Sunday, 31 January 2016

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - QUARRY (1976)


Synopsis/blurb…..

Cult favorite Quarry, the killer for hire, is back in print with this debut novel and four other early works by author Max Allan Collins. They don't come any harder-boiled than Quarry. After carrying out his assignment in a down-at-heels river town, the gunman finds someone has played him for a sucker. To figure out who, he must solve the murder he committed. This new edition includes a previously unpublished Afterword Qy the author.

The start of another Max Allan Collins series after wrapping up with Nolan last month.

Quarry works as a hitman, taking jobs through the Broker. We open at an airport where Quarry dispenses with his target and recovers a couple of packages, something not in his usual remit. We have a falling out between the two men over the involvement of Quarry in recovering drugs. Quarry questions the prudence of their continued arrangement, but is soon off on another job, one which Boyd, his partner on a number of assignments is scoping out.

The job goes pear-shaped, the target is killed, but so too is Boyd and Quarry barely escapes, after being attacked with a wrench. Their $4k wages are stolen. Instead of fleeing town, Quarry stays to turn detective and recover his fee.   

Hitman turned policeman with the unwitting assistance of an ex-Playboy bunny, Peg Baker in small town Port City, Iowa (fictional?) – What’s not to like?

At the conclusion, we have recovered our money and resolved our outstanding issues with the Broker. Roll on book two.

Interesting character, Quarry – a veteran of Vietnam and now a bit of a loner. His history – he killed the man he found in bed with his wife and got himself a divorce.

Great setting – a small town where everyone knows everyone and if they don’t know your secrets, they still know enough to gossip about you.

Plenty of action – gun play, fisticuffs and a bit of sex.

Pacey – once I started I was kind of reluctant to put it down, especially as it was competing for my attention with a rather dreary book from Patricia Highsmith.

All in all, my kind of book.

4.5 from 5.


Bought on Amazon kindle a couple of years ago. Originally published in 1976 as The Broker.

Max Allan Collins website is here.


Saturday, 30 January 2016

PATRICIA HIGHSMITH - STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1950)


Synopsis/blurb……..

The psychologists would call it folie a deux...

'Bruno slammed his palms together. 'Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?''

From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities.

“Miss Highsmith…is a writer who has created a world of her own – a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger” – Graham Greene

A 1950 book for Rich Westwood’s Past Offences – Crimes of the Century meme and after an aborted reading attempt of Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley some years ago – my first proper read of the author. (Check out other crime fans 1950 books here.)

I did have a look at the book initially – 250-odd pages and think, okay – biff, bang, bosh – two days reading job done. Well Pat from Texas soon put pay to that notion. I read it from the 13th until the 23rd at an average of 25 pages a day. Each time I put the book down, I felt absolutely exhausted.

Tough writing, tough to read, she forces you to pay attention and concentrate on every word. Maybe I‘m usually a lazy reader and I only skim-read, I don’t know.

Enjoyed? No, more like endured.

Plot – amazing premise – two strangers meet on a train and kill for each other. No motive – the perfect crime.
Pace – pedestrian, leaden-footed.

Characters – Charles Bruno – slightly more interesting than Guy Haines. There’s an air of manic unpredictability about him. He seems to oscillate between wanting to either screw his mother or Guy Haines or maybe both at the same time – which would have made for a slightly more interesting book. Guy Haines – the somewhat unwilling participant in our scheme – idealistic and weak. I kind of wished he had missed that train and then I could have been spared all that followed.

I’m fairly sure Highsmith and psychological suspense and drama is not my thing, but I suppose I’ll have to try another from her to confirm. I previously thought when discarding Ripley, it was a case of right book, but the wrong time - it may well be there is no right time. 


Overall - not great - though the ending was a wee bit better than what had come before, albeit somewhat predictable. I was a bit unconvinced at Markham’s capacity to assist our dogged detective Gerard in unmasking Guy. He seemed too slow-witted for such duplicity.  

A generous 3 from 5


Bought second hand several years ago, possibly after suffering some kind of concussion which temporarily relieved me of my senses.   

Friday, 29 January 2016

CARLITO SOFER + NIK KRASNO - RISE OF AN OLIGARCH (2014)


Synopsis/blurb….

