And here it is. Like carl hiaasen, Berney delights in the cartoonish. What sets him apart is how well he evokes love, making the romance…as compelling as the mystery. Boston globelou berney immediately earned a seat of honor at the mystery masters’ table with his crackling caper novel, Gutshot Straight—a lightning-fast, fiendishly clever suspenser that screamed for a sequel.
Whiplash River: A Novel #ad - Former professional wheel man charles “shake” bouchon is back, living in the Caribbean paradise of Belize with his lawless past far behind him—until a gunshot tears through his beachside restaurant and he’s on the run again.
Gutshot Straight: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - He’s already won raves for his short fiction collection The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories “Rivals the work of contemporary hotshots T. C. With gutshot straight, berney is “all in”—sure to win a fervent following with the story of “Shake” Bouchon, fresh out of prison and on the straight and narrow path…after maybe just one last job.
Lou berney’s novel is so energetic, so droll, and so wheezingly funny that it accomplished what no book ever has before: it made me forget to eat lunch. Stephen harrigan, and the coen brothers, new york times bestselling author of Challenger ParkA fast and funny caper in the tradition of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, Gutshot Straight brings a fresh new talent into the crime fiction fold: Louis Berney.
Gutshot Straight: A Novel #ad - . Boyle and ralph Lombreglia” —Chicago Tribune.
The Long and Faraway Gone: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - But will their shared passion and obsession heal them, or push them closer to the edge? Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened, that long and faraway gone summer? Will it set them free—or ultimately destroy them? . Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair.
Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors’ lives. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. When julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, she’ll stop at nothing to find answers.
The Long and Faraway Gone: A Novel #ad - As wyatt's case becomes more complicated and dangerous, their obsessive quests not only stir memories of youth and first love, and Julianna seeks answers from a ghost, but also begin to illuminate dark secrets of the past. A private investigator in vegas, wyatt’s latest inquiry takes him back to a past he’s tried to escape—and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead.
Like wyatt, julianna struggles with the past—with the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared. Winner of the edgar award, the anthony award, kate atkinson, and michael connelly, and the barry award for best paperback original nominated for the 2015 la times book prizewith the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, THE MACAVITY AWARD, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors—and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives.
In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City.
November Road: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Posing as an insurance man, Guidry offers to help Charlotte reach her destination, California. Exceptional. Stephen kingnamed a best book of the year by entertainment weekly • washington post • aarp • newsweek • dallas morning news • south florida sun-sentinel • chicago public library • real book spy • crimereads • litreactor • library journal • lithub • booklistwinner of the Barry, the Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award for Best Mystery Novel, daring possibilities, and the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction Novel!Set against the assassination of JFK, and Anthony Awards, the Hammett Prize, Macavity, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.
Frank guidry’s luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. If she accompanies him to Vegas, he can help her get a new car. For her, it’s more than a car— it’s an escape. Kennedy. Within hours of jfk’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead, and Guidry suspects he’s next: he was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot.
November Road: A Novel #ad - With few good options, guidry hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate—a dangerous man who hates Marcello enough to help Guidry vanish. Guidry knows that the first rule of running is "don’t stop, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, " but when he sees a beautiful housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail.
Cold Shot to the Heart Crissa Stone Novels Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - They're the rules her mentor and lover taught her, rules he didn't follow as closely as he should've. Just when you think that you can't be surprised anymore, a writer like Wallace Stroby ups the ante. Laura lippman, author of I'd Know You AnywhereCrissa Stone is a career criminal. The take? As much as seven figures.
A complete pro, she never works too close to her New York City home, rarely signs on with the same crew, and never rushes a job. These are the rules that have kept her from getting caught, from doing time. Now he's up for parole, and Crissa needs to come up with some real money real fast to help grease the wheels.
