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A Beautiful Place to Die (The First Martha's Vineyard Mystery) (USED)

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The first book in Craig's evocative series starring Jeff J.W. Jackson, a former Boston cop now retired on Martha's Vineyard, is now back in print. When a young drifter is killed in a mysterious boat explosion, Jackson finds himself drawn back into the investigative trade. Reissue.
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A Christmas Escape (USED)

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For countless readers, Christmastime means a delicious new holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A Christmas Escape, her thirteenth noel to the season, transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure--and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty. But the tranquility of the holiday is swiftly disrupted by a violent quarrel, an unpleasant gentleman's shocking claims of being stalked, and the ominous stirrings of the local volcano. Then events take an even darker turn: A body is found, and Charles quickly realizes that the killer must be among the group of guests.

Captivating in its depiction of untamed nature in all its awesome power, and of the human heart in the throes of transformation, A Christmas Escape gifts readers with Anne Perry's talent for making the season brighter--and more thrilling.

Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry

"Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal

A New York Christmas

"A thoroughly enjoyable mystery set against the wonderful historical backdrop of 1904 New York City at Christmastime."--Library Journal (starred review)

A Christmas Hope

"Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story."--Historical Novel Review

A Christmas Garland

"In Anne Perry's gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly."--Greensboro News & Record

A Christmas Homecoming

"Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Christmas Odyssey

"[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses."--Lincoln Journal Star

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A Deadly Shaker Spring; A Sister Rose Callahan Mystery (USED)

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We have frightening enemies living among us, known by their strange dress. These so-called Shakers are shrewd and canny. . .a scourge; a tumor that must be sliced from our side . .

Sister Rose Callahan read the printed flyer and shivered. Its message terrified her. She was aware that Believers had sometimes been objects of resentment from the outside world, but nothing like this. Who could write such things? And who could be responsible for recent acts of violence directed against the peaceful Shaker community?

A sister had suffered a mysterious wound to the head; a sackful of rats were set loose in the schoolroom, food had been stolen -- and now a hate-filled message points to continued mischief. Sister Rose, recently honored with the position of Eldress despite her youth, seeks clues in the journals of her aged predecessor. She discovers a shocking similarity to outrages perpetrated years before, as well as a scandalous secret about a present-day sister. Now Rose must look both outside and within the cloistered religious community to find clues that link an old murder, a recent death, and an unknown enemy whose thirst for revenge overrides the ultimate sin...of murder.

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A Double Coffin (USED)

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When a journalist investigating former Prime Minister Richard Lavender is murdered, past and present collide with dark intent. Crimes both old and new insinuate themselves into this case, which in the end proves what Coffin already knows: that the past never leaves us--it is buried, only to resurface in shocking, surprising and sometimes menacing ways. Martin's Press.
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A Fatal Stain; A Daring Finds Mystery (USED)

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Out damned spot!

As her wedding to detective Cas Wolfe approaches, Candyce "Dyce" Dare, sole owner (and employee) of the furniture refinishing business Daring Finds desperately needs to find something to do to avoid sitting down and planning the event with her mother and her best friend (particularly since she suspects their plans involve having her cat dress in a tuxedo). Working on a table she recently bought at a yard sale fits the bill.

Until her sanding efforts uncover a disturbing stain--one that looks like it might be blood. Dyce knows that, with a fiancé who's a policeman, parents who own a mystery bookstore, and a recent history of inadvertent involvement in murder cases, she can be prone to seeing things that aren't there. But then she discovers that the table's previous owner has gone missing--and once more, she is drawn into a solve-it-yourself mystery project. And when Dyce starts a project, she just has to see it through...

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A Fright to the Death (USED)

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From the author of Be Careful What You Witch For, here is the newest Family Fortune Mystery, starring former cop Clyde Fortune, who--snowbound with her kooky family in a creepy castle--is climbing the walls and combing the halls, looking for a cold-blooded killer...

After their flight to Mexico is cancelled, Clyde and her detective boyfriend, Mac, end up snowed in with their families at a supposedly haunted hotel. Clyde's tarot card reading mother, Rose, is making dire predictions for the weekend, and self-proclaimed pet psychic Aunt Vi is enchanted by the legend of the hotel's ghost--until the power goes out and a body turns up.

