Relocating to Charleston after a particularly grueling case, Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens a private forensic pathology practice but is quickly targeted by local politics and a covert saboteur before a series of violent deaths bring her skills into high view. Simultaneous.
Private detective Jackson Brodie finds his own need for resolution sparked by three investigations including those of two sisters who discover a shocking clue to the disappearance of their third sister thirty years earlier, a lawyer whose life is turned upside-down when his daughter joins the firm, and a woman whose past mistakes and demanding family life culminate in a violent escape. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
A study of the globalization of international organized crime explains how both global crime and terrorism are fueled by Western affluence and how demands for illegal wares and services have led to the spread of organized crime.
With his personal life in turmoil, irascible Dublin pathologist Quirke gets in over his head once again when an old acquaintance asks him to investigate the apparent suicide of his young wife, Deirdre Hunt, and Quirke uncovers some dangerous secrets that had been better off hidden and that pose a grave danger to his loved ones. By the author of Christine Falls. 100,000 first printing.
An account of a year inside a city homicide unit focuses on three detectives investigating murders in Baltimore—a city torn by racial tensions and plagued by drugs and crime, in a new edition of the book that became the basis for the acclaimed television series. Reprint.
Still living on the Lower East Side and waiting tables, thirty-five-year-old Eric Cash has every reason to be jealous of Ike Marcus, an ambitious young man on the way to the top, until he is supposedly gunned down by street thugs while walking one night with Eric.
In a street-savvy journey behind the scenes of the Mafia during its golden era, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the people, places, and events that defined organized crime, capturing the world of such colorful figures as John Gotti, Vito Genovese, Sammy the Bull, and others and tracing the rise and fall of the mob in New York.
Documents the story of a retired FBI agent who helped to obtain a confession that he had committed nearly fifty murders out of Robert C. Browne, in an account that traces the harrowing cat-and-mouse process during which the author and serial killer forged a psychologically disturbing relationship. 50,000 first printing.
Discusses the three years the author spent as an undercover agent infiltrating the New Jersey Mob, the trouble he had adjusting to "real life" after closing the case and testifying before Congress, and his second career as a referee for the NBA.
Traces the story of the double agent who headed Russia's post-Cold War spy program in America, documenting his role in directing spy operations in New York City, recruiting and planting agents, manipulating intelligence, and influencing national policy before his astonishing defection. 80,000 first printing.
Featuring introductions by noted authors Harlan Coben, Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman, a comprehensive anthology of fiction, originally published in pulp magazines from the 1920s to the 1940s, encompasses classic works by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardener, Carroll John Daly, and Fredrick Nebel, among others. Original. 25,000 first printing.
In this magical novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, 12-year-old Hugo is an orphan, clock-keeper and petty thief living within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931. Before he died, his father left him a broken automaton, and Hugo labors to uncover the secret hidden inside the machine.