When Ukrainian oligarch Mikhail Vorotavich is close to achieving his ambition of topping the Forbes rich list, an assassination attempt leaves him in a coma and his vast business empire rapidly descends into turmoil.

Lying in a hospital bed, Mikhail’s uncensored life story from a poor Jewish boy in communist USSR to disgustingly rich businessman in independent Ukraine, full of corruption, scheming, sex, drugs and violence, flashes in his mind’s eye. He has done it all: racketeering protection, drug trafficking, arms dealing, raiding privatised factories, dodgy infrastructure projects and money laundering.

Aspiring to get legit he moves to London, but behind his new pretended fa├žade nothing really changes. And the higher Mikhail climbs the wider is the circle of enemies that want him dead.

Meanwhile, his partners, in a quest to discover who is behind the attack, stumble upon a conspiracy that, if realised, would change the world order. The mighty adversaries will stop at nothing.

Conspiracies, old scores, powerful enemies and the blurred lines between decency and corruption all surface.

Packed with remarkable characters and exotic scenes, humorous and philosophical at times, 

Rise of an Oligarch is a thriller set against the background of a young Ukrainian state striving to embrace capitalist democracy.

Rise of an Oligarch is the book that oligarchs do not want you to read.

Another first for me with a reading visit to the Ukraine and Israel in the hands of authors Carlito Sofer and Nik Krasno.

Our book is concerned with the life of Mikhail Vorotavich. We open with an assassination attempt on him. Our chapters then zip back and forth from Kiev 1977 and our protagonist's childhood to the present day - from childhood poverty to successful businessman – albeit now a man with a bullet in his brain. 



An interesting enough journey – Mikhail’s life under communism, life as a Jew in an oppressive society, exposure to corruption at an early age and the mental aptitude to always be working an angle to get one rung higher on the ladder. We see how deals get done under the Soviets and we have a long memory for those who cross us. Street smarts developed as a kid, serve him well on his inexorable rise through Ukrainian society to the ranks of the billionaires.

Mikhail’s not a nice person – happy to extort and manipulate and eliminate (or at least have it done on his behalf) – probably your typical Oligarch then. Happy to cheat, happy to boast; he’s not without some redeeming qualities either - a fierce loyalty to friends and family. 
Nik Krasno

My main difficulty was I didn’t feel an emotional connection to Mikhail, so I was an indifferent observer to the events in his life. I didn’t rejoice when he overcame adversity, out-witted a vicious street thug, scored his first million, so neither did I weep when he get shot. Maybe I just don't like rich people?

The dissection of events leading up to the assassination attempt and the perspectives from Mikhail’s inner circle were portrayed well and there was an interesting twist thrown in at the end, one which will have me reading the second in the series – Mortal Showdown at some point.

Overall verdict – good not great.

3.5 from 5



Nik Krasno was kind enough to send me this one for review. 

I can't locate an author website, but there's a couple of other reviews and an interview with him here.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

RUSTY BARNES - RIDGERUNNER (2016)


Synopsis/blurb….

A KILLER FROM THE HILLS NOVEL

For fans of Larry Brown, Daniel Woodrell, Scott Smith, Donald Ray Pollock and Scott Phillips, this rural noir set in northern Pennsylvania features a world in which the natural gas industry has raped the land and made billionaires out of farmers and small time criminals alike.

Investigating a deer-poaching incident that lands him in deep trouble—with a broken ankle and multiple bullet wounds—wildlife conservation officer Matt Rider finds himself at odds with members of the renegade Pittman family, including clan leader Soldier Pittman.

When a large sum of Pittman’s drug money comes up missing, Soldier Pittman is convinced Rider stole it. Rider’s instincts are to call on his trusted brother Randy and his friend Dean Blackwell to help him out, but none of them imagine the lengths to which Soldier Pittman will go to get his drug money back.

A sequel, The Last Danger, will be published in Winter 2017.

