Adam Jordan wrote the best and worst articles of his journalistic career on the same day. The worst was bad enough to get him fired - but the best landed him a new job, penning lurid articles for Real Detective magazine, one of the last of the true-crime pulps. Only the case they've got him working on, involving a beauty pageant contestant found dead on an Atlantic City beach, is one some very powerful men would rather see covered up than covered.
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Eddie Piron thinks that performing in jazz clubs in Nazi-occupied Paris is bad enough, but when the drummer in his band is found face down in the Seine and the police start asking questions, he realizes that his trouble is just beginning. Paris, 1941. American jazz musician Eddie Piron has lived in the City of Light since before the war began. But Paris under occupation is not what it once was, and things are looking a lot darker for a man like Eddie.
More than a decade after the dawn of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Darius Bakhtiar still chafes under the harsh yoke of Sharia law. He is an alcoholic in a country where intoxication is punishable by whipping, and a homicide detective in a society that sees death as an opportunity for martyrdom. In Teheran, a young woman is found murdered, but her makeup and scanty clothing mark her as a prostitute, and Bakhtiar’s superiors tell him to make only a cursory inquiry. But what he uncovers suggests that this brutal killing was not random, and points to a sickening hypocrisy at the heart of the fundamentalist government.
Paul Conklin engages in a deadly war with Lawrence St Germain. In a violent duel St Germain watches as Conklin murders his hapless partner and after a daring prison escape, Conklin will collide with St Germain once more, in a cliffside struggle worthy of "High Sierra".
This is the story of a murderous con-man who has killed, amongst others, the ex-wife of Sheriff Buck White. White's vow of vengeance is diverted by a series of missing persons cases. The investigation uncovers a pattern behind the murders of lonely and wealthy women.
This crime thriller from the author of "Floater" takes the reader on an entertaining tour of New York City's sleazier side. It centers around Russian-born Kate Piro, who has no difficulty attracting men, but soon finds that they are about to lead her into some complicated trouble.