By Lawrence Block
Matt Scudder is ultimately major a snug existence. The crime rate's down and the inventory market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the previous local. the hot York streets do not glance so suggest anymore.
Then all hell breaks loose.
Scudder fast discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as suggest as ever, darkish and gritty and stained with blood. he is dwelling in an international the place the prior is a minefield, the current is a battle area, and the future's an open query. it is a international the place not anything is bound and nobody's secure, a random universe the place no one's survival may be taken with no consideration. now not even his own.
A international the place every body dies.
By James Flynn
Jamie Fox (The Fox) is a Glasgow policeman and combined Martial Arts specialist who's Dad disappeared 15 years in the past. The Fox is drawn right into a darkish underworld international whilst The Thistle, a Glasgow medications lord, floods the streets with undesirable medicines and Jamie's more youthful brother dies after making an attempt cocaine for the 1st time on an evening out together with his mates.
Fox turns vigilante whilst he discovers The Thistle is at the back of the medication that killed his brother and because the Thistle objectives Fox, his friends and family again and again Fox units out to place an finish to The Thistle and his soiled medicines empire.
Along the way in which he reveals out extra concerning the mysterious disappearance of his Dad and reports discomfort, disappointment, anger or even a touch of affection alongside the way.
All doesn't visit plan for Jamie as these on the subject of him develop into embroiled in a chain of occasions that bring about homicide, kidnap and a showdown with a merciless and nasty twist.
Can tough justice succeed during this Glasgow secret crime mystery that sees event in Scotland, Spain and Morocco? are you able to deal with the brutal justice?
By Tom Piccirilli
Chase was once raised as a getaway motive force by way of his grandfather, Jonah, a con guy feared via even the hardened occupation criminals who make up his workforce. but if Jonah crosses the road and murders one in every of his personal, Chase is going solo, stealing vehicles and pulling rankings around the country….And then he meets Lila, a strong-willed deputy sheriff with a beguiling smile who indicates him what love should be. Chase is at the immediately and slender for the 1st time in his life—until tragedy hits, and he needs to reenter the darkish international of grifters and crooks. Now Chase is out for revenge—and he’ll need to flip to the single guy he hates such a lot on the earth. purely Jonah can educate Chase tips to develop into a stone-cold killer. yet at the same time the 2 males interact, Chase is aware that their unresolved previous will finally make them a showdown in their personal.
By Michael Chabon
For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered within the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" refuge created within the wake of the Holocaust and the stunning 1948 cave in of the fledgling nation of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their very own little international within the Alaskan panhandle, a colourful and intricate frontier urban that strikes to the track of Yiddish. yet now the District is decided to revert to Alaskan keep watch over, and their dream is coming to an finish.
Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has sufficient difficulties with no being concerned concerning the upcoming Reversion. His existence is a shambles, his marriage a smash, his profession a catastrophe. And within the affordable inn the place Landsman has washed up, somebody has simply devoted a murder—right less than his nostril. while he starts to enquire the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, notice comes down from on excessive that the case is to be dropped instantly, and Landsman unearths himself contending with the entire strong forces of religion, obsession, evil, and salvation which are his heritage.
At as soon as a gripping whodunit, a love tale, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a unique simply Michael Chabon may have written.
Not anything in Her method provides a convoluted tale of 2 con artists, whereas River lady is a vintage backwoods mystery a few guy who falls for the incorrect lady. either one of those novels have been initially released within the early 1950 s by means of Gold Medal Books.
By J.L. Murray
the place Niki is going, demise is rarely a long way in the back of.
Everyone Niki Slobodian understands hates Congressman Frank Bradley. he's the daddy of recent govt, finally. He begun the Registry, and the area followed it. Bradley is the fellow who separated Abnormals and Normals, and made it against the law for Abbies to exist.
So whilst Bradley indicates up at Niki's door bearing a negative mystery, then quickly disappears, she feels pressured to dig deeper. however the extra Niki uncovers, the extra threat she is in. A mysterious association is out for her blood - actually - and her father's felony prior will not be as self-serving as she idea. there's additionally the problem of Niki's inscrutable supplier Sam and the key of his identification. With support from her associate Bobby Gage, Niki reveals out simply how little she knew approximately her family members, and the reality of who she relatively is.
The Niki Slobodian Series:
By Glen Cook
A sequence a long way sooner than its time, now again in print
an individual else may have realized by means of now: while difficulty comes knocking, do not open the door. yet there is a for the reason that Garrett's nonetheless within the P.I. company finally those years-he's no longer one to profit his classes. might be that is why he shall we himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious child being threatened by way of creatures that cannot particularly be defined. yet earlier than Kip Prose has an opportunity to give an explanation for what he is performed to get at the hit checklist of a few anonymous nasties, the precocious Prose is kidnapped, and the chase begins...
