Border—all while constantly attempting to evade detection by La Eternidad’s chief of police, Commander Margarito Gonzalez, who is in the pockets of the cartels and has a score to settle with Treviño. A gritty tale of murder and kidnapping, crooked cops and violent gang disputes, Don’t Send Flowers is an engrossing portrait of contemporary Mexico from one of its most original voices.
It’s a common occurrence in the region—prime narco territory—but the girl’s parents are rich and powerful, and determined to find their daughter at any cost. A seventeen-year-old girl has disappeared after a fight with her boyfriend that was interrupted by armed men, leaving the boyfriend on life support and the girl an apparent kidnap victim.
When they call upon carlos treviño, he tracks the missing heiress north to the town of La Eternidad, on the Gulf of Mexico not far from the U. S. A dry, the network of complicity, sharp x-ray of the horror of life in the Gulf, the scope of tragedy. A gritty, direct, exciting novel that is a must-read for anyone who wants to look at the hell that the Gulf and Mexico at the same time has become.
Antonio ortuño from a writer whose work has been praised by junot díaz as “latin american fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest, ” Don’t Send Flowers is a riveting novel centered on Carlos Treviño, a retired police detective in northern Mexico who has to go up against the corruption and widespread violence that caused him to leave the force, when he’s hired by a wealthy businessman to find his missing daughter.
The Black Minutes: A Novel
Both narratives expose worlds of corruption, from cops who are content to close the door on a case without true justice to powerful politicians who can pay their way out of their families’ crimes. Latin american fiction at its pulpy, phantasmagorical finest . . . Cabrera realizes that whoever killed Blanco wanted to keep the truth about El Chaneque from being revealed, and he becomes determined to discover that truth.
Breathless, marvelous . . . Mr. The black minutes chronicles both cabrera’s investigation into Blanco’s murder and goes back in time to follow detective Vicente Rangel’s investigation of the original El Chaneque case. Solares is a graceful, even poetic, writer, especially in his hard-boiled dialogue and his descriptions of the wildly varied landscapes and ethnic types of northern Mexico.
Larry rohter, The New York Times. As police officer ramón “el macetón” cabrera discovers, Blanco had been writing a book about a 1970s case dealing with the murder of several young schoolgirls in Paracuán by a man known as El Chaneque. A literary masterpiece masquerading as a police procedural. Junot diaz when a young journalist named bernardo Blanco is killed in the fictional Mexican port city of Paracuán, investigation into his murder reveals missing links in a disturbing multiple homicide case from twenty years earlier.
Full of dark twists and turns, and populated by a cast of captivating—and mostly corrupt—characters, The Black Minutes is an electrifying novel from a brilliant new voice.
Forty years later, now all grown up, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, the former college kids, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan - and thirty years after that, in the present day, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.
A breathtakingly clever, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to 1988 to 2014 and back again, CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL establishes Scott Von Doviak as a storyteller of the first order, and will leave you guessing until the very last page. Charlesgate confidential is terrific" - stephen kinga breathtakingly clever, charlesgate confidential establishes scottvon doviak as a storyteller of the first orderA group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to1988 to 2014 and back again, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum.
But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found.
Suitcase Charlie: A Noir Crime Thriller Hank & Marvin - Chicago Detectives Book 1
For the chicago cops hank purcell and marvin bondarowicz, that would be the "dead kid in the suitcase" whose broken body epitomizes "some kind of evil that was one-of-a-kind, fresh and original down to its buttons. Guzlowski. Lets us know that, back in the day, the city of Chicago was an all-around rough town.
Marilyn stasio, the new york times"john guzlowski beautifully conjures up the seamy side of the allegedly innocent 1950s with a thrilling serial murder mystery featuring two boozehound detectives. Their investigation takes them through the dark streets of Chicago in search of an even darker secret -- as more and more suitcases turn up.
