A new york times notable bookit's business as usual for milo milodragovitch, watching a relationship go sour and running a bar whose real business is cleaning some dirty money, until he gets sent off to hunt a drug dealer’s killer.
Bordersnakes Milo Milodragovitch Book 3Vintage #ad - When milo and sughrue cross paths, they head off together on a dope-smoking, trash-talking, hard-drinking, blood-spattering roadtrip across the West. In a spiffy suit and a red cadillac, six different breeds of law dogs, Milo trails his thieves to the Mexican border, where the community consists of “three kinds of drug smugglers, and every kind of criminal ever dreamed up”—that is, bordersnakes.
Milo milodragovitch has been robbed of his three-million dollar inheritance by a pipsqueak banker and a butch lady poet; he’s not scared at all, just pissed. Sughrue has been gut-shot and left to die and is, for the first time in his life, actually scared—which makes him angry. C. W.
The Wrong Case Milo Milodragovitch Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - An extraordinary detective story from one of the great American crime fiction authors. Milo once had a thriving divorce-case business in the small town of in the Pacific Northwest, but because of liberal new divorce laws he has taken to drinking and staring out the window. He's up to his third drink of the morning when an attractive young woman walks into his office and asks him to find her brother.
Everyone is a victim, one way or another, of a crime that took place long before the novel begins. He takes on what seems a routine missing-person case in hopes of getting to know her better, but finds himself involved in what is most definitely the wrong case.
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And suddenly Milo is on the run. No one has ever called him bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity.
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Winner of the dashiell hammett awardone night up in Montana, C. W. That fishy trail leads to a much bigger case involving a Texas politician's kidnapped wife, a valuable piece of pre-Columbian pottery, and a single mother who packs guns and stolen goods in her infant son's diaper bag. .
The Last Good Kiss C.W. Sughrue Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - Sughrue, a montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America's sleaziest nightmares.
One of the most influential crime novels ever written, by a legend of the genre. Tough, and brilliantly suspenseful, hard-boiled, The Last Good Kiss is an unforgettable detective story starring C. W.
One to Count CadenceVintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - Surviving military absurdities reminiscent of those in Catch-22 only to be shipped clandestinely to Vietnam, Krummel's band confront their worst fears while finally losing faith in America and its myths. Powerful, war, scathingly funny, One to Count Cadence is a triumphant novel about manhood, anger, and eloquent, and lies.
Sergeant jacob "slag" krummel, an unsoldierly crew of bored, a scholar by intent but a warrior by breeding, rebellious, whoring, assumes command of the 721st Communication Security Deteachment, foul-mouthed, drunken enlistees. The place: clark Air Force Base, the Philippines. The time: late summer, 1962.
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A long-distance call from his small texas hometown on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister Felicity—born on the same day exactly ten years apart—has died in a car bomb explosion. What he finds is no surprise to him as he begins to unravel town secrets, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do.
Briarpatch: A Novel #ad - Featuring an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence BlockEdgar Award Winner for Best Novel. She was a homicide detective who had perhaps made one enemy too many over the course of her career. Unwilling to let local law enforcement handle the investigation, Dill arrives in town that night to begin his dogged search for his sister’s killer.
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In lone star noir, you’ll find stories by James Crumley, Joe R. So what defines texas noir? Who knows, but you better pray that blood doesn’t stain your belt buckle. The austin Chronicle. Ewing’s Lone Star State. This is the texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico .
Lone Star Noir Akashic Noir #ad - . . Think of the book as a sort of criminal travelogue. Booklist if everything is bigger in Texas, then that includes the boldness of the criminals who call the state home. From large urban centers to the Cajun Gulf coast, drugs, there is big money to be made running guns, and catering to the greedy and disillusioned.
This isn’t J. R. Each distinctive region can claim its own special brand of outlaw.
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Patrick hoffman burst onto the crime fiction scene with The White Van, a bank heist thriller set on the back streets of San Francisco and a finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. San francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.
Every Man a Menace: A Novel #ad - Stretching from the golden triangle of southeast asia to the golden Gate of San Francisco, Every Man a Menace offers “a mind-bending, attention-demanding narrative as full of shocks and surprises as an LSD party” The Wall Street Journal. In miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams—a woman who can’t seem to keep her story straight.