Des ambiances, des quartiers, des figures qui ont marqué l. a. Cité de Calvin... Genève comme décor de five nouvelles noires
Cinq passionnés de polars. Une joyeuse bande. Tous proposent ici une histoire noire ayant pour cadre Genève. Manière pour eux de célébrer le bicentenaire de l. a. police genevoise sur le mode littéraire. C’est Pierre Maudet qui a pris l’initiative de les réunir. Le ministre de los angeles police en personne. directions ? Pas d’instructions ! Liberté totale. A chacun son kind, son époque et ses personnages. Voici cinq nouvelles enlevées, inédites et bien contrastées.
L’historien – nous entraîne dans les rebondissements d’un drame qui s’est déroulé à Genève voici près de deux cents ans. Vraiment ? En retrouvant son père, Anne plonge dans une affaire qu’elle croyait fictive. Mais tout le monde le sait : l. a. fiction, parfois, rejoint l. a. réalité.
La populaire – visite le zoo d’Aïre en 1937. On retrouve un nettoyeur en mauvaise posture. Mort. Fils de gendarme, le jeune Marcel mène l’enquête derrière son père. Les hommes peuvent être mauvais témoins, ça oui. Mais les animaux n’oublient rien…
L’érudit – se demande qui pouvait en vouloir au vieil Ezéchiel. Et que faisait-il d’ailleurs dans ce parc, ce jour-là ? Serait-ce que… Mais oui ! Sa assortment. Fabuleuse. Des centaines de manuscrits du XVIIIe siècle. Une valeur, vous n’avez pas idée.
Le polygraphe – fait disparaître un industriel bigot mais pas réglo. Et los angeles chaise de Calvin. Puis un cupboard d’avocat. Invitant à Genève « son » commissaire du Quai des Orfèvres, Solnia, il déroule une delusion sociale baignée non de sang, mais d’humour. Noir, bien sûr.
L’effrontée – met en scène une pop megastar américaine au Stade de Genève fin juin 2014, un beginner de Carambar, un flic boulimique, une comtesse alcoolique. Mais aussi une disparition mystérieuse, un crime dans un parc et… une petite gown noire.
Un recueil pour célébrer le bicentenaire de los angeles police genevoise
Comme l. a. maison est vide, à présent ! Il n’est pas temps de gémir, et pourtant je pense à tout ce qui s’est moveé autour de moi au cours de ces derniers mois, à l’assassinat auquel j’ai échappé à deux et même trois reprises, à celle qui est morte à ma position, et au variety qu’a connu son assassin.
CE QU’EN PENSE los angeles CRITIQUE
- « Une série d'enquêtes pour locavores du crime rédigées par des auteurs du cru. Sous leurs plumes, Genève offre un décor à los angeles fois familier et décalé. Traversé de clins d'œil, ce recueil bon enfant offre un florilège inégal de mini-polars plus cocasses que sanglants. » Le Matin Dimanche
- « On despatched que les cinq auteurs s'en sont donné à cœur joie. Les cinq histoires – chacune écrite dans un variety résolument différent - sont courtes et truffées de références. Les meilleurs connaisseurs du bout du lac pourront d'ailleurs s'amuser à décoder les clins d'œil les plus subtils. En outre, Genève, sang dessus dessous peut se lire comme un bel exercice de variety qui prouve - à qui en douterait encore - que les déclinaisons possibles du style « polar » sont infinies. » Valérie Gogniat, Le Temps
- « Un beau livre en cinq fictions policières qui nous narre Genève, ses beautés, son histoire, ses cultures, ses paradoxes avec des plumes succulentes qui nous font découvrir le travail quotidien du policier! » Gorgui Ndoye – Le weblog de Continent Premier
A PROPOS DES AUTEURS
5 nouvelles noires d’écrivains genevois : Eric Golay, Corinne Jaquet, Luc Jorand, André Klopmann et Sandra Mamboury.
By Patricia Highsmith
"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad desires that hold us thrashing for the remainder of the night."―The New Yorker
for 2 years, Walter Stackhouse has been a devoted and supportive husband to his spouse, Clara. She is far-off and neurotic, and Walter unearths himself harboring ugly fantasies approximately her death. while Clara's useless physique turns up on the backside of a cliff in a fashion uncannily corresponding to the hot dying of a lady named Helen Kimmel who used to be murdered by way of her husband, Walter reveals himself below excessive scrutiny. He commits numerous errors that declare his occupation and his acceptance, fee him his associates, and finally threaten his lifestyles. The Blunderer examines the darkish obsessions that lie underneath the outside of likely traditional humans. With unerring mental perception, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who pass the precarious line setting apart delusion from truth.