Three Picks for September

the white vanThe White Van by Patrick Hoffman

My favorite debut of 2014 is now out in paperback. A “functioning” drug addict gets manipulated into being a front for a bank robber, but takes off before she hands over the money. Russian criminals and a crooked cop then pursue her on a mad chase through San Francisco. Hoffman delivers a relentless, gritty thriller with a cast of characters way out of their depth. Out today! You can find copies of The White Van on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.


the killing kind

The Killing Kind by Chris F Holm

Holm introduces us to Michael Hendricks, a hitman who takes out other hitman. His latest job steers him toward an erratic client, a skilled and unscrupulous adversary, and a confrontation with the love of his life. The action makes you feel like you are in the middle of a John Woo film and the characters bring more surprises and emotion to the table than you may be prepared for. Out today! You can find copies of The Killing Kind on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.


the lost detectiveThe Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward

A look at the early life of the father of American hard boiled detective novels. Ward focuses on Hammett’s time as an actual detective for the Pinkerton Agency and his extraordinary output of short stories and novels, including Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, and The Glass Key. A great exploration of how a an artist working directly with his time can create that which is timeless. Out today! You can find copies of The Lost Detective on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.

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