Featured Titles:

    A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone--and a hot new attitude--to crime fiction...

Year: 1982
Genre: HardboiledMysteryPrivate Eye

    L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

The day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.

Year: 1999
Genre: ActionMysteryPolice ProceduralPrivate EyeVengeance

    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 Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade, a slightly shop-worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's detective fiction, a novel that has haunted several generations of readers. The Maltese Falcon is Hammett's most famous work.

Year: 1930
Genre: HardboiledMysteryPrivate Eye


Selected Titles:


A is for Alibi Sue Grafton KINSEY MILLHONE
L.A. Requiem Robert Crais ELVIS COLE & JOE PIKE
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Arthur Conan Doyle
The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler PHILIP MARLOWE
The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett GRIFTER
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie HERCULE POIROT



Sub-Genres of Mystery