Featuring introductions by noted authors Harlan Coben, Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman, a comprehensive anthology of fiction, originally published in pulp magazines from the 1920s to the 1940s, encompasses classic works by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardener, Carroll John Daly, and Fredrick Nebel, among others. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members, an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift.
The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a novel of America during the Vietnam War.
Sherman Alexie's humorous, semiautobiographical novel, illustrated by Ellen Forney, follows 14-year-old Junior — poor, skinny and with a freakishly big head — as he leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation for a mostly white school in a nearby town. Alexie captures the pain and awkwardness of adolescence while also meditating on the devastation that poverty, racism and alcoholism have wreaked on Native American communities.
Comedian Chris Elliott stumbles upon evidence that Sir Edmund Hillary had not been the first person to reach the peak of Mount Everest, when the diary of his great-uncle Percy Brackett Elliott, an eccentric adventurer, mysteriously appears on his doorstep.
In bustling modern-day Cairo, the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier, and a genie are interwoven as they navigate the city's streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a wrathful gangster-magician.
After devoting their energy and income for ten years to replacing a borrowed diamond necklace that they lost, a woman and her husband learn the irony of their efforts in the title story in an anthology that also includes new translations of "The Horia" and "Mademoiselle Fifi."
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband and a man who has secretly loved her for more than 50 years. Translated by Edith Grossman.
More than 50 years after Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse and Sergeant Bobby Shaftoe are assigned to Detachment 2702, a secret cryptographic mission, their grandchildren — Randy and Amy — join forces to create a "data haven" in the South Pacific, only to uncover a massive conspiracy with roots in Detachment 2702.
When he comes into the possession of a special bag of sand that has the power to transform information, Alcatraz realizes the importance of this mysterious gift when it is stolen by a group of Evil Librarians who use it to suppress truth and spread lies in order to achieve world domination. 15,000 first printing.
This suspenseful coming-of-age story folllows Kvothe as he recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief and assassin in his world. The first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles.
Magus, the King's Scholar, releases Gen, a skilled thief, from prison so that he may lead him to an ancient treasure, yet once freed, Gen has plans of his own and has no intention of letting Magus walk away with all the goods. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.
Drafted into the ranks of Earth's interstellar warriors, private William Mandella finds his fight against the Taurans secondary to the side-effects of faster-than-light space travel, which affects the rate at which he ages.
The Heechee gateways, remnants of an ancient civilization, provide instantaneous passage to the far reaches of the universe but do not ensure destination, return, wealth, or survival, in a new edition of the classic original novel from the author's award-winning series. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.