Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Catalog Tag: crime

Black Lotus

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Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.

Little Beasts

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In this evocative debut, the accidental murder of an eight-year-old forces a working-class community to face its demons.

Necropolis

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A gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative.

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Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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Forthcoming: 10/1/19

Against her better judgment, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is called upon to try to “eliminate” a mysterious band of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad.

Berkeley Noir

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Forthcoming: 5/5/20

Berkeley brings its own unique blend of Bay Area noir, complementing the grit and grime that preceded it in San Francisco Noir and Oakland Noir.

The Darkest Hearts

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Forthcoming: 8/4/20

Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.