Mystery Books

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    Like Saw for corporate go-getters, in EXAM eight young people vying for a sought-after job are locked together in a room and given

  • Fallen (Snap Case Packaging)

    A homicide cop, Denzel Washington, hunts a satanic force that shifts from one human host to another in this taut, terrific superna

  • Vanilla Sky

    A renowned womanizer meets his match in his best friend's girlfriend. Just as begins to develop feelings for her, his last girlfri

  • Devil

    Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them – and no one can escape their

  • Phone Booth

    A single phone call can change a man's life…or possibly end it. Colin Farrell delivers a captivating, off-the-hook performance a

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Book reviews - Hitman

Hitman


Author: Parnell Hall

The new Stanley Hastings novel featuring the unlikeliest private eye in New York City.

Private eye Stanley Hastings doesn't want for idiosyncrasies, as fans of this long-running "unconventional" and "very funny" (says the New York Times) mystery series know. For instance, he doesn't carry a gun. So he seems a particularly improbable choice, among all of New York City's private investigators, for the cold-eyed Martin Kessler.Not that Kessler requires firepower. He's got a gun of his own―an automatic with a long, ugly silencer―although he'd like to retire it. A contract killer who wants out of the game, Kessler hires Stanley mostly to watch his back in the event that someone of similar professional skills is shadowing him. Someone is, in fact, only Stanley fails to spot him and dead bodies are soon piling messily up. The hapless Stanley thus begins an odyssey around Manhattan in his attempt to uncover just what did go down, and why, during his client's last, decidedly dirty, job.

US publication: 2007
Detective: Stanley Hastings
Genre: novels