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Thrillers, criminal investigation, court drama and more in our latest selection of criminally good reads. See what titles we offer in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Coffin Road--Tödliches Vergessen by Peter May

Coffin Road--Tödliches Vergessen

Peter May

Wenn du jemanden getötet hättest, wüsstest du das ... Oder? Ein Mann wacht am Strand der kleinen schottischen Insel Harris auf, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Er trägt eine Schwimmweste und ist vollkommen durchnässt. Von den Inselbewohnern erfährt er, dass...

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Ys by Rudie Van Rensburg

Ys

Rudie Van Rensburg

Kassie en Rooi is nou in die Spesiale Spookeenheid - 'n elite SAPD-groep. Maar as oud-stasiespeurders word hul vaardighede ernstig bevraagteken deur hul nuwe bevelvoerder. Wanneer 'n Amerikaanse wetenskaplike in 'n Waterfront-hotel vermoor word, is dit...

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You don't own me  by Mary Higgins Clark

You don't own me

Mary Higgins Clark

"Television producer Laurie Moran stops at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor - even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move. When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her...

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Residue  by Michael McGarrity

Residue

Michael McGarrity

"Retired police chief Kevin Kerney returns - this time as the prime suspect in a brutal cold-case murder. A long-unsolved mystery gets a grim new break when the bones of Kim Ward are unearthed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-five years after her...

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Dead end fix by T. E. Woods

Dead end fix

T. E. Woods

Fear and violence come home to roost in this exhilarating Justice thriller featuring The Fixer--a roller-coaster ride for readers of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, and Jeff Lindsay's Dexter novels. I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it...

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Burned by Thomas Enger

Burned

Thomas Enger

A solitary tent in the wilds is found to contain the body of a half-buried woman. She's been stoned to death. There are lash marks across her back. One of her hands has been cut off. Two years earlier internet reporter Henning Juul lost his son, Jonas,...

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The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Witch Elm

Tana French

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life. He surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuri...

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Shell game by Sara. author. Paretsky

Shell game

Sara. author. Paretsky

"Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout--her most widely read novel in years--with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today's most powerful figures. Legendary sleuth...

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The reckoning by John Grisham

The reckoning

John Grisham

"Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked...

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The disappearing by Lori Roy

The disappearing

Lori Roy

"Lane Fielding fled her Florida hometown after high school for the anonymity of New York City and swore she'd never return. Twenty years later, newly divorced and with two daughters in tow, she finds herself tending bar at the local dive and living with...

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The wild inside by Christine Carbo

The wild inside

Christine Carbo

"Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened: a grizzly bear attacked Ted's father and dragged him to his death. Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent for...

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Heaven sent  by Alan Carter

Heaven sent

Alan Carter

"Detective Sergeant Philip 'Cato' Kwong is light on sleep but high on happiness, with his new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of bizarre murders gets in the way of Cato's...

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The sentence is death  by Anthony Horowitz

The sentence is death

Anthony Horowitz

"William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or rather he used to......

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The night she died  by Jenny Blackhurst

The night she died

Jenny Blackhurst

"On her own wedding night, beautiful and complicated Evie White leaps off a cliff to her death. What drove her to commit this terrible act? It's left to her best friend and her husband to unravel the sinister mystery. Following a twisted trail of c...

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The stranger diaries  by Elly Griffiths

The stranger diaries

Elly Griffiths

"Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line...

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And so it begins  by Rachel Abbott

And so it begins

Rachel Abbott

"Mark and Evie had a whirlwind romance. Evie brought Mark back to life after the sudden death of his first wife. Cleo, Mark's sister, knows she should be happy for him. But Cleo doesn't trust Evie... When Evie starts having accidents at home, her f...

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Cold case  by Quintin Jardine

Cold case

Quintin Jardine

"When a murder investigation that's been closed for thirty years is suddenly re-opened, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is quickly drawn into the action. The story of the Body in the Quarry was well-known around Edinburgh all those years ago: a po...

