Mystery, Crime Fiction, Noir...
Unleash your inner sleuth -- there's no better escape than a great thriller! From classic noir and detective stories to unstable marriages and unreliable narrators we've got something for everyone. These books will keep you captivated from the first page to the final twist.
“The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnson’s.” So says Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), and I couldn’t agree more. Denis Johnson’s latest book, Nobody Move, is a gripping noir thriller that hijacked my attention for an entire afternoon. I read it once all the way through, and then started again. You don’t want to miss the story of Jimmy Luntz, a down-on-his-luck compulsive gambler on the run, and the crack-shot, drunk Native American Anita. Together they stagger through the dark, lawless underworld Johnson has created—a world that chillingly mirrors our own.
Imagine this... you are a deadly mafia assassin, who escaped into the witness protection program, where you pursued your dream of becoming a doctor. One day in the ER, a thug from your former life recognizes you. This thug is infected with an unidentified disease that is quickly killing him, and he threatens to turn you in to the mafia if you can't cure him in 24 hours. Meanwhile, because of a three-stooges-like medical mishap, you become infected with the same incurable disease, so you'll have to not only outwit the mafia, but "beat the reaper" yourself. The clock is ticking. Ready, set, go!!--Sarah B
Dorothy Hughes - The first lady of noir! Looking for a smart literary thriller? Hughes was a pioneer of twist endings, unreliable narrators and setting as character. Without Hughes there is no "Gone Girl" or "Girl on the Train". Try one - she wont' disappoint! (And she was born and raised in Kansas City, MO)--Sarah B.