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Large print crime new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest large print crime fiction. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.
Ambush by James Patterson


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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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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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


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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Feared by Lisa Scottoline


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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Why kill the innocent by C. S. Harris

Why kill the innocent

C. S. Harris

"London, 1814. A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the tangled web of the British royal court where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits"--

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Ruff justice by Laurien Berenson

Ruff justice

Laurien Berenson

"As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. But when a conformation show turns deadly, it'll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose"--

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A catered costume party by Isis Crawford

A catered costume party

Isis Crawford

"When sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons agree to cater an extravagant Halloween party in their little upstate New York town of Longely, they figured a ghost or two and a blood curdling scream might be part of the menu, but they never expected to be haunted...

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Scandal above stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Scandal above stairs

Jennifer Ashley

"Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. So...

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Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense

Joyce Carol Oates

"The Woman in the Window" opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the...

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A gathering of secrets by Linda Castillo

A gathering of secrets

Linda Castillo

"When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside - burned alive...

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Double blind by Iris Johansen

Double blind

Iris Johansen

"Kendra Michaels is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they've brought to her... until she hears the details: The body was found just blocks away from Kendra's condo. The man was carrying an envelope with Kendra's name on it, and inside...

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Margaret Duffy

"Patrick has a new desk job and seems to be out of harm's way ... but not for long. Patrick Gillard has taken on a new role as the NCA's officer within Avon and Somerset Police's Regional Organised Crime Unit, much to his wife and working partner Ing...

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Mind of a killer by Simon Beaufort

Mind of a killer

Simon Beaufort

"London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on The Pall Mall Gazette, is following up a story about a fatal house fire. But the post mortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder...

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Mile High murder by Marcia Dutton Talley

Mile High murder

Marcia Dutton Talley

"It's a fact that some of the cancer support group survivors Hannah Ives works with take marijuana. Recreational use of the drug may be illegal in Maryland, but a few patients, like Maryland Sate Senator Claire Thompson, are prescribed it on medical ...

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The price of freedom by Rosemary Rowe

The price of freedom

Rosemary Rowe

"When a tax collector commits suicide, having gambled everything away, Libertus is despatched to make enquiries. At the same time, he must attend a wedding in place of his patron. But as the assignment begins to take grisly and unexpected turns, Libe...

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The suffering of strangers by Caro Ramsay

The suffering of strangers

Caro Ramsay

"When a six-week-old baby is stolen from outside a village shop, Detective Inspector Costello quickly surmises there's more to this case than meets the eye. As she questions those involved, she uncovers evidence that this was no impulsive act as the ...

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Vanished by Karen E. Olson


Karen E. Olson

"Computer hacker Tina Adler heads to Paris, France in search of the truth - but discovers that someone is close on her trail in this tense and twisting thriller. With a price on her head, computer hacker Tina Adler is determined to stay offline. Only...

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The magic chair murder by Diane Janes

The magic chair murder

Diane Janes

"Introducing amateur sleuths Frances Black and Tom Dod in the first of an intriguing new historical mystery series. The night before she's due to make a speech to the Robert Barnaby Society on the subject of the famous writer's 'magic chair', committee...

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Lock 13 by Peter Helton

Lock 13

Peter Helton

"Henry Blinkhorn drowned when his boat capsized in the Severn estuary. So how come his photograph appears on the front cover of The Angler six years later? The insurers who paid out a small fortune on his death have asked private investigator Chris H...

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Shadow play by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Shadow play

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

"When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know...

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Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger

Desolation Mountain

William Kent Krueger

"All his life, Stephen O'Connor has had visions of tragedies to come. When he experiences the vision of a great bird shot from the sky, he knows something terrible is about to happen. The crash of a private plane on Desolation Mountain in a remote part...

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When the lights go out by Mary Kubica

When the lights go out

Mary Kubica

"Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers...

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Depth of winter by Craig Johnson

Depth of winter

Craig Johnson

"Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. An international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The Am...

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Gold dust by Reavis Z. Wortham

Gold dust

Reavis Z. Wortham

"As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their delivery...

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Field of bones by Judith A. Jance

Field of bones

Judith A. Jance

"This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself...

