Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction

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The Occidental Hotel

A brooding fugitive hides out in a crumbling hotel that was once filled with celebrities enjoying the successes of postwar America, reflecting on the ruins of the South and on the life of a German performance ...

Running from the Dead

A six-year search for a kidnapped boy ends in a murder that leaves a private detective trying to find a girl on the run before the police find him.

Rolling Thunder

Former pro wrestler “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead, now a fully-fledged private investigator, is riding high after his first successful case. In this second episode, Jed leaves the wrestling realm to enter ...

Shadow Stitcher

Basil Stark isn’t the man he once was. A reformed pirate and private detective, he walks the line between criminal and hero, living in the corners of what was once the island of Neverland, its magic ...

Cobra Clutch

“Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead thought he’d traded the pro-wrestling world for the slightly less dangerous one of a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father’s detective agency, but the squared circle ...

Tin Men

Three crooked cops going straight after a murderer

Woody was working on getting high when the phone rang. Dennis was on a date — it was a date he paid for, but a date all the same. Os had blood on his ...

The Deadbeat Club

This darkly humorous crime novel set in a Canadian ski town is a “fast-paced thrill ride.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The dialogue is some of the sharpest and funniest I’ve seen in any book this year.” ...