Crime Fiction > Extortion

    52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell has had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately, someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer plans to press a lot harder--up to and including homicide, if necessary.

Year: 1974
Genre: Crime FictionExtortion

    Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker

Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life.

Year: 1975
Genre: Extortion

    One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald

It only takes one word to get Travis McGee to leave the sunny deck of his houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale for the gray cold of Chicago. The word is help, and it's uttered by Glory Geis, an old girlfriend of McGee's and the pretty young widow of world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Fortner Geis. The trouble is, the good doctor converted his considerable estate into cash before he died. But where he stashed it, no one knows.

Year: 1966
Genre: ExtortionHardboiled

    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces us to Philip Marlowe, a thirty-eight-old private detective moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. The case involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.

Year: 1939
Genre: ExtortionHardboiledMysteryPrivate Eye

    The High Window by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's gripping novel is set in the California underworld, where Philip Marlow searches for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector.

Year: 1942
Genre: ExtortionMurder MysteryPrivate Eye

    The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald

Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa's engagement to her rich, strait laced fiancé doesn't stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who's agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa's assistant, Dana Holtzer.

Year: 1964
Genre: ExtortionHardboiled

    Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered.

Year: 2017
Genre: ExtortionPrivate Eye



52 Pickup Elmore Leonard
Mortal Stakes Robert B. Parker SpenserBaseball
One Fearful Yellow Eye John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe
The High Window Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe
The Quick Red Fox John D. MacDonald Travis McGeeHollywood
Y is for Yesterday Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone