Tag Archives: Mystery & Detective/Hard-Boiled

Welcome to the Game

by Craig Henderson

From a brilliant new voice, Welcome to the Game is a gripping thriller that races through Motor City at heart-stopping pace as its protagonists swerve to…


by Mark Haskell Smith

“[Mark Haskell Smith’s] characters include a not-so-usual suspect lineup of hustlers, sex addicts, supermodels, failed rock stars, wine-buff cops, psychos and flakes. Haskell Smith…

Quite Ugly One Morning

by Christopher Brookmyre

“A lean, nasty, fun little page-turner . . . In a thriller, an implausible scene of a cartoonish character can be annoying—but dullness is…

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

by Christopher Brookmyre

“Broad humor, splatters of dialogue, gross-out violence . . . and breakneck plotting.” –The New York Times Book Review

The Old Turk’s Load

by Gregory Gibson

“Gibson’s elliptical, ever-evolving plot seems a marriage of Raymond Chandler complexity and Donald E. Westlake comic haplessness, but he imbues his characters with a…

Not the End of the World

by Christopher Brookmyre

“Perpetually in-your-face: sassy, irreverent, and stylish . . . [with] a high-octane sense of the absurd.” —The Times (London)


by Mark Haskell Smith

“Smith’s energetic thriller is an ode to the hard-boiled Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, spun out in brighter-than-life Starburst colors.” —Los…

Man with an Axe

by Jon A. Jackson

“Addictive.” –Chicago Tribune

La Donna Detroit

by Jon A. Jackson

“A masterpiece of diabolic design . . . [Jackson] keeps edging this series onto bolder levels of ironic wit.” –The New York Times Book…