Advance praise for Ridgerunner

"A guttural and unrelenting survey of a people and place that is not lawless, but, rather, governed solely by its own backcountry creed. RIDGERUNNER blurs the boundaries between lawmen and outlaws. Barnes has delivered the stuff of fine fiction."
—DAVID JOY, author of Where All Light Tends to Go

"With RIDGERUNNER, Rusty Barnes has earned a place at the table with hardscrabble-noir poets like Woodrell, Wolven, and--yes--Thompson. This short novel packs a wicked punch that will leave you shaken and wanting more."
—PATRICK BAGLEY, author of Bitter Water Blues

"A well-oiled, perfectly crafted shotgun of a novel, one that delivers just as much heart as it does gunpowder. No one else working today can showcase so much humanity in such dark places."
—SHELDON LEE COMPTON, author of The Same Terrible Storm

Nothing more satisfying than cracking open a new book and putting it down finished a few hours later! (Ok – I’m speaking metaphorically because in this instance it was a 122 page ARC read on my laptop.)  

Poaching, drugs and stolen drug money, a uniform and authority that counts for shit in this backwoods territory of Pennsylvania and a tale of violence and revenge when our protagonist, Matt Rider is wounded by one of the notorious Pittman clan.

Not one to take things lying down and unhappy with the efforts the police are making at apprehending the head Pittman honcho – Soldier; Rider loads up for bear and starts shooting back.

Pretty soon, he’s fighting a war on three fronts. One - the Pittmans; two - his depressed wife and her domineering ally and friend (name escapes me) and three – his rebellious daughter, who has flunked college and taken up with the youngest Pittman.

Domestic strife is one thing, a crazed outlaw who’s just lost his criminal nest egg is another. Before the end we’re hip deep in blood, chopping up bodies in the bath tub and have gone way past the point of marriage guidance counselling.

Fast and furious, brilliant and brutal - my kind of book!   

I’ll confess, I’ve previously never heard of author Rusty Barnes before, but he’s on my radar now.

4.5 from 5


Rusty Barnes has his website here. He’s the author of a few other books - Reckoning and Mostly Redneck - appear interesting.

Another offering coming soon (May) from top crime imprint – 280 Steps. Accessed via the Edelweiss review site.


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

MAX EVERHART - ALPHABET LAND (2016)


Synopsis/blurb…

A "problem-solver" is trying to clean things up in a neighbourhood awash in drugs, violence and crime.

In Alphabet Land, a rundown neighbourhood in Clyde, SC, Luke Bump calls the shots. So when Bump, a sadistic career criminal, orders an indebted employee named Crispy to rob 
Rebel Pig BBQ, Crispy obeys, absconding with $66,000 in cash. But not before shooting the owner, Robert Leviner.

Enter the Rook, an ex-convict turned “problem-solver”, who plays chess and carries a .45 Chief’s Special to get justice… his way. The Rook’s mission: retrieve Leviner’s nest egg. And in the process, pry Alphabet Land loose from Luke Bump’s deadly grip.

Advance Praise for ALPHABET LAND

"Alphabet Land is as coarse and gritty as Carolina noir can get. Max Everhart has a new big fan."
—JOHN VORHAUS, author of The California Roll

"Everhart has skillfully put together a fresh, tight tale that juggles the story of multiple damaged goods characters that collide face-first on a chunk of dirt called Alphabet Land. Crime story goodness that’s gritty, pulpy, tragic, even funny at times and rips through pages like lightning."
—MIKE McCRARY, author of Remo Went Rogue and Getting Ugly

"Alphabet Land, decrepit neighborhood on the wrong side of the bridge in Clyde, South Carolina. A bridge separating “haves” from “have nots,” opulence from squalor, justice from injustice. Meet the Rook, product of Alphabet Land, casket-maker and “problem-solver” by trade. Call him vigilante, or Robin Hood—the Rook lives by his own code and his word is his bond. Max Everhart’s mystifying hero is determined to stop the lustful power mongers from both sides of the bridge before greed destroys all hope for the hood’s people. Hang onto your hat, because you’re in for one hell of a non-stop ride through the dark and violent streets of Alphabet Land!"
—E. MICHAEL HELMS, author of the Mac McClellan Mystery series

We start with a scared teenager, Crispy trying to pluck up the courage to commit robbery on the instructions of Luke Bump. Bump controls the poorer neighbourhood in Clyde and has ambitions to make it over to the smart side of town and become one of the movers and shakers, ingratiating himself with the mayor. The robbery serves a dual purpose; it adds pressure on the owner to sell up – the mayor wants his property - and it offers Bump an increase in his stake money and the opportunity to get into bed with our corrupt mayor sooner.         

