Adult Book Lists: Male Private Detectives

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Kevin J. Anderson / SF ANDERSON
Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series
Death Warmed Over
Unnatural Acts
Hair Raising

Lawrence Block / MYS BLOCK
Matthew Scudder series
The Sins of the Fathers
In the Midst of Death
Time to Murder and Create
A Stab in the Dark
Eight Million Ways to Die
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
Out on the Cutting Edge
A Ticket to the Boneyard
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
A Walk Among the Tombstones
The Devil Knows You're Dead
A Long Line of Dead Men
Even the Wicked
Everybody Dies
Hope to Die
All the Flowers Are Dying
A Drop of the Hard Stuff

Jim Butcher / SF BUTCHER
The Dresden Files
Storm Front
Fool Moon
Grave Peril
Summer Knight
Death Masks
Blood Rites
Dead Beat (on audio, too)
Proven Guilty (on audio, too)
White Night
Small Favor
Turn Coat
Side Jobs
Ghost Story (on audio, too)
Cold Days

Raymond Chandler / MYS CHANDLER
Philip Marlowe series
The Big Sleep
Farewell, My Lovely
The High Window
The Lady in the Lake
The Long Goodbye
Poodle Springs

Agatha Christie / MYS CHRISTIE
Hercule Poirot series (TV show at TV DVD AGATHA)
Poirot's Early Cases (only on audio)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles #1
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Big Four (also in large print and on audiobook)
Peril at End House
Murder on the Orient Express
The A.B.C. Murders
Murder in Mesopotamia
Cards on the Table
Dumb Witness
Death on the Nile
Murder in the Mews
Appointment with Death
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Sad Cypress (only in large print)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (only in large print)
Evil Under the Sun
The Hollow
The Labours of Hercules (only in audio)
Mrs. McGinty's Dead
Dead Man's Folly
Cat Among the Pigeons (also on audiobook)
The Clocks
Third Girl
Hallowe'en Party
Elephants Can Remember
Curtain (also on audiobook)
Black Coffee (under MYS OSBORNE) written with Charles Osborne
Hercule Poirot's Casebook

Kent Conwell / MYS CONWELL
Tony Bourdreaux Mystery series
Skeletons of the Atchafalaya
The Ying on Triad
Extra-curricular Murder
The Swamps of Bayou Teche
Death in the French Quarter
The Crystal Skull Murders
Puzzle of Piri Reis
An Unmarked Grave
Murder Among Friends
Diamonds of Ghost Bayou

Robert Crais / MYS CRAIS
Elvis Cole series
The Monkey's Raincoat
Stalking the Angel
Lullaby Town
Free Fall
Voodoo River
Sunset Express
Indigo Slam
L.A. Requiem
The Last Detective
The Forgotten Man
Chasing Darkness

Joe Pike series
The Watchman (also in large print and on audiobook)
First Rule (also in large print and on audiobook)
The Sentry (also in large print and on audiobook)
Taken (also in large print and on audiobook)

Bill Crider / MYS CRIDER
Truman Smith, Private Eye series
Dead on the Island
Gator Kill
When Old Men Die
The Prairie Chicken Kill

Clive Cussler and Justin Scott / FIC CUSSLER
Isaac Bell series
The Chase (also in large print and on audiobook)
The Wrecker (also in large print)
The Spy (also in large print and on audiobook)
The Race (also in large print and on audiobook)
The Thief (also in large print and on audiobook)
The Striker

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / MYS DOYLE
Sherlock Holmes series
"Sherlock" TV 1Seasons 1 & 2 at TV DVD SHERLOCK, movies at DVD SHERLOCK
The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Vol. 1)
A Study in Scarlet; The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Sign of the Four
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (also in large print)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles (#5)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Valley of Fear
His Last Bow
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: Three Talesof Avarice (only in audio)
Sherlock Holmes: Selected Stories

Loren D. Estleman / MYS ESTLEMAN
Amos Walker Mystery series
Motor City Blue
Angel Eyes
The Midnight Man
The Glass Highway
Every Brilliant Eye
Lady Yesterday
Silent Thunder
Sweet Women Lie
Never Street
The Witchfinder
The Hours of the Virgin
A Smile on the Face of the Tiger
Sinister Heights
Poison Blonde
Nicotine Kiss
American Detective
The Left-Handed Dollar
Infernal Angels
Burning Midnight

Steven M. Forman / FIC FORMAN
Eddie Perlmutter Mystery series
Boca Knights
Boca Mournings
Boca Daze

Lee Goldberg / MYS GOLDBERG
Mr. Monk series
TV show at TV DVD MONK
Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants
Mr. Monk Goes to Germany
Mr. Monk is Miserable
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop
Mr. Monk in Trouble
Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out
Mr. Monk on the Road
Mr. Monk on the Couch
Mr. Monk on Patrol
Mr. Monk is a Mess
Mr. Monk Gets Even

