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Bombproof

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E-book, 10/1/2013, $2.99

A kinetic standalone from “first class storyteller” Michael Robotham (San Francisco Chronicle). Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He’s not even a minor one. He’s not a jewel thief. He’s not a safe-cracker. He’s not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by […]

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If I’m Dead: A Rachel Knight Story

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Ebook, 04/03/2012

It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridiscent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered. So begins the confounding case […]

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Trouble in Paradise

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E-book, 05/07/13

In this digital-only short story, DA Rachel Knight and her besties take a Caribbean vacation and end up solving a crime. With her besties Bailey and Toni in tow, Rachel leaves work and rainy LA behind and sets off for a much needed vacation in Aruba. Greeted by glittering sand and a balmy breeze, the […]

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The Killer Inside Me

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E-book, 11/01/2011

“Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered.”–Stanley Kubrick Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou’s known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers–the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between–as the nicest […]

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A Swell-Looking Babe

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E-book, 11/01/2011

“My favorite crime novelist–often imitated but never duplicated.”–Stephen King It was supposed to be only a temporary job–something to pay the bills until Dusty could get his feet back on the ground and raise enough money for medical school. After all, there’s nothing wrong with being a bellboy at a respectable hotel like the Manton–that is, […]

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The Nothing Man

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E-book, 11/01/2011

“The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction.”–Chicago Tribune War changed Clinton Brown. Permanently disfigured by a tragic military accident, he’s struggling to find satisfaction from life as a rewrite man for Pacific City’s Courier. Shame has led him to isolate himself from closest friends and even his estranged, still faithfully devoted […]

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The Grifters

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E-book, 11/01/2011

“Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell.”–The New Republic To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman.  He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket.  He goes to work every day.  He has hundreds of friends and associates who […]

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Wild Town

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E-book, 12/25/2011

“The best suspense writer going, bar none.”–The New York Times In trouble more often than not, guilty of assault, manslaughter, and honorably discharged from the military by the skin of his teeth, David “Bugs” McKenna can’t seem to help doing the right thing at the wrong time–or the wrong thing, every chance he gets. But […]

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After Dark, My Sweet

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E-book, 11/01/2011

“The best suspense writer going, bar none.”–The New York Times William “Kid” Collins was once a respected boxer.  Now he’s a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution. One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow.  She is smart and decent–at least when she’s sober. Soon Collins finds himself involved in […]

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Pop. 1280

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E-book, 12/25/2011

“My favorite crime novelist–often imitated but never duplicated.”–Stephen King Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose.  He doesn’t solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals.  He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all […]

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The Getaway

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E-book, 12/25/2011

“The master of the American groin-kick novel.”–Vanity Fair Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive.  But when for the first time in Doc’s long criminal career, his shot doesn’t hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart.  And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn’t complete without the perfect getaway to […]

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The Kill-Off

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E-book, 12/25/2011

“Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell.”–The New Republic Luane Devore’s days are numbered. All her neighbors in the declining seaside resort town of Manduwoc want her dead. Some, like her young husband Ralph and his girlfriend Danny, want the thousands of dollars she keeps hidden under the mattress she spends her days […]

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Nothing More than Murder

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E-book, 12/25/2011

“The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction.”–Chicago Tribune Joe Wilmot can’t stand his wife Elizabeth. But he sure loves her movie theater.  It’s a modest establishment in a beat-down town–but Joe has the run of the place, and inside its walls, he’s king. Without the theater, he’d be sunk. Without his […]

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The Assassin Trilogy: The Silver Bear, Columbus and Dark Men

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E-book, 06/12/2012, $2.99

“A devastatingly cool series.”–Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review He calls himself Columbus. His real name never meant much to him anyway. He never knew his father, an earnest young congressman and rising star in the Democratic Party named Abe Mann, or his mother, a prostitute whose involvement with Mann would prove dangerous. All […]

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A Hell of a Woman

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E-book, 03/01/2012

Frank “Dolly” Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can’t stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working door-to-door one day, trying to eke money out of folk with even less of it than he has, […]

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Bad Boy

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E-book, 03/01/2012

From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the right, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like […]

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Heed the Thunder

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E-book, 03/01/2012

In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can’t go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it’s perfectly all right that he’s desperately in love with his first cousin, Bella-she’s the only source of intelligent conversation […]

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The Rip-Off

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E-book, 03/01/2012

Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It’s not just that he thinks she’s out of his league. It’s more that the longer he stays with her, the closer to death he seems to come. A vicious […]

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Roughneck

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E-book, 03/01/2012

By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber’s helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. By the time he was eighteen, he was driving across America in a broken-down Ford […]

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Savage Night

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E-book, 05/01/2012

“The best suspense writer going, bar none.”–The New York Times Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he’d worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state’s latched onto his game, the feds take a bite and the lawyer fees eat away at the rest, […]

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The Alcoholics

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E-book, 07/01/2012

“Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell.”–The New Republic Dr. Peter S. Murphy needs fifteen thousand dollars by the end of the day, or the city of Los Angeles can say goodbye to the El Healtho clinic. A recovery center for the most severe cases of alcoholism in the state–even if no one […]

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Cropper’s Cabin

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E-book, 05/01/2012

“My favorite crime novelist–often imitated but never duplicated.”–Stephen King Tommy Carver may be every inch the angry, rebellious young man his teachers and parents accuse him of being. But sometimes, there are reasons for a fury like Tommy’s. Tommy’s relationship with Donna, the daughter of a man he hates almost as much as his own […]

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Now and On Earth

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E-book, 05/01/2012

“The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction.”–Chicago Tribune San Diego in the years before World War II. James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time. He drinks too hard–just like […]

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Texas by the Tail

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E-book, 05/01/2012

“The master of the American groin-kick novel.”–Vanity Fair To everyone he’s every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley’s fast hands are the only gift fate’s ever given him. He’s never held down a steady job, and when it comes to women, his luck might just be […]

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A Morning for Flamingos

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E-book, 12/15/2011

“Truly astonishing.”–Washington Post Book World Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force. His partner is dead–slain during a condemned prisoner’s bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux critically wounded and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past. Following the trail of the escaped […]

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Black Cherry Blues

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E-book, 12/15/2011

“Enthralling.”–Washington Post Book World 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. Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe–until two Native American activists suddenly go missing.  When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led […]

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