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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Last time I lied by Riley Sager

Last time I lied

Riley Sager

Emma has. Her first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie. Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned... Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly reopened Ca...

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Grace after Henry by Eithne Shortall

Grace after Henry

Eithne Shortall

Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard. Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's heart. But then Henry turns up to fix the boiler one evening, and Grace can't...

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The crow trap by Ann Cleeves

The crow trap

Ann Cleeves

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees...

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The stranger by Kate Riordan

The stranger

Kate Riordan

Cornwall, 1940. For decades, Penhallow Hall has stood frozen in time, protecting the secrets of its isolated inhabitants. But the far corners of England are no shelter from the war, and Penhallow must finally open its doors to strangers. Three newcom...

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Murder in Montego Bay by Paula Lennon

Murder in Montego Bay

Paula Lennon

In Montego Bay, Jamaica, privileged Chinese-Jamaican brothers Lester and Carter Chin Ellis have enjoyed a sheltered life as the heirs to the iced desserts empire Chinchillerz. One fateful night, following a fiery encounter with local law enforcement ...

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The punishment she deserves by Elizabeth George

The punishment she deserves

Elizabeth George

When an MP shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents, the Assistant Commissioner sees the opportunity to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. So he assigns Havers to the case...

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A measure of darkness by Jonathan Kellerman

A measure of darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. What Clay does...

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This is what happened by Mick Herron

This is what happened

Mick Herron

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie...

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Something evil comes by A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

Something evil comes

A. J. (Forensic psychologist) Cross

When a body is discovered locked inside a church crypt, its throat torn out, the victim is quickly identified as 20-year-old Matthew Flynn, son of one of the city's leading entrepreneurs, who disappeared a year earlier. For forensic psychologist Kate...

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A respectable woman by Susanna Bavin

A respectable woman

Susanna Bavin

After losing all her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert. However, five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, making every penny do the work of tuppence and performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers...

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Twenty-one days by Anne Perry

Twenty-one days

Anne Perry

1910. Sir Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist...

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The female detective by Andrew Forrester

The female detective

Andrew Forrester

The Female Detective was published in 1864 and introduces the first professional female detective in British fiction, Mrs Gladden. Mrs Gladden uses similar methods to her male counterparts - she enters scenes of crime incognito, tracking down killers...

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A murder too soon by Michael Jecks

A murder too soon

Michael Jecks

June, 1554. Professional assassin Jack Blackjack has been despatched to the palace of Woodstock, where Queen Mary's half-sister, Princess Elizabeth, is being kept under close guard. Jack's employer has reason to believe that a spy has been installed within...

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The detective wore silk drawers by Peter Lovesey

The detective wore silk drawers

Peter Lovesey

Forbidden in Victorian England, the grim and violent world of bare-knuckle fighting has gone underground. So when a headless body is found floating in the Thames, his hands "pickled" for fighting, Sergeant Cribb knows he is facing a challenge. Desperate...

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Highland sisters by Anne Douglas

Highland sisters

Anne Douglas

1910. It's the morning of beautiful 18-year-old Lorne Malcolm's wedding to handsome Daniel MacNeil, but when her older sister Rosa returns from a trip to the flower shop, Lorne has disappeared. Lorne has run off to Ireland with wealthy landowner's son,...

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Fugitive from the grave by Edward Marston

Fugitive from the grave

Edward Marston

1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Clemency van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few...

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Judith by Betty Neels

Judith

Betty Neels

Didn't he trust her to care for his mother properly? After the hurly-burly of the big London hospital where she had been working, Judith found it a very pleasant change to be offered a private job looking after a charming patient, Lady Cresswell, in the...

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The quiet gun by Lauran Paine

The quiet gun

Lauran Paine

George Carpenter's wife Carrie is out of town - and he has fallen in love with Irene Cobalt, his young Indian housekeeper. Local attorney Clarence Black thinks Cobalt is only sixteen, and wants sheriff Frank Girard to put an end to their association....

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The story keeper by Anna Mazzola

The story keeper

Anna Mazzola

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk tales of the communities around her. It is 1857, and the crofters are hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and...

