Category: Hard Boiled Mysteries

By Paul V. Walters

London, 2012. a dangerous virus is published on a overdue evening tube. In seconds 23 blameless commuters die a terrible death.

Chief inspector Moore of latest Scotland Yard’s terror unit is assigned the case. even if, ahead of he can start the research, one other assault happens in a Camden pub and London is now a terrorized urban.

Bio Defence Inc., a shadowy govt association, is enlisted to paintings with the phobia unit to figure out what seems to be a global terror assault on British soil. yet is it? Moore suspects that those bio terrorism assaults are by some means hooked up and pass all of the option to the top point of the sitting government.

Miranda Phillips is again pulling the strings; hell bent on revenge by any means she will be able to, destroying all her enemies in her quest to dispose of the final word prize, Jonathan Savage.

Can Moore cease the lethal video game of cat and mouse prior to the U.K. is going into meltdown?

Blowback is a thrill a minute curler coaster experience and a becoming keep on with as much as ultimate Diagnosis.

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About the Author:
Paul V. Walters spent so much of his occupation as an advertisements copywriter and inventive director. in the course of that point he labored on a few of the world’s best manufacturers operating for popular multi-nationals in numerous nations. After working his personal profitable service provider for a few years he made up our minds to pursue writing complete time. Having lived in different international locations Walters now divides his time among his domestic at the Gold Coast and Bali in Indonesia.

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By Bob Kroll

“A fashionable noir.” — The Globe and Mail on The Drop Zone

Retired detective T.J. Peterson is operating the desk scraps that his former associate, Danny Little, occasionally throws his approach. one in all them has Peterson listening to from a snitch a few physique buried 30 years in the past, a similar time a drug kingpin went MIA. Peterson is usually ducking an ex-con with a grudge, a hitman who likes enjoying jack-in-the-box with a 12 gauge. Then a former lover re-enters Peterson’s existence and begs him to discover her daughter, an addict who understands an excessive amount of in regards to the neighborhood drug exchange for her personal safeguard. the quest for the lady and the reality concerning the 30-year-old corpse takes Peterson down into the hell of all of it, deep into the underworld of crack homes, agreement killing, funds laundering, and crooked execs doubling down on their investments of black money.

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By Palmer Al

one of many earliest Canadian noir novels, Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street tells the tale of Gisele Lepine, attractive farmer’s daughter who leaves her sleepy faming neighborhood for the neon lighting of Montreal. within the fast paced urban, goals speedy flip to nightmares because the younger ‘farmette’ reveals herself surrounded by means of drug-dealers, newspapermen, nightclub vendors, refrain ladies and a fatherly boxer who's well beyond his major. It’s all a piece an excessive amount of for blameless Gisele, who hasn’t but needed to take care of the violence that's to come back. All turns into a whirlwind set within the post-war ‘open urban’ within which burlesque homes have been ample, Dorchester highway used to be covered with nightclubs and Decarie street served as Canada’s sundown Strip.

Newspaperman Al Palmer coated Montreal’s nightlife and legal world—so quite often intertwined—beginning within the Forties. released in 1949, Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street, Palmer’s in simple terms novel, seemed the 12 months earlier than Montreal Confidential, his notorious ‘low down at the massive town’.

Will Straw is Professor of Communications at McGill college and Director of the McGill Institute for the research of Canada. he's the writer of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in Fifties the United States and over 100 articles on media and concrete life.

The consulting editor for the Ricochet sequence is Brian Busby.

Newspaperman Al Palmer coated Montreal’s nightlife and legal world—so quite often intertwined—beginning within the Forties. released in 1949, Sugar-Puss on Dorchester road, Palmer’s basically novel, seemed the 12 months earlier than Montreal private, his notorious ‘low down at the huge town’.

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By Barry Smith

"On a wet San Francisco November day, a brutal homicide and a lacking record take David Moore clear of his tasks as co-owner and personal investigator of Rothmore Securities. McCloud collage, a long-respected urban establishment, is lower than an assault that threatens its existence.

The San Francisco Police reluctantly paintings with Moore, a former colleague, to spot who's killing school contributors. a beautiful widow, a mousey professor with a gun, a well-connected and good-looking collage president, a perilous leader of campus defense, and a rogue priest speedy pull him right into a hurricane as violent because the one battering the Northern California coast.

When a lately fired college member is murdered, Moore turns to an not going best friend for aid. She is a seductive division secretary whose want for thrills drives her into the palms of a few very risky corporation. Moore also needs to struggle opposed to the data that the stunning widow has a few damning marks opposed to her, now not the least of that's his starting to be fondness for her.

He hasn't a lot time to unravel this puzzle, simply because employed killers wish a similar misplaced record and bet correctrly that he is familiar with the place it is."

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By Jon A. Hunt

Tyler Bedlam is not a personal eye simply because he wishes the cash. yet figuring out wealthy people's difficulties will not aid him live on them.

Protecting a consumer from her determined earlier places Tyler in a crossfire among the FBI, rival mobs, and a trick-shot killer who protects his blackest mystery one numbered bullet at a time.

Never certain no matter if he is hunter or prey, Tyler chases clues from a accomplice cemetery, down Tennessee again roads, to the heights of half-finished Nashville skyscrapers. And after all, the solutions he wishes remain alive will be buried within the tortured stories of a murderous convey horse.

