The Hunter

Career criminal Parker is double crossed and left for dead but they didn’t confirm the kill.  After surviving an attempt on his life, Parker’s search for the scumbag responsible has led him to New York City.  While finding the man may prove difficult for Parker, one thing is for sure, he’ll get his revenge or…

A Swollen Red Sun

Officer Dale Everett Banks comes into money when he nabs fifty-two thousand from the trailer of known meth dealer Jerry Dean Skaggs. When Skaggs discovers his loot is missing, all hell breaks loose. You see, the money wasn’t all his – it’s owed to several partners as well as a crooked cop. With his back…

Galveston

  I knew the past wasn’t real. It was only an idea, and the thing I’d wanted to touch, to brush against, the feeling I couldn’t name—it just didn’t exist. It was only an idea, too. Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness and if that ain’t bad enough, his boss wants to put…

The High Window

“The wind was quiet out here and the valley moonlight was so sharp that the black shadows looked as if they had been cut with an engraving tool.” Marlowe is tasked with tracking down and acquiring a stolen rare coin dubbed the Brasher Doubloon.  Its owner, Mrs. Murdock, believes that her recently estranged daughter-in-law is…

The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice is a structurally sound tent pole of the noir genre.  While it inspired an entire generation of crime writers, you’ll be shocked to know that it was met with a fair share of criticism when initially published.  Due to a high volume of violence and sexuality (for its time),…

Little Girl Lost

Richard Aleas’ Little Girl Lost A long lost love of private investigator, John Blake, turns up dead on the roof of a seedy strip club in New York. As he investigates the circumstances surrounding her death, Blake uncovers a life that he never imagined possible for his high school sweetheart.John Blake works with Leo, a…

Kiss Me, Judas

Will Christopher Baer’s Kiss Me, Judas Have you ever loved someone who’s mortally wounded you? Phineas Poe, disgraced cop and morphine addict, has just been released from a psych ward when he meets a beautiful woman named Jude in a hotel bar. Red dress, black hair, body like a knife. He takes her back to…

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon Here we go. Book number two in my 25 crime-fiction classic list! After finishing this, I probably should’ve started with this one but honestly, who’s going to blame me for reading a Raymond Chandler novel first? Sam Spade and Miles Archer, private eye’s residing in San Fransisco, are hired by a…