Our robbery goes wrong with Crispy shooting the owner and holding out on Bump by keeping some of the proceeds for himself. The owner’s wife engages neighbourhood legend, the Rook – so called for his love of chess – to try and recover their money.

An interesting character, the Rook. He has a chequered history which is slowly revealed to us. He’s served time for killing an abusive relative and back on the streets now, he tries to assist people with their problems, refusing to accept payment in cash only accepting recompense on a weird kind of barter system. Unlikely perhaps but I was happy to go with it.   

The Rook has his hands full. Recover the money, save the repentant Crispy from Bump’s vengeful nature, try and stop Luke Bump from totally destroying Alphabet Land, uncover the dark deeds that link the mayor to Bump, try to avoid getting killed by an angry cop who wants the compromising pictures of him and his boss’s daughter back and finish making the cherry-wood coffin for his dying foster mother.

Great characters – good, bad and unsavoury. Great story – well told...... drugs, robbery, corruption, haves and have nots, dodgy politicians, an abusive crime lord, fractured families, and if not quite an avenging angel, definitely someone trying to restore a bit of equilibrium to the mix. 

I was invested in the story throughout and at 150-odd pages long it was a quick, pacey read. Definitely interested in further Rook stories in the future, should Everhart care to write any.
4.5 from 5


Max Everhart is another new-to-me author. He’s the author of the three book (so far) Eli Sharpe series and he has his website here. Catch him on Twitter - @maxeverhart14

Eli Sharpe Mystery
1. Go Go Gato (2014)
2. Split to Splinters (2014)
3. Ed, Not Eddie (2016)
Pink Elephant (2015)


Alphabet Land is published by 280 Steps in March. 
Their website is here. I got access to this one via the Edelweiss review site courtesy of the publisher. 


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

2 BY ROBERT SCHOFIELD

2 from author Robert Schofield this week.





















I think the author is a Brit living in Australia. I don't know too much about him, I don't know anyone who has read him or even how I got him on my radar. The books do look good though and have some decent reviews on Amazon Australia - more good than bad anyway.

There’s a bit of a bio over on his website……

After graduating with a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, I worked as a structural engineering consultant, designing signature architecture including East Croydon Station, The Eden Project, Madrid Airport, Lichfield Theatre, and the London Imax Theatre.

I then travelled to Australia, and finding no call for creative architectural engineering in Perth, I adapted my skills to the mining and offshore industries, and for the last twelve years have been working in the gold industry.





Heist (2013)

Ford laid his fingertips gently on the cut in his shoulder where the bullet had clipped him. His best chance would be to hitch a ride south at the first opportunity, before the police started looking for him. He was alone, enveloped in the monstrous silence of the desert. Free and alone, without assistance and without excuse.

Left for dead in the desert, framed as the inside man in a bullion robbery at the remote mine site where he works, and fearing that his daughter and ex-wife have been abducted from their home in Perth, Ford must cross a thousand miles of wilderness to find his family. Ford forms a fragile alliance with Doc and Banjo, a pair of fugitive bikers, and Kavanagh, a cop from the Gold Stealing Detection Unit who's found herself shut out of the case.

As this unlikely team sets out across the Outback, they are pursued by cops, mercenaries and bikers, each group with its own agenda for preventing Ford from reaching Perth and uncovering a conspiracy that spreads through the upper strata of Western Australian life.

Marble Bar (2014)

A rollicking, fast-paced follow-up to Heist


Gareth Ford, with a cloud still hanging over him because of his involvement in the Gwardar Gold Heist, has decided to make a new beginning in the iron mines of Newman. But when he returns home from the night shift and finds his roommate has been murdered, suspicion quickly falls upon him. He, however, fears he himself was the real target and soon discovers he is being tailed. He summons his old ally from the Gold Squad, DC Rose Kavanagh, and soon they find themselves in Marble Bar, searching for the Gwardar Gold and being pursued by a variety of desperadoes, each with their own agendas.

