Lush Life: An Artie Deemer Mystery

Soon artie and crystal find themselves at the center of a deadly caper involving crooked corporations, CIA spooks, and Mafia bankers. Lush lifeartie deemer and his celebrity dog jellyroll, Edgar Award nominated mystery Lover Man, the heroes of Dallas Murphy's triumphant, are back in a rollicking sequel.

A wild, winsome new adventure…sparkling from the very first pitch. Kirkus reviewsartie falls hard for sexy pool player Crystal Spivey, whose sleazy ex-husband Trammel Weems abruptly topples off his fishing boat and disappears, along with $14 million of his company’s assets. They’ll be lucky if their romance can survive…if they aren’t killed first.

Murphy joins the ranks of authors like Carl Hiaasen and Donald Westlake, writers who can roll suspense and comedy into the same package and leave you wanting more. Albuquerque journal“Lively entertainment cover to cover…. Murphy delivers crisp, clear prose, and original comedy at the hair-raising pace of a Domino’s delivery car.

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Lover Man: An Artie Deemer Mystery

The story line makes more twists and turns than a New York cabdriver running up the meter. Washington post“artie deemer is a true original – the frantic, antic humor carries along the characterization and narration like twin, runaway trains. Chicago Sun-Times. Get out of your chair and look in the ice tray.

And so begins the wild, unpredictable ride. Artie hangs around the apartment, smoking a little pot, listening to jazz, trying to keep the world away. Artie becomes a reluctant sleuth, blackmailers, killers, dodging hoods, and crazy combat pilots as he struggles to uncover Billie’s murderer—without joining her in the morgue.

The widely acclaimed, edgar Award finalist hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best novels of the year. Artie deemer lives off his dog Jellyroll, TV, the most famous canine in the country, star of movies, and dog-food advertising. Lover man is a first novel of unusual skill with amazing characters.

. But then his ex-lover, billie burke, is murdered and he receives a note from her: “I’m dead, darling. The writing is flip and sophisticated. New york times "lover Man is a bouncy, quirky, funny mystery with racy dialog.

Don't Explain: An Artie Deemer Mystery

So the twosome and artie’s live-in lover crystal, flee to a remote island off the coast of Maine, a professional pool player, only to discover that their hideaway is over-run with an assortment of colorful killers…and that there’s a huge storm rolling in. Careening between over-the-top humor and edge-of-the-seat suspense, don’t explain is a delightful ride, ” San Francisco Chronicle“Straw Dogs meets Lassie, ” Booklist“Artie's third outing is jammed fuller of malice than a holding pen, ” Kirkus Reviews .

And that’s only the beginning of their troubles. From dallas murphy, the edgar-award nominated author of lover mandon’t explainthe outrageously inventive third novel in what Booklist hails as “the superb Artie Deemer Series” Artie Deemer’s dog Jellyroll, the star of stage, and retail packaging, screen, is getting death threats from a pair of crazed stalkers.


Laughing Dog: A Leo and Serendipity Mystery A Leo and Serendipity Mystery Book 2

Laughing dog“sensational writing, mordant wit, an intricate crime puzzle. Harlan ellisonhardboiled private eye leo bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, a nero wolfe Award winner, a New York Times Book of the Year, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, and a finalist for the Edgar, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery that’s every bit as brilliant and memorable as SLEEPING DOG, Shamus and Anthony Awards.

Dancingly macabre, packed with perils, pungent with humor. The sunday times londonthis time, increasingly dangerous cases rife with gang members, designer drugs, two seemingly separate, killer birds, Leo and Serendipity are on the trail of a teenage runaway and missing pair of sapphire earring, DIY plastic surgery…and a terrorist plot that could plunge sunny Southern California into a permanent nuclear winter.

An intelligent, playful, knowledgeable writer… Lochte has a great gift for the grotesquerie. Los angeles Times“Deliciously humorous and touching. Publishers Weekly.