It is not the kind of factor they write in travel books

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By Dave Zeltserman

Nach vierzehn Jahren Gefängnis wird Leonard March vorzeitig entlassen, weil er bei einem Deal mit dem Staatsanwalt gegen seinen Exboss Salvatore Lombard aussagt. Als die Presse Wind davon bekommt, dass March selbst 28 Auftragsmorde ausgeführt hat, wird die scenario prekär: Verwandte der Opfer bedrohen ihn und es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Schergen seines Exbosses Vergeltung üben. Doch bis dahin fügt sich March in sein neues, ödes Dasein als Reinigungskraft, ein modify, einsamer Mann, der auf den Tod wartet. Bis die attraktive Sophie auftaucht, die sich als Ghostwriter für seine Biographie ins Spiel bringt …

Mit literarischer Finesse entwirft Zeltserman die brillante Charakterstudie eines Mannes — einst Topkiller der Bostoner Mafia — auf der Suche nach sich selbst.

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By Taylor Stevens,Fast Forward Translations

Acht jaar geleden werd de vijfjarige Hannah ontvoerd en opgenomen within the selected, een gevaarlijke sekte met communes over de hele wereld. Telkens als de groep die haar zocht te dichtbij kwam, werd ze naar een ander land verhuisd.

Een aantal mensen die ooit aan de sekte ontsnapten, heeft Hannah nu gelokaliseerd in Buenos Aires. Maar ze hebben een specialist nodig om Hannah terug te stelen en veilig het land uit te krijgen. Vanessa Michael Munroe neemt de klus aan, maar is deze groep mensen wel te vertrouwen?

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By Harald Friesenhahn

Eine Serie von Sexualmorden erschüttert Wien. Die Opfer, alle Ausländerinnen, werden entführt und mit durchschnittener Kehle aufgefunden. Polizeioberst Marc Vanhagen und sein Ermittlungsteam stoßen, trotz modernster Ermittlungsmethoden, an ihre Grenzen. Weder die Nachforschungen in der rechtsextremen Szene noch die Überprüfung eines verdächtigen Chirurgen bringen konkrete Ergebnisse. Und der Täter mordet weiter. Bis sich Charles Wegner, ein einundachtzigjähriger ehemaliger Fremdenlegionär, der im Indochinakrieg gekämpft hat, meldet und die Verantwortung für die Mordserie übernimmt. DieLebensgeschichte des alten Mannes ist eine Geschichte von Gratwanderungen zwischen intestine und Böse, zwischen Ekstase und Entsetzen. Und eine Geschichte, die verstörende Parallelen zu den Serienmorden ans Licht bringt ...

Harald Friesenhahn überlässt in seinem Krimi-Debüt nichts dem Zufall: Mit einer genau recherchierten Hintergrundgeschichte, lebendig gezeichneten Charakteren und einem spannenden Plot versteht er es, den Leser von der ersten Seite an zu fesseln – Krimispannung pur.

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By David Housewright

Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has turn into not just an not likely millionaire, yet an occasional unlicensed inner most investigator, doing favors for buddies and other people in want. whilst his stepdaughter Erica asks him for simply any such want, McKenzie doesn’t have it in him to refuse. although it feels like a truly undesirable suggestion correct from the beginning.

The father of Malcolm Harris, a school pal of Erica’s, was once chanced on murdered a 12 months in the past in a park in New Brighton, a city simply outdoors the dual towns. with out actual clues and all of the seen suspects with concrete alibis, the case has lengthy considering that long past chilly. As McKenzie starts poking round, he quickly discovers one other unsolved homicide that’s tangentially concerning this one. And all connections appear to lead again to a bunch of associates the sufferer used to be shut with. yet all McKenzie has is a sequence of wierd, even suspicious, coincidences—until somebody makes a decision to make all of it that extra critical and personal.

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By Viviane Veneault,Gilles Guillon

Quand il était plus jeune, Paul était amoureux de Mina, los angeles petite voisine filiforme que sa mère tenait cloîtrée chez elle. Elle n'a jamais été fière de sa fille, los angeles vieille Raplin, et après un mariage arrangé avec un homme beaucoup plus vieux qu’elle, l'adolescente a fini par mourir. Mais sur son lit de mort, les deux amoureux se sont retrouvés et elle lui a tout raconté, à Paul. Presque trente ans plus tard, los angeles vieille Raplin du village du Poët-Silligat a disparu sans laisser de lines. Dans les Baronnies, personne ne va los angeles regretter. Mais Paul Decharmel est inquiet. Peu de temps avant sa disparition, lui et l. a. vieille se sont disputés au sujet de Paco et même s'il est sûr de ne pas l’avoir tuée, l. a. culpabilité le ronge.


À présent qu’il sait Paulo pour le petit, sûr qu’il ne risque pas d’avoir de los angeles pitié pour cette ordure de Raplin. Et c’est toute l’histoire qu’il se refait pour essayer de comprendre, comprendre l’incompréhensible aux yeux d’un homme basic comme lui.

La Raplin, si elle avait ecu un peu de sentiment, elle aurait pu faire revenir sa fille Mina après los angeles disparition du vieux. Il était encore temps. Bien sûr, ça aurait fait du foin dans le canton ! Une fille-mère ! Mais une fois que le minot aurait été là, tout se serait effacé dans son sourire. On avait bien vu pour d’autres.


Tous les protagonistes dissimulent des facets de leur vie, de leurs sentiments. Les personnages annexes ne sont pas moins dignes d’intérêt. Non pas un « pur polar », mais une intrigue psychologique très réussie. - Claude Le Nocher, Action Suspense


Grenobloise d'adoption, auteur de nouvelles et de pièces de théâtre, Viviane Veneault s'est d'abord frottée au cinéma avant de se tourner vers l'écriture. Cofondatrice de l'association Anagramme en 1993, elle anime des ateliers d'écriture en entreprises, milieu scolaire ou carcéral. La disparue des Baronnies est son best roman policier.

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