Deep Water

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She knew why her lovers died — but who would believe her?

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Honey In His Mouth

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They Shared The Same Face—But Could They Share The Same Woman?

What would you do if you were a dead ringer for a dictator? If you were small-time grifter Walter Harsh, recovering in a hospital with a broken arm, you’d listen to a proposition that could net you a cool $50,000 for impersonating the South American strongman you resemble. You’d pay attention when the dictator’s sultry mistress started putting the moves on you. And in the dead of night, when no one was watching, you might just hatch a plot to get it all for yourself: the money, the girl, and the stash of stolen loot she’s conspiring to spirit out of the country…

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House Dick

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What Goes On Behind Closed Doors At A Washington D.C. Hotel?

HOUSE DICK is one of Hunt’s very best, a classic hardboiled story of a detective in a Washington D.C. hotel (no, not that hotel) investigating a twisty tale of burglary and murder, of skullduggery under cover of darkness, of deception and shifting loyalties—and of the price you pay when you trust the wrong people…

The author was convicted of burglary, conspiracy and wiretapping, eventually serving 33 months in prison as part of the Watergate affair.
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A Diet Of Treacle

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She Went Looking For Thrills — And Found Murder!

Anita Carbone was a good girl—and it bored her. That’s why she took the long subway ride down to Greenwich Village, home of the Beats and the stoners, home to every kind of misfit and dropout and free spirit you could imagine. It was where she met Joe Milani, the troubled young war veteran with the gentle touch. But it was also where she met his drug-dealing roommate—a man whose unnatural appetites led to murder…

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Lemons Never Lie

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Grofield never wanted to get involved with Myers’ crazy plan to heist a brewery payroll—but now he’s involved, whether he likes it or not…

When he’s not carrying out heists with his friend Parker, Alan Grofield runs a small theater in Indiana. But putting on shows costs money and jobs have been thin lately—which is why Grofield agreed to fly to Las Vegas to hear Andrew Myers’ plan to knock over a brewery in upstate New York. Unfortunately, Myers’ plan is insane—so Grofield walks out on him. But Myers isn’t a man you walk out on, and his retribution culminates in an act of unforgivable brutality. That’s when Grofield decides to show him what a disciple of Parker is capable of…

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Kiss Her Goodbye

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For What She Went Through, Somebody Had To Pay…

When his daughter is found dead, underworld enforcer Joe Hope will stop at nothing to find the person responsible.

When people in Edinburgh want to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don’t pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope. But now Joe’s got problems of his own. His teenage daughter is found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But for once in his life, Joe’s innocent—and with help from Scotland’s hardest men (and one of Scotland’s hardest women), he sets out to find the person who framed him and deliver his own brutal brand of justice.

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Exposing Hot Money Honeys

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They look innocent — but they know all the tricks of the trade. They do it for Greed…they do it for Love.

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The Bleeding Scissors / Die Gefangene

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His Wife’s Past Lead to Blackmail and Murder!

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Flight into Terror

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The Chilling Story of a Haunted Man who Became Bait for Murder!

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