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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:443  Date:1928 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction


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


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

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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:196  Date:1965 - 2015  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Novels, Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction


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


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


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:35  Date:2014 - 2015  Genre(s):Movie novels, Noir fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)


Inherit the Dead : a novel

by:Child, Lee

"TO FIND AN ANGEL, HE MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. Pericles "Perry" Christo is a PI with a past--a former cop, who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. When wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the lovely "Angel" than meets the eye. Her father, her best friend, her boyfriends all have agendas of their own. Angel, he soon realizes, may be in grave danger. and if Christo gets too close, he just might get caught in the crossfire. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and along Hamptons' beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide. In an inventive storytelling approach, each writer brings his or her distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:24  Date:2013 - 2014  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)


Strangers on a train

by:Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995

"Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him."--Page 4 of cover.

Editions:312  Date:1950 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Noir fiction, Mystery fiction


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:68  Date:2000 - 2018  Genre(s):Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Noir fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


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