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The Maltese falcon

by:Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue.

Editions:575  Date:1928 - 2017  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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Moonlight mile

by:Lehane, Dennis

Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case. The pair risked everything to find the young girl, only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home. Now Amanda is sixteen and gone again. A stellar student, brilliant but aloof, she seemed destined to escape her upbringing. Yet Amanda's aunt is once more knocking on Patrick Kenzie's door, fearing the worst for the little girl who has blossomed into a striking, clever young woman, a woman who hasn't been seen in weeks. Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, a mentally unstable crime boss and his equally demented wife, a priceless, thousand-year-old cross, and a happily homicidal Russian gangster. It's a world in which motives and allegiances constantly shift and mistakes are fatal. In their desperate fight to confront the past and find Amanda McCready, Kenzie and Gennaro will be forced to question if it's possible to do the wrong thing and still be right or to do the right thing and still be wrong. As they face an evil that goes beyond broken families and broken dreams, they discover that the sins of yesterday don't always stay buried and the crimes of today could end their lives.

Editions:70  Date:2010 - 2015  Genre(s):Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Noir fiction

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The breaking point

by:Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958

The novel follows seemingly timid protagonist Elizabeth Wheeler, whose placid existence is thrown into disarray by a murder. Forced into the role of detective, Elizabeth tries to set things right again.

Editions:37  Date:1921 - 2015  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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Inherent vice

by:Pynchon, Thomas

Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group.

Editions:44  Date:2009 - 2015  Genre(s):Noir fiction, History, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Noir fiction

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Cosmos

by:Gombrowicz, Witold

"Two young men meet by chance in a Polish resort town in the Carpathian Mountains. Intending to spend their vacation relaxing, they find a secluded family-run pension. But the two become embroiled first in a macabre event on the way to the pension, then in the peculiar activities and psychological travails of the family running it."--Cover.

Editions:190  Date:1965 - 2015  Genre(s):Noir fiction

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Specimen days

by:Cunningham, Michael, 1952-

In a novel of human progress and social decline, three characters are seen in three different eras: the Industrial Revolution; the 21st century and 150 years into the future as the poet Walt Whitman presides over each episode.

Editions:95  Date:2005 - 2014  Genre(s):Science fiction, Domestic fiction, Ghost stories, Noir fiction, Ghost stories

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Fear of the dark : a novel

by:Mosley, Walter

"'I'm in trouble, Paris.' Paris Minton has heard these words before. They mean only one thing: that his neck is on the line too. So when they are uttered by his low-life cousin Ulysses S. Grant, Paris keeps the door firmly closed. With family like Ulysses - "Useless" to everyone except his mother - who needs enemies? But trouble always finds an open window, and when Useless's mother, Three Hearts, shows up from Louisiana to look for her son, Paris has no choice but to track down his wayward cousin. Finding a con artist like Useless is easier said than done. But with the aid of his ear-to-the-ground friend Fearless Jones, Paris gets a hint that Useless may have expanded his range of enterprise to include blackmail. Now he has disappeared, and Paris's mission is to discover whether he is hiding from his vengeful victims - or already dead. Traversing the complicated landscape of 1950s Los Angeles, where a wrong look can get a black man killed, Paris and Fearless find desperate women, secret lives, and more than one dead body along the way."--Jacket.

Editions:27  Date:2006 - 2015  Genre(s):Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The drop

by:Lehane, Dennis

"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong; scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:36  Date:2014 - 2015  Genre(s):Movie novels, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction

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The cold six thousand

by:Ellroy, James, 1948-

Wayne Tedrow, Jr., a young Vegas policeman with $6,000 in cash, is drawn unwittingly into a conspiracy involving the cover-up of the truth about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Editions:89  Date:2000 - 2017  Genre(s):Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Mystery fiction

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The kind worth killing : a novel

by:Swanson, Peter, 1968-

"A dark and devious literary suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder--a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith's classic Strangers on a Train--from the author of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:53  Date:2015 - 2017  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Noir fiction, Noir fiction

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