With a hotel full of stranded suspects, Clyde will have to draw on all her skills--both the police ones she'd rather forget and the psychic ones she'd rather ignore--to solve the bone-chilling mystery before someone else gets iced...

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A Grave Coffin (USED)

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A note found next to a murdered police officer read, Ask Coffin. But what is John Coffin, Commander of London's Second City Police, supposed to know? The victim was investigating counterfeit pharmaceuticals and internal police corruption. As Coffin probes into his colleague's investigation, he makes a connection to the disappearance of four schoolboys.
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A Handful of Worldliness

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Edwina Goodman teaches physics at an elite college in a picturesque New England town. Driven by an imagination that pushes her thinking well outside the box of conventional logic--and an ability to see patterns of cause and effect where others can't--Edwina helps uncover the sinister underbelly in her Police Detective boyfriend's investigation into a suspicious death at the nearby headquarters of GHN ("Gotta Have It Now" home shopping network). Her snug and comfortable world of afternoon tea in the Physics Department library explodes like a supernova when the disturbing truth of the case is revealed.
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A Life Before

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A young girl has nightmares about a violent assault. A dozen residents of a luxury condominium complex die of lung cancer. A lawyer grieves over the brutal murder of his young wife. Environmental tests are altered by a crooked construction crew. And a paralegal is almost killed in a car crash. Could a stranger's memories breathe new life into a long-closed cold case? This new thriller will keep you guessing.

A Matter of Justice (USED)

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"Charles Todd hasn't made a misstep yet in his elegant series featuring Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge, and A Matter of Justice keeps the streak going."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer The Washington Post calls the Ian Rutledge novels by Charles Todd, "one of the best historical series being written today." A Matter of Justice--the eleventh in the New York Times Notable, Edgar(R) Award-nominated, and Barry Award-winning series--brings back the haunted British police inspector and still shell-shocked World War One veteran in a tale of unspeakable murder in a small English village filled to bursting with dark secrets and worthy suspects. A New York Times bestseller as spellbinding and evocative as the best of Ruth Rendell, Anne Perry, Martha Grimes, and P.D. James, A Matter of Justice represents a new high for this exceptional storyteller. --Crime Spree magazine

A Reconstructed Corpse (USED)

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A Right to Die (USED)

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When a bright young heiress with a flair for romance and one too many enemies is found brutally murdered, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, find themselves embroiled in a case that is not as black and white as it first appears.

Susan Brooke has everything going for her. Men would have killed themselves to marry her, and, in fact, one did.

Susan came to New York to find love and fulfillment, and ended up dead on a tenement floor. The police say her black fiance did it, but Wolfe has other ideas. Before he's done, he'll prove that good intentions and bad deeds often go hand in hand and that the highest ideals can sometimes have the deadliest consequences.

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A Romantic Way to Die (USED)

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Aromance convention has descended on Blacklin County, Texas, and with it comes murder. Not even great pecs, gorgeous hair and thousands of devoted fans can protect cover model Terry Don Coslin from the deadly intent of a killer. And as Sheriff Dan Rhodes makes his way through the steamy, backstabbing world of happily ever after, he discovers why romance is indeed a very deadly business.Peppered with much humor and local color, this latest Dan Rhodes mystery novel will be a popular choice among mystery enthusiast!

A Slowly Developing Story; Mysteries of Lancaster County (USED)

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A Small Target (USED)

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Professor, poet, and housesitter Lee Squires spent her childhood summers in Montana, and although she now lives in Washington, D.C., she takes off for the rough splendor of the West every chance she gets. Her most recent trips have been punctuated by murder, but that doesn't keep the amateur sleuth from filling in as a trail cook out west once more. Lee's friend Pete Bonsecours is an outfitter running llama pack treks in the Mission Mountains of Montana, and when his usual cook can't make the trip, Lee happily signs on to feed the tourists who are on the eco-friendly excursion up to Lost Pipe Lake. In addition to Lee and Pete, the group includes two young filmmakers working on a documentary; a travel agent interested in ecotourism; Charlie Herron, a wealthy Los Angeles developer, and his eight-year-old son; Pete's old friend and neighbor Eddie McNab; and Roland Redhawk, an environmental activist keeping an eye on Herron, who has plans to build a ski resort in the area. Even though the tour package didn't include murder, Lee turns to sleuthing when members of the group start dying at an alarming rate.

