’s award-winning short fiction—“Busted”, “Silk Versus Sierra” and “Losing Heidi”—along with new and never-before released verse and stories, includes “Impact”, a finalist in the international Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest.
|Bill Pronzini - Zigzag (2016) Nameless PI series book|
Zigzag is an original novella, in which a safe and simple accident investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme.
Grapplin, which first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, deals with the kind of missing person case that can end in only one of two ways, closure or heartbreak.
In the second short, Nightscape, readers discover how, indeed, one thing just leads to another (First published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine as The Winning Ticket).
The final work, Revenant, is another original novella and entangles Nameless in a weird crime with fearful occult overtones.
|Elmore Leonard, Johnny Shaw, Neil Broadfoot, Frank Bill, Jeffrey Frye,|
|Johnny Shaw - The Upper Hand (2018)|
Fifteen years ago, Axel, Gretchen, and Kurt Ucker lost their father. At the same time, they learned that he had secretly been a thief their whole lives—and left a fortune unaccounted for. Since then, the Uckers have lived a precarious existence. Their small town shunned and shamed them. Their mother, Bertha, retreated into her religion and her favorite televangelist, Brother Tobin Floom. Axel got a dead-end job. Gretchen turned to petty crime. And Kurt stayed with his mom and his garage band.
When Bertha dies, she leaves everything she has to Floom and his gold-plated revival. The Uckers are at a loss for words. And an inheritance, a house, and a future.
Until their long-lost aunt shows up with a secret: Floom is their grandfather; some new relatives: a family of liars, cheats, and thieves; and best of all, a plan: infiltrate Floom’s multimillion-dollar ministry and pull off the grandest heist in Ucker family history.
When you’ve got nothing left to lose, you might as well risk it all.
|Frank Bill - The Savage (2017)|
Frank Bill's America has always been stark and violent. In his new novel, he takes things one step further: the dollar has failed; the grid is wiped out.
Van Dorn is eighteen and running solo, dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire. His dead father's voice rings in his head as Van Dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned sense of justice.
Meanwhile, a leader has risen among the gangs-and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from Donnybrook, with their own brutal sense of right and wrong, of loyalty and justice through strength.
So, this is not the distant postapocalyptic future-this is tomorrow, in a world Bill has already introduced us to. Now he raises the stakes and turns his shotgun prose on our addiction to technology, the values and skills we've lost in the process, and what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse.
The Savage presents a bone-chilling vision of America where power is the only currency and nothing guarantees survival. And it presents Bill at his most ambitious, most eloquent, most powerful.
|Jeffrey Frye - One Crazy Day (2014)|
|Allen Eskens, Craig Johnson, Steph Post, Steve Shadow (J. Frank James is from another tub!)|
|Steve Shadow - On the Grift (2012)|
Into town rolls a grifter, a lost soul on the make. As plots are hatched and lives are broken, this runaway train of a story speeds out of control on a one-way track to hell.
|Steph Post - A Tree Born Crooked (2014)|
|Allen Eskens - The Deep Dark Descending (2017)|
A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information - and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with anguish and thoughts of retribution that he finds himself on the edge, questioning who he is and what he stands for. On a frozen lake at the US - Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.
|Brian Panowich, F.L. Green, Walter Tevis, Stephen King, Simon Spurrier|
|Walter Tevis - The Hustler (1959)|
|F.L. Green - Odd Man Out (1945)|
Both a critical success and a bestseller, F. L. Green's masterful thriller Odd Man Out (1945) is best known today as the basis for the classic 1947 film adaptation directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason. This edition, the first in over 30 years, features a new introduction by Adrian McKinty.
'A spellbinder . . . takes hold before the first shot is fired' - New York Times
|Brian Panowich - Bull Mountain (2015)|
Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton's office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction.
In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, the novel brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the mountain and its inhabitants: forbidding, loyal, gritty, and ruthless. A story of family - the lengths men will go to protect it, honor it, or in some cases destroy it - Bull Mountain is an incredibly assured debut that heralds a major new talent in fiction.
|Mark Pryor, Malcolm Mackay, Bill Pronzini, Robert M. Eversz, Didier Daeninckx|
|Didier Daeninckx - Nazis in the Metro (2014)|
From France's leading political crime writer comes a novel that delves into the country's radical political movements on both the left and the right, in the wake of a brutal attack.
When Andre Sloga, an apparently washed-up novelist with a history of baiting the system, is assaulted and left for dead in the basement of his apartment building, the freelance private eye Gabriel Lecouvreur takes on the case. The police consider it a robbery gone wrong, but Lecouvreur, a great reader who admires Sloga's books, thinks the matter runs deeper than that.
