Brooklyn justice is a wild ride through the streets of the Borough of Churches. An ideal follow-up to his acclaimed novel GRAVESEND. The denver review“if grit, hard guys, and the rhythm of the mean streets is your thing, BROOKLYN JUSTICE has got them in spades and J. L. Abramo writes noir the way God and Hammett intended—tough, terse, and smart.
Brooklyn Justice #ad - Brooklyn justice is a great read with razor-sharp prose and a compelling cast. Nick ventura is my kind of PI. Michael koryta, new york times bestselling author of THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD. A pool of blood spreading across a casino poker table, a mob boss assassinated leaving a neighborhood restaurant, a film distributor who thinks he can get away with murder through intimidation and violence, a fatal rendezvous in the shadow of a Coney Island landmark, a childhood friend gunned down walking his dog in the wrong place at the wrong time, a Buick plowing through a storefront with a dead detective aboard, and the particular brand of retribution necessary to level the playing field in the fourth largest city in America—J.
L. Abramo is your man.
Coney Island AvenueDown & Out Books #ad - Abramo — coney island avenue continues the dramatic account of the professional and personal struggles that constitute everyday life for the dedicated men and women of the Six-One — and of the saints and sinners who share their streets. The dog days of august in brooklyn and the detectives of the 61st Precinct are battling to keep all hell from breaking loose.
Innocents are being sacrificed in the name of greed, passion and the lust for power — and the only worthy opponent of this senseless evil is the uncompromising resolve to rise above it, retribution, rather than descend to its depths. The heart pounding sequel to the acclaimed novel GRAVESEND — from Shamus Award-winning author J.
Chasing Charlie Chan: A Jimmy Pigeon Mystery featuring P.I. Jake DiamondDown & Out Books #ad - Praise for chasing charlie chan: “abramo's smart prose and dialogue with a dose of Raymond Chandler and a helping of James Ellroy. The denver Review. Lenny archer had more than a fair share of tough times and hard knocks, but he had finally decided to stay in the game rather than cash in his chips. He may have to learn what became of the actor who portrayed Charlie Chan in the thirties, and who assassinated a charismatic mobster in the late-forties, before he can identify Archer’s killers.
Pigeon and boyle become reluctant allies, sharing little in common besides a mutual hope that Major League Baseball can thwart a players’ strike and the bad guys learn crime doesn’t pay. Jimmy pigeon is determined to discover who killed his friend and partner. Lapd lieutenant ray boyle is not anxious to get tied up in the chinese fire drill that is the Archer murder case, but he is far less inclined to get anywhere near the question of where a former Heisman Trophy winning football player was on an infamous night in June 1994.
Chasing Charlie Chan: A Jimmy Pigeon Mystery featuring P.I. Jake Diamond #ad - Then, two late-night intruders at the private investigation office of Archer and Pigeon violently take the choice of life over death out of Lenny’s hands.
American HistoryDown & Out Books #ad - Vincenzo learns that giuseppe had traveled to San Francisco to locate his wife and son, but Agnello had never reached Vincenzo’s door. Vincenzo leone decides to raise Louis Agnello as his own child. American history is the epic, and vincenzo’s descendants in san francisco, generational saga of the Agnellos and the Leones in the Italian language the lambs and the lions—a one-hundred-year conflict between Giuseppe’s descendants in New York City, law enforcers, lawbreakers.
The spanish flu takes the lives of vincenzo’s wife and sister in 1917, and Leone moves with his daughters and Francesca’s son to San Francisco. Abramo’s novel american history is a thrilling epic tale of two families crossing an ocean and a continent and spanning a century. When giuseppe returns from the war, he finds his wife and son gone.
American History #ad - Abramo delivers an immersive, emotional and suspenseful gem that spans eras and nations and reminds us of who we are. J. L. In 1914, salvatore’s oldest son, vincenzo Leone, emigrates to Philadelphia to start a new life for himself and his family in the promised land. A page-turning pleasure. Michael koryta, new york Times bestselling author of How It Happened.
Vincenzo begins to worry about the safety of sister’s son, and decides Louis will accompany him to New York City and to Sicily.
GravesendDown & Out Books #ad - A roller-coaster ride worthy of coney island… On an afternoon in early February, the neighborhood is stunned and horrified when the lifeless body of an eight-year-old boy is discovered abandoned on the roof of an apartment building. Slowly, the insanity and tragedy behind the killer's motives are revealed through cryptic messages left at the scenes of the crimes and delivered in anonymous notes.
All of these lives intersect and collide leading to a furious and dramatic conclusion on the turbulent streets of Gravesend. The brutal murders of the two young boys have Samson questioning his strength as a protector of his children and his continued commitment to law enforcement. The body has been mysteriously mutilated.
Gravesend #ad - Vota searches for a homeless man who may be witness to a fatal street shooting. Murphy is trying to locate his brother, a suspect in a robbery homicide, before the situation turns much worse. A killer who believes he is following a mandate from God is handing out Old Testament retribution to those he identifies as responsible for his torment.
No clues, no witnesses, no apparent reason. When a second boy is found two days later in the same condition, Homicide Detectives Samson, Vota and Murphy of Brooklyn's 61st Precinct quickly deduce that the two boys were victims of the same killer.
Clutching at Straws Jake Diamond Mystery Book 2Down & Out Books #ad - Although the story is light on action and suspense, it’s comfort food for PI fans. Booklist. One thousand dollars a minute. In his second outing, diamond attempts to prove Lefty’s innocence while investigating a recent kidnapping and a fifteen year old homicide which may or may not be related to Lefty’s dilemma.
Praise for clutching at straws: “a worthy successor to catching water in a net, abramo’s second in the San Francisco based Jake Diamond series is a clever and well-crafted detective novel, gritty enough to satisfy hard-boiled readers but not so dark that it will put off more traditional mystery fans.
Publisher’s weekly “this workmanlike second entry in the jake Diamond series finds the San Francisco PI searching for the real killer of an unpopular local judge after one of Diamond’s clients, an accomplished burglar having a very bad night, is fingered for the murder. He calls Jake Diamond. Nice score.
Clutching at Straws Jake Diamond Mystery Book 2 #ad - Get to the bedroom, grab the envelope, crack open the wall safe, fifteen minutes. The follow-up to the award-winning Catching Water in a Net… Lefty Wright had it all figured. And when the police nab him red-handed and discover the dead body of a prominent Criminal Courts Judge stuffed beneath the bed, Lefty finds himself charged with first degree murder with no shoes, no one believing in his innocence, and one phone call.
What lefty neglected to factor in were the unknowns. In fact he was doing the math as he crawled into the deserted house through the kitchen window.
Circling the Runway Jake Diamond Mystery Book 4Down & Out Books #ad - Jake and Rocky. When an assistant district attorney is murdered in his high-rise apartment building, and Johnson suspects his lieutenant may have something to do with it, he can think of no one else to turn to for help—no one he can trust—except Jake Diamond. It’s loaded with tough guys and hard-boiled action—emphasis on the hard.
David housewright, edgar award-winning author of Unidentified Woman #15“Jake Diamond returns after a ten-year hiatus, and his reappearance is well worth the wait. One of my all-time favorite PI series—Circling the Runway is the best yet. Steve hamilton, edgar award-winning author the lock Artist“Think it is impossible to find a new take on the wise-cracking San Francisco PI? Meet Jake Diamond and think again.
Circling the Runway Jake Diamond Mystery Book 4 #ad - Abramo’s circling the runway offers the swagger and strut of Raymond Chandler, the skintight plotting of James M. Jake and his crew—both the good guys and the bad guys—are sharp and smart, convincing and complex. Sj rozan, edgar award-winning author as Sam Cabot of Skin of the Wolf“J. L. Winner of the 2016 shamus award for best original paperback PI Novel!Private Investigator Jacob Diamond and San Francisco Detective Sergeant Roxton Johnson are famous for not getting along.