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Murder with lemon tea cakes by Karen Rose Smith

Murder with lemon tea cakes

Karen Rose Smith

"In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals--but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . . Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers,...

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Texas Ranger by James Patterson

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

"Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates's discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. A tough case in Waco has jeopardized Yates's chances at ...

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Tailspin by Sandra Brown


Sandra Brown

"Rye Mallett, a fearless 'freight dog' pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: he...

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Lord James Harrington and the Christmas mystery by Lynn Florkiewicz

Lord James Harrington and the Christmas mystery

Lynn Florkiewicz

It's Christmas, and James and Beth are preparing for Harrington's festive dinner and dance. This year, famous diva Olivia Dupree is singing, a wedding is taking place, and they're hosting a reunion of Pals - ex-army comrades from the Great War. When ...

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Frost line by Ardath Mayhar

Frost line

Ardath Mayhar

A helpless woman is attacked in her home by a ruthless gang of murderers and thieves searching for her brother's valuable gun collection. They fail in their mission, and now they're coming back to finish the job - this time determined to leave no eye...

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Murder in a nunnery by Eric Shepherd

Murder in a nunnery

Eric Shepherd

On the steps of St. Joseph's altar lay the corpulent body of the Baroness Sliema - still, so it seemed to the horrified nuns, heaving under the blow which had struck her down... Chief Inspector Pearson of Scotland Yard is called in to solve the crime...

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Strong poison by Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

Strong poison

Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers

As a mystery novelist, Harriet Vane knows all about poisons. And now she stands in the dock, on trial for her life, accused of murdering her former lover Philip Boyes by poisoning him with arsenic. The two had quarrelled bitterly, and Harriet admits to...

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Outrageous suggestion by Ernest Dudley

Outrageous suggestion

Ernest Dudley

A woman thinks her plot to murder her husband is foolproof - but it will set off ricocheting complications. When a stranger calls at an old inn during a vicious storm, the elderly resident and her manservant concoct a sinister plan. A travelling salesman...

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Death in Shanghai by M. J. Lee

Death in Shanghai

M. J. Lee

Shanghai, 1928: The body of a blonde washes up on the Beach of Dead Babies, in the heart of the city. Seemingly a suicide, a closer look reveals a darker motive. The corpse has been weighed down, the lower half mutilated, and the Chinese characters f...

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Dry bones in the valley by Tom Bouman

Dry bones in the valley

Tom Bouman

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul. In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations....

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Inspector French and the box office murders by Freeman Wills Crofts

Inspector French and the box office murders

Freeman Wills Crofts

The suicide of a sales clerk at the box office of a London cinema leaves another girl in fear for her life. Persuaded to seek help from Scotland Yard, Miss Darke confides in Inspector Joseph French about a gambling scam by a mysterious trio of crooks,...

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The well of ice by Andrea (Barrister) Carter

The well of ice

Andrea (Barrister) Carter

December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat out; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Molloy. But on a trip to Dublin, she runs into Luke Kirby - the man who killed...

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The vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase

The vanishing of Audrey Wilde

Eve Chase

When fifteen-year-old Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor during the heatwave of 1959, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. The sisters are drawn into the...

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Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves

Harbour Street

Ann Cleeves

As thick snow blankets Newcastle, boisterous crowds of Christmas revellers jostle onto the Metro. And Margaret Krukowski - sitting quietly in the middle of the busy train - is viciously murdered, though nobody sees the stabbing take place. Margaret's...

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Moving targets by Warren C. Easley

Moving targets

Warren C. Easley

"Claxton has no idea that his new client will turn his life upside down. As he begins to investigate, he starts finding links between his cases and the possibility of a lucrative riverfront project and a foreign assassin. And in a separate battle, ...

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Dead man running by Steve Hamilton

Dead man running

Steve Hamilton

"Alex McKnight--hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series--is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered. On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs onto...

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Secret undertaking by Mark De Castrique

Secret undertaking

Mark De Castrique

"Towns like Gainesboro, North Carolina, may be small but go big on local traditions. When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's ...

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Swift vengeance by T. Jefferson Parker

Swift vengeance

T. Jefferson Parker

"Returning hero and private investigator Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene. His troubled friend Lindsay Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life...

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Triple homicide by James Patterson

Triple homicide

James Patterson

"James Patterson's greatest detectives together for the first time! Three electrifying thrillers with Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women's Murder Club. Detective Cross: An Alex Cross Story: An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly...

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Walking shadows by Faye Kellerman

Walking shadows

Faye Kellerman

"Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman....

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Juror #3 by James Patterson

Juror #3

James Patterson

"Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar - and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest ...

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Beyond the pale by Clare O'Donohue

Beyond the pale

Clare O'Donohue

"Interpol asks married college professors Hollis and Finn Larsson to procure a priceless rare book manuscript abroad. They are soon left with fifty thousand euros and a possible death threat"--

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Déjá moo by Kirsten Weiss

Déjá moo

Kirsten Weiss

"The holiday season turns udderly dangerous for Maddie and her paranormal museum. Maddie Kosloski is no fan of San Benedetto's Christmas Cow, a thirty-foot straw bovine that graces the town square every December. For one thing, the cow displaces her ...

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Claws for concern by Miranda James

Claws for concern

Miranda James

"Charlie Harris is busy enjoying his new grandson when a mysterious man with a connection to Charlie's family starts visiting the library, bringing with him troubling questions about an unsolved murder ... Charlie may be a proud new grandfather, but he...

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The diva cooks up a storm by Krista Davis

The diva cooks up a storm

Krista Davis

"Domestic diva Sophie Winston can whip up an elaborate event in her sleep, but as the hippest hostess she rarely gets to enjoy the full guest treatment. Which is why her best friend Nina Reid Norwood loops her in to the latest culinary craze: a pop-up...

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Leverage in death by J. D. Robb

Leverage in death

J. D. Robb

"When Paul Rogan sets off a bomb at his office, killing eleven people, no one can understand why. He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Then his wife and daughter are found chained up in the family home, and everything becomes...

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The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom by A. E. Hotchner

The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom

A. E. Hotchner

"Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is guarding his father's car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewelery store across the street. To Aaron's shock, his father, a traveling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time,...

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Jar of hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Jar of hearts

Jennifer Hillier

"When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser...

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Formula of deception by Carrie Stuart Parks

Formula of deception

Carrie Stuart Parks

"An escaped killer uncovers one of World War II's most dangerous secrets--a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep. After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid...

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Kappy King and the pickle kaper by Amy Lillard

Kappy King and the pickle kaper

Amy Lillard

"At first, young Sally June Esh's tragic death doesn't look like murder. Even in peaceful Blue Sky, collisions between buggies and Englisch cars aren't unheard of. Still, the Eshes are skilled drivers used to delivering their popular pickles for miles...

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Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante

Half Moon Bay

Alice LaPlante

"A smart, haunting tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Jane is devastated, but sometime later, she...

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Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan

Murder for Christmas

Francis Duncan

"When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome - but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. When midn...

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Robert B. Parker's Colorblind by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's Colorblind

Reed Farrel Coleman

"Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then, Jesse's own d...

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Fiction can be murder by Becky Clark

Fiction can be murder

Becky Clark

"Mystery author Charlemagne Charlee Russo thought the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books were only the products of her imagination. That is, until her agent is found dead exactly as described in her new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion ...

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Murder on the Left Bank by Cara Black

Murder on the Left Bank

Cara Black

"A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris's 13th arrondissement. The old man, an accountant, is carrying a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records. For decades, he has been helping a cadre...

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Poisoned pages by Lorna Barrett

Poisoned pages

Lorna Barrett

"Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment. She even cooks all the food herself, which is quite a feat for someone who previously could not boil water. But when one of her guests...

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Antiques wanted by Barbara Allan

Antiques wanted

Barbara Allan

"Spring lassos small-town Serenity, as Brandy Borne's crime-bustin' mama Vivian hatches a harebrained scheme to run for county sheriff-ropin' in her daughter to join the rodeo as campaign manager. As the two-woman posse tracks down voters at a local....

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The banker's wife by Cristina Alger

The banker's wife

Cristina Alger

"On an early November morning, a couple boards a plane bound for Geneva. Soon after, it drops off the radar and the wreckage is later discovered in the Alps. Among the missing is Matthew Lerner, an insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His...

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The rose in winter by Sarah Harrison

The rose in winter

Sarah Harrison

"1929. Barbara Delahay was a beauty, a young and untouched English rose, enjoying the social whirl of the debutante season. But she attracted the attention of someone unsuitable; someone damaged. Now, in 1953, in an empty house, the widowed Barbara is...

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The property of lies by Marjorie Eccles

The property of lies

Marjorie Eccles

"DI Herbert Reardon is drawn into a world of secrets and lies when a body is discovered at a girls' boarding school. 1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert...

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No second chances by Don Bruns

No second chances

Don Bruns

"When a fellow cop is shot dead, homicide detective Quentin Archer suspects that there's far more to this case than meets the eye. One of Quentin Archer's fellow officers has been shot dead in broad daylight, in his own squad car. A random cop killing...

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The liar in the library by Simon Brett

The liar in the library

Simon Brett

"Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven't met for almost 20 years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn't changed, with his ...

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The case of the unsuitable suitor by Cathy Ace

The case of the unsuitable suitor

Cathy Ace

"When the village's prodigal son, Huw Hughes, returns and sets his cap at Annie Parker, Annie's colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency make it their business to unearth the truth as to why Huw has been widowed three times. Is Annie in danger?"--Publ...

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Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Half Moon Gate

Andrea Penrose

"A wealthy lord who is a brilliant scientist ... an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons ... a violent killing disguised as a robbery ... Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte...

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Dubiosity by Christy Barritt


Christy Barritt

"Savannah Harris vowed to leave behind her old life as an investigative reporter. But when two migrant workers go missing from her sleepy coastal town on the Chesapeake Bay, her curiosity spikes. As ever more eerie incidents occur, Savannah is drawn out...

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Charmed bones by Carolyn Haines

Charmed bones

Carolyn Haines

"Zinnia, Mississippi is rife with quirky characters, but the arrival of three sister witches--and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school--sets the small town on its ear. Bodies begin to accumulate as a result. Are the sister witches criminals...

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A lady's guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

A lady's guide to etiquette and murder

Dianne Freeman

"In Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures--and scandalous pitfalls--of a London social season as she welcomes her sister from New York for her first London season. When the police receive an anonymous letter implicating her...

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The house on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve

The house on Half Moon Street

Alex Reeve

"The start of an enticing new historical series set in Victorian London; introducing Leo Stanhope: a transgender coroner's assistant who must uncover a killer without risking his own future. Leo Stanhope. Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner;...

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A fatal waltz by Tasha Alexander

A fatal waltz

Tasha Alexander

"At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a house party at the country estate of Lord Fortescue, a man she finds as personally odious as he is politically powerful. But on arrival she finds him to be the least of her...

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The blood by E. S. Thomson

The blood

E. S. Thomson

"Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe...

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The zealot's bones by David John Mark

The zealot's bones

David John Mark

"From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone,...

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Bad move by Linwood Barclay

Bad move

Linwood Barclay

"Zack wouldn't blame you for thinking he's safety-obsessed. True, he masterminded a plot to trade his family's exciting city lifestyle for one of suburban tranquillity. True, even after this strategic move, Zack still has issues with family members who...

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The other woman by Laura Wilson

The other woman

Laura Wilson

"Shortly after Christmas, a message arrives at Sophie's house, scrawled across her own round robin newsletter: He's Going To Leave You. Let's See How Smug You Are Then, You Stupid Bitch. Perhaps she should ignore it, but she ignored the last one. And...

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The missing by C. L. Taylor

The missing

C. L. Taylor

"When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used...

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Saturday requiem by Nicci French

Saturday requiem

Nicci French

"13 years ago 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. It was an open-shut case and Hannah's been incarcerated in a secure hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give he...

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Stay hidden by Paul Doiron

Stay hidden

Paul Doiron

"A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch"--

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The woman in the woods by John Connolly

The woman in the woods

John Connolly

"When the body of a woman--who apparently died in childbirth--is discovered in the beautiful Maine woods, private detective Charlie Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child. But someone else is following the trail left by...

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