Sleeping Dog: A Leo and Serendipity Mystery

Parker. Sleeping dog is one of the most acclaimed crime novels evER. A new york times book of the year, a nero wolfe award winneran edgar award finalist, A Shamus Award Finalist and an Anthony Award Finalist Named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century.

This beloved, middle-aged los angeles pi with hypertension and a low tolerance for precious teenagers, comedy-noir thriller teams up Leo Bloodworth, a hard-drinking, with Serendipity Dahlquist, a bright and strong-willed roller-blading 14-year-old searching for her lost dog. Outclasses, in many ways, the tales of Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and other renowned California mystery writers.

Publishers Weekly"Dick Lochte is a superb craftsman. Sue grafton“sleeping Dog is funny and strong and a joy to read. Robert B. But things quickly escalate, plunging the oddest of odd couples into the dark underworld of sunny Southern California and pitting them against one of the biggest, and most brutal, organized crime families in Mexico.


Watch Me Die

As harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly. Goldberg is the real deal and should be on everyone’s must read list. Crimespree magazine"A quick, fun read with a satisfying and unexpected ending. Harvey mapes is a hero I hope we see in a sequel.

Phillip margolin, author of "Gone But Not Forgotten". As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up. Kirkus, starred review "approaching the level of Lawrence Block is no mean feat, but Goldberg succeeds with this engaging PI novel. Publishers weeklyharvey mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, and waiting for his life to finally start… which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, watching reruns, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.

The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he’s learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. With the help of his mortgage broker neighbor and occasional lover Carol, Harvey uncovers a blackmail plot that takes a sudden and unexpectedly tragic turn…plunging him into a world of violence, deception and murder… and forcing him to discover what it really takes to be a private eye.

But things don’t exactly go according to the books…or the reruns. This book was previously released under the title "the man with the iron-on badge" and nominated for best novel by the private eye writers of americacritical acclaim for "WATCH ME DIE" “A wonderfully fresh voice in the mystery genre, author of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" "Lee Goldberg bravely marches into territory already staked out by some fierce competition--Donald Westlake, ” - Rick Riordan, Goldberg will delight fans of Janet Evanovich and Robert Crais, Lawrence Block, the early Harlan Coben--and comes out virtually unscathed.

Swann's Last Song: A Henry Swann Mystery

Salzberg’s anti-hero is a soulful investigator and one of the most paradoxically endearing characters I’ve come across. But when this seemingly simple missing-person case turns into homicide, Swann finds himself trapped in a complex web of connections and multiple identities that takes him out of New York City and across two continents.

Praise for swann’s last song …“swann’s got the smarts and hard-boiled cynicism of Sam Spade, but he’s also got a wicked sense of humor that keeps things cool even when the action gets hot. Brian kilmeade, author of the new york Times bestseller The Games Do Count“Salzberg’s a hell of a writer.

Swann’s last song is where literature meets entertainment” — Mark Goldblatt, author of Africa Speaks. Skip tracer henry swann cares little about anything but money, so when a beautiful Upper East Side woman shows up in his office and hires him to find her missing husband, he smiles and takes the cash.

Swann is a very cool take on the classic P. I. Andrew klavan, author of true crime and don’t say a word“a veritable travelogue of suspense, SWANN’S LAST SONG grabs hold of the reader and doesn’t let go. He delivers thrills, insight and plenty of laughs. I hope this isn’t Swann’s last song. Joy behar co-host of the view“Salzberg defies expectations left and right in this subtly subversive, genre-twisting page turner.

Apparent Wind

Lauderdale sun-sentineldennis “doom” lewis is a small-time conman who paid a big-price: a five-year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller. Apparent wind is much more than an excellent crime novel, ” Palm Beach Post“A loopy, cynical, romantic caper novel.

