By Joe R. Lansdale,Steve Ayan
Haps frühere Flamme, Florida Grange, hat im Provinzkaff Grovetown nach den unveröffentlichten Tonbändern einer schwarzen Blues-Legende gesucht. Dabei kam sie womöglich einem Lynchmord auf die Spur und dem örtlichen Kapuzenklan in die Quere. additionally machen sich Hap und Leonard nun auf die Suche nach ihr.
Rammelnde Bären, schlechte Schattenspiele, Weihnachtsameisen, fortwährender Liebeskummer und selbst der endlose osttexanische Winterregen können das unzertrennliche Detektivduo nicht stoppen. Aber nach einer kräftigen Tracht Prügel vom versammelten rassistischen Mob im Grovetown Café müssen sie sich doch fragen: Wo zur Hölle sind wir hier gelandet? Und wie kommen wir da lebend wieder raus?
Bärenblues ist nach Wilder iciness und Mucho Mojo das dritte detektivische Abenteuer von Hap Collins und Leonard Pine. Und diesmal steht ihnen das Wasser wirklich bis zum Hals.
(Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe ist unter dem Titel Mambo mit zwei Bären im Rowohlt Verlag erschienen.)
By Alan Trustman
By Wallace Stroby
By John Joseph Ryan
All isn't good in post-World struggle II St. Louis, and personal eye Ed Darvis, a guy pegged as liking justice an excessive amount of, discovers there’s a good line among fixing a criminal offense and being an accomplice.
Ed Darvis, a St. Louis deepest eye, is pegged as a guy who “likes justice too much.” might be that’s why company is gradual; seems now not every body in St. Louis is seeking justice. Revenge, deceit, and a bit profit-taking at the aspect are all too frequently the modus operandi of law enforcement officials and criminals alike. but if a stunning girl walks into his bland storefront corporation at the seedy facet of city and asks him to assist locate her abducted daughter, Darvis’s lifestyles heats up. He needs to use his wits to outlive, jabbing and feinting with deadpan directness and cynical ease, and whilst that doesn’t paintings, providing justice with the blunt finish of his .38 revolver.
By Ellery Queen
With assistance from a brand new acquaintance, Inspector Harry Burke from Scotland, Queen uncovers much more baffling clues written in invisible ink. input the attractive, discarded conquests of the lifeless singer's playboy husband, who end up a perilous distraction for either Queen and Burke. Will erotic temptation derail the research? If it does, hearts could be damaged, and what is worse -- somebody gets away with murder.
From his first visual appeal in print in 1929, Ellery Queen grew to become considered one of America’s most famed and liked fictional detectives. Over the process approximately part a century, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, the duo writing crew often called Ellery Queen, received the celebrated Edgar Award a number of occasions, and their contributions to the secret style have been well-known with a Grand grasp Award, the top honor bestowed by means of the secret Writers of the USA. Their fair-play mysteries received over enthusiasts as a result of their difficult puzzles that challenged the reader to resolve the secret along the intense detective. Queen’s tales have been one of the first to dominate the earliest days of radio, movie, and tv. Ellery Queen’s secret Magazine, which the writers based and edited, grew to become the world’s such a lot influential and acclaimed crime fiction magazine.
By Pablo Echaurren
By Gil Brewer,David Rachels
Gil Brewer (1922-1983), a second-generation noir author, within the footsteps of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. He spent such a lot of his lifestyles within the Tampa Bay region, the place he additionally set so much of his fiction. Like his characters, he used to be a sufferer of his personal weaknesses, death as a result alcoholism that plagued his complete grownup life.
Brewer released prolifically lower than a number of pseudonyms and in numerous area of interest genres together with secret, romance, and pornography. Over the process his occupation, he released greater than a hundred brief tales and 50 novels, together with A flavor for Sin, devil Is a Woman, and The lady from Hateville. he's identified for his daily characters--often underdogs, often downtrodden, and wanting to get forward in life--who eventually succumb to their very own weaknesses and desires.
Brewer revolutionized the supply of reading-as-entertainment for the yankee humans through aiding to take advantage of a brand new industry: the paperback unique. lots of his novels, together with the bestselling 13 French Street, have lately been reissued for a brand new viewers. although, Redheads Die speedy and different Stories is the 1st selection of his brief fiction.
Because his paintings was once released in a good number of pulp magazines, and since he frequently did not put up tales below his personal identify, Brewer's fans--and lovers of hard-boiled noir fiction in general--have usually been pissed off of their efforts to discover the paintings of this mid-century American crime author. David Rachels has sifted in the course of the Brewer papers on the collage of Wyoming, thumbed hundreds of thousands of courses, and tracked down infrequent pulp magazines on eBay, to create the first-ever authoritative record of Brewer's brief tales, with the easiest featured in one volume.