Monday, 25 January 2016

LOGGING THE LIBRARY - PART SIXTY-FIVE

Tub 65 - Crimespree Magazine week,

Tub 65 - say no more

Jim Nisbet, Adrian McKinty, Robert Rankin, Carl Hiaasen, Matthew F. Jones,

McKinty's debut novel

Charles McCarry, Alan Furst, Dennis Lehane, Chuch Hogan, Matthew F. Jones,

Lehane - short stories,

Benjamin Black, Seymour Shubin, Matthew F. Jones, Barry Maitland, Christopher Fowler,

The Hunch - Seymour Shubin - you would think after 65 goes of this I'd be able to take a photo by now!

Series book from Barry Maitland

Crimespree magazine - and without the caption I wouldn't have guessed the author.

Again - I'd be one from two on putting a name to a face.

One from two - you can't forget Connelly's mug! From the book title's I'll guess William Kent Krueger's the other dude.

Nope - and I've got some of his books on my shelf, who is the mystery man?

Don't know either of these two?

4 Ian Rankin's

I know this man - even without the Jason Starr caption.

Nope - wouldn't have got Vicki Hendricks without the caption,

Ditto S. J. Rozan

First issue of Crimespree magazine from 2004 - and an instantly recognisable Mark Billingham 

Nope - don't recognise these chaps - even with the name.

2 out of 2 - Sean Chercover and Marcus Sakey

Greg Rucka from 2006

Guess this one

Any ideas?

Alafair Burke

A man I've been reading a bit of lately - Max Allan Collins and another man I've never read - Manuel Ramos

Dan Fesperman x 3, John Fante - 4-fer, Jo Nesbo,

Father of Dan and 4 linked novels - some of which were published 50 years apart,

I have about 6 of his books and haven't read him yet!

Dan Fesperman

Tom Franklin, Dan Fesperman, Graham Greene, Robert Piglia, Lee Child,

Smonk from Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter author

Intriguing cover

Richard Piglia

Ted Lewis x 2, Robert W. Campbell, James McClure, Edward Bunker,

Edward Bunker,

Jack Carter series book,

Ted Lewis - Billy Rags

65 and done!



HIGHLIGHTS.....Ted Lewis, Robert Piglia, Dan Fesperman (though - how do I know I'll like him?), Edward Bunker, Tom Franklin,

LOWLIGHTS.... nothing really.

Not quite sure why I bought the Crimespree magazines if I wasn't going to read them, but you could ask me that question another 4000-odd times. I ought to grab issue one and stick it in the car to read on and off. I'm guessing it's full of author chats, reviews and a bit of fiction, plus details on forthcoming events (which I may have missed now!) An American version of the old UK Crime Time magazines I used to buy back in the early 2000s, I could read it cover to cover as and when I can grab an odd few minutes.

I think I bought about 20-odd before deciding I couldn't afford the postage. The magazine is still going strong and is up to around 60 issues at the minute. They also do an e-version.

ISSUE 1 contains......

  • COVER STORY AND BRAND SPANKING NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARK BILLINGHAM
  • SNEAK PEEK: AUTHOR WEBSITES — TAKE OUR QUIZ
  • BRIAN WIPRUD EXPLAINS HIS DAY JOB
  • BLAKE CROUCH FILLS US IN ON HIS FIRST-EVER SIGNING TOUR
  • REED FARREL COLEMAN EXPOUNDS ON HIS LOVE FOR BOUCHERCON
  • A LOOK AT THE WORK OF BARONESS ORCZY
  • OUR BOOKSTORE SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON BOOKED FOR MURDER IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
  • ALI KARIM GIVES US A LOOK AT THE BRITISH CRIME SCENE
  • THE ROCK GROUP BROTHER
  • EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS OF AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK SPACES
  • ASK DAVE!!!
  • THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF OUR ON-GOING COMIC — MS. TERIOUS!
  • VALERIE MALMONT TAKES US TO MALICE DOMESTIC
  • DONNA MOORE – EDGAR’S WEEK
  • WILLIAM GAGLIANI INTERVIEWS ROBERT W. WALKER IN OUR CROSS GENRE FEATURE
  • SHORT STORIES FROM HARRY SHANNON AND GENE DEWEESE
  • UGLY EYE FOR THE MYSTERY GUY!!! COLUMN BY JIM PASCOE
  • PUBLISHING SPOTLIGHT ON BLEAKHOUSE BOOKS
  • THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF ROB KANTNER BY JOE KONRATH
  • CAROLINE TODD TALKS BASEBALL
Man with gun - Barry Eisler

