In this armchair spy story brought to life, the author, a young American amateur and covert double agent who helped the FBI bust a Russian spy in New York, shares his story of how a post-college adventure became a real-life U.S. counter-intelligence coup.
Ursula's younger brother Teddy, who survived wartime service, struggles with family life against a backdrop of a changing world.
After Morris Bellamy discovers that notebooks and money belonging to his favorite author were taken by Pete Saubers, only Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson can rescue the Saubers family from the deranged and vengeful criminal.
Working as an enforcer for a corrupt developer, Angel Velasquez teams up with a hardened journalist and a street-smart Texan to investigate rumors of California's imminent monopoly on limited water supplies.
Nine individuals from areas ranging from Mexico and Southeast Asia to Italy and California find their lives hanging in the balance of a terrifying choice.
Fleeing the scene after accidentally killing the brother of Dublin's most notorious mobster, funeral home worker Paddy Buckley interacts with the grieving family before he is caught in a web of intrigue, treachery, and deceit.
"British crime icon Ted Lewis's lost masterwork, an unnerving tale of paranoia and madness in the heart of the 1970s London criminal underworld, published in the US for the first time. Two intertwining narratives—past and present—chronicle the man's tragic fall from power. In London, George Fowler resides at the head of a lucrative criminal syndicate that specializes in the production and distribution of "blue films"—illegal pornography, and some nasty stuff. Fowler is king, with a beautiful girl at his side and a swanky penthouse office atop a high-rise, but his entire world is in jeopardy. Someone is undermining his empire from within, and Fowler becomes increasingly ruthless in his pursuit of the unknown traitor. As his paranoia envelops him, Fowler loses trust in just about everyone, including his closest friends and associates, and begins to rely on the opinions of an increasingly smaller set of advisors. Juxtaposed with the terror and violence of Fowler's last days in London is the flash-forward narrative of his hideout bunker in a tiny English beach town, where Fowler skulks during the off-season amongst the locals, trying to put together the pieces of his fallen empire. Just as it seems possible for Fowler to reclaim his throne, another trigger threatens to cause his total, irreparable unraveling. British crime icon Ted Lewis's second novel, Get Carter, became the 1970s hit film of the same name starring Michael Cain. GBH is Lewis's final work, now available for the first time in the US, and its momentous rediscovery will delight fans of the genre and introduce readers to a gritty, terrifying side of London's streets. "—
An account of the 2011 massacre in Norway delves into the killer's troubled childhood to trace his descent from a privileged and gifted youth to a terrorist, offering insights into his radical beliefs against a backdrop of the country's famously peaceful politics. Translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Death.
The Library of America is publishing a collection of four of Ross Macdonald's 1950s novels. Macdonald is a member of the founding American hard-boiled detective fiction masters. Edited by Tom Nolan.