5 Mystery Writers Worth Investigating

Hammett and Chandler are dead, but there's plenty of new blood in the genre


Vince Camden isĀ 36, single, broad shouldered and thin, like a martini glass. He has made a new life for himself in Spokane, Wash.--where he has been stashed by the FBI's witness-protection program--running a doughnut shop and selling weed and credit-card numbers on the side. His contact in the Spokane Police Department assures him that the mobsters he ratted out back East are all dead or dying and don't care about him anymore. So why is there a contract killer in town looking to put a bullet through his eye? Camden will eventually get to the bottom of...

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