Tough crime

One-Shot Harry

Gary Phillips
One-Shot Harry
Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – Nov 2021

A top ten New York Times bestseller. A compulsive debut novel that explores the aftershock of a brutal crime on the women of a small Texas oil town. When justice is as slippery as oil, and kindness becomes a hazardous act, sometimes courage is all we have to keep us alive… ’The very definition of a stunning debut’ – Ann Patchett. ’Brilliant, sharp, tightly wound, and devastating’ – Elizabeth Gilbert. Join the Crime reading group in Uppsala to discuss this book at the pub!

Valentine

Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine
Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – Sept 2021

A riveting tale of deception, vengeance, and power set against the haunting beauty of the Adirondack wilderness. ”…vibrant female characters refuse to turn themselves into commodities or victims. Suspenseful, witty, and wise, it is a compelling thriller”. – Susanna Moore

The Stone Girl

Dirk Wittenborn
The Stone Girl
Paperback

The Body Double

Emily Beyda
The Body Double
Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – June 2021

A harrowing story about racism and brutality that is more urgent now than ever. Set against the backdrop of the simmering racial tension produced by the LA Riots and the O.J. Simpson trial, comes this powerful hardboiled noir of violence and obsession. Pittsburgh, 1995. Twenty-two-year-old Bobby Saraceno is a biracial black man, passing for white. Bobby has hidden his identity from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who just returned from prison a newly radicalized white supremacist.

Three-Fifths

John Vercher
Three-Fifths
Paperback

The Man on the Street

Trevor Wood
The Man on the Street
Paperback

Muscle

Alan Trotter
Muscle
Paperback

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