And as he looks into it further, he discovers that Sloga had not in fact quit writing after he was dropped by his prestigious publishing house for his increasingly provocative novels. Instead, Sloga was at work on an explosive book that had led him into extremist political circles ... until someone put a stop to it.
Steeped in the real Paris, where graffiti, squats, and skinheads dominate the streets, Didier Daeninckx's Nazis in the Metro is a vivid portrait of a side of the city few foreigners see, wrapped in an utterly gripping mystery.
|Robert Eversz - Shooting Elvis (1997)|
|Jason Starr, Gerald Seymour, Chuck Wendig, Steve Cavanagh, Robert Williams,|
|Jason Starr - Savage Lane (2015)|
EVERYONE HAS A SECRET
Life is sublime in the idyllic suburb of New York City. Recent divorcee Karen Daily and her two kids have for the first time in years found joy as they settle into the close-knit community of Savage Lane. Neighbors, Mark and Deb Berman, have been so supportive as Karen moves on in life: teaching at the local school and even dating again.
But behind pristine houses and perfect smiles lie dark motives far more sinister than Karen could have ever imagined. Unknown to her, Mark, trapped in his own unhappy marriage, has developed a rich fantasy life for the two of them. And as rumors start to spread, it seems that he isn't the only one targeting her...
PRAISE FOR JASON STARR'S SAVAGE LANE
"Reminiscent of Rick Moody's THE ICE STORM and Tom Perrotta's LITTLE CHILDREN, SAVAGE LANE is a novel of our lives and times that is a must-read on multiple levels... Starr is one of the greatest writers now working in the United States."
|Adrian McKinty, Larry D. Sweazy, E.A. Aymar x 2, Urban Waite|
|Adrian McKinty - I Hear the Sirens in the Street (2013)|
|Larry D. Sweazy - See Also Proof (2018)|
Marjorie Trumaine, a freelance indexer from rural North Dakota in the 1960s, risks her life to help local law enforcement track down a missing, disabled girl. Dickinson, North Dakota, 1965. It's a harsh winter, and freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine struggles to complete a lengthy index while mourning the recent loss of her husband, Hank. The bleakness of the weather seems to compound her grief, and then she gets more bad news: a neighbor's fourteen-year-old disabled daughter, Tina Rinkerman, has disappeared. Marjorie joins Sheriff Guy Reinhardt in the search for the missing girl, and their investigation quickly leads to the shocking discovery of a murdered man near the Rinkermans' house. What had he been doing there? Who would have wanted him dead? And, above all, is his murder connected to Tina's disappearance? Their pursuit of answers will take Marjorie all the way to the Grafton State School, some six hours away, where Tina lived until recently. And the information she uncovers there raises still more questions. Will the murderer come after Marjorie now that she knows a long-hidden secret?
|Les Edgerton, Dana King, Michael Wiley, Pascal Garnier, Frank Westworth|
|Dana King - Bad Samaritan (2018)|
Becky's case isn't the only thing going on in Forte's life. A chance meeting with Lily O'Donoghue, a former prostitute whose mother's death Forte feels responsible for, leads to a blackmailer who has videos of Lily's former occupation. Forte takes care of the blackmailer with minimal fuss, but learns (again) that no good deed goes unpunished. Forte's innocent intercession brings him back into the sphere of Chicago gangster Mickey Touhy, who has interest in both Lily and Forte.
Forte's usual cast of Sharon, Goose, Delbert, Sonny, Jan, and, of course, his daughter Caroline do what they can to keep him on an even keel. The problem is that Forte's keel may be permanently damaged and the only resolutions he can arrive at satisfy no one, least of all himself.
Praise for BAD SAMARITAN:
"Nick Forte is a throwback to the classic tough guy, politically incorrect PI who takes care of business. He's the kind of guy you'd want working for you, if you were in a tough spot. And Dana King is a master at creating a low-down, dirty world where everyone needs a someone like Forte on his side." - Charles Salzberg, author of the Henry Swann mysteries
|Michael Wiley - A Bad Night's Sleep (2011)|
Kozmarski joins the burglary crew, working as an inside agent for his old friend Lieutenant Bill Gubman. Facing dangerous suspicions from both the criminal gang and the uncorrupted ranks of the police department, uncertain about who wishes to help him stay alive and who wishes to kill him, Kozmarski takes his wildest ride yet. A Bad Night's Sleep pushes full throttle through the streets of Chicago to a stunning conclusion.
