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Potter’s Field

The final novel in Rob Hart’s acclaimed Ash McKenna series! "(A) fast-paced, adventure-packed read. Hart knows his Staten Island setting well and makes strong use of it.” ―Library Journal

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A Spell of Murder

A first in a fun, frothy, and fantastical new series about three mischievous, mystical felines, their plucky human owner, and a murder they’ll have to solve together.

The Blue Kingfisher

“(Kat Stone) has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character.” ―The New York Times

Black Diamond Fall

From the acclaimed author of CLARA’S HEART and CLOUDLAND comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College.

Fortunate Son

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business" —C.J. Box

The Fairfax Incident

"A total knockout. A slam-bang mystery and a story that just won't quit. You will not put it down.” —Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender novels

Blackout

"BLACKOUT will hook you on Fernandez and Alex Segura. Let's have more, and soon." ―Robert Crais

Necessity

"Highly recommended for lovers of legal and political thrillers." --Library Journal (Starred Review)

A Tree Born Crooked

"Post own the genre of North Florida noir." ―David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go

Last Ferry Home

"No one writes about the heart of darkness like Kent Harrington." -Michael Connelly

I Bring Sorrow

“A sparkling collection from Edgar-finalist Abbott...This brilliant collection is sure to boost the author’s reputation as a gifted storyteller.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Culprits: The Heist Was Just the Beginning

A crew of thieves. A heist worth millions. A plan that goes off without a hitch. At least until the robbery is over...then all bets are off.

The Detonator

“DYNAMITE” -Publishers Weekly. The riveting new thriller from bestselling, award-winning author Vincent Zandri that will blow you away.

Walk in the Fire

"Few writers could coax a cast of characters this vast onto a single stage and orchestrate a story like WALK IN THE FIRE with such mastery. Post own the genre of North Florida noir." ―David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go

Hashtag

From one of the freshest voices of Southern noir comes a gritty crime story with plenty of Southern flavor and a world and characters you’ll be clawing for more of.

Dirtbags

In the southern town of Lake Castor, the old mill closed, and jobs vanished. But Calvin Cantrell doesn’t care for those jobs anyway. Instead, he dreams of becoming a famous serial killer. When sleazy restauranteur Tom London hires Calvin to kill his ex-wife, Calvin’s dreams begin. And so do Lake Castor’s nightmares.

The Art of Murder

The new Jericho Sands novel from up-and-coming thriller powerhouse Casey Doran!

Saint Mick

From beloved #1 bestselling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes part jolly memoir, part ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, and part tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places.

What We Reckon

“The insane love child of James Cain and Jim Thompson, a modern piece of folk lore covered in gasoline and set on fire. You need it." ―Joe R. Lansdale, author of HAP & LEONARD

A Conspiracy of Ravens

“(McCauley) merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson." --Library Journal

Dark Chapter

"A fine debut from an exceptional talent, and an important study of the human cost of violence.” --Stuart Neville, LA Times Book Prize winning author of THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST

The Doll's House

The Award-winning second Kate Pearson novel by "Ireland’s finest mystery writer." (San Diego Book Review)

The Woman From Prague

“THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE keeps you hooked with its fast-paced story set in the treacheries and terrors of our post-9/11 world." ―James Grady, author of SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Thunder Road

From the Award-winning author of Into The River comes a riveting and action-packed novel that asks one question: Which street racer really controls the strip?

City of Angels

"With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read." ―Kirkus Reviews

Jericho's Razor

“An absolute killer of a debut novel. Smart, vicious, insightful and clever.” -–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PATIENT ZERO

The Boy She Left Behind

The second book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen's "Vengeance" thriller series for Young Adults!

