Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. It leaves you with the taste of rum and blood in your mouth. And philip marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel.
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How can you solve a crime if you've killed the prime suspect?Detective P. T. Realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P. T. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. His first novel, the good detective, which is pretty much perfect, features a decent if flawed hero battling personal troubles while occupied with a murder case of great consequence to his community.
The Good Detective A P.T. Marsh Novel Book 1 #ad - New york times Book ReviewIntroducing Detective P. T. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P. T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia--until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions.
Farewell, My Lovely: A Novel Philip Marlowe series Book 2Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - Crime fiction master raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" Los Angeles Times. Philip marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.
The Big Sleep: A Novel Philip Marlowe series Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" Los Angeles Times. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in. A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion.
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Ed loy is…more than worthy of a place among the great creations of Chandler and Hammett. Hughes is simply the best Irish crime novelist of his generation. John connolly shamus award winner and Edgar® Award nominee Declan Hughes does for Dublin what Dennis Lehane does for his native Boston.
The Remorseful Day Inspector Morse Book 13Fawcett #ad - Never has morse performed more brilliantly than in this final adventure, whose masterly twists and turns through the shadowy byways of passion grip us to the death. The manner of her death--her naked handcuffed body left lying in bed--matched her reputation as a women of adventuresome sexual tastes. Harrison was no stranger to Morse.
. The case seemed perfect for Inspector Morse. Lewis's loyalty to his infuriating boss slowly turns to deep distress as his own investigations suggest that Mrs. For a year, the murder of Mrs. So why has he refused to become involved--even after anonymous hints of new evidence, even after a fresh murder? Sgt. Yvonne harrison at her home in Oxfordshire had baffled the Thames Valley CID.
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Black Run: A Novel Rocco Schiavone MysteryHarper #ad - Already an international hit, sizzling mystery—the first in a sensational crime series—set in the Italian Alps, a sly, reminiscent of the works of Andrea Camilleri, D. Mishani, donna Leon, and Henning Mankell. Getting into serious trouble with the wrong people, deputy prefect of police Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from his beloved Rome.
Proud and undaunted, meeting ski instructors, the hardworking, Rocco makes his way among the ski runs, and aerial tramways, mountain huts, Alpine guides, enigmatic folk of Aosta, and a few beautiful locals eager to give him a warm welcome. It won't be easy, this mountain life, especially with a corpse or two in the mix.
But he loves solving crimes. When a mangled body has been discovered on a ski run above Champoluc, Rocco immediately faces his first challenge—identifying the victim, dialect, a complex procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, and history of his new home. But then there's nothing that makes Rocco feel more at home than an investigation.
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But when the sitter’s smashed-up car is found at the bottom of a local quarry–occupied by a battered corpse–the investigation takes on a very different hue. Their hysterical mother is convinced that all three have drowned, and as the hours stretch into days Wexford suspects a case of kidnapping, perhaps connected with an unusual sect called the Church of the Good Gospel.
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Featuring the famous commander adam dalgliesh, ambitions, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander dalgliesh of scotland yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt.
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The Reckoning: A John Madden Mystery John Madden Mysteries Book 4Penguin Books #ad - Madden is happily retired from police work, but agrees to help his former protégé Styles and the clues they uncover only deepen the mystery. When a third man is killed in a similar fashion, Madden and Styles find themselves in a race against time to find the killer before another man ends up dead. A smart, intricately plotted mystery, this is the fourth title in the critically acclaimed and much loved John Madden series.
What is the connection? scotland yard’s detective inspector Billy Styles and local detective Vic Chivers are baffled until a letter fromGibson is discovered that might shed some light on the case—a letter concerning former Scotland Yard detective John Madden. Despite madden’s legendary memory, he has no recollection of meeting Gibson or any idea of what their relationship might have been.
The Reckoning: A John Madden Mystery John Madden Mysteries Book 4 #ad - In scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in the samemanner—and with the same gun. Inspector john madden—who debuted in river of darkness—returns in a gripping post–World War II murder mysteryOn a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing.
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. Enter inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigàta's most respected detective. You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano. A. J. The car happens to be parked in a part of town used by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin.
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Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Transporting.