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Catalog Tag: mystery

The Anger Meridian

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Following her husband’s suspicious death, Merryn Huntley flees with her daughter to Mexico, where she discovers she can’t outrun self-deception.

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.

A Killing for Christ

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The fiftieth-anniversary edition of Hamill’s thrilling and provocative 1968 debut novel, with a brand-new introduction by the author.

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: 11/3/20

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.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship out on or before August 4, 2020!

Miami Noir: The Classics

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

This long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir offers classic noir from Elmore Leonard, Zora Neale Hurston, Damon Runyon, Lester Dent, and many more.

Creatures of Passage

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Forthcoming: 3/16/21

Reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez and Cormac McCarthy, Yejidé’s novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it.