Act of God (USED)

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The new John Cuddy novel by Shamus Award-winning author Jeremiah Healy (Shallow Graves). It's springtime in Boston, and John Cuddy has two clients--a petite, determined widow and a cagey young man--united by a missing girl and a shocking murder. Author autographings.
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All the Devils are Here

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The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light

On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life.

When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d'Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art.

It sends them deep into the secrets Armand's godfather has kept for decades.

A gruesome discovery in Stephen's Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized.

Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family.

For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide.

An Affinity for Murder (USED)

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Antiques Maul (USED)

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Antiques Roadkill (USED)

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Brandy Borne arrives back in her hometown on the banks of the Mississippi to find that an unscrupulous antiques dealer, Clint Carson, has swindled her mother, Vivian, out of the family heirlooms. When Carson is found run over in a country lane, Brandy becomes number one suspect.
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Antiques Swap (USED)

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"This series is just pure fun." --Somebody Dies

It happened at Serenity's swap meet, right after Brandy Borne and her ever-more-eccentric mother Vivian finished shooting the pilot for their very own TV show, Antiques Sleuths. Brandy just, well, lost her balance and fell . . . into the helpful arms of an old flame, local tycoon Wesley Sinclair III. But did Brandy's innocent slip lead to the murder of Wesley's wife, Vanessa?

Sure, Vanessa was furious that she caught Brandy in Wesley's embrace. And she did storm off threatening dire consequences for her humbled husband. So when Vanessa turns up very dead, the local tongue-wag is that Wesley may have permanently dethroned the queen of his castle. But Brandy--along with her notoriously nosy mother and their sleuthing shih tzu Sushi--is determined to dig for the whole truth.

Each new clue points in a different direction. What about this suspicious Club of Eight, a super-secret high-society bridge group that supposedly has very liberal rules about "partners"? When a key witness joins the dead list, Brandy and Vivian know they've got to crack this case before the remorseless killer puts an end to their antiquing days--forever!

Don't miss Brandy Borne's tips on swap meets!

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Aye Do or Die (USED)

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ER nurse Darcy Cavanaugh is sailing the high seas again–adrift as a bridesmaid on a wedding cruise complete with raucous firefighters who have a taste for practical jokes and raunchy ties. Cruising up the West Coast, Darcy tries not to panic about one curious ring-sized box hidden in her boyfriend's pocket. But a poet-stalker obsessed with her feet, a stressed-out wedding planner, and her hunky ex-boyfriend are keeping Darcy on alert for more than the free mimosas!
When the prankster firefighters start dropping like flies, "I do" becomes "I didn't" as the entire wedding party is held onboard and questioned one by one. Between bouts of killer staples, interrogations by the FBI, and one mortifying polka-dot bridesmaid dress, Darcy wonders if she'll ever be ready for the tumultuous tides of marriage.
Click here to download Book Club Questions for "Aye Do or Die," prepared by author Candy Calvert!
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Beat Up A Cookie (USED)

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Ellie Bernstein is still a fan of the TV series M*A*S*H*. So are a lot of other people in Colorado Springs. Years ago they all attended the M*A*S*H* bash to watch the show's finale, and everyone came as their favorite character. Now, fifty-five pounds lighter, Ellie sure looks a lot more like Hot Lips, but that claim to fame might be dangerous. There's a killer on the loose, and it seems that the show's look-alikes are being murdered. What's the motive? Ellie's dying to see the ending of this serial killer's saga -- she's just praying that she's not part of the final episode.
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Before Now (USED)

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BEFORERayna and Remi are identical twins and they've spent their whole lives sharing everything with each other.NOWRemi wakes up trapped in a cement room. She has no idea how she got there.Rayna doesn't know she's missing.Turns out, Remi isn't the only one who has been keeping secrets...

