Powerful, one to count cadence is a triumphant novel about manhood, scathingly funny, war, and eloquent, anger, and lies. The time: late summer, 1962.
The Wrong Case Milo Milodragovitch Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - He takes on what seems a routine missing-person case in hopes of getting to know her better, but finds himself involved in what is most definitely the wrong case. An extraordinary detective story from one of the great American crime fiction authors. Milo once had a thriving divorce-case business in the small town of in the Pacific Northwest, but because of liberal new divorce laws he has taken to drinking and staring out the window.
Everyone is a victim, one way or another, of a crime that took place long before the novel begins. He's up to his third drink of the morning when an attractive young woman walks into his office and asks him to find her brother.
The Last Good Kiss C.W. Sughrue Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - W. Sughrue, a montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. One of the most influential crime novels ever written, by a legend of the genre. Tough, and brilliantly suspenseful, hard-boiled, The Last Good Kiss is an unforgettable detective story starring C. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America's sleaziest nightmares.
Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade.
The Mexican Tree Duck C.W. Sughrue Book 2Vintage #ad - Sughrue sets his seedy bar’s pricey jukebox in front of an oncoming freight train. Winner of the dashiell hammett awardone night up in Montana, C. W. Work, he picks up one small-time case involving some kidnapped fish. That fishy trail leads to a much bigger case involving a Texas politician's kidnapped wife, a valuable piece of pre-Columbian pottery, and a single mother who packs guns and stolen goods in her infant son's diaper bag.
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. C. W. Sughrue has been gut-shot and left to die and is, for the first time in his life, actually scared—which makes him angry. When milo and sughrue cross paths, trash-talking, they head off together on a dope-smoking, hard-drinking, blood-spattering roadtrip across the West.
Dancing Bear Milo Milodragovitch Book 3Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - Detective milo dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run. His friends call him Milo. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity. And suddenly Milo is on the run.
But things are soon exploding all over the place and Milo is turning up grenades, machine guns, a kilo of marijuana and a bag of coke . No one has ever called him bud except his father, and now Sarah Weddington, long dead, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security.
The Final Country Milo Milodragovitch Book 2Vintage #ad - The end of the road will be where he first began: montana, and a motherlode of truth are waiting for their favorite son to come home—bringing with him a gun, a plan, a dangerous man, where a beautiful woman, and a prayer. A new york times notable bookit's business as usual for milo milodragovitch, watching a relationship go sour and running a bar whose real business is cleaning some dirty money, until he gets sent off to hunt a drug dealer’s killer.
. Prodded by the twin motivations of his prickly conscience and his tight finances, Milo sets off on a trip to find the promised land.
Miami Blues Hoke Moseley Detective Series Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut. He thinks back over ten years of cases wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, and most importantly, steal his gun and badge, make off with his prized dentures. After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy.
With his guard down, he doesn’t think twice when he hears a knock on the door. But the pieces never quite add up to revenge, and the few clues he has keep connecting to a dimwitted hooker, and her ex-con boyfriend and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimp. Chronically depressed, constantly strapped for money, always willing to bend the rules a bit, Hoke Moseley is hardly what you think of as the perfect cop, but he is one of the the greatest detective creations of all time.
Grave Error The John Marshall Tanner Mysteries Book 1MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - At first, the job seems routine, but when a brother PI is killed on the job, Tanner realizes there are dark forces swirling around the case. . But the white knight of the American consumer has secrets of his own, and someone is making him pay. The most powerful consumer advocate in the country, he’s ruthless in exposing cover-ups, especially when the safety of the American people is at stake.
Grave error is the 1st book in the John Marshall Tanner Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. Desperate for help, nelson’s wife approaches no-nonsense San Francisco private investigator John Marshall Tanner, who takes time out of his busy schedule of skiptracing and divorce work to look into the businessman’s secrets.
Grave Error The John Marshall Tanner Mysteries Book 1 #ad - Nelson is being blackmailed, and unless his tormenter is stopped, the final payoff will be murder. Investigating a corporate crusader, John Marshall Tanner runs headlong into personal tragedy When corporations misbehave, Roland Nelson brings them to heel.
A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - In order to defeat him and rescue johnny and isolde, robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed. As he seeks to uncover why, detective dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds.
Yet their youngest heirs, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s father. After finding himself caught up in one of Louisiana’s oldest and bloodiest family rivalries, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying adversary he has ever encountered: a time-traveling superhuman assassin.
The shondell and balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel.
A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel #ad - A private cathedral, horror, mythology, one that will captivate readers—mixing crime, James Lee Burke’s fortieth book, romance, is his most powerful tale, and science fiction to produce a thrilling story about the all-consuming, all-conquering power of love. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning.