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The Poet : Every Rhyme Means Death
1.  The Poet : Every Rhyme Means Death by Michael Connelly
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  "as far as modern crime novels go - about as good as it gets!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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Every Dead Thing
2.  Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
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  "American gothic - overlong, convoluted but compelling!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Bad City Blues
3.  Bad City Blues by Tim Willocks
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  "This one's turned the graphic novel on its head - larger than life characters, brilliantly realised. In a word - mesmerising!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Winter Prey
4.  Winter Prey by John Sandford
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  "The best of the 'Prey' series - tightly plotted and fully developed characters."
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Dixie City Jam
5.  Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke
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  "Poetic, lyrical and menacing but the most tightly plotted Robicheaux outing."
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The Bottoms
6.  The Bottoms by Joe R Lansdale
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  "Evoking the same south of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - at once both frightening and hauntingly beautiful"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Mucho Mojo: Mucho Mojo (HB)
7.  Mucho Mojo: Mucho Mojo (HB) by Joe R Lansdale
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  "If you like your philosophy simultaneously homicidal and homespun this should appeal to you!"
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The Concrete Blonde
8.  The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
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  "Brilliant police procedural"
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Green River Rising
9.  Green River Rising by Tim Willocks
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  "This has got film script written all over it - (makes it a bit hard to read!) but brilliant none the less!"
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Dark Hollow
10.  Dark Hollow by John Connolly
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  "Poe and Lovecraft have been here before but the gothic overtones make for an interesting mix."
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Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery)
11.  Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery) by Philip Kerr
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  "Brilliantly realized evocation of crime in war time Europe.  Pity that Kerr has now sold out!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Persuader: (Jack Reacher 7)
12.  Persuader: (Jack Reacher 7) by Lee Child
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  "Imagine Dirty harry played by Steven Seagal - bad guys don't last long with Reacher around!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (522 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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