If the mismatched duo can avoid stepping on each other’s toes long enough—they may be able to stop circling the runway and land on the villain’s doorstep. Abramo offers yet another smart, funny and action packed installment to his award-winning series with Circling the Runway.
The Money Shot A Teddy Fay Novel Book 2G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - From the seedy hidden corners of los angeles to the glamorous Hollywood Hills, protect the studio, it will take every ounce of Teddy's cunning to save an actress's career, and finish filming Centurion's next big hit. In this exhilarating adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Teddy Fay races to stop a scheme of extortion and a hostile takeover.
Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, teddy Fay has donned a new disguise--that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios' newest film. Money they've got. When the picture's leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money.
The Money Shot A Teddy Fay Novel Book 2 #ad - . And a little bit of vengeance in the bargain. What they need is prestige, the cache of a respected studio to lend authority and legitimacy to their artistic endeavors.
All the Devils A Livia Lone Novel Book 3Thomas & Mercer #ad - And every reason to believe they’ll evade justice, as they always have before. They don’t understand that for Livia Lone, justice is only a guideline. D. And agent little’s efforts to investigate are being blocked by forces far above his pay grade. A search for a pair of serial rapists leads Livia Lone down the darkest and most dangerous trail of her life in a pulse-pounding thriller by New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler.
Ten years ago, the daughter of Homeland Security Investigations agent B. Because the two men Little is pursuing are fearsome. Both special forces veterans with a dozen tours in Iraq between them. The conspirators have all the assets and all the angles. And one, the congressman scion of the vice president of the United States—a man who will use all his power to protect his son’s secrets and further his own ambitions.
All the Devils A Livia Lone Novel Book 3 #ad - . So did seven other girls—the crimes all bearing the same signature characteristics. Now the disappearances have begun again. Desperate, he turns to seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, the most obsessive hunter of predators Little knows. Livia will need that obsessiveness, and a lot more. Revenge is the rule.
Counting to Infinity Jake Diamond Mystery Book 3Down & Out Books #ad - Praise for counting to infinity: “fans of Mafiosi fiction should be the most satisfied. Publishers Weekly. With the help of joey russo and a team of jake’s familiar cohorts, Darlene Roman and Sonny “The Chin” Badalamenti, including Vinnie “Strings” Stradivarius, Jake may be saved from becoming a murderer himself.
When a chicago thug known as ralph battle bursts into the office of Diamond Investigation waving a 44 magnum at Diamond and his trusty assistant, Jake has the distinct feeling that missing his lunch of fried calamari may not be the worst of his problems. Trying to escape the wildest ride of his life; Jake is counting on luck, counting on a group of unlikely heroes, and counting to infinity.
Running between san francisco, chicago and Los Angeles, Diamond tries to stay one step ahead of the man who will have Jake killed with no remorse as soon as Diamond proves useless. May be. Pushed to the edge, Jake is ready to put his rusty. 38 to use to get Lansdale off his back. More over-easy than hard-boiled, diamond can be beaten up and knocked around without taking it too personally; but when his friends and loved ones are threatened, it’s a different story.
Counting to Infinity Jake Diamond Mystery Book 3 #ad - San francisco private investigator jake Diamond is known for his stained neckties and stash of sour-mash whiskey; but Jake is more likely to be toting a worn paperback Classic novel than a handgun. Jake accompanies battle to chicago at the mandatory request of Max Lansdale, a mob-connected attorney, who asks Jake to search for a pair of ghosts and will not take no for an answer.
IQ An IQ Novel Book 1Mulholland Books #ad - This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As isaiah investigates, a monstrous attack dog, a crew of notorious cutthroats, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. East Long Beach. The lapd is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate.
They call him IQ. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.
IQ An IQ Novel Book 1 #ad - To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. A resident of one of la's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. The deeper isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.