Voltaire born 1694: He wrote in many genres, but in the modern era he is best remembered for his connections with the theater and his short stories dramatizing philosophical issues. The most famous of these is Candide (1759) Read Candide by Voltaire
American Crime - The best in crime writing from over the pond!
A selection of some of the finest, gritty American crime fiction. Click on any book jacket to find out more.
A Drop of the Hard Stuff Lawrence Block
Riveting, fast-paced and insightful thriller with a wonderful feel for New York. This is the 17th in Matt Scudder series and finds the ex-cop turned Private Investigator, now a sober AA member, taking on the case of the murder of... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
The Black Echo Michael Connelly
July 2012 Book of the Month.
Twentieth anniversary edition of the book that introduced us to Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch, detective with the LAPD. Connelly lays the foundations of Harry’s character in this novel... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
Live Wire Harlan Coben
January 2012 Book of the Month.
Sports agent and part time detective Myron Bolitar and his aristocratic and sociopathic side kick Windsor Horne Lockwood III (Win) are a brilliant crime thriller double act... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Bad Signs R. J. Ellory
Oh, this man is good, one of the best. Here, in 60's rural America, he has half-brothers taken hostage by an escaped convicted serial killer sentenced to death, so with nothing to lose. This is grim, dark stuff, disturbing and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2012
The Cut George Pelecanos
The first of a new realistic and gritty crime story, based in Washington, D.C (where else for a Pelecanos novel) featuring ex-Iraq soldier Spero Lucas. A complex character who doesn't seem to mind which side of the law he works... Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
Feast Day of Fools James Lee Burke
Not one, or two but three terrifyingly brutal killers are mixed with a some fundamental religion for a powerfully heady and intense story. Sheriff Hackberry Holland is back for a 3rd appearance in this 30th novel from James Lee Burke;... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
The Sentry Robert Crais
A Maxim Jakubowski Great Male Crime Sleuth.
For almost a dozen novels so far, Pike has acted as a sidekick for rock n'roll sleuth Elvis Cole in Crais' super-slick California thrillers. Now he has been given his own solo adventure... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2012
The Black Dahlia James Ellroy
Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'.... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011