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Book Cover Image. Title: The Little Sister, Author: Raymond Chandler

The Little Sister

Raymond ChandlerKNPF

Raymond Chandler was The Man. He set a standard by which every crime writer after him has been measured. All these decades later his character, Philip Marlow is still cool, hip, and clever; the consummate fictional private investigator. Chandler and Marlow: often imitated, never duplicated.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer Series #2), Author: Ross Macdonald

The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer Series #2)

Ross Macdonald

Heir to Chandler's crown as the king of the hard-boiled noir crime story, this was Ross Macdonald's second Lew Archer novel, and my personal favorite.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Proof, Author: Dick Francis

Proof

Dick Francis

Dick Francis was a master storyteller. His understanding of human nature and his lifetime of experience in the world of horse racing made the perfect combination for a cracking good tale.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Sleepyhead (Tom Thorne Series #1), Author: Mark Billingham

Sleepyhead (Tom Thorne Series #1)

Mark Billingham

One of the UK's hottest crime writers, Mark Billingham is not so well known in the US, but he should be. If you love a conflicted, complex protagonist, richly drawn characters, sharp dialogue, and a deliciously sick and twisted plot, here's your man.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Eyes of Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #3), Author: John Sandford

Eyes of Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #3)

John Sandford

One of the early Lucas Davenport books, this one featured a bad guy whose proclivities still make my skin crawl.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Skinny Dip, Author: Carl Hiaasen

Skinny Dip

Carl Hiaasen

As a Florida resident I can testify to the fact that truth is WAY stranger than fiction in the Sunshine State. Carl Hiaasen is an absolute master at taking the topical, the political, the out-and-out weirdness of Florida and turning it all into a hilarious cocktail worth sticking a festive little umbrella in as you read on the beach.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3), Author: Tana French

Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3)

Tana French

Tana French is an Irish author with a talent for creating a richly textured world and compelling, multi-faceted characters. Gut-twisting suspense, beautiful writing, and the perfect dash of wry Irish humor.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Never List, Author: Koethi Zan

The Never List

Koethi Zan

One of perks of my job is having the chance to get a sneak peek at bestsellers-to-be. Scheduled for release in July, this is one of those books. A dark psychological thriller, it will touch every nerve you have.
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