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Somebody's daughter by David Bell

Somebody's daughter

David Bell

"When Michael Frazier's ex-wife, Erica, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Her ten-year-old daughter is missing - and Michael is the father. Unsure whether this is the truth but unwilling...

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Fall of angels by Barbara Cleverly

Fall of angels

Barbara Cleverly

"Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre...

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Ambush by James Patterson

Ambush

James Patterson

"An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - but the target was Michael Bennett. Then one of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders with a distinct signature al...

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Bear witness to murder by Meg Macy

Bear witness to murder

Meg Macy

"As autumn air settles into the quaint small town of Silver Hollow, there's nothing more popular than Sasha's teddy bears--and murder in cold blood . . . Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is cozying up to the fall season by hosting...

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Pick and chews by Linda O. Johnston

Pick and chews

Linda O. Johnston

"As a technician for a local vet and the owner of the Barkery & Biscuits dog bakery, Carrie Kennersly is proud to give back to the community by helping out with a rescue animal adoption event. She's also happy to be in a relationship with veterinarian...

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Many a twist by Sheila Connolly

Many a twist

Sheila Connolly

"Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn't seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura's pub, Maura's not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the...

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Under my skin by Lisa Unger

Under my skin

Lisa Unger

"It's been a year since Poppy's husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged...

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The missing Italian girl by Barbara Corrado. Pope

The missing Italian girl

Barbara Corrado. Pope

On a sultry night in June 1897, a young Russian by the name of Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov and two young women transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working class neighborhood in northeastern Paris. They throw the body into the canal and the...

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Leave the grave green by Deborah Crombie

Leave the grave green

Deborah Crombie

When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills. The dead man is Connor Swann, son-in-law of two of London's most r...

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Gideon's sword by Douglas J. Preston

Gideon's sword

Douglas J. Preston

At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father, a scientist shot down by police during a hostage crisis. More than 20 years later, Gideon brings down the man responsible. But then a mysterious witness to his crime offers Gideon the chance...

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The mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The mysterious affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicious younger man....

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Mr. Monk in outer space by Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk in outer space

Lee Goldberg

Adrian Monk has journeyed into the realm of the cult science fiction show Beyond Earth, where he meets fans just as obsessive-compulsive as he is. Monk is at their convention because there may be a killer lurking in the Beyond Earth community: someone...

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Dead case in Deadwood by Ann Charles

Dead case in Deadwood

Ann Charles

"Nothing good ever happens at the butt-crack of dawn. No doubt, the headless corpse on the autopsy table in front of me would agree."--Violet Parker. Real estate agent Violet 'Spooky' Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor...

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Atlanta noir

Atlanta noir

Atlanta itself is a crime scene. After all, Georgia was founded as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the city to the ground. We might argue about whether the arson was the crime or the response to the crime, but this is indisputable:...

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Mr. Monk and the two assistants by Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk and the two assistants

Lee Goldberg

The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life -- much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate...

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The reckoning at Gossamer pond by Jaime Jo. Wright

The reckoning at Gossamer pond

Jaime Jo. Wright

"For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer h...

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Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan

Murder at the Flamingo

Rachel McMillan

"If Hamish DeLuca spent less time with his nose in a history book or studying for the bar exam, he might finally have the courage to ask a girl to dance at the Palais Royale. But despite his romantic nature, Hamish has always been shy and lacking the...

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Dig deep my grave by Cheryl Honigford

Dig deep my grave

Cheryl Honigford

"The last thing Vivian expects to see during a garden party at her family's opulent lake house is the love of her life, Charlie Haverman, standing over the body of Hap, a man from Vivian's past, and clutching a pair of blood-covered scissors. But there's...

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S'more murders by Maya Corrigan

S'more murders

Maya Corrigan

"Since catering themed events is a good way to make extra cash, Val agrees to board the Titanic—or at least cater a re-creation of the doomed journey on a yacht. The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val...

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The forbidden door by Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz

The forbidden door

Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz

"She was one of the FBI's top agents until she became the nation's most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society's terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn't save...

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Dyeing up loose ends by Maggie Sefton

Dyeing up loose ends

Maggie Sefton

"Kelly Flynn is happily busy with four-year-old Jack, now a rambunctious four-year-old preschooler. At Pete's Porch Café, waitress Julie is hoping to become an accountant. She makes sure she keeps Kelly caffeinated and up-to-date on her career progress....

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Holy ghost by John Sandford

Holy ghost

John Sandford

"Wheatfield, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase 'small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Wheatfield and nothing ever will ... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: Ì'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme...

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Dark tide rising by Anne Perry

Dark tide rising

Anne Perry

"When a ransom exchange turns violent in the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn't want the aid of the...

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Sleep when you're dead by Chris Hollenback

Sleep when you're dead

Chris Hollenback

Residents of Midwestern towns are baffled by the unexplained appearances of lifelike statues. Curiosity turns into horror as they realize the statues, posed as famous paintings, are actually the bodies of murder victims. The gruesome art is the work of...

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Tangier by Stephen Holgate

Tangier

Stephen Holgate

Tangier tells two parallel stories: one, a mystery, and the other a spy story set fifty years apart and told in a series of alternating sections. In the first, we follow Christopher Chaffee, a disgraced Washington power broker whose father, a French ...

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Murder in the heart of it all by Michael Prelee

Murder in the heart of it all

Michael Prelee

Someone is angry in Hogan, Ohio. Residents of the small town are plagued by vicious, anonymous letters. The personalized notes land in mailboxes with devastating effect, revealing secrets and deeds better kept unknown. Whoever the sender is, they know...

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The witness by Naomi Kryske

The witness

Naomi Kryske

Jennifer Jeffries is single and the innocent victim of a violent assault. She is forced to deal with her trauma in the company of strangers, since she was in London and not her Houston home when the attack occurred. In addition, she must testify in one...

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What the heart knows by Mara Purl

What the heart knows

Mara Purl

Follows Miranda Jones as she adjusts to small town life and connects with other residents of Milford-Haven.

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Edited to death by Linda Lee. Peterson

Edited to death

Linda Lee. Peterson

If Maggie Fiori doesn't have it all, she's got plenty: A job at a chic San Francisco magazine, a handsome attorney husband, sons, and a comfortable life in Oakland. But Maggie's existence as an editor, loving wife, and mother camouflage a secret. The...

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When men betray by Webb Hubbell

When men betray

Webb Hubbell

Why would Woody Cole, a peaceful, caring man, shoot a US Senator in cold blood on live television? That's the mystery facing attorney Jack Patterson as he returns to Little Rock, Arkansas, a town he swore he would never step foot in again.

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No grater danger by Victoria Hamilton

No grater danger

Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton presents the seventh book in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series.

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An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D. James

An unsuitable job for a woman

P. D. James

Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in ...

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Along came a spider by James Patterson

Along came a spider

James Patterson

The international bestseller introducing Detective Alex Cross. Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji....

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The hiding place by David Bell

The hiding place

David Bell

Twenty-five-years ago, four-year-old Justin Manning disappeared. Two months later his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods, shocking the small town of Dove Point. Janet Manning has been haunted by her brother's death since the day she lost sight...

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Fletch and the widow Bradley by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch and the widow Bradley

Gregory Mcdonald

Young Fletch is less than pleased to be writing a business story, something that's well outside his field of expertise. Eager to get back out on the streets, he quickly compiles what he thinks is a well-executed article, complete with quotes from the...

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The black tower by P. D. James

The black tower

P. D. James

Award-winning P.D. James, one of the masters of crime fiction, takes her best-known detective to the Dorset coast in this murder mystery. Awakening on his sick bed to a deepening sense of his own mortality, Dalgliesh fights with his illness and finds...

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Shroud for a nightingale by P. D. James

Shroud for a nightingale

P. D. James

The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously and...

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The surrogate thief by Archer Mayor

The surrogate thief

Archer Mayor

Over the years investigator Joe Gunther has battled drug pushers and corporate swindlers, grappled with environmental conspirators, and foiled gangs and home invaders. But while usually successful in his fight for the future of the small town of Brat...

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The midnight witness by Sara Blædel

The midnight witness

Sara Blædel

Sara Blaedel returns with another thrilling novel in her series featuring homicide detective Louise Rick-a strong-willed police investigator perfect for readers of Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen, or Jo Nesbo.A young woman is found strangled in...

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Desperate measures by Stuart Woods

Desperate measures

Stuart Woods

"Stone Barrington is ready for anything--and up against a problem that could cost him everything--in the newest thriller from perennial fan favorite and #1 New York Times--bestselling author Stuart Woods"--

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Murder in spite  by Anne Cleeland

Murder in spite

Anne Cleeland

"This holiday trip to Dublin had been very hard on detective Kathleen Doyle's husband--although he was making a monumental effort to disguise this fact--an unless she very much missed her guess, it was all somehow connected to the grisly murder on th...

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Swimming with sharks  by Anna Legat

Swimming with sharks

Anna Legat

"When fortysomething Nicola Eagles goes on the holiday of a lifetime to the Maldives, she never dreams she'll fall in love - she's too shy, too set in her ways. But then she meets someone who changes her life for ever. Just when things seem to be going...

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Murder and the glovemaker's son  by author Cookman Lesley

Murder and the glovemaker's son

author Cookman Lesley

"The Oast Theatre in Steeple Martin is hosting a touring production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night which is attracting a lot of attention. But very soon it begins to attract attention of an entirely different kind, when a document goes missing along with...

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The question of the dead mistress  by E. J. Copperman

The question of the dead mistress

E. J. Copperman

"Mrs. Washburn takes on the case of a woman who thinks her husband has a ghost mistress, but Samuel's Asperger's traits mean he does not believe in ghosts"--

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Gasa-gasa girl  by Naomi Hirahara

Gasa-gasa girl

Naomi Hirahara

"Between a father and daughter, between one culture and another, an astonishing mystery starts to unfold ... For years, Mas Arai's resentful daughter has lived a continent away in New York City, and had a life he knew little about. But an anxious phone...

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I will never leave you  by S. M. Thayer

I will never leave you

S. M. Thayer

"Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation's capital. The only thing that's missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms...

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The murderer's son  by Joy Ellis

The murderer's son

Joy Ellis

"Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into S...

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Murder in disguise  by Frances Lloyd

Murder in disguise

Frances Lloyd

"The dead man was dressed as Othello. He was lying on the bed in Room 4 of the Wing on The Park with his face smashed to an unrecognizable pulp. Neville Blewitt, proud owner of the Melbury Park Hotel and its adjacent wing had organized an extravagant...

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Murder by the book by Rex Stout

Murder by the book

Rex Stout

When everyone who has read Leonard Dykes's unpublished manuscript--including the author himself--is found dead, Nero Wolfe, along with his sidekick, decides to set a trap.

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Los Angeles noir 2

Los Angeles noir 2

From Hollywood starlets to downtown taxi dancers, and from Central Avenue speakeasies to clapboard Venice Beach shacks to Depression-era hobos riding the rails, this volume brings you the masters of the genre penning tales of love, lust, and loss in the...

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Killer closet case by Elizabeth Ashby

Killer closet case

Elizabeth Ashby

Bree Milford had big city dreams. But when her glamorous career fails to materialize, she can't pay her big city rent. Slinking home to the sleepy town of Danger Cove to reorganize and figure out her life, she agrees to run the family's Ocean View Bed...

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Maggie Dove's detective agency by Susan Breen

Maggie Dove's detective agency

Susan Breen

As Susan Breen's compelling cozy mystery series continues, Maggie Dove's budding detective agency has given her a new lease on life. Only one thing stands in the way of success: her clients--or lack of them. After catching the killer who shook her small...

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The second confession by Rex Stout

The second confession

Rex Stout

Nero Wolfe finds himself trying to solve a murder and save his own hide from the Mob after a millionaire businessman asks him to look into the background of his daughter's boyfriend.

