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Detective and mystery fiction

  • Author:
    Foster, Sara
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    Tom Carruso left home soon after Lizzie Burdett disappeared under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he's back for the inquest into Lizzie's disappearance, intent on telling his side of the story.

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    Todd, Charles
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    When reclusive war poet Olivia Marlowe and her half brother Nicholas Cheney die together in their ancestral home on the Cornish coast, it looks like suicide. The grieving relatives gather together to discuss the fate of Barcombe Hall, when another shocking death occurs. Inspector Rutledge, who is still shell-shocked from his experiences in the Great War, is sent from Scotland Yard to investigate. Rutledge is soon convinced that the answers to this baffling case lie within the family's secret history.

  • Author:
    McGrath, M. J.
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    Half Inuit, half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. When a man is murdered under her watch, she sets out to investigate but is shocked by the suicide of someone close to her. The events seem unrelated, but Edie's instinct says otherwise.

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    Child, Lincoln, Preston, Douglas J.
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    In 1876, in a remote mining camp in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in grizzly bear attacks. Now the historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the remains. But in doing so she makes a shocking discovery.

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    Cole, Alyssa
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    Sydney Green starts a Brooklyn walking tour and finds an unlikely assistant in her neighbor Theo. But their deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear.

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    Rankin, Ian
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    The world is erupting in turmoil--tragedy, isolationism, and loss. Something strange is going on. The most advanced satellite in Europe loses signal, but there is much more at stake than anyone realize.

  • Author:
    Todd, Charles
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    Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time.

  • Author:
    Baldacci, David
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    Amos Decker and Alex Jamison investigate the death of a woman whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open, which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case.

  • Author:
    French, Nicci
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    A group of housemates must determine the killer among them when a series of murders occur. As the difference between friend and stranger becomes vaguer, the line between attraction and danger thins.

  • Author:
    Ellis, David, Patterson, James
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    A shocking new case has left FBI agent Emmy Dockery baffled. The victims appear to have died by accident and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be a coincidence.

  • Author:
    Gravel, François
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    Un récit à deux volets qui ne font qu'un'un en conclusion. Klonk décide de se marier et demande à son copain de l'aider à trouver celle qui répond à ses exigences. Simultanément, il doit éclaircir les vols perpétrés aux guichets automatiques. Le voleur et la future ne font qu'un. Une trame bien construite et originale.

  • Author:
    Coles, Jay
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    When Marvin's brother, Tyler, is found dead, an online video shows he was killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

  • Author:
    Galbraith, Robert
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    A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly ...

  • Author:
    Mosley, Walter
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    A ninety-two-year-old Mississippi bluesman needs investigator Leonid McGill's help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father.

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    Mayor, Archer
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    The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been pulled onto three cases at the same time; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother.

  • Author:
    Macmillan, Gilly
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    When mystery writer Lucy Harper's husband suddenly goes missing, his disappearance evokes dark memories that take Lucy back more than thirty years, to the day her brother vanished.

  • Author:
    Winspear, Jacqueline
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    Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War," Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a government contract. At the same time, a boy Maisie knows and loves goes missing too.

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    Green, Simon R.
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    Ishmael Jones is plunged into a baffling investigation involving the wedding of an old friend's daughter, murder, an ancient curse, and Ishamel's memories of before he was human.

  • Author:
    Albert, Susan Wittig
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    China Bayles has it all - a prestigious Houston law practice, money, power - but it's not enough. She's smart, she's tough, she's confident, and she knows she wants something more out of life than the fast track offers. Something like the Thyme and Seasons herb shop in Pecan Springs, Texas. Realizing that her career is turning her into somebody she doesn't like, China does what many people only dream of doing: She relocates to a small town to begin a new and, she hopes a gentler, more fulfilling life. But even in Pecan Springs, evil can occur among ordinary people living everyday lives. China soon learns that while she can move from the city, she can't escape the world of moral choice. When China's good friend, Jo Gilbert, apparently commits suicide, China is more than puzzled. Jo had been suffering from a terminal disease, but wasn't the type to take her own life. And, to a lawyer like China, some revealing letters that Jo leaves behind shout blackmail and murder, not suicide. But why would anybody want to kill a woman who will die soon anyway? And what about the scent of perfume in Jo's house? When another mysterious death occurs, China is sure she's dealing with homicide. Helped by her best friend, New-Ager Ruby Wilcox, and with support from lover Mike McQuaid, a former-cop-turned-professor, China follows a trail of greed and fear to discover some unsettling answers. Thyme of Death marks the memorable debut of one of the most original and appealing new female sleuths to come along in years. Readers will identify with China Bayles as she makes the kind of tough decisions that confront us all.

  • Author:
    Brown, Sandra
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    In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father's involvement in a heist gone wrong. Twenty years ago in the dead of night, four seemingly random individuals pulled the ultimate heist and almost walked away with half a million dollars. But by daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One of them was in the hospital. One was in jail. One was dead. And one got away with it. Arden Maxwell, the daughter of the man who disappeared all those years ago — presumably with the money, after murdering his accomplice — has never reconciled with her father's abandonment of her and her sister. After countless personal setbacks she decides to return to her family home near mysterious Caddo Lake, and finally get answers to the many questions that torment her. Little does she know, two of her father's co-conspirators — a war hero and a corrupt district attorney — are watching her every move. Ledge Burnet, a rebellious teen at the time of the heist, evaded his jail sentence by enlisting in the army. Now he's back in town to care for his ailing father — and to keep his eye on the county's corrupt district attorney, whom he suspects was the real murderer. Although the two are bound to silence because of the crime they committed together, each has spent years waiting and hoping that the other will make a fatal misstep. But the arrival of their elusive accomplice's daughter, Arden, who may know more about the missing money than she's telling, sets them both on red alert. She ignites Ledge's determination to expose the D.A.'s treachery ... and sparks a desire he wishes to deny.

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