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The Light of Day

by Ambler, Eric

The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin's classic film, Topkapi.When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver.

A Dram of Poison

by Armstrong, Charlotte

Peregrine (Otto Penzler Presents--)

by Bayer, William

Newscaster Pam Barrett witnesses a peregrine falcon, on a signal by her falconer, swoop down from the sky and kill a young woman. Her TV account of it excites the falconer and killing follows killing.

The Laughing Policeman (Martin Beck #4)

by Blair, Alan and Sjöwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per

Eight bus riders are killed and a ninth critically injured in an apparently motiveless crime. But the killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives -- and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason.

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

by Block, Lawrence

A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i.

Blue Heaven

by Box, C. J.

A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother see a murder...and the murderers see and know who she is. No place is safe and no one is to be trusted.

Billingsgate Shoal (Doc Adams Mysteries)

by Boyer, Rick

Winner of the Edgar Award. Doc Adams becomes a self-styled investigator in this mystery, which leads him from a murder on Billingsgate Shoal to an arms-smuggling ring.

Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux #3)

by Burke, James Lee

Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair.

Bones (Irene Kelly #7)

by Burke, Jan

Journalis Irene Kelly joins a team of investigators who search for the bodies of a serial killer's victoms in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

by Carré, John Le

The central figure, Leamas, is on a mission to trap the top spy of East Berlin, set during the Cold War.

The Long Goodbye

by Chandler, Raymond

A friend asks Philip Marlowe for help, making the detective an accessory in his wife's murder. When Marlowe receives word of the friend's death in Mexico, he looks into the murder and the family secrets surrounding it.

Mr. White's Confession

by Clarke, Robert B.

Edgar® Award Winner Novel. On a hillside, the dead body of a beautiful dime-a-dance girl is found. Police Lt. Wesley Horner narrows his sights on White, a man with no memory, who must record his life in detailed journal entries and scrapbooks.

Peter's Pence

by Cleary, Jon

The IRA attempts to steal treasures from the Vatican but their plans go horribly wrong.

The Chatham School Affair

by Cook, Thomas H.

As he draws up an aging client's will, lawyer Henry Griswald reflects on a series of events in 1926-1927 that shattered the peace of his boyhood community.

A Case of Need

by Crichton, Michael

Intensely timely, this classic spellbinding thriller of medical scandal and murder combines breathtaking suspense with a penetrating examination of America's medical establishment.

Old Bones (Gideon Oliver Mystery #4)

by Elkins, Aaron

An Edgar Award Winner (Best Mystery of the Year), a pile of human bones has been unearthed in the dank cellar of the ancient du Rocher estate on the isle of Mont St. Michel.

The Eighth Circle

by Ellin, Stanley

Eye of the Needle

by Follett, Ken

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.

Come to Grief (Sid Halley #3)

by Francis, Dick

Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator, faces new dangers, new deeply demanding decisions. Troubled, courageous and unwilling to admit defeat, for Sid Halley it is business as usual.

Whip Hand (Sid Halley #2)

by Francis, Dick

Ex-jockey and private investigator Sid Halley is approached by the wife of an elite racehorse trainer, who begs his help in figuring out why her husband's most promising horses have been performing so poorly.


by Francis, Dick

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Prize for best crime story of 1969, this is another classic Dick Francis mystery set at the racetrack.

King of the Rainy Country

by Freeling, Nicolas

Edgar award-winning novel featuring Inspector Van der Valk. A handsome middle-aged millionaire has disappeared with a naked girl and it's up to Inspector Van der Valk to find them.

The Hours Before Dawn

by Fremlin, Celia


by Garfield, Brian

Forced into retirement by the CIA, Miles Kendig tried everything to satisfy his hunger for excitement. Finally he threatens to expose the espionage secrets of the major powers, setting himself up as the quarry of an international manhunt.

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