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A kiss before killing by Keith McCarthy

A kiss before killing

Keith McCarthy

In the wake of several unexpected deaths at the hospital, Dr Claire Woodforde suspects there is a killer amongst the staff. As Detective Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton and her new sergeant Tom Bayes begin to investigate, they too start to wonder if...

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Kin by Snorri Kristjansson

Kin

Snorri Kristjansson

He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold when he retired from the longboats. Now, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: Karl, Jorunn, Aslak and...

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High-wired by Andrea Frazer

High-wired

Andrea Frazer

DI Olivia Hardy is a firm but fair cop, her new partner, DS Lauren Groves has a very different background, but the two women bond over the pressures of juggling complicated family lives with the horrors of the job. Both women try to reconcile their p...

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Monday's child by Linda Finlay

Monday's child

Linda Finlay

A little girl is found abandoned on a beach one chilly Monday in October, alone apart from the body of her mother, cold beside her. Rendered silent by her traumatic experience, she is named Monday by the woman who discovers her and takes her to the Red...

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Daughter of Dark River Farm by Terri Nixon

Daughter of Dark River Farm

Terri Nixon

1917. Kitty Maitland has found a safe and welcoming home at Dark River Farm, Devon, and is finally beginning on a path to recovery after her terrible ordeal in Flanders...until the arrival of two very different visitors. One, a charming rogue, proves...

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The old religion by Martyn Waites

The old religion

Martyn Waites

The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. An ex-undercover cop, Tom is in the Witness Protection Programme and St Petroc offers him a chance to live a safe and quiet life. Until...

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Guns at Q Cross by Merle Constiner

Guns at Q Cross

Merle Constiner

When Stiles Gilmore disembarks from the train, he resembles nothing so much as a shabby cowhand. However, the scruffy-looking newcomer is in fact the owner of the JJ ranch, the biggest spread in his county back in Texas, and has travelled to Idaho to...

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A match made in Devon by Cathy Bramley

A match made in Devon

Cathy Bramley

Nina has devoted her life to making it as an actress. But with her on-screen character about to be killed off it might be time for a new role (on and off screen). A falling out with her agent and his new star client leaves Nina's life in tatters. Escaping...

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The hideaway by Sheila O'Flanagan

The hideaway

Sheila O'Flanagan

When a shocking news report shatters Juno Ryan's world, she suddenly finds herself without the man she loves - and with no way of getting the answers she so desperately needs. A distraught Juno flees to the enchanting Villa Naranja in Spain. The blue...

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Dumb. Living without a voice by Georgia Webber

Dumb. Living without a voice

Georgia Webber

"Dumb's protagonist Georgia lives the relatively carefree and ordinary life of a twentysomething in Montreal: working at a café, volunteering at a local bike co-op, and going out on the town with friends. But when a sudden unanticipated throat injury...

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Vampblade. Volume one, I am Vampblade by Jason Martin

Vampblade. Volume one, I am Vampblade

Jason Martin

"When a young comic shop employee is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (slicing & dicing) 90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden...

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Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 1

Tim Seeley

"At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives...in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent! Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad,...

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Yarrick  by David Annandale

Yarrick

David Annandale

"An omnibus of novels and short stories revealing the brutal battles which transformed Commissar Yarrick from a mere man into a legend of the Imperium. Yarrick: once just a name, but now a legend, forged from the blood of the Imperium's enemies. Time...

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Tell me a secret  by Samantha Hayes

Tell me a secret

Samantha Hayes

"Tell her all your secrets and she'll tell you all her lies. Everything in Lorna's life runs like clockwork, from her 6am morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It's the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she ...

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The billionaire bull rider  by Kate Pearce

The billionaire bull rider

Kate Pearce

"Turning his back on his American father's business empire was the smartest decision Rio Martinez ever made. Now, after a high-flying career on the rodeo circuit, the world champion bull rider is ready for a change of pace. A summer hiatus working the...

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Come again by Nate Powell

Come again

Nate Powell

"As the sun sets on the 1970s, the spirit of the Love Generation still lingers in one "intentional community" high in the Ozarks. But what's missing? Under impossibly close scrutiny, two families wrestle with long-repressed secrets... while deep within...

