Beautiful Ruins
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This novel has three stories woven together covering a half a century in time with the movie industry as a background.
Bone Rattler
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A mystery set in colonial America begins with Duncan McCallum being transported to the New World for the crime of protecting his uncle from the British.
After I'm Gone
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A rich man's mysterious disappearance continues to affect his family and friends for years.
Tatiana
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It’s been awhile since the last Arkady Renko novel, and this one doesn't disappoint the reader. Renko always uncovers the secrets even in modern day Russia.
Odd Thomas
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Odd Thomas is a young man who can see both the spirits of the dead, and bodachs, evil spirits whose presence foretell violence. Odd must find out why bodachs are gathering by the hundreds, what what their connection is to the creepy stranger town. With a likable hero, humor and suspense, Odd Thomas is Koontz at his very best.
Odd Thomas
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Odd Thomas is a young man who can see both the spirits of the dead, and bodachs, evil spirits whose presence foretell violence. Odd must find out why bodachs are gathering by the hundreds, what what their connection is to the creepy stranger town. With a likable hero, humor and suspense, Odd Thomas is Koontz at his very best.
The Secret Keeper
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A captivating story of how one secret from WWII leads to more secrets, and affects many lives in this multi-generational story.
The Madonnas of Leningrad
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A family wedding brings back memories of surviving WWII in Leningrad. Marina worked at the Hermitage museum as a docent, and remembers how the art provided a retreat from the horrors of war.
The Heist
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A new series with special agent Kate O’Hare chasing con man Nicolas Fox. Like the Stephanie Plum series, there are terrific secondary characters.
The 500
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The author’s first novel has been nominated for the Anthony and the Edgar, top mystery prizes. Struggling student, Mike Ford, gets his dream job, pays off his student loans and discovers his dream job is a nightmare.
The Hour Of The Red God
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Set in modern day Nairobi, Detective Mollel searches for a killer who might be connected to the upcoming elections.
The Man Who Cast Two Shadows
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This second title in the NYPD sergeant Kathleen Mallory series is as difficult to put down as the first book. Mallory, a street orphan adopted by a police detective and his wife grows up to join the police herself. This series influenced Stieg Laarson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Murder in Chelsea
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The latest title in the gaslight series set in 19th century New York finds midwife Sarah Brandt discovering more about her adopted daughter’s past.
Bury Your Dead
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The sixth title in the Three Pines series set in Quebec. Inspector Gamache’s help is needed to solve a murder of an eccentric archaeologist. The archaeologist had been searching for the lost remains of Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec.
Ines of My Soul
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This book is a fictionalized account of the life of Ines Suarez who came from old world Spain to new world South America in the 16th century.
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
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Literary pager-turner. Amazing book, fantastic read. Six different stories, loosely linked. The first five end in cliffhangers, and after the sixth we go back in reverse order and tie up the other five. As soon as I finished, I wanted to read it again.
Leaving Everything Most Loved
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Maisie Dobbs is struggling with personal decisions that will change her life dramatically when Scotland Yard asks her to look into a murder.
Kinsey And Me
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Short stories with the author’s protagonist, Kinsey Millhone from her alphabet mysteries, alternate with her childhood memories in this story collection. The author details how writing provided both a livelihood and catharsis from her difficult childhood.
The Keeper Of Lost Causes
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The Copenhagen police set up Department Q to investigate cold cases. What starts as boring work for the detectives turns surprising and complicated in this new mystery series.
The Confession
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Inspector Rutledge hears a man confess to a murder, and then a short time later finds the man dead. Another intriguing mystery in this series set in post WWI England.

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