Here are your Star Wars book recommendations for scum & villainy:
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Tales from the Empire

Tales from the Empire by various authors
A collection of short stories, selected as some of the best originally published in the Star Wars Adventure Journal roleplaying game magazine in the mid-1990s. Fan favorite characters such as Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Corran Horn all make major appearances, and the book includes a novella collaboratively written by beloved authors Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole (who also each contribute one other story to the collection).

Despite the cover art, Boba Fett only appears in this book from a certain point of view.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books (if so, think of it as an alternate universe).

The Bounty Hunter Wars

 
The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy by K.W. Jeter
From veteran cyberpunk author K.W. Jeter comes a unique saga of intrigue, violence, and paranoia set in the gritty but high-tech criminal underworld of the Star Wars galaxy. Though centered on Boba Fett, the story includes all the bounty hunter characters introduced in The Empire Strikes Back: Dengar, Bossk, Zuckuss, 4-LOM, and IG-88.

After the defeat of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi, Dengar must decide how to proceed after discovering the dangerous Boba Fett helpless and nearly dead in the sands of Tatooine. His choice is made much more complicated by the appearance of a dancer from Jabba's Palace who has mysteriously lost her memory, knowing only that she has some important connection to Fett. All the while, a powerful corporate executive watches from the shadows with unknown motives.

Meanwhile, half of the story is told through flashbacks to a time soon after the destruction of the first Death Star, when criminal kingpin Prince Xizor seeks favor with the Emperor by engineering a brutal war between the galaxy's bounty hunters. In a scheme that thrusts Boba Fett into an uncomfortable double-agent role, the Bounty Hunter's Guild will be torn to pieces, and only the most skilled and ruthless bounty hunters will survive.

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Book 1: The Mandalorian Armor
Book 3: Hard Merchandise

This is a classic era series from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books (if so, think of it as an alternate universe).

Scourge

Scourge by Jeff Grubb
A Master of Luke Skywalker's restored Jedi Order is out to solve a murder mystery that will pit him against the vilest of scum and villainy in a dangerous game as he submerges himself in the criminal underworld of Hutt Space and beyond. In the process, he will have to come to terms with his own doubts and fears.

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This is a post-Return of the Jedi novel from the Legends timeline. Think of it as an alternate universe from The Force Awakens and newer books.

Tales From the New Republic

Tales From the New Republic by various authors
A collection of short stories about characters both new and old, including fan favorites such as Boba Fett and Mara Jade. Some of these stories are reprinted from the Star Wars Adventure Journal, a roleplaying game magazine from the mid-1990s, but many others appear for the first time in this book. Among them is the four-part novella Interlude at Darknell, a cooperative effort by Michael Stackpole and Timothy Zahn and a bit of a prequel to the X-Wing series and Thrawn Trilogy.

Some stories in the book take place in the New Republic era (after Return of the Jedi), while others are set before and between the films of the Star Wars Trilogy.

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This is a post-Return of the Jedi book from the Legends timeline. Think of it as an alternate universe from The Force Awakens and newer books.

Crosscurent & Riptide

Crosscurrent & Riptide by Paul S. Kemp
Two junk salvagers team up with a Jedi knight for an adventure that turns out to be much more than they bargained for, with danger around every turn, and dark mysteries lying in wait. Meanwhile, an ancient Jedi and Sith caught in a hyperspace time warp are on a collision course with all the action. Rollicking adventures starring a mostly new and endearing (but inexplicably all-male) cast of characters.

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Crosscurrent
Riptide

These are post-Return of the Jedi novels from the Legends timeline. Think of it as an alternate universe from the sequel movies and newer books.

Crucible

Crucible by Troy Denning
Forty years after Return of the Jedi, Luke, Han, and Leia go on one last adventure together, facing off against twin geniuses with a taste for evil experiments and a hunger to dominate the galaxy through corrupt corporate expansion.

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This is a post-Return of the Jedi novel from the Legends timeline. Think of it as an alternate universe from the sequel movies and newer books.