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Married lovers by Jackie Collins

Married lovers

Jackie Collins

Three high-powered Hollywood couples, two hot affairs, one underage Russian ex-hooker, a passionate murder'and the players' lives are changed forever. Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and he...

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Four-patch of trouble by Gin Jones

Four-patch of trouble

Gin Jones

From international bestselling author Gin Jones comes a small-town murder with big consequences-- Someone has murder all sewn up. Keely Fairchild left her previous profession as a high-powered attorney to lead a quieter life as a certified quilt appraiser....

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A case of two cities by Xiaolong Qiu

A case of two cities

Xiaolong Qiu

Asked to take the lead in a corruption investigation in which the principal figure and his family have already fled to the U.S., Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is charged to uncover the culprit's partners-in-crime and their organiza...

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The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Stieg Larsson

"This time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus ... of the story. Mikael Blomkvist - crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium - has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive...

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Richardson's first case by Basil Thomson

Richardson's first case

Basil Thomson

The D.D.I. recognized him and smiled. "That was a great case you brought us. You'll be interested to hear that it is a case of mur-r-der!"For eight years Basil Thomson headed the famous C.I.D., New Scotland Yard. He knew the Yard inside out. Now in this...

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Jack-knifed by Wonny Lea

Jack-knifed

Wonny Lea

Mark Wilson, a decent, well-liked gay man, lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff. One Saturday evening, his closest friends go to his house for an evening of drinks and catching-up. Finding no answer, the concerned friends break in--to a horrific...

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Dead men don't get the munchies by Miranda Bliss

Dead men don't get the munchies

Miranda Bliss

When Annie's boyfriend, the owner of D.C.'s latest hotspot, offers a six-week bar-food cooking class, tensions boil over after a student's murder and Annie's best friend Eve becomes a suspect.

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The devil's wind  by Steve Goble

The devil's wind

Steve Goble

"A historical mystery that blends nautical adventure in pirate waters with a locked-room murder mystery, featuring a pirate sleuth whose wits are as sharp as his blade. Spider John, longing to escape the pirate life he never wanted, has an honest seafaring...

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Flotsam & jetsam  by Keith Moray

Flotsam & jetsam

Keith Moray

"The Flotsam & Jetsam TV show gained a cult following throughout Scotland by highlighting that money could be made from the debris that washed up onto remote beaches. When it came to West Uist, it brought the exciting prospect of celebrity status for...

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The bad neighbor  by David Tallerman

The bad neighbor

David Tallerman

"When part-time teacher Ollie Clay panic-buys a rundown house in the outskirts of Leeds, he soon recognises his mistake. His new neighbour, Chas Walker, is an antisocial thug, and Ollie's suspicions raise links to a local hate group. With Ollie's lif...

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A day in the life of Louis Bloom  by Paul Charles

A day in the life of Louis Bloom

Paul Charles

"Retired police officer Brendy McCucker returns to solve a murder mystery with the help of DI Lily O'Carroll in this second book in the series“--Provided by publisher.

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Silver anniversary murder by Leslie Meier

Silver anniversary murder

Leslie Meier

"Much has happened since Leslie Meier first introduced her beloved sleuth Lucy Stone with Mistletoe Murder. Many holidays and bake sales have come and gone, Lucy's children have all grown up. But even after twenty-four books into the bestselling series,...

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Turning the tide by Edith Maxwell

Turning the tide

Edith Maxwell

"Quaker midwife Rose Carroll finds the body of a local suffrage organizer during the presidential election of 1888."--

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Crisis by Felix Francis

Crisis

Felix Francis

"Harrison Foster, crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables kills six very valuable horses. When human remains are found among the equestrian ones, all the stable staff are accounted for. So who is...

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Christmas cake murder by Joanne Fluke

Christmas cake murder

Joanne Fluke

"With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah's life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden--especially when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly...

