Mystery & Thriller

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 Most Charlaine Harris fans will agree that the only thing better than a big ole glass of real Southern sweet tea is a new Sookie Stackhouse novel.  Everyone has been patiently waiting, and the wai

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The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions.  There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin

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The cover tag to this book reads, “The Lost Mike Hammer Sixties Novel.”  It’s an appropriate definition as The Big Bang is set smack dab in the middle of that rocking decade when free love

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With a single, broad stroke of her writer’s brush, dipped in a rich, multicolored palette, Paula Marantz Cohen captures Victorian London of the 1880s.

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Reckless is a gripping suspense novel deftly plotted so as to move along at an easy, exhilarating pace that never once feels contrived.  Each scene seems perfectly set in sequence so that

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Lucy Stone, wife, mother and newspaper reporter in Tinker’s Cove, Maine has her hands full.

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Italian immigrant Marcella Atkinson, mother to Toni, is happily married to Anthony . . . or so she thinks.

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It’s a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or is it?

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In the course of Sophie Hannah’s suspense novel The Dead Lie
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Supreme Justice is a novel of suspense with plenty of characters and more than a few plot twists and turns.

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No one writes better courtroom dramas than Scott Turow. In Presumed Innocent, he told us the story of chief deputy District Attorney Rusty Sabich.

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Reading the existing blurb, which uses phrases like “cozy mysteries” and “feline cozies,” and perusing the beginning of Clea Simon’s latest book—which has Dulcie Schwartz trying to get her kitten t

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Emily the Strange made her first appearance in a graphic novel, and the franchise now includes novels, artwork, toys, clothing, and “accessories” ranging from jewelry to footwear to a Zippo lighter

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Leigh Russell’s first novel, Cut Short, is a complex, multi-layered, extremely well structured, and involving police procedural.

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Book of Shadows, the fourth novel by award-winning author Alexandra Sokoloff, straddles the blood-red line between supernatural horror stories and ubiquitous serial killer thrillers.

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Murder in Vein starts off with a tense and exciting kidnapping, and then falls into worldbuilding that slows things down.

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Lizzie Tucker, a pastry chef, bakes cupcakes at Dazzle’s Bakery in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous witch trials.

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Pirates. Fast cars. Billionaire playboys. Boats. Guns and gun-smugglers. Explosions “fifty-five times more powerful than the bomb . . . dropped on Hiroshima.” Sex. Helicopters. Terrorists.

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Lucky O’Toole has a job that some people would kill for: head of Customer Relations at the Babylon, the biggest, poshest casino/hotel in Las Vegas.

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“Most things you have to do in life are at least a little bit questionable.”

                                  — Emily St. John Mandel

 

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If you pick up this book thinking it has anything to do with an animal, you are partially correct.  The Lion is definitely a story about an animal, but not one that lives in the jungle.  R

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Imagine the lives that would be saved, the life-altering wounds prevented, if there existed a device that could find and detonate Improvised Explosive Devices well ahead of a military patrol or con

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 Atria Books, October 2009 Pursuit of Honor is an ideal title for this CIA political thriller.

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“Doublethink must go.” These words destroy a man’s life rather than create the challenge intended by the sender.

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