Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large: Walking the Line by Walter Mosley
Felix Orlean is a New York City journalism student who needs a job to cover his rent. An ad in the paper leads him to Archibald Lawless, and a descent into a shadow world where no one and nothing is as it first seems.
The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates
When a 14-year-old girl is abducted in a small New York town, the crime starts a spiral of destruction and despair as only this master of psychological suspense could write it.