Man and woman - No ideas?

Taped woman - Val McDermid

Man at table - T. Jefferson Parker

FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:


AUTHOR TITLE YEAR SERIES
BLACK BENJAMIN A DEATH IN SUMMER 2011 Q4
BUNKER EDWARD NO BEAST SO FIERCE 1972
CAMPBELL ROBERT W. THINNING THE TURKEY HERD 1988 JF4
CHILD LEE GONE TOMORROW 2009 JR13
FANTE JOHN WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI 1938 BQ1
FANTE JOHN ASK THE DUST 1939 BQ2
FANTE JOHN DREAMS FROM BUNKER HILL 1982 BQ3
FANTE JOHN THE ROAD TO LOS ANGELES 1985 BQ4
FESPERMAN DAN LIE IN THE DARK 1999 VP1
FESPERMAN DAN THE SMALL BOAT OF GREAT SORROWS 2003 VP2
FESPERMAN DAN THE WARLORD'S SON 2004
FESPERMAN DAN THE ARMS MAKER OF BERLIN 2009
FOWLER CHRISTOPHER THE VICTORIA VANISHES 2008 B+M6
FRANKLIN TOM SMONK 2006
FURST ALAN BLOOD OF VICTORY 2002 NS7
GREENE GRAHAM THE COMEDIANS 1966
HIAASEN CARL LUCKY YOU 1997
HOGAN CHUCK THE STANDOFF 1995
JONES MATTHEW F. THE ELEMENTS OF HITTING 1994
JONES MATTHEW F. BLIND PURSUIT 1997
JONES MATTHEW F. DEEPWATER 1999
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 1 JUN 2004 (ed.) 2004 C1
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 2 AUG/SEP 2004 (ed.) 2004 C2
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 3 OCT/NOV 2004 (ed.) 2004 C3
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 4 JAN 2005 (ed.) 2005 C4
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 5 MAR 2005 (ed.) 2005 C5
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 6 MAY 2005 (ed.) 2005 C6
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 7 JUL 2005 (ed.) 2005 C7
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 8 SEP 2005 (ed.) 2005 C8
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 9 NOV/DEC 2005 (ed.) 2005 C9
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 10 JAN 2006 (ed.) 2006 C10
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 11 MAR 2006 (ed.) 2006 C11
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 12 MAY 2006 (ed.) 2006 C12
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 13 JUL/AUG 2006 (ed.) 2006 C13
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 14 SEP/OCT 2006 (ed.) 2006 C14
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 16 JAN/FEB 2007 (ed.) 2007 C16
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 17 MAR/APR 2007 (ed.) 2007 C17
JORDAN/JORDAN RUTH/JON CRIMESPREE 19 JUL/AUG 2007 (ed.) 2007 C19
LEHANE DENNIS CORONADO 2006
LEWIS TED BILLY RAGS 1973
LEWIS TED JACK CARTER AND THE MAFIA PIGEON 1977 JC3
MAITLAND BARRY CHELSEA MANSIONS 2011 B+K11
McCARRY CHARLES THE BETTER ANGELS 1979
McCLURE JAMES THE SUNDAY HANGMAN 1977 K+Z5
McKINTY ADRIAN ORANGE RHYMES WITH EVERYTHING 1997
NESBO JO THE DEVIL'S STAR 2005 HH5
NISBET JIM DARK COMPANION 2006
PIGLIA RICHARD MONEY TO BURN 2003
RANKIN ROBERT  SNUFF FICTION 1999
SHUBIN SEYMOUR THE HUNCH 2009