NYPL Hardboiled

The Real Cool Killers
The Real Cool Killers By Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984 Paperback - 1988 FIC H All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Harlem Police Detectives; Gravedigger Jones, and Coffin Ed search for the killer of an obnoxious white man who nobody misses.

The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon By Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Book - 1930 MYSTERY H

Annotation:Detective Sam Spade must slove his partner's murder while dealing with 3 flamboyant crooks, a lying seductress, and a mysterious black statuette of a bird.

The Mike Hammer Collection
The Mike Hammer Collection By Spillane, Mickey, 1918- Paperback - 2001- MYSTERY S All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Tough guy Mike Hammer punches, shoots, and drinks his way through 3 mysteries chock full of ruthless thugs and dangerous beauties.

The Big Sleep ; Farewell, My Lovely ; The High Window
The Big Sleep ; Farewell, My Lovely ; The High Window By Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 Book - 2002 FIC C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor. He talks as the man of his age talks, that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness." – Raymond Chandler

Sacrifice By Vachss, Andrew H. eBook - 2001 Check availability»

Annotation:Unlicensed private eye Burke's investigation of a young boy transformed into a killer leads him to a Voodoo Preistess and her army of assassins.

Strega By Vachss, Andrew H. Book - 1996 MYSTERY V

Annotation:Unlicensed private eye Burke tracks down a pedophile ring while searching for a compromising snapshot for a Mafia Princess.

Savage Night
Savage Night By Thompson, Jim, 1906-1977 Book - 1991 MYSTERY T All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Paranoia reigns supreme in this violent twisted tale where not everyone is who they seem to be.

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Hard-hitting crime and detective novels by masters of the genre; Jim Thompson, Andrew Vachss, Mickey Spillane, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes and Dashiell Hammett.

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