|Stephen Hunter, Donald E. Westlake, John Clarkson, Quentin Bates, Hanna Jameson|
|Stephen Hunter - Point of Impact (1993)|
|Donald E. Westlake - Cops and Robbers (1972)|
|Quentin Bates - Frozen Out (2011)|
|Les Edgerton, Michael Wiley, Rusty Barnes, Jock Serong, Alan Carter|
|Michael Wiley - The Last Striptease (2007)|
Private eye Joe Kozmarski has just been asked to clear his childhood friend Bob Piedras of murder. Bob's latest girlfriend, a young Vietnamese-American beauty, has turned up dead in an airport hotel. No one's very surprised. She had a taste for hard liquor, drugs, and stripping in front of a camera. And Bob has a history of violence. But Bob's boss, retired judge Peter Rifkin, is convinced Bob is innocent and he thinks Joe is the one to find the real killer.
But Joe's life is complicated. He hasn't spoken to Rifkin for fifteen years---ever since his father, now dead, found out that the judge had double-crossed him. The dead woman's brothers, a pair of tough guys, are bent on being the first to find and punish her murderer. On top of that, Joe and his wife have separated and his mother has dropped his eleven-year-old nephew on him. But the more obstacles Joe encounters, the more determined he becomes to see this case through.
Since its beginning, the PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel Contest has accomplished its mission of finding amazing new talent in mystery writing. With vividly realized characters and a page-turning story line, The Last Striptease is the latest in what has become a long tradition of excellent crime fiction.
|Jock Serong - The Rules of Backyard Cricket (2016)|
Gripping suspense from the Ned Kelly Award-winning author of Quota.
|Jean-Patrick Manchette - Fatale (1977)|
Whether you call her a coldhearted grifter or the soul of modern capitalism, there's no question that Aimée is a killer and a more than professional one. Now she's set her eyes on a backwater burg - where, while posing as an innocent (albeit drop-dead gorgeous) newcomer to town, she means to sniff out old grudges and engineer new opportunities, deftly playing different people and different interests against each other the better, as always, to make a killing. But then something snaps: the master manipulator falls prey to a pure and wayward passion.
Aimée has become the avenging angel of her own nihilism, exacting the destruction of a whole society of destroyers. An unholy original, Jean-Patrick Manchette transformed the modern detective novel into a weapon of gleeful satire and anarchic fun. In Fatale he mixes equal measures of farce, mayhem, and madness to prepare a rare literary cocktail that packs a devastating punch.
|Tub 86 put to bed!|
|AYMAR||E. A.||I'LL SLEEP WHEN YOU'RE DEAD||2013||DT1|
|AYMAR||E. A.||YOU'RE AS GOOD AS DEAD||2015||DT2|
|BROADFOOT||NEIL||ALL THE DEVILS||2016||DM3|
|DAENINCKX||DIDIER||NAZIS IN THE METRO||2014|
|ESKENS||ALLEN||THE DEEP DARK DESCENDING||2017|
|FRYE||JEFFREY||ONE CRAZY DAY||2014|
|GARNIER||PASCAL||TOO CLOSE TO THE BONE||2016|
|GREEN||F. L.||ODD MAN OUT||1945|
|HUNTER||STEPHEN||POINT OF IMPACT||1993||BLS1|
|JAMESON||HANNA||SOMETHING YOU ARE||2012||LU1|
|JOHNSON||CRAIG||THE COLD DISH||2004||WLM1|
|LEONARD||ELMORE||THE HOT KID||2005||CW1|
|MACKAY||MALCOLM||HOW A GUNMAN SAYS GOODBYE||2013||GT2|
|McKINTY||ADRIAN||I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET||2013||SD2|
|POST||STEPH||A TREE BORN CROOKED||2014|
|PRYOR||MARK||THE SORBONNE AFFAIR||2017||HM7|
|SERONG||JOCK||THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET||2016|
|SHADOW||STEVE||ON THE GRIFT||2012|
|SHAW||JOHNNY||THE UPPER HAND||2018|
|SWEAZY||LARRY D.||SEE ALSO PROOF||2018||MTM3|
|WAITE||URBAN||DEAD IF I DON'T||2012|
|WALLACE||SANDI||ON THE JOB||2017|
|WESTLAKE||DONALD E||COPS AND ROBBERS||1972|
|WESTWORTH||FRANK||THE STONER STORIES||2016|
|WILEY||MICHAEL||A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP||2011||JK3|
|WILEY||MICHAEL||THE LAST STRIPTEASE||2007||JK1|
|WILLIAMS||ROBERT||LUKE AND JON||2010|