Dangerous Ends

"Segura captures the spirit of modern Miami with its complicated past and conflicted present. Pete Fernandez is the perfect hero to walk the mean streets of both worlds." ―Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn and The Innocents

Hellhound On My Trail

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business, and Jack Keller is a winner." —C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Blind To Sin

"It is amazing how good an author Dave White has become, breathing life into the PI genre like Dennis Lehane did years ago with Gone Baby Gone." —Sons of Spade

The Corruptions

"A tangled web of corruption, perversion, and greed." ―Publishers Weekly

Lightwood

“Brilliant...Lightwood solidifies Steph Post as the official voice of working class literature in Florida, akin to what Daniel Woodrell has done for Missouri, or Ron Rash for the Carolinas.” —Brian Panowich, bestselling author of Bull Mountain

Red Ribbons

"A masterly psychological thriller." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

South Village

"The story zigs and zags and then heads off in yet another direction, keeping one step ahead of the reader until it ends up in an unexpected but satisfying spot." —Publishers Weekly

HILLARY

“A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." —Booklist A President is murdered. A First Lady demands answers. And a young Senator will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it.

Vivian in Red

"A stunning novel loaded with family secrets, passionate love, and the magic of Broadway. An absolute joy to read.” —Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Pearl

The Butcher's Son

"(An) adrenaline-powered thriller...McKenzie catapults the reader into a complex and gripping story." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Complete Matt Jacob Series

All four novels in the acclaimed Matt Jacob series - now available together for the very first time.

Rough Trade

“Todd Robinson is the most important name in contemporary American noir.” –Roger Hobbs, New York Times bestselling author of GHOSTMAN and winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Switch

"A terrific little-guy-in-big-trouble thriller moving at warp speed -- with the emphasis on warp." -Lee Child

A Murder of Crows

“This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlines…McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer…this one really sparks." -Booklist (starred review)

K.A.R.M.A.

“K.A.R.M.A. is one fine piece of work” --Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author

The Glow

A chilling tale of horror in which today's passion for physical fitness takes a terrifying contemporary twist.

The Seventh Child

The town of Ripton Falls, where the Richardson family comes to settle, is idyllic. Until the accidents begin...

The Storyteller

An irresistible blend of gripping suspense and black humor, THE STORYTELLER is a colorful, inside look at the vanities, glamour, and power plays of the exotic world of publishing and fame . . . with a twist.

Talent

"A solid entry in the high-glitz genre, with the Kaminskys' most attractive heroine and strongest storytelling so far." -Kirkus Reviews

The Twelve

"Their premise is strong: Village of the Damned cast by David Koresh." -Publishers Weekly

Into the River

“Both daring and compulsively readable, in Into the River Ted Dawe combines mythology, history and gritty realism into a powerful novel...an outstanding piece of world literature.” —John Boyne, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Shot in Detroit

“An assured mystery centering on artistry and the price that can be paid for it.” —Booklist

The Scarlet Letter Storm

The third and final book in the sexy, smart and thought-provoking SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY trilogy!

Heartless

In this modern-day take on the classic Frankenstein tale, as told from the monster's perspective, Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. A riveting young adult horror novel for fans of Jonathan Maberry and Madeleine Roux.

The Fear in Her Eyes

"A tight and suspenseful story that fans of James Patterson will find enjoyable...a terrific sympathetic lead and a baffling scenario." --Library Journal

Down the Darkest Street

"With a damaged-yet-resilient hero, the meanest of streets and the twistiest of crimes, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET is tense and taut. A seriesnot to be missed.” —Megan Abbott, bestselling author of THE FEVER

Silent City

"The new George Pelecanos is here." — Son of Spade

Riot Load

"Fans of gonzo noir will find a lot to like." —Publishers Weekly

The Girl on the Run

“THE GIRL ON THE RUN is a brilliant nail-biter of a teen thriller. A lightning-fast pace and plenty of devious twists…and driven by characters we care about.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and PATIENT ZERO

Ice Chest

"Every one of these characters could star in his or her own thriller...together they comprise an ensemble that delivers nonstop entertainment. Does Rhoades do comic caper novels better than he does high-octane thrillers? Too close to call." —Booklist (starred review)