Cold Shot to the Heart Crissa Stone Novels Book 1 #ad - Word is that there's an illegal card game set for less than a week from now. But when one of her crew loses his cool and they have to abandon the plan, she catches the attention of Eddie the Saint. A hit man recently released from prison, and he could use the work, Eddie is no less of a pro than Crissa, not to mention all that money.
One of the most talented writers working in crime fiction today, Wallace Stroby has written a tight, propulsive story in Cold Shot to the Heart that will hold readers captive until well after all the crooks have fled the scene. Desperate, Crissa slaps a plan and a crew together. It's robbery, not murder.
The Barbed-Wire Kiss: A Novel Harry Rane Novels Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - It's not much, but he gets by. Things change when an old friend from his grade school days in Long Branch calls him for help. He took early retirement, and now lives in an old farmhouse in rural New Jersey and takes life one day at a time. Now he's taken one last chance and gotten in over his head for $50, 000 to Eddie Fallon, a local crime boss.
Harry goes to see fallon on bobby's behalf, but it's hard to negotiate with a man like Fallon, hoping to work something out, and things quickly get complicated, and dangerous. Then, grief-stricken and careless, he went back to his job as a New Jersey state cop and got shot in the line of duty. Two years ago, harry Rane's wife died after a bout with cancer.
The Barbed-Wire Kiss: A Novel Harry Rane Novels Book 1 #ad - Bobby was harry's best friend until high school graduation, working, but when Harry went to the police academy Bobby went another way, dealing a little on the side. He does learn, that he and fallon have something in common - Fallon's wife is an ex-girlfriend Harry hasn't seen since he was eighteen, too, a girl who was pregnant with his child when she ran away.
. In the barbed-wire kiss, blistering debut set against the spare, atmospheric background of downstate New Jersey, Harry gets caught between his past and his future, Wallace Stroby's brooding, between right and vengeance.
Raylan Goes to DetroitRare Bird Books #ad - He can either retire or finish his career on the fugitive task force in the crime-ridden precincts of Detroit. Acting on a tip, deputy marshal Bobby Torres arrest Jose Rindo, Raylan and his new partner, a destructive and violent criminal. Later, when rindo escapes again, raylan and nora—still at odds—are reunited and follow the elusive fugitive's trail across Arizona to El Centro, California and into Mexico where they have no jurisdiction or authority.
Raylan bumps heads with a beautiful FBI agent named Nora Sanchez, who wants Rindo for the murder of a one of their own. When rindo, escapes from the county jail and is arrested in Ohio, Raylan and FBI Special Agent Sanchez drive south to pick up the fugitive and bring him back to stand trial. How are they going to bring rindo, a mexican citizen, an edge-of-your-seat, across the border without anyone knowing?Raylan Goes to Detroit is an exciting continuation of one of Elmore Leonard’s greatest heroes, page-turner in the spirit of Elmore’s classic Raylan books.
Raylan Goes to Detroit #ad - . Rindo is also being pursued by the FBI who arrive shortly after he is in custody. After an altercation with his superiors in Harlan County, Kentucky, Deputy US Marshal, Raylan Givens is offered two choices.
Trust Me: A NovelMinotaur Books #ad - The second was breaking up with him-because Samir holds a $300, 000 grudge. In trust me, he reaches for new heights as he crafts a classic noir thriller loaded with double- and triple-crosses. The first mistake karen delaney made was entrusting $300, 000 to her boyfriend, Samir, the head of an illegal bookmaking operation.
Peter leonard showed remarkable maturity for a first-time novelist in his debut novel Quiver. She proposes a scheme to steal Samir's safe, but Karen soon realizes she's in way over her head as things begin to spin out of control. Trust me moves at breakneck speed through the affluent suburbs of detroit and chicago as karen is pursued by O'Clair, Samir's nephew, an ex-con/ex-cop who works for Samir and wants the money for his own retirement; by Ricky, who sees the money as a way to pay off his own escalating gambling debts; by the thieves who've been double-crossed; and by two ruthless hit men who view the money as their stake in the American dream.