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Tear me apart by J. T. Ellison

Tear me apart

J. T. Ellison

Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she's suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant...

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A willing murder by Jude Deveraux

A willing murder

Jude Deveraux

"Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she'd admired as a child. It's much...

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Murder on Memory Lake by J. D. Griffo

Murder on Memory Lake

J. D. Griffo

"For Alberta Scaglione, her golden years are turning out much more differently than she expected--and much more deadly . . . Alberta Scaglione's spinster aunt had some secrets--like the fortune she squirreled away and a secret lake house in Tranquility,...

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Cold cuts by Douglas Lindsay

Cold cuts

Douglas Lindsay

Revenge is a dish best served ... sliced. The new cold meat option in the sandwich shop isn't chicken, and it isn't pork. It's Kevin Moyes, missing for two weeks, now presumed dead. The Serious Crime Unit are notified, and the hunt for the macabre bu...

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Sherlock Holmes by M. J. H. Simmonds

Sherlock Holmes

M. J. H. Simmonds

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Maigret's secret by Georges Simenon

Maigret's secret

Georges Simenon

At a dinner party, Maigret recounts an old case in which Adrien Josset is found guilty and executed for the murder of his wife, Christine. As the case develops under the controlling hand of the magistrate, all clues point to Josset's guilt yet Maigret...

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Watson by David Ruffle

Watson

David Ruffle

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A cold flame by Aidan Conway

A cold flame

Aidan Conway

Play with fire and you get burned... A gripping crime thriller, from a new star in British crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin. Five men burnt alive.In the crippling heat of August in Rome, a flat goes up in flames, the doors sealed from the...

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The secret bullet by Les Rixon

The secret bullet

Les Rixon

Richard Reynolds is a solicitor in a small town in the South of England. He is about to get married to Mary, a nurse, and he becomes involved in the aftermath of the tragic death of Mary's father, who was a local police inspector killed in a car acci...

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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadows of St. Petersburg by Daniel D. Victor

Sherlock Holmes and the Shadows of St. Petersburg

Daniel D. Victor

""A psychological account of a crime"" - that's how Fyodor Dostoyevsky described his novel Crime and Punishment, which tells of two horrific axe murders in St. Petersburg. It becomes much more than a mere ""account,"" however, when a pair of dead bodies...

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The brickeaters by Residents (Musical group)

The brickeaters

Residents (Musical group)

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Cooked to death

Cooked to death

"These twelve tales of murder all involve cooking -- though the recipes that follow the stories are all delicious ... and perfectly safe."--Provided by publisher.

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Cooked to death: Volume II,

Cooked to death: Volume II,

"If you're looking for a recipe so good it's to die for, search no further. We've got fifteen of them. Lovers wage war with deviled eggs and artichokes. A world-class baker turns to desperate measures to win the contest of a lifetime. An orphaned teenage...

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With a little bit of blood  by D. E. Ireland

With a little bit of blood

D. E. Ireland

"Eliza is not happy when Higgins buys a snazzy roadster. Her misgivings prove correct when he becomes injured in a motor car crash. Forced to play nursemaid, Eliza is thrilled to accept an invitation to a house party from Lord Ashmore and his bride, the...

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Get me to the grave on time  by D. E. Ireland

Get me to the grave on time

D. E. Ireland

"Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy's younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of...

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The last breath  by Danny (Photojournalist) Lopez

The last breath

Danny (Photojournalist) Lopez

"Unemployed newspaper reporter Dexter Vega is hired to investigate the drowning of Liam Fleming, the son of a wealthy real estate investor in Siesta Key. Vega's search for clues takes him from one end of this picturesque barrier island off the coast ...

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Sharp shooter  by Marianne Delacourt

Sharp shooter

Marianne Delacourt

"Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl . . . but she has the gift - or curse as she sees it - of reading people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you...

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Cry from the grave  by Carolyn Mahony

Cry from the grave

Carolyn Mahony

"After a heart-breaking tragedy six years ago, Hannah Walker is struggling to pick up the pieces of her life ... until a macabre discovery re-awakens the ghosts of her past. But this time, she's determined to discover the truth surrounding her daught...