City Of Rose

"CITY OF ROSE has my favorite kind of hero, a tough guy romantic with a smart mouth and a dark past. Terrifically written, and populated with rich characters, this book had me by the throat from page one." —Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author of ONE KICK and HEARTSICK

An Empty Hell

"Dynamite... the characters, the situations, the pacing, the structure, and the writing are so good." —Publishers Weekly

Orchard Grove

"A riveting story...grisly, surprising, and page-turningly suspenseful. A terrific old-school thriller." —Booklist (starred review)

Bad Beat by Rob Hart and Alex Segura

Acclaimed crime writers Rob Hart and Alex Segura pair up for a unique adventure that brings together their series characters Ash McKenna and Pete Fernandez for an untold tale of vice, double-crosses and the back alleys of suburban New Jersey.

The Scream Catcher

From acclaimed Thriller Award-winning author Vincent Zandri comes a novel of suspense that will have you turning pages long into the night.

The Scarlet Letter Scandal

The Scarlet Letter Society is back! The secrets are deeper, the scandals bigger, and relationships more complicated than ever.

Occupied Earth

"The narrative universe feels cohesive and genuine, making it easy to invest yourself in the champions and villains alike. Occupied Earth is collaborative sci-fi done right." -Manhattan Book Review

Extra Life

“With EXTRA LIFE, Derek Nikitas gives us a weird-science thriller packed with inventive twists, dynamic action and characters we both care about and genuinely fear. Deeply satisfying.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN

THE MISSHAPES: Annihilation Day

"Exciting plot twists and vivid imagery...A unique, thoughtful treatment of citizens’ role in society and the right of dissent." --Booklist

Savage Lane

“Savage Lane is a wickedly smart and twisted look at suburbia - a tense thriller and searing satire.” —Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel

Speak The Dead

"Rockets from the start and the pages just keep turning to the thrilling end.” —Robert Dugoni, #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave

Twisted City

"An heir of the bleakly noir mantle of Jim Thompson." -Publishers Weekly

The Follower

"Everyone who's ever gone out on a date should read this book--before they date again. It's been years since a thriller grabbed me the way The Follower did." -Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer

Hard Feelings

"A terrific--and terrifying--book." -Otto Penzler

Tough Luck

"An unsettling read, but hard to put down." -Booklist

Lights Out

"Lights Out has the New York sound, the energy, dialogue that's on the beat…. Read it and you'll go hunting for Jason Starr's other books, I promise."--Elmore Leonard

Nothing Personal

This should be popular with fans of Patricia Highsmith or anyone who enjoys dark studies of the human character." -Library Journal

Panic Attack

"This is the ultimate page-turner---a thriller that brilliantly blends psychological and physical suspense. It's rare that you get either one in a book, but Jason Starr delivers them both in spades." -Michael Connelly

Collector of Secrets

“A web of history, treason, and danger brings the tension to a boil in Richard Goodfellow’s COLLECTOR OF SECRETS. This one is definitely worth the price of admission. A worthy debut by a new voice in the thriller genre.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE PATRIOT THREAT

Breaking Cover

"If thriller fans are thinking Lee Child here, they’re right on target. Like Child, Rhoades dishes out one airtight action scene after another, mixing in just enough character-building moments and holding our interest in a full cast of nicely developed supporting players." -Booklist

Broken Shield

The scorching sequel to the bestselling BREAKING COVER, featuring FBI Agent Tony Wolf and Chief Deputy Tim Buckthorn.

Sympathy For The Devil

"A fascinating, fast-paced spy thriller for the modern age, equal parts techno-wizardry and old-school tradecraft, and featuring a terrorist plot that reads like its been ripped from the headlines. --Owen Laukkanen, New York Times bestselling author of The Professionals

Slow Burn

From the author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and PROHIBITION comes a riveting, gritty and authentic novel of 1930's Manhattan.