Trust Me: A Novel #ad - With relentless suspense, striking characters, and plot twists that will leave you white-knuckled, Trust Me marks the continuation of a powerful new voice in crime fiction and more than delivers on the promise of Peter Leonard's talent. A few months later, karen sees a way to get her money back when two thieves break into her house in the middle of the night.
Eyes Closed TightFiction Studio Books #ad - He shakes her gently. Her skin is cold, body starting to stiffen, definitely in the early stages of rigor. When a second girl is murdered, O’Clair knows someone is trying to send him a message. Leonard’s got a real knack for it, just like his dad. Toledo blade“a fast read with enough red herrings and suspenseful twists to keep readers’ interest engaged until the surprising conclusion.
Fresh fictiono’clair is a former Detroit homicide investigator who now owns a motel in Pompano Beach, Florida in his retirement. One morning, he’s cleaning up after the previous night’s partiers when he sees a lovely young woman stretched out asleep on a lounge chair. Easily readable in a single sitting, Leonard’s fifth novel will appeal to fans of mystery, thrillers, and the Leonard name.
Library journal“peter leonard has that rare ability to totally draw the reader into his story within the space of a few sentences. The way the girls are killed reminds O’Clair of a case he investigated years earlier. Now convinced the pompano murders are related, O’Clair returns to Detroit Police Homicide to review the murder file and try to figure out what he might have missed.
Eyes Closed Tight #ad - And when virginia is kidnapped by the killer, the stakes grow exponentially higher. The most powerful work to date by one of the most thrilling suspense novelists of our time, EYES CLOSED TIGHT is relentless, surprising, and deeply satisfying. He has demonstrated it before in his other books, but perhaps never so strongly as in EYES CLOSED TIGHT, his latest and best novel to date.
All He Saw Was The GirlFiction Studio Books #ad - It will have you glued to the pages to see what happens next. Single titles“did all he saw was the girl meet my expectations, yes! it was what I call ‘a transport read, ’ where I was so engrossed into the story that I was unaware of what was going on around me. Cmash loves to readrome:mccabe and chip, a beautiful Italian girl, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, and a flawed kidnapping plan.
Detroit:sharon vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, is about to be discovered by her husband, a Mafia enforcer, Ray, a secret service agent. Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor, All He Saw Was The Girl sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city. If you have successfully resisted reading a book by peter leonard thus far – and why would you want to do such a thing, anyway? – you need to give up that habit and read this riveting and rollicking novel that’s a non-stop joy from beginning to end.
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Chicago Detectives Book 1 - Suitcase Charlie: A Noir Crime Thriller Hank & MarvinKasva Press LLC #ad - A tough-as-rusty-nails police procedural. Inside is the body of a young boy, naked and hacked into pieces. The plot moves sure-footedly to a powerful and plausible conclusion. Philip K. Their investigation takes them through the dark streets of Chicago in search of an even darker secret -- as more and more suitcases turn up.
Every detective has a case that haunts him. Jason, jewish book council"james Ellroy fans will appreciate this grim portrayal of the hunt for a serial killer, poet Guzlowski's first novel. Publishers weeklywhen the first boy was found in the first suitcase, crazy thing, Hank had thought it was the work of a crazy person who had gone off and done one terrible, and he figured the killer's madness would somehow suddenly dissolve and he'd never do such a thing again.
Chicago Detectives Book 1 - Suitcase Charlie: A Noir Crime Thriller Hank & Marvin #ad - Hank was wrong. That one terrible thing had happened again. Each environment seems spookier than the last in a narrative driven by lyrical anxiety. Tom nolan, 1956: on a quiet corner in a working-class immigrant neighborhood, The Wall Street JournalChicago, May 30, a heavy suitcase is discovered on the sidewalk late at night.
For the chicago cops hank purcell and marvin bondarowicz, that would be the "dead kid in the suitcase" whose broken body epitomizes "some kind of evil that was one-of-a-kind, fresh and original down to its buttons.