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American Crime - The best in crime writing from over the pond! 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.

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A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
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 by Michael Connelly
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
Live Wire by Harlan Coben
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory
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 by George Pelecanos
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 by James Lee Burke
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 by Robert Crais
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2012
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
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Perhaps its because there are more guns than people (270 Million!).


Perhaps its the dreadful daytime television.


Perhaps its too much fast food.

 

But the fact is the murder rate in the US is about 3.5 times what it is in the UK.

The silver lining to this cloud is that the Americans do write some brilliant crime books - and it is these that we are celebrating in this special category.

From superstar authors such as Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben to ones you might never have heard of, you can try them all here.

All our featured titles have free Opening Extracts, and all the books can be bought from us with a 25% discount.

Also if you find a new author you like try our exclusive 'Author Like for Like' tool to discover other authors that will be right up your street.

R. J. Ellory
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George P Pelecanos
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