Belgrave Square (USED)

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The most popular duo of detectives to prowl Victorian London since Holmes and Watson are back on the case--their 12th, to be precise. Inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte rise once more to the occasion when foul murder rears its head in the fashionable circles of Belgrave Square.
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Believing the Lie: An Inspector Lynley Novel (USED)

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After writing sixteen Inspector Lynley novels, "New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth George has millions of fans waiting for the next one. As "USA Today" put it, "It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." With "Believing the Lie," she's poised to hook countless more.

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.

Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect-Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict-leads her to Nicholas's wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind.

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Below the Belt (USED)

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Stone Barrington lands in hot water in this thrilling adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation.

Bertie and the Seven Bodies (USED)

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Bethlehem Road (USED)

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The gentleman tied to the lamppost on Westminster Bridge is most elegantly attired--fresh boutonniere, silk hat, white evening scarf--and he is quite, quite dead, as a result of his thoroughly cut throat. Why should anyone kill Sir Lockwood Hamilton, the kindest of family men and most conscientious member of Parliament? Before Inspector Thomas Pitt can even speculate on the reasons, a colleague of Sir Lockwood's meets the same fate in the same spot. Public indignation is boundless, and clever Charlotte Pitt, Thomas's wellborn wife, can't resist helping her hard-pressed husband, scouting society's drawing rooms for clues to these appalling crimes. Meanwhile, the Westminster Bridge Cutthroat stalks another victim.

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Billy Straight (USED)

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Jonathan Kellerman, America's foremost author of psychological suspense, weaves a tale of innocence, urban depravity and the resilience of the human spirit, bringing to life one street kid's efforts to survive in the face of unspeakable evil.
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Blackberry Burial ( Berry Basket Mystery #2 ) (USED)

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Between a booming art scene and elaborate Independence Day festivities, July in lakeshore Oriole Point, Michigan, is always a blast. Especially when an explosive murder case crashes the fun . . .

As owner of The Berry Basket, Marlee Jacob has learned a thing or two about surviving the summer tourist season in Oriole Point. So she gladly agrees to help run the annual road rally in honor of the local Blackberry Art School's centenary celebration. While alumni arrive from around the country, Marlee hopes the expansive Sanderling farm will make an appropriate starting point for the race--despite rumors that the land is cursed . . .

But when Marlee surveys the property, she stumbles upon a long-dead body hidden in the bramble. It's a horrifying mystery to everyone except her baker, who's convinced the skeletal remains belong to a former student who had gone missing twenty years earlier. As the Fourth of July activities heat up, Marlee must rush to catch an elusive murderer--before the next 'blackberry victim' is ripe for the picking!

Includes Berry Recipes!

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Blood Country (USED)

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After her husband is killed, Minnesota police officer Claire Watkins and her 10-year-old daughter, Meg, move to a small Wisconsin town. Nine months later the crime is still unsolved, but Claire is slowly rebuilding her life. Two things are about to shatter her fragile peace: the murder of her neighbor and the discovery that Meg has a secret -- she saw who killed her father. Someone else knows Meg's secret, too...and he's followed them there....

Blood Relations (USED)

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Blood Sympathy (USED)

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Reginald Hill introduces a new series and a winning new character in Joe Sixsmith, a black, balding, middle-aged, laid-off lathe operator who has used his severance pay to set up shop as a private investigator. Is the industrial English town of Luton ready for a private eye who isn't a martial arts expert, doesn't like guns, and would rather use an abacus than a calculator? Joe thinks it is - even though his match-making Aunt Mirabelle and disdainful cat Whitey think he's crazy. Joe may be sane, but his clients don't appear to be. One seems to be confessing to the brutal murder of his entire family, another thinks she's found a witch, and two more manage to involve Joe in a smuggling mix-up. An apparent bumbler, Joe nevertheless has a real gift for his chosen line of work. With goodness, mercy, and a whole lot of serendipity, Joe proves to be a shining exception to the old cynic's rule that nice guys finish last.
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Blood's A Rover (USED)

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Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.
Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover's pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoover's racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrow--ex-cop and heroin runner--is building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the powermongers of an incendiary era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joan--and each of them will pay a dear and savage price to live History.
Political noir as only James Ellroy can write it--our recent past razed and fully reconstructed--Blood's A Rover is a novel of astonishing depth and scope, a massive tale of corruption and retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. It is the largest and greatest work of fiction from an American master.
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Book Clubbed (A Booktown Mystery)

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The New York Times bestselling author of Not the Killing Type is back in Booktown with another page-turning mystery. Bookstore owner Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, must put their problems on the shelf to catch a killer who turns a bookcase into a murder weapon...

After cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is crushed by a fallen bookcase, the next item to be read is her will, which is packed with surprises. It seems Betsy was hiding volumes of secrets behind her perpetual frown--one of which might have been a motive for murder.

While Tricia tries to help Angelica--the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president--solve the mystery, she discovers a hidden chapter in her own family history. And with her ex-husband and the chief of police vying for her affections, it's doubly hard to focus on who buried Betsy in a tomb of tomes.

But Tricia and Angelica will need to watch their step carefully to make sure the killer doesn't catch them between the stacks.

Breach of Ethics (USED)

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Breaking Point (USED)

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Uncommon valor in the line of duty and unconditional devotion in the name of love are the salient qualities of the daring men and women who risk it all in the heart-pounding thrillers of New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann. Crafted with precision and power, her characters come alive with a depth of emotion few writers have achieved. Now, with Breaking Point, Brockmann breaks even further through the pack and delivers a stunning payload.
As commander of the nation's most elite FBI counterterrorism unit, agent Max Bhagat leads by hard-driving example: pushing himself to the limit and beyond, taking no excuses, and putting absolutely nothing ahead of his work. That includes his deep feelings for Gina Vitagliano, the woman who won his admiration and his heart with her courage under fire. But when the shocking news reaches him that Gina has been killed in a terrorist bombing, nothing can keep Max from making a full investigation-and retribution-his top priority.
At the scene of the attack, however, Max gets an even bigger shock. Gina is still very much alive-but facing a fate even worse than death. Along with Molly Anderson, a fellow overseas relief worker, Gina has fallen into the hands of a killer who is bent on using both women to bait a deadly trap. His quarry? Grady Morant, a.k.a "Jones," a notorious ex-Special Forces operative turned smuggler who made some very deadly enemies in the jungles of Southeast Asia . . . and has been running ever since. But with Molly's life on the line, Jones is willing to forfeit his own to save the woman he loves.
Together with Max's top agent Jules Cassidy as their only backup, the unlikely allies plunge into a global hot zoneof violence and corruption to make a deal with the devil. Not even Jones knows which ghosts from his past want him dead. But there's one thing he's sure of-there's very little his bloodthirsty enemies aren't willing to do.
Count on the intense action and raw honesty that Suzanne Brockmann consistently delivers, as she goes for broke in Breaking Point-and never looks back.
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Broken Lines (USED)

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Detective Superintendent Frank Shapiro finds himself weaving down a dark and twisted trail of human foibles that begins with his own Sergeant Donovan. When Mikey, the son of a local crime boss is found beaten and then dies, suspicion falls on the hothead Irish sergeant. Shapiro and Inspector Liz Graham are certain of one thing: not only is Donovan's career on the line, but his life, as well. Someone's going to pay for Mikey's death. And Donovan has disappeared....
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Broken Music (USED)

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The year is 1919 and the population of Great Britain is still struggling to its feet after being hit by the atrocities of the First World War. Progress is slow, even in quiet spots like the village of Broughton Underhill, on the edge of the Black Country. Gradually soldiers return, wounds begin to heal, and people try to move on with their lives. Former police sergeant Herbert Reardon has returned to the village, determined to solve an old murder--a woman was found drowned in the lake when the war was just beginning.

However, as Reardon begins to investigate, it becomes clear that secrets still abound and lips are staying sealed. When Edith Huckaby, a maid from Oaklands Park, is found murdered in exactly the same spot, Reardon is convinced that the two cases are linked. As he endeavors to discover the hidden truth, his suspects and witnesses are painstakingly trying to rebuild their lives, in a world that has been changed and scarred forever.