Every detective has a case that haunts him. Each environment seems spookier than the last in a narrative driven by lyrical anxiety. Tom nolan, 1956: on a quiet corner in a working-class immigrant neighborhood, The Wall Street JournalChicago, May 30, a heavy suitcase is discovered on the sidewalk late at night.
A tough-as-rusty-nails police procedural. Two hard-drinking chicago detectives are assigned to the case: Hank Purcell, and his partner Marvin Bondarowicz, who still has flashbacks ten years after the Battle of the Bulge, a wise-cracking Jewish cop who loves trouble as much as he loves booze.
The Accident on the A35: An Inspector Gorski Investigation
Detective gorski is called away from his night of solitary drinking to the site of a car accident that left Bertrand Barthelme, a respected solicitor, dead. At the same time, barthelme's rebellious son, drunk on Jean Paul Sartre novels, is conducting an investigation of his own. The accident on the a35 returns to the scene of Burnet’s accomplished first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau--the small French town of Saint-Louis.
. When the deceased's rather attractive wife suggests that the crash may not have been an accident, Gorski looks closer into Barthelme's circumspect movements on the night of his death. Their independent, a moment of accidental incest, dual inquiries lead the reader down a twisted road marked by seedy back rooms, bar brawls, and--as we have come to expect from Burnet--copious amounts of wine.
The accident on the a35 is a darkly humorous, subtle, and sophisticated novel that burrows into the psyches of its characters and explores the dark corners of life in a sleepy town. His investigation leads him to various bars, hotels, and brothels in the nearby city of Strasbourg.
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues
In his puzzling letter, isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.
Wall street journal’s “mysteries: best of 2018” *book of the month club selection *edgar award nominee: Best First Novel by an American Author A “hugely entertaining” Wall Street Journal mystery starring “a Royal Tenenbaums-esque clan of geniuses” Martha Stewart Living—perfect for fans of Mr.
As agents of an enigmatic company shadow isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. A novel that is anything but clueless, filled with consideration and compassion” The Washington Post, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy proves that, like Hazel, you don’t have to love math to fall under the Severy spell.
While in los angeles for isaac’s funeral, hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.
Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. In this “riveting…brilliant” booklist debut, hazel Severy, the owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from her adoptive grandfather—mathematician Isaac Severy—days after he dies in a suspected suicide. She must unravel a series of confounding clues hidden inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure.
Bloody January The Harry McCoy Novels Book 1
A glasgow detective goes up against a wealthy family whose corruption runs deep in this gritty noir series debut set in 1970s Scotland. Glasgow, 1973. Mccoy has other ideas. Parks’ debut novel has an in-your-face immediacy that matches its protagonist. With a newbie partner in tow, all of which lead to a secret society run by Glasgow’s wealthiest family, McCoy hunts down leads through the underworld, the Dunlops.
Compelling portraits of minor characters tucked into several scenes add texture and interest. Kirkus Reviews. But when an eighteen-year-old boy shoots a young woman dead in broad daylight and then commits suicide, Det. As poverty and crime drag the city deeper into a heroin epidemic, fighting in the streets has become depressingly mundane.
Harry mccoy knows it can’t be a simple act of random violence. Among their inner circle, and his on-off girlfriend, every nefarious predilection is catered to at the expense of society’s most vulnerable—including McCoy’s best friend from reformatory school, drug-tsar Stevie Cooper, a prostitute named Janey.
But with mccoy’s boss calling off the hounds, and his boss’ boss unleashing their own, the Dunlops seem to be untouchable.
Wrecked An IQ Novel Book 3
Joined by a new love interest and his familiar band of accomplices, IQ is back -- and the adventures are better than ever. Dodson, is now his full-fledged partner, hell-bent on giving IQ's PI business some real legitimacy: a Facebook page, once his sidekick, along with IQ's promise to stop accepting Christmas sweaters and carpet cleanings in exchange for PI services.
So when a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it's not just the case Isaiah's looking for, but the human connection. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized.
