Queenpin

Author: Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184983444X
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'If Abbott writes half a dozen more books as good as her first three ... she will claim the throne as the finest prose stylist in crime fiction since Raymond Chandler' San Francisco Chronicle A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-heel nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. The moll to end all molls, Gloria is notoriously cunning and ruthless. She shows her eager young protégéethe ropes, ushering her into a glittering whirl of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlours, inside heists and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet -- as long as she doesn't take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. It all falls to pieces with a few turns of the roulette wheel, as both mentor and protégée scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other ...

Queenpin A Syndicate Novel

Author: Eden Rose
Publisher: Syndicate
ISBN: 9781090547941
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They say it's a man's world but it doesn't mean anything without a woman.My job is one that a man usually has. I'm the fearless bitch behind the 313 Gang in Detroit. We're the toughest of the tough and because of it I have the biggest target on my back. Not only do I run the streets, pedaling product from Chicago to Canada but I also own the most profitable BDSM club in the midwest.I've been doing it all by myself for years with my trusted lieutenant but now there's a problem - my new submissive, Mason.Even though he's the light at the end of my dark tunnel, he threatens everything I hold dear. Now I'm faced with the most difficult decision of my life and I don't know which one I'll choose - my heart or my gang.

Queenpin

Author: Talia Ellison
Publisher: Talia Ellison
ISBN: 1386549762
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I only want one thing: to find my sister. If that means I have to become a vicious mafia queen and give up my love life, then so be it. When the devilishly handsome Xavier offers me his life to pay off his sister's debt, I can't help but be intrigued, especially when I realize just how much he seems to hate me. As the undeniable attraction between us grows, I'm torn between fighting the distraction that he provides and giving in to the desire to tie him to my bed and make him mine in every way possible. But when the search for my sister takes me down a dangerous path that could cost me my life, Xavier might be the only one who can help me. After all, every queen needs a knight, and I may have found mine. . This is the first installment in the Owned by the Mafia Queen series. It may contain potentially triggering situations, violence, strong language, sexual content, and a cliffhanger.

Die A Little

Author: Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395872
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Die A Little tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love and marries a glamorous yet mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant. Lora soon begins to suspect that things aren't all they seem with Alice. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. She uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. But the deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past - and present.

Night Train

Author: Todd Walton
Publisher:
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While running from Pearl, a brutal drug queenpin, Lilly, a singer whose talent holds people spellbound, meets Charlie on Sunset Boulevard and begins an odyssey that introduces them to a gallery of offbeat characters from the counterculture

100 American Crime Writers

Author: Steven Powell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230525377
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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.

L A Noire

Author: Rockstar Games
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316200867
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Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire. 1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.

Books To Die For

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696582
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Bury Me Deep

Author: Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439101056
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Edgar Award–winning author and “reigning crown princess of noir” (Booklist) Megan Abbott reignites in Bury Me Deep the hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, shifting loyalties, and dark perversions of power that marked a true-life case born of Depression-era Phoenix, reimagined here as a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire. By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles’s Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade. Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar®-winning author Megan Abbott’s novel Bury Me Deep is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town’s most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets—and falls hard for—the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision. A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation, Bury Me Deep—with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties—is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption.

Dangerous Women

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007549415
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George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have put together a towering anthology of specially-commissioned stories from the most stellar names in the genre, set in a number of readers' favourite fantasy worlds. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.