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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

A longtime bachelor finally marries--only to learn the corrosive power of jealousy

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.

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 twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children.

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.

Cimarron Rose

by Burke, James Lee

Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland must confront the past in order to save his illegitimate son from a murder conviction in this brilliant, fast-paced thriller from beloved New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke.

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

Irene Kelly is on the hunt for the body of a murder victim...with the killer as her guide: "a journey into the heart of darkness" (Los Angeles Times).

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

by Carré, John Le

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse--a desk job--Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

The Long Goodbye

by Chandler, Raymond

Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead.

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.

Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy.

A Case of Need: A Novel

by Hudson, Jeffery and Crichton, Michael

When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D.

Old Bones (Gideon Oliver Mystery #4)

by Elkins, Aaron

With the roar of thunder and the speed of a galloping horse comes the tide to Mont St. Michel goes the old nursery song.

The Eighth Circle

by Ellin, Stanley

Investigating a crooked cop, a private detective gets too close to the case

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.

The Day of the Jackal

by Forsyth, Frederick

One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name...

Come to Grief (Sid Halley #3)

by Francis, Dick

When ex-jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends--and one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is behind a series of shockingly violent acts, he faces the most troubling case of his career.

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

Louise Henderson is trapped in a nightmare: the baby cries almost all night, every night, and the other children must be gotten off to school . . . Louise is so tired that she is afraid she is becoming psychotic; why does she have this feeling of apprehension, almost of terror? Is it connected with the lodger, a respectable school teacher? What is happening in the Henderson household? This novel, an Edgar winner, is also the basis for an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour.


by Garfield, Brian

Bored with retirement, an ex-spy challenges his old agency to a game...

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