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The Maltese Falcon

Thumbtack    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: Hardboiled DetectiveStolen Goods

Cut Me In

Thumbtack    Cut Me In by Ed McBain

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

Year: 1954
Genre: Murder MysteryStolen Goods

A Bullet for Cinderella

Thumbtack    A Bullet for Cinderella by John D. MacDonald

Her veneer was big city ... But one look and you knew that Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my life to find. This was the girl who was going to lead me to a buried fortune in stolen loot.

Year: 1955
Genre: Missing PersonStolen GoodsSuspense

The Mourner

Thumbtack    The Mourner by Donald E. Westlake as Richard Stark

The Mourner is a story of convergence--of cultures and of guys with guns. Hot on the trail of a statue stolen from a fifteenth-century French tomb, Parker enters a world of eccentric art collectors, greedy foreign officials, and shady KGB agents.

Year: 1963
Genre: ArcheologyStolen Goods

A Deadly Shade of Gold

Thumbtack    A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald

Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers.

Year: 1965
Genre: Private EyeStolen Goods

The Cheshire Cat

Thumbtack    The Cheshire Cat's Eye by Marcia Muller

To tourists, bay-windowed Victorian mansions are quaint, peaceful symbols of old San Francisco, but on the secluded hill above Steiner Street, the gingerbread has sparked a bitter battle. Ambitious developers are pushing for restoration, and residents are fighting for their homes-until a controversial restorationist is found dead on the job, awash in garish house paint.

Year: 1983
Genre: Cold CaseStolen Goods

Leave A Message for Willie

Thumbtack    Leave A Message for Willie by Marcia Muller

Amid the shifting world of San Francisco flea markets, shady vendors sell junk, precious antiques, and stolen goods side by side. Somewhere in the mix, a priceless collection of sacred Torah scrolls is gathering dust-and attracting a group of fanatical killers.

Year: 1984
Genre: ConspiracyStolen Goods

Stalking the Angel

Thumbtack    Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais

The blonde who walked into Cole's office was the bestlooking woman he'd seen in weeks. The only thing that kept her from rating a perfect "10" was the briefcase on one arm and the uptight hotel magnate on the other. Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable--something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure.

Year: 1989
Genre: Private EyeStolen Goods

The Diamond Age

Thumbtack    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.

Year: 1995
Genre: Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods

Finders Keepers

Thumbtack    Finders Keepers by Stephen King

"Wake up, genius." So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasn't released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein's unpublished work...including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel.

Year: 2015
Genre: AuthorsBooks AboutBookstoresPrivate EyeStolen GoodsSupernatural




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Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1930The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Hardboiled Detective, Stolen Goods, San Francisco
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1954Cut Me In by Ed McBain Murder Mystery, Stolen Goods
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1955A Bullet for Cinderella by John D. MacDonald Missing Person, Stolen Goods, Suspense
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1963The Mourner by Donald E. Westlake Stolen Goods, Archeology, Parker
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1965A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Travis McGee, Cuba, Los Angeles , Mexico
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1983The Cheshire Cat's Eye by Marcia Muller Cold Case, Stolen Goods, Sharon McCone, San Francisco
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1984Leave A Message for Willie by Marcia Muller Stolen Goods, Conspiracy, Sharon McCone, San Francisco
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1989Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1995The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Coming of Age, Post-Cyberpunk, Stolen Goods
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2015Finders Keepers by Stephen King Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Supernatural, Authors, Books About, Bookstores, Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2017Camino Island by John Grisham Heist Caper, Stolen Goods, Authors, Bookstores
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2017The Wanted by Robert Crais Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Los Angeles
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2018The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler Adventure, Stolen Goods, Fargo Adventures





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