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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.

Berkeley Noir

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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.

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.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by K’wan!

Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.
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The Darkest Hearts

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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.

*While supplies last, paperback books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by author Nelson George!

*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

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A dramatic, playful, brutal, sweeping, and always entertaining reimagining of New York City history, presaging today’s political tyranny.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will be SIGNED by Arthur Nersesian!

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.

The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery

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D Hunter, bodyguard-turned-PI, is back, investigating a murder that lures him into the heart of rhythm-and-blues history.

*While supplies last, paperback books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by author Nelson George!

Miami Noir: The Classics

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The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.

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.

To Funk and Die in LA

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Ex-bodyguard D Hunter is swept into the City of Angels on a dark mission to find his mysterious grandfather’s killer.

*While supplies last, paperback books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by author Nelson George!

Forthcoming Titles

Creatures of Passage

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Forthcoming: 3/16/21

With echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Yejidé’s novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it.

Palm Springs Noir

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.