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Noir Book of the Month – August 2019

Winner Edgar Award 2019 for Best First Novel by American author!  Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.  

This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – May 2019

Black Water is set in the world of the Dublin gangs – the area of Dublin O’Keeffe has lived for many years which tourists are told to avoid – the streets alongside Dublin’s grand canal. Cormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning security correspondent for the Irish Examiner – work that has given him unique access to contacts in the police and the community. He has lived near Dublin’s Grand Canal for many years; his professional and personal lives inform and fuel this novel, giving it the intensity, authenticity and originality of personal experience. 

Noir Book of the Month – March 2019

The long-awaited return of Kent Anderson, with ”the best of what crime fiction can do” (Michael Connelly). A raw, unflinching novel about America's divided cities and one man's divided soul. ”Tells the unvarnished truth about what it is to be a cop in modern day America. I can give a suspense novel no higher compliment” (James Patterson)

Noir Book of the Month – October 2018

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, Desperation Road is set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017 and highly praised by readers and reviewers alike.

Noir Book of the Month – August 2018

A novel about family, adventure, and the art of the con from acclaimed crime writer Richard Lange – one of the very best writers of SoCal/Border Noir. Recommended by Jan!

Noir Book of the Month – June 2018

A taut exploration of the ways we hurt and save (or try to save) one another. With unforgettable characters, a fist for a plot, and a deeply evocative setting, Boyle navigates alleys and streets with the best of them, Lehane, Price, and Pelecanos.

Noir Book of the Month – April 2018

Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountain-top house. An entertaining story of fracture in paradise, where an idyllic summer retreat becomes a stage for lies, lust and revenge. 

Tough Crime Book of the Month – February 2018

Chance is a suspenseful and mind-bending novel about Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist at the end of his rope now a major TV series starring Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol. A dark story about psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence; a tale told amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. 

Tough Crime Book of the Month – November 2017

Welcome to Unknown Pleasures, a food stand in Taipei’s night market named after a Joy Division album, and also the location for a new mystery set in the often undocumented Taiwan. August is Ghost Month in Taiwan – a time to pay respects to the dead and avoid unlucky omens...
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