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The Arab of the future 3 by Riad Sattouf

The Arab of the future 3

Riad Sattouf

"In this third volume (1985-1987), Riad's mother, fed up with the grinding reality of daily life in the village, decides she cannot take it any longer. When she resolves to move back to France, young Riad sees his father torn between his wife's aspirations...

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The incendiaries  by R. O. Kwon

The incendiaries

R. O. Kwon

"Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from...

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The shortest way home  by Miriam (Miriam Rebecca) Parker

The shortest way home

Miriam (Miriam Rebecca) Parker

"Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a roma...

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What ales the earl  by Sally MacKenzie

What ales the earl

Sally MacKenzie

"Scandal does not define the "fallen" ladies of Puddledon Manor's Benevolent Home. Instead, it's a recipe for an intoxicating new future as the women combine their talents to operate their own brewery and alehouse. When Penelope Barnes arrived at the...

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A ladder to the sky  by John Boyne

A ladder to the sky

John Boyne

"If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ack...

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Reckoning  by J. B. Turner

Reckoning

J. B. Turner

"After taking out a covert facility run by the Commission, a deep-state syndicate, Nathan Stone has made powerful enemies. He's a black-ops asset and he's gone rogue. But the organisation wants payback. Kidnapping Stone's sister from a Florida psychi...

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She was the quiet one  by Michele Campbell

She was the quiet one

Michele Campbell

"When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in The Odell School, a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But the sisters could not be more different. The school brings out a rivalry between them that...

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Fence. Volume one by C. S. Pacat

Fence. Volume one

C. S. Pacat

"Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust...

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Bloody Sunday  by Ben Coes

Bloody Sunday

Ben Coes

"North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal--he's determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully...

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A prayer for the damned  by Peter Tremayne

A prayer for the damned

Peter Tremayne

February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. The reason - under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony,...

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Avengers. No surrender by Al Ewing

Avengers. No surrender

Al Ewing

"The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defence between Earth and the enigmatic forces threatening to tear it apart. It's time...

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Port of Earth. Vol. 1 by Zack Kaplan

Port of Earth. Vol. 1

Zack Kaplan

"Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the ...

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Screwed. Project Frankenstein by Tyler Kirkham

Screwed. Project Frankenstein

Tyler Kirkham

"Is this the work of a serial killer, or something far worse? FBI Agent Erin Scott intends to find out - with or without the approval of her superiors - in this visionary modern, mature re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend."--Provided by publisher...

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Zombie tramp. Volume one by Dan Mendoza

Zombie tramp. Volume one

Dan Mendoza

"Janey Belle was Hollywood's hottest high-priced call girl, until her Madame set her up on a date with the undead. Now she walks the night in search of revenge! It's sexy cool zombie time, when zombie convicts, voodoo queens, and crooked LAPD cops collide...

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Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 2 by Tim Seeley

Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 2

Tim Seeley

"Collects the first 14 stories of the "Hack/Slash Omnibus" series, and features classic slasher villains like Acid Washed and Father Wrath, as well as Cassie's first encounter with Georgia."--Provided by publisher.

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Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 3 by Tim Seeley

Hack/slash omnibus. Volume 3

Tim Seeley

"An utterly defeated Cassie must overcome the death of her father if she's gong to escape a run-in with the police, a host of vengeance-seeking enemies, and a whole bunch of new slashers! Will Vlad be enough back up, or will the slasher hunting duo need...

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Claymore. Vol. 4, Marked for death by Norihiro Yagi

Claymore. Vol. 4, Marked for death

Norihiro Yagi

"Teresa, a powerful Claymore, saves a young girl from her bandit captors and leaves the child in the care of some villagers. But triumph quickly gives way to despair when the situation takes a tragic turn, and Teresa is forced to kill a human - an act...

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Murder in the dark  by Simon R. Green

Murder in the dark

Simon R. Green

"Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hillside. Could it really be a doorway to another dimension, an opening into another...