Simon R. Green / SF GREEN
Nightside series
Something from the Nightside
Agents of Light and Darkness
Nightingale's Lament
Paths Not Taken
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
Hell to Pay
The Unnatural Inquirer
Just Another Judgment Day
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny
A Hard Day's Knight
The Bride Wore Black Leather

Tarquin Hall / MYS HALL
Vish Puri (India's Most Private Investigator) series
The Case of the Missing Servant
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

Dashiell Hammett / MYS HAMMETT
The Maltese Falcon

Charlie Huston / FIC HUSTON
Joe Pitt series
Already Dead
No Dominion
Half of the Blood of Brooklyn
Every Last Drop
My Dead Body

Stuart M. Kaminsky / MYS KAMINSKY
Lew Fonesca series
Midnight Pass
Always Say Goodbye
Bright Futures

Philip Kerr / FIC KERR
Bernard Gunther series
March Violets
The Pale Criminal
A German Requiem
The One From the Other
A Quiet Flame
If the Dead Rise Not (also in large print)
Field Gray
Prague Fatale
A Man Without Breath

Walter Mosley / MYS MOSLEY
Easy Rawlins series
Devil in a Blue Dress
A Red Death
White Butterfly
Black Betty
A Little Yellow Dog
Gone Fishin'
Bad Boy Brawly Brown
Six Easy Pieces
Little Scarlet
Cinnamon Kiss
Blonde Faith
Little Green

Robert B. Parker / MYS PARKER
Spenser series
The Godwulf Manuscript
God Save the Child
Mortal Stakes (only in large print)
Promised Land
The Judas Goat
Looking for Rachel Wallace
Early Autumn
A Savage Place
The Widening Gyre
A Catskill Eagle
Taming a Sea-Horse
Pale Kings and Princes
Crimson Joy
Double Deuce
Painted Ladies (also in large print and on audiobook)
Paper Doll (also in large print)
Walking Shadow
Thin Air
Small Vices
Sudden Mischief
Hush Money
Hugger Mugger
Potshot (also in large print)
Widow's Walk (also in large print)
Back Story (also in large print)
Bad Business
Cold Service
School Days (also on audiobook)
Hundred-Dollar Baby
Now and Then (also in large print and on audiobook)
Rough Weather (also in large print and on audiobook)
Chasing the Bear (Young Spenser novel at YP FIC PARKER)
The Professional (also in large print and on audiobook)
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (written by Ace Atikins)
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (written by Ace Atkins)

George Pelecanos / MYS PELECANO
Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series
Right as Rain
Hell to Pay
Soul Circus
Hard Revolution
What it Was (also on audiobook)

Bill Prozini / Quincannon series (later with Carpenter)
Quincannon (only in large print, LP WES PROZINI)
Beyond the Grave (with Marcia Muller, MYS MULLER)
Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services (MYS PROZINI)
The Bughouse Affair (with Marcia Muller, MYS MULLER

Rick Riordan / MYS RIORDAN
Tres Navarre series
Big Red Tequila
The Widower's Two-Step
The Last King of Texas
The Devil Went Down to Austin
Mission Road
Rebel Island

Tom Sniegoski / SF SNIEGOSK
Remy Chandler series
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Dancing on the Head of a Pin
Where Angels Fear to Tread
A Hundred Words for Hate
In the House of the Wicked
Walking in the Midst of Fire

Mickey Spillane / MYS SPILLANE
Mike Hammer series
The Mike Hammer Collection Volume 1
The Mike Hammer Collection Volume 2
The Killing Man
Dead Street
The Goliath Bone (written with Max Allan Collins)
The Big Bang (written with Max Allan Collins; also on audiobook)
Kiss Her Goodbye (written with Max Allan Collins)
Lady Go Die! (written with Max Allan Collins)
Complex 90 (written with Max Allan Collins)

Rex Stout / MYS STOUT
Nero Wolfe series
Fer-de-Lance (also on audiobook)
Fer-de-Lance & The League of Frightened Men
The Rubber Band & The Red Box (#3 & #4)
Too Many Cooks (only on audio)
Some Buried Caesar & The Golden Spiders
The Second Confession (only on audio)
The Black Mountain
Three Trumps (contains three stories: The Black Mountain #24, Before Midnight #25, and If Death Ever Slept #29)
Plot It Yourself (only in audio)
Gambit (only in audio)
The Mother Hunt
Trio for Blunt Instruments
A Right to Die
The Doorbell Rang
Death of a Doxy
Death of a Dude
Please Pass the Guilt
A Family Affair (also on audiobook)