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Blood secrets  by Dreda Say Mitchell

Blood secrets

Dreda Say Mitchell

"The past comes back to haunt her. Will it destroy her family? Only two people know what’s happened to the gold stolen in an underworld bullion heist. That’s East End gangster’s widow Babs Miller and her best friend Pearl. So when the gold vanishes from...

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Face down beside St. Anne's well by Kathy Lynn. Emerson

Face down beside St. Anne's well

Kathy Lynn. Emerson

The year is 1575, and Rosamond, sleuth Susanna Appleton's twelve-year-old foster daughter, is certain her French tutor has been murdered. Lady Appleton is not so sure, but she knows something is wrong at Buxton. The ancient Roman baths there are popular...

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Hitting the books  by Jenn McKinlay

Hitting the books

Jenn McKinlay

"When a stack of library material is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the CDs. Before Lindsey...

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Feared by Lisa Scottoline

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

"When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination - claiming that they were not hired because they were men - Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male...

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The breakers by Marcia Muller

The breakers

Marcia Muller

"On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to...

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Sweet little lies by Caz Frear

Sweet little lies

Caz Frear

"In this gripping debut procedural, a young London policewoman must probe dark secrets buried deep in her own familys past to solve a murder and a long-ago disappearance. Your father is a liar. But is he a killer? Even liars tell the truth . . . some...

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A long way down  by Ken McCoy

A long way down

Ken McCoy

"When a wealthy businessman suffers a fatal fall from his office window, the forensic evidence points to murder. But with no suspects, no clues and no apparent motive, the police investigation stalls. It's passed over to the Cold Case Unit where it remains...

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Dead wrong  by Helen H. Durrant

Dead wrong

Helen H. Durrant

"A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate. Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to...

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The forgotten  by Casey Kelleher

The forgotten

Casey Kelleher

"The more people you love, the more you have to lose... Nancy Byrne might be the head of the notorious Byrne crime family, but she's determined to give her little daughter, Scarlett, the best start possible. After the death of her beloved father, the...

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The babysitter  by Sheryl Browne

The babysitter

Sheryl Browne

"You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life? Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much...

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Idyll hands  by Stephanie Gayle

Idyll hands

Stephanie Gayle

"In the small, sleepy town of Idyll, Connecticut, Police Chief Thomas Lynch assists police officer Michael Finnegan to uncover clues to his sister's disappearance two decades ago. Charleston, Massachusetts, 1972: Rookie cop Michael Finnegan gets a call...

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The gathering murders  by Keith Moray

The gathering murders

Keith Moray

"The annual West Uist literary festival – The Gathering – always attracts the best in the business. But with the tiny island population suddenly doubling, the local police force is stretched to breaking point. And this year they have to deal with more...

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Mr Godley's phantom  by Mal Peet

Mr Godley's phantom

Mal Peet

"It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after the horrors of war. When an old comrade sends him a letter, telling of a position that's just come up with an elderly fellow called Mr Godley...

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The spite game  by Anna Snoekstra

The spite game

Anna Snoekstra

"Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava can't move on until she's exacted, precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most. First she watches Saanvi, who has it all together at a top architectural firm... which Ava will destroy the...

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Past tense  by Lee Child

Past tense

Lee Child

"Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees...

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Murder in her stocking  by G. A. McKevett

Murder in her stocking

G. A. McKevett

"As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s, when everyone's hair was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. She recalls the story of the scandalous Prissy...

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Dark sacred night  by Michael Connelly

Dark sacred night

Michael Connelly

"Renée Ballard returns to Hollywood Station from working the night beat. She finds a stranger rifling through old file cabinets - retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks...

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Too far gone  by Allison Brennan

Too far gone

Allison Brennan

"Things finally seem to be going well for FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. She's just finished training for Hostage Rescue, her husband's relationship with his son is back on track, and her tense relationship with her boss, Rachel Vaughn, has become much more...

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