Prohibiton

From the author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL comes a riveting crime thriller for fans of "Boardwalk Empire", set in Prohibition-era New York.

Concrete Angel

"This is a gripping psychological thriller...will draw fans of the late Ruth Rendell as well as Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train." —Booklist

New Yorked

"The New York of New Yorked is a place of heartbreak and murder I highly recommend you visit.” —Josh Bazell, New York Times bestselling author of Beat the Reaper

THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY

"Hilarious, scathing and seductive, THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY is not to be missed!” —Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of JUST ONE NIGHT

The Lonely Hearts Club

"This sweet story is about growing up, letting go, and figuring out what your future should be...a heroine worth following." --Library Journal

Murder Boy

"The balance of the comedic and the dramatic in Quertermous's work is a rare treat, reading like a deliciously blood-soaked crime novel rewritten by Christopher Moore. Try the first sentence of MURDER BOY, and then tell me if I'm wrong." --Michael Koryta

Ties That Blind

The long-awaited brand new Matt Jacob novel, from acclaimed author Zachary Klein. "Klein's private eye and his prickly prose are original." --Boston Globe

Ash

"ASH will pull readers along for the ride and leave them anxious for the next installment." --Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of THE TESTING Trilogy

Two Way Toll

"Like Phillip Marlowe, Matt seems to take every case as an invitation to look deeper inside himself." --Kirkus Reviews

Still Among The Living

"Entertaining…Matt Jacob comes across as a heartfelt creation…A refreshing character in a genre rife with male posturing and two dimensional psychology." --The New York Times

No Saving Grace

"This is an intricately plotted, well-written mystery with a dollop of humor and a worldview that will delight those who see international conspiracies under every rock." --Booklist

Devils And Dust

"For fans of high-octane thrillers that don’t ignore character development, Rhoades belongs on the same reading list with Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, and Randy Wayne White." --Booklist

Not Even Past

From critically-acclaimed, multiple award nominee Dave White comes the third novel in his heralded Jackson Donne series. When Donne sees a video of his presumed-dead fiancée, he must risk everything he holds dear to find the truth, find Jeanne, and stay alive.

The Jack Keller Box Set

The first three novels in the acclaimed Jack Keller series by J.D. Rhodes, nominated for numerous awards and guaranteed to cost you several nights' sleep.

The Devil's Right Hand

"Rhoades slaps this supercharged crime-fiction debut into overdrive in the first paragraph and never lets up...More Keller, please, and soon." --Booklist (Starred review)

Good Day In Hell

"Well-crafted...Fast-paced and rich in regional color, this satisfying thriller is notable for its empathetic portrayal of the two emotionally damaged protagonists, each struggling with past trauma." --Publishers Weekly

Safe And Sound

"Think of Keller as a similarly tortured, contemporary version of William Munny in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven." --Booklist

The Misshapes: The Coming Storm

"A strong debut...The book never loses its sense of wonder and excitement. Worthy of the comics it takes inspiration from." --Publishers Weekly

WITNESS TO DEATH

Named one of the Best Crime Novels of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A heart-pounding, heart-stopping, heart-breaking thriller from two-time Shamus Award nominated author Dave White.

When One Man Dies

"Dave White is everything you hope for in a crime novelist, delivering both white-knuckle suspense and nuanced characters, propulsive action and an emotional wallop. These are books that both invigorate the genre and are also, truly, built to last." --Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me

The Evil that Men Do

"Stunning...fulfills the promise of his debut...the author does such a fine job of depicting the inner conflicts of his fallible but ultimately heroic protagonist." --Publishers Weekly

Transit Girl

"Jamie Shupak's TRANSIT GIRL is a ridiculously fun and funny ride. Her prose sparkles with warmth and wit. It made me wish to be stuck in traffic so I could keep reading!" --Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of Love At First Bark