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Picador is quickly establishing itself as a publisher of top-shelf literary crime.  Here are our outstanding mysteries and crime novels, showcasing award-winners, critical favorites and bestsellers.

BENJAMIN BLACK (pseudonym for John Banville): critically acclaimed mysteries set in Ireland (CHRISTINE FALLS, THE SILVER SWAN)

JASON GOODWIN: Edgar Award-winning Inspector Yashim adventures in Istanbul (THE JANISSARY TREE)

ARNALDUR INDRIDASON: Gold Dagger-winning Inspector Erlendur series from Iceland (SILENCE OF THE GRAVE, JAR CITY, VOICES, THE DRAINING LAKE)

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR: New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels; winner of the Edgar, Agatha and Macavity awards

Picador has reissued works from COLIN HARRISON (THE FINDER), MINETTE WALTERS, and LAURIE R. KING (Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries).

 

Related Categories: Mystery & Thrillers, International Crime, Police Procedural Mystery, Thrillers

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Winterland

A Novel

The worlds of business, Irish politics, and crime collide when two men with the same name, from the same family, die on the same night—one death is a gangland...

"...The worlds of business, Irish politics, and crime collide when two men with the same name, from..."

Alan Glynn Alan Glynn

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Dark Harbor

The War for the New York Waterfront

“They’d never kill a reporter....” On the morning of April 29, 1948, a West Side pier hiring boss was shot on his way to work. The murder reminded the New York...

"...of an international crime “syndicate,” at a time when J. Edgar Hoover would not admit that such a syndicate, let..."

Nathan Ward Nathan Ward

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Truth

A Novel

Winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin Award Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a...

"...Winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin Award Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a.... Winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin Award Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman..."

Peter Temple Peter Temple

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Limitless

A Novel

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola...

"...Review “A compulsive chemical thriller.”—San Francisco Chronicle. PART ONE [ 1 ] IT’S GETTING LATE. I..."

Alan Glynn Alan Glynn

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One of The Wall Street Journal's Best fiction books of 2011 England, 1923. A gentleman critic named Leslie Shepherd tells the macabre story of a gifted young...

"...Statesman (UK) “Wesley Stace’s tale of music and murder is a baroque intellectual thriller, wittily..."

Wesley Stace Wesley Stace

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The Talented Miss Highsmith

The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith

A 2010  New York Times Notable BookA 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of...

"...A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one.... A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia..."

Joan Schenkar Joan Schenkar

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice

or, On the Segregation of the Queen

An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association From New...

"...An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association From New.... An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee   Named One..."

Laurie R. King Laurie R. King

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Christine Falls

A Novel

The hero of Christine Falls, Quirke, is a surly pathologist living in 1950s Dublin. One night, after having a few drinks at a party, he returns to the morgue...

"...thriller.. "A page-turner told in prose so beautiful you'll want to read some passages repeatedly..."

Benjamin Black Benjamin Black

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Lush Life

A Novel

A National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Lush Life is a tale of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to...

"...Chabon, The New York Review of Books "Richard Price knows how crime sounds and smells, and he knows..."

Richard Price Richard Price

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Arctic Chill

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a...

"...In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a.... In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy..."

By Arnaldur Indridason, Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

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Among the Mad

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic.” (The New York Times Book Review) Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to...

"...York Times Book Review) Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to.... A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic.” (The New York Times Book Review) Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street..."

Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear

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Wake Up Dead

A Cape Town Thriller

On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe in a pool of blood. As the...

"...confirms Roger Smith as one of the world's best new thriller writers.. “Smith's writing is astonishing..."

Roger Smith Roger Smith

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Box 21

A Novel

Three years ago, Lydia and Alena were two hopeful girls from Lithuania. Now they are sex slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of better jobs and then...

"...is a mind-blowing psychological thriller of the highest order.. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR “A high-impact Swedish thriller.” —The New York Times “Superb . . . Roslund and Hellstrom..."

By Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom

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Fifty Grand

A Novel of Suspense

Detective Mercado of the Havana Police department is devastated when she learns that her father’s been killed in a mysterious hit and run accident – in...

"...Detective Mercado of the Havana Police department is devastated when she learns that her father’s been killed in a mysterious hit and run accident – in.... Detective Mercado of the Havana Police department is devastated when she learns that her father’s been killed in a mysterious hit and run..."

Adrian McKinty Adrian McKinty

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Alone in the Crowd

An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

A HOUSTON CHRONICLE SUMMER READING PICK A Rio de Janeiro Thriller An elderly lady approaches the front desk at the Twelfth Precinct in Copacabana and...

"...to solve crimes."--Booklist on the Inspector Espinosa series..."

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle

A Novel

Picador celebrates the 40th anniversary of this seminal crime novel with a brand new reissue -- it has been called the very best of its genre by everyone from...

"...or self-parody, he is able to sustain long arias of criminal shoptalk. . . . A sophisticated thriller..."

By George V. Higgins and Dennis Lehane

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Nobody Move

A Novel

Jimmy Luntz is an innocent man, more or less. He's just leaving a barbershop chorus contest in Bakersfield, California, thinking about placing a few bets at...

"...“A short, tight, grimly funny dark crime-comedy about losers, hustlers, alcoholics, murder, lowlifes..."

Denis Johnson Denis Johnson

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Shadow and Light

A Novel

Rabb’s sinister and seductive evocation of Weimer Republic Berlin serves as the backdrop for this superb literary crime novel.

"...historical detective mystery . . . gives a haunting, dark portrait of Berlin society in the Weimar..."

Jonathan Rabb Jonathan Rabb

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Old City Hall

A Novel

A sprawling debut legal thriller in which the entire city of Toronto – from the detectives, to the defense attorneys, to the prosecutors, to the journalists –...

"...A sprawling debut legal thriller in which the entire city of Toronto – from the detectives..."

Robert Rotenberg

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The Bellini Card

A Novel

In this latest entry in the evocative Edgar-award winning series, set during the last years of the Ottoman Empire, intrigue abounds when Eunuch investigator...

"...In this latest entry in the evocative Edgar-award winning series, set during the last years of the Ottoman Empire, intrigue abounds when Eunuch investigator.... Detective.  Polyglot.  Chef.  Eunuch. Investigator Yashim Returns in this Edgar® Award-Winning Series   Istanbul, 1840: the young sultan..."

Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin

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Shadow of the Wolf

A Novel

He left the blood-soaked mountains of Chechnya behind to become a gun-for-hire in the new Moscow. But an international cabal is luring Alexei Volkovoy back to...

"...as noir as a winter night in Saint Petersburg."—Library Journal (starred review): "In Ghelfi's mesmerizing second Russian thriller (after Volk's Game)... crisp characterization and strong visual prose..."

Brent Ghelfi Brent Ghelfi

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Security

A Novel

Part thriller, part social satire, the story of a crime that lies hidden behind all the trappings of suburban security.  

"...Part thriller, part social satire, the story of a crime that lies hidden behind all the trappings of suburban security.. There isn't much crime in Stoneleigh, Massachusetts, a college town, a mountain getaway for the quietly rich.  So when Edward Inman, owner of Stoneleigh Sentinel security, gets..."

Stephen Amidon Stephen Amidon

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Mixed Blood

A Thriller

A corrupt cop, a gangbanger, and an ex-marine sitting on three million dollars in stolen cash find themselves entangled in this "cinematic cape town thriller"...

"...… [with a] fascinating and vividly conjured location."—Kirkus Reviews   "A gripping thriller that follows..."

Roger Smith Roger Smith

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Risk

A Novel

An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments--each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigue George...

"...York fetish and of detective parodies like Garrison Keillor’s “Guy Noir,” all the while sustaining..."

Colin Harrison Colin Harrison

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