By R.P. McCabe
Charlie has come to Divina, the tiny relevant California city the place he grew up, bent on confronting Miranda over the development that outlined and destroyed each romantic courting he has ever entertained.
Questions approximately Miranda’s unraveling lifestyles and violent homicide steadily invade Charlie’s cognizance. Bits and items of likely insignificant info start to nag at him inflicting him to question no matter if the fellow locked in the back of bars and charged along with her homicide is, actually, the true killer.
Become enthralled whereas Charlie takes his first baby-steps towards reinventing himself, solves the query of who quite murdered Miranda DeCosta and discovers one other unforgettable girl who will reshape his life.
Author R.P. McCabe, together with his debut novel Betrayed nonetheless garnering robust reports and a focus, bargains his new novel, Thick Fog In Pacheco cross. this can be one other edge-of-your-seat "whodunit" that may preserve you guessing to the very end.
By James Church
James Church, a former Western intelligence officer, returns to the key global of North Korean intelligence with one other “crackling reliable” (The Washington Post) tale in his significantly acclaimed Inspector O series.
Under the guise of equipment for making dumplings, a Spanish manufacturing unit close to Barcelona is secretly generating a key part within the construction of nuclear guns. whilst details reveals its technique to the inboxes of Western intelligence businesses that this “dumpling maker” is intended for North Korea, orders exit that the cargo has to be stopped. both the laptop has to be disabled whereas nonetheless within the manufacturing unit, or the transportation direction needs to be found so the gear should be intercepted sooner than it reaches its vacation spot. An previous pal recruits Inspector O to aid within the complicated operation designed to disrupt the plans for delivery the machine.
Carefully planted bits of data and weird occasions have led either the Spanish manufacturing unit and people attempting to intercept the desktop to finish that eastern felony enterprises are fascinated by procuring and transporting the “dumpling” laptop which will cover the involvement of North Korea. A flurry of murders places the point of interest at the northeast chinese language urban of Yanji, close to the border with North Korea, the place O’s nephew significant Bing is the executive of kingdom protection. Bing has his personal difficulties facing a corrupt neighborhood mayor who's out for his head, dealing with a brand new deputy who can't be depended on, and understanding why a chinese language gangster he’s labored for years to beat back has unexpectedly returned.
Church— hailed as “the equivalent of le Carré” via Publishers Weekly — takes O deep right into a maze of cracked mirrors that disguise the exits from an difficult, lethal double blind in his so much complex secret but, The Gentleman from Japan.
By Lono Waiwaiole
In LEON’S LEGACY, Waiwaiole is going again to the place all of it all started — again while Wiley and Leon have been highschool youngsters pursuing the country basketball championship. regrettably, it was once additionally the 12 months that the crack gangs from California started to sink their talons into Portland’s internal urban, a juxtaposition that threatens not just their hoop quest but in addition their lives. An inner-city highschool instructor and basketball trainer whilst this really happened in Portland, Waiwaiole has a wealth of first-hand publicity to this tale and the writing chops to convey it convincingly.
Praise for Leon’s Legacy…
“Lono Waiwaiole writes with a command you don’t see a lot anymore. he's the other of the winking hard-boil author of this day. He writes authentically and knowingly approximately America’s underclass, the streets and being an interloper. Leon’s Legacy is an abruptly sincere novel a couple of violent teenage global, peopled with intensely plausible characters whose the other way up humanity will seize you.” —Kent Harrington, writer of The pink Jungle and Rat Machine
Praise for Lono Waiwaiole…
“Noir lovers want to know approximately Waiwaiole without delay. He’s the genuine factor, and he’s too reliable to miss.” —Bill Ott, Booklist starred review
“Waiwaiole’s Wiley novels are the prior and the way forward for hard-boiled crime fiction, rolled up jointly within prose that’s as chilly and as glossy because the urban streets. yet there’s wish and redemption there too, glinting just like the morning solar on rainy pavement.” —Lee baby, writer of the Jack Reacher series
“With prose so sharp you can’t even suppose the minimize, scalpel-like in its precision, and using to the guts in terms of the intestine, Lono Waiwaiole is that rarest of writers—brutally sincere, unflinchingly courageous, and never approximately to take no for a solution. Neither Wiley nor Waiwaiole are to be missed!” —Greg Rucka