What john irving or kurt vonnegut might produce if they wrote a novel about crime and real estate set in the Florida keys…hilarious and deeply satisfying, ” Ft. I loved it” Donald Westlake“Masterful. Dodging bombs, and crazed killers, two documentary film-makers named Anne, Doom teams up with a Nyquil-chugging history professor, corrupt cops, and a drop-dead-sexy scuba instructor and her Seminole grandmother in an elaborate plot to swindle the swindlers and save himself from fatally living up to his nick-name.

A flamboyant, comic nightmare. Daring and funny and smart, ” Miami Herald. But the town is on prime real estate that two warring developers want badly enough to have already killed his father for and will go to outrageous lengths to snatch away from him. He gets an early release to attend his crooked father’s funeral…and discovers that he’s inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that’s sinking into the sea.

There is fun here, but also real fury in Mr. The author's best inventions are his characters -- gaudy as comic-strip villains, unpredictable as ancient gods and given to mighty mock-heroic combat of epic consequence. Murphy’s raging imagination, ” the New York Times“Dallas Murphy is right up there with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen.

Officer Elvis: A Darla Cavannah Mystery

Even if you’re not a fan of the king, you’re sure to get plenty of laughs out of this rockin’ and rollin’ whodunit. Kristin dreyer kramer, npr’s shelf Discovery   “An absolute hoot from beginning to end. I stayed up an hour past my self-imposed bedtime to read more. Lilac Reviews. As the new regional director of the mississippi bureau of Investigation, Shelby Mitchell can think of better uses for his star detective’s time, but not even the most hardened good ole boy can resist Darla’s smart, savvy persuasions.

In the vein of harlan coben and lisa gardner, gary Gusick takes readers on an explosive ride-along with Mississippi detective Darla Cavannah, a Yankee transplant making her name in the Deep South. After performing at a local old-folks home, climbs into his pink Caddy, off-duty police officer and part-time Elvis impersonator Tommy Reylander smoothes out his pompadour, and gets all shook up—fatally so, when a bomb explodes.

Whether he was killed for his police work or bad singing is a mystery that detective Darla Cavannah is determined to solve. Though it’s been several years since Darla reluctantly partnered up with Tommy, she convinces her boss to let her lead the murder investigation. She soon embarks on a roller coaster ride through the world of Elvis tribute artists while tracking down one of the most bizarre serial killers in the history of the Magnolia State.

You won’t be sorry. Open book society   “the region and societal habits are so present, the setting is like an additional character to the story.

The Burglar: A Novel

Elle stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. As elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead.

But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. A cunning thief is on the run for her life in a breakneck thriller from the New York Times–bestselling “master of nail-biting suspense” Los Angeles Times.

This is how elle has always gotten by—she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. The fact is, there are probably only half a dozen suspense writers now alive who can be depended upon to deliver high voltage shocks .  .  . Thomas Perry is one of them. Stephen King. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations,  The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion.

Somebody is searching for her. But elle is no petty thief—with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items.

The Binding: A Lamb and Lavagnino Mystery Lamb & Lavagnino Book 2

Frank and courtney are soon piecing together a horrifying puzzle, devised by a prisoner who seems more god than man. In this riveting follow-up to the award-nominated Palindrome, Frank and Courtney find themselves mired in a tangle of desperation, cult-like fervor, and deception that will lead them to uncover an evil of biblical proportions.

Rinsky's second chilling noir mysteryWhen a U. S. He’s willing to do anything to return to normal life. But once frank and his old partner, get to work, Courtney Lavagnino, it becomes clear that the job is far more treacherous than they’d assumed. The books were written in prison by Oliver Vicks, a self-proclaimed prophet with a trail of grisly murders behind him.

Fans of marisha pessl and Christopher Moore will be captivated by the twists and turns of E. Z. In the five years since his last paying job he’s been an international fugitive, separated from his daughter Sadie. Senator offers to have private investigator Frank Lamb’s criminal record wiped clean in return for retrieving a set of old books, he jumps at the opportunity.