. Only, this time, Isaiah's not alone. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous paramilitary operation, IQ falls victim to a threat unlike anything he's ever encountered. Waiting for isaiah around every corner is Seb, the Oxford-educated African gangster who was responsible for the death of his brother, Marcus.
When iq agrees to track down a painter's missing mother, he unexpectedly encounters a dangerous paramilitary operation -- and must escape a trap so deadly that even a genius can't see it coming. Isaiah quintabe -- iq for short -- has never been more successful, or felt more alone.
Gravesend: A Novel
Alessandra and conway are walking eerily similar paths—staring down the rest of their lives, caring for their aging fathers, lost in the youths they squandered—and each must decide what comes next. In the tradition of american noir authors like Dennis Lehane and James Ellroy, William Boyle’s Gravesend brings the titular neighborhood to life in this story of revenge, desperation, and escape.
But even with the perfect plan in place, Conway can’t bring himself to take the ultimate revenge on Ray Boy, which sends him into a spiral of self-loathing and soul-searching. Meanwhile, returns to her native gravesend after the death of her cancer-stricken mother, a failed actress, Alessandra, torn between the desperate need to escape back to Los Angeles as quickly as possible and the ease with which she could sink back into neighborhood life.
. It’s been sixteen years since Ray Boy’s actions led to the death of a young man. The victim's brother, is a 29-year-old brooklynite wasting away at a local Rite Aid, Conway D'Innocenzio, stuck in the past and drawn into a darker side of himself when he hears of Ray Boy’s freedom. In this masterful work of neo-noir, william Boyle expertly captures the grit and desperation of a neighborhood in flux, and spotlights the neighbors who find themselves caught up in the crimes of the past.
Some worship him and some want him dead, but either way, tensions run high when “Ray Boy” Calabrese is released from prison.
Presidio: A Novel
With a page-turning plot, this “rich and rare book” annie proulx, prose as gritty and austere as the novel’s Texas panhandle setting, and a determined yet doomed cast of characters ranging from con artists to religious outcasts, author of Barkskins packs a kick like a shot of whiskey. But martha turns out to be a stubborn survivor who refuses to be sent home, so together, these unlikely road companions haphazardly attempt to escape across the Mexican border, pursued by the police and Martha’s vengeful father.
Richly nuanced and complex, “like a nesting doll, Presidio continually uncovers stories within stories” Ian Stansel, author of The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo. When stealing a station wagon for their journey, Troy and Harlan find they’ve accidentally kidnapped a Mennonite girl, Martha Zacharias, sleeping in the back of the car.
The two set out in search of harlan’s wife, Bettie, who’s left him cold and run away with the little money he had. Fluent, mordant, authentic, propulsive…wonderfully lit from within” Lee Child, this critically acclaimed, The New York Times Book Review, stunningly mature literary debut is the darkly comic story of a car thief on the run in the gritty and arid landscape of the 1970s Texas panhandle.
In this “stellar debut, ” publishers Weekly car thief Troy Falconer returns home after years of wandering to reunite with his younger brother, Harlan. Through interjecting entries from his journal that span decades of an unraveling life, we learn that Troy has become so estranged from society that he’s shunned the very idea of personal property.
Let’s hope he keeps his novelistic cool and brings us much, much more. ”.
The second thrilling installment in the Harry McCoy series. Mccoy is so noir he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey. The timesa man hangs himself in a neighborhood chapel. Mccoy is asked to watch over a colleague’s niece, who has left home young and is running with a bad crowd in Glasgow. Bodies of young girls are being found in canals and rivers across the city with high levels of Mandrax in their bloodstream.
Drugs in glasgow have got darker and more dangerous. Glasgow, its music and its inhabitants all have rough edges in this hard city fought over by gangs, organized crime, the forces of law and order, and ordinary people trying to get by. Ds wattie is attempting to become a sergeant.