Books tagged: Hard-boiled

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One or the Other

By John McFetridge

“An extremely good crime novel, brimming with historical verisimilitude . . . with a richly detailed protagonist and a seriously compelling mystery.” — Booklist on Black Rock

In the weeks before hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Montreal police are tightening security ... Read more

Poughkeepsie Shuffle

By Dietrich Kalteis


Jeff Nichols — a man strong of conviction but weak of character — is fresh out of the Don Jail, looking for work — any kind of work — and a way back into Ann Ryan’s good graces. She waited for his return from prison but is quickly running short on patience. An ex-inmate ... Read more

Rocks Beat Paper

By Mike Knowles


A highly entertaining heist thriller that combines “the intense grit of Richard Stark’s Parker series with the amorality of Jim Thompson’s work” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in New York. At first, he couldn’t ... Read more

Rolling Thunder

By A.J. Devlin

Former pro wrestler "Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead, now a fully-fledged private investigator, is riding high after his first successful case. In this second episode, Jed leaves the wrestling realm to enter a new arena: women's flat-track roller derby. When old acquaintance Stormy ... Read more

Running from the Dead

By Mike Knowles


For fans of Don Winslow and readers of noir comes Running from the Dead, critically acclaimed and award winning author Mike Knowles’s newest crime novel


“The best private detective novel I’ve read in some time … This one deserves an award. ” — ... Read more

Season of Smoke

By A.G. Pasquella

It looks like ex-con Jack Palace’s troubles will never end when he is pressured by the mob to kill one of his best friends.

Jack Palace is trying to go legit with his own security company — but his old life keeps trying to pull him back in. A mobster named Sammy DiAngelo ... Read more

Starr Sign

By C.S. O'Cinneide

Finalist for the 2022 Edgar Awards, Paperback Original Category
Candace Starr goes searching for her mother in the Detroit mob — but infiltrating her own crime family may be her deadliest assignment ever.

Candace Starr has fallen on hard times since she helped her friend, ... Read more