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Vampire knight. Volume 2 Memories. by Matsuri Hino

Vampire knight. Volume 2 Memories.

Matsuri Hino

"These are the stories of what happened during the 1,000 years of Kaname's slumber and the start of his human life. Neither the vampire aristocrats nor the vampire hunters approve of Yuki and Zero's relationship. Zero must face opposition from the Hu...

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JoJo's bizarre adventure. Part 3, Stardust crusaders. by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo's bizarre adventure. Part 3, Stardust crusaders.

Hirohiko Araki

"JoJo and friends continue to close in on their nemesis, DIO! Their travels take them across the Middle East, where they face new and more powerful enemies--a mysterious woman with magnetic powers, a strange man with the ability to control time and a...

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The promised Neverland. Volume 5, Escape by Kaiu Shirai

The promised Neverland. Volume 5, Escape

Kaiu Shirai

"The children of the Grace Field House orphanage must escape a macabre fate before it's too late. Life at Grace Field House is good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker...

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The Shaolin cowboy. by Geof Darrow

The Shaolin cowboy.

Geof Darrow

"The Shaolin Cowboy walks the action-packed path of three enemies: Those from the past who still pursue him, those from the future who are waiting for him, and those from the present who find killing him isn't going to be as easy as he looks."--Provided...

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The secret keeper  by Susan Lewis

The secret keeper

Susan Lewis

"You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on...

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Hellboy omnibus. Vol. 3, The wild hunt by Mike Mignola

Hellboy omnibus. Vol. 3, The wild hunt

Mike Mignola

"Terrible powers determined to kill Hellboy force him strike a deal with the Russian witch, the Baba Yaga, and to confront the truth about his destiny. The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes...

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All the hidden truths  by Claire Askew

All the hidden truths

Claire Askew

"This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Bridges College and killed twelve women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim;...

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Daredevil. 6, Back in black. by Charles Soule

Daredevil. 6, Back in black.

Charles Soule

"New York City has fallen to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin: Daredevil's greatest and deadliest adversary is now the city's newly elected mayor! And the stage is set for their most unbelievable showdown yet. Matt Murdock has the law, no fear and his incred...

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The guilty dead  by P. J. Tracy

The guilty dead

P. J. Tracy

"Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and close friend of Minnesota's leading candidate for Governor, is found dead on the first anniversary of his son's drug overdose. It seems clear to Detectives Gino and Magozzi that grief drove him to suicide. Until...

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Food wars! Volume 25, The life of a reject  by Yuto Tsukuda

Food wars! Volume 25, The life of a reject

Yuto Tsukuda

"The Regiment du Cuisine has begun, and with the weight of their expelled classmates' hopes on their shoulders, Soma, Isshiki and Megishima step up to the plate first for the resistance! In true Soma style, Soma picks soba as his card's theme ingredient,...

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The little book of knowledge series. New Hollywood by Jean-Baptiste Thoret

The little book of knowledge series. New Hollywood

Jean-Baptiste Thoret

"In the late 1960s a new generation of filmmaker took Hollywood by storm. In the wake of the Vietnam War, powerful visionaries such as Scorsese, Coppola, Altman, Peckinpah, Romero, Cinino and many others led the art form in a new direction."--Provided...

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Relic  by Alan Dean Foster

Relic

Alan Dean Foster

"Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy, save itself. As had happened many times before, the basest, most primal human instincts rose up, only this...

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Don't eat me  by Colin Cotterill

Don't eat me

Colin Cotterill

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace with his...

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Feared  by Lisa Scottoline

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

"Rosato & DiNunzio are being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three plaintiffs who claim they weren't hired because they were men. Their lawyer, Nick Machiavelli, once lost a case to Mary DiNunzio and now he wants a rematch. Mary and her partner,...

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Abandoned  by Allison Brennan

Abandoned

Allison Brennan

"Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim he...

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The negotiator  by Brendan DuBois

The negotiator

Brendan DuBois

"The Negotiator has built a good business around his talent for facilitating the sale of valuable merchandise with no questions asked. He relies on his other talent, the ability to shoot his way out of trouble if a deal goes sideways, as little as po...

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