"Broken Music" is a masterful portrait of the horrors of the front line and the anxiety of the home front, as the loves and losses of wartime Britain are woven together and the truth slowly dawns on a local tragedy.

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Bury the Lead (USED)

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Defence attorney Andy Carpenter has been successfully avoiding taking on new cases until his sometime friend and newspaper owner, Vince Sanders, calls and asks him for a favour. Andy thinks the case will be a piece of cake, but then the accused is found unconscious next to the killer's latest victim.
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Busy Bodies: A Claire Malloy Mystery (USED)

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Leave it to Claire Malloy, owner of the Book Depot in Farberville, to start out having tea with retired schoolteacher Miss Emily Parchester and end up investigating a murder. An avant-garde artist who moved into a house on Willow Street has the whole neighborhood up in arms. His "interactive art, " complete with a nearly nude model and a coffin in the front yard, is attracting a mob of noisy gawkers. Irate residents are worried about declining property values. The local mystery writer cannot meet her deadlines with the constant clatter. And when the artist's estranged wife rolls up in a limo and announces to one and all that she intends to have him committed to a mental institution, all of Farberville is in a dither. But before the night is out, even stranger things happen: the volatile artist's house goes up in smoke, a dead body is found inside the coffin, the artist is promptly arrested for murder...and Claire Malloy, devoted amateur sleuth that she is, starts snooping where she doesn't belong.
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Candy Corn Murder (USED)

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Halloween is coming to Tinker's Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town's annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There's the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children's Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in...even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned...

Lucy's getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found...until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge. Amid the pumpkin gore is a very deceased Evan, bashed in the head and placed in the trunk by someone long before the contest started.

Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide--he was the last one to see Evan--so Lucy knows she's got some serious sleuthing to do. The crime's trail seems to always circle back to Country Cousins, the town's once-quaint general store that's now become a big Internet player. Though the store's founder, Old Sam Miller, is long gone, his son Tom and grandson Trey now run the hugely successful company. But whispered rumors say things aren't going well, and Lucy finds that this case may have something to do with an unsolved, decades-old Miller family mystery...

With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she'll have to step into an old ghost story...

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Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons (USED)

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Former Florida police officer turned pet-sitting sleuth is once again on the prowl. Dixie Hemingway no relation to you-know-who is helping an elderly gentleman, Mr. Stern, take care of his orange shorthair cat, Cheddar. But it's Stern's infant granddaughter, Opal, who really wins Dixie's heart. Problem is that Opal's mother, Ruby, has some dangerous connections to certain local big-money honchos. Ruby has enough insider information to send them to prison for life and they are willing to do anything, even threaten Opal's life, to shut her up and preserve their ill-gotten gains. Now it's up to Dixie to protect Opal from harm at all costs. And she must do it without letting law-enforcement people know not even Detective Guidry, with whom she happens to be romantically involved. Does Dixie have her claws sunk in too deep to make it out of this one? Or are her nine lives finally up?"

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Changelings (USED)

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Castlemere is terrorized by a killer who demands a ransom of one million pounds from the town. Superintendent Frank Shapiro and Inspector Liz Graham must reduce the hysteria while Sergeant Cal Donovan is on holiday. When Donovan's abandoned boat is found, the sergeant is is believed to have been killed by the blackmailer. Yet stranger twists are still to come. Martin's Press.

Cinnamon Toasted: A Spice Shop Mystery (USED)

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Class Reunions Are Murder ( Poppy McAllister Mystery #1 ) (USED)

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For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn't just awkward--it's deadly.


Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There's no way on earth she's attending her twenty-five-year class reunion--especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy's best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

Using the dreaded homecoming as an excuse to visit her eccentric Aunt Ginny, Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy's old locker. Singled out as the killer, it's up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name. But between protecting her aunt from disaster and tackling a gluten-free diet, can Poppy crack the case before she's voted "Most Likely to Die" by the murderer?

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy's Kitchen!

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Cold Service (USED)

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When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to accept the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.
Spenser quickly learns that the Ukrainian mob is responsible for the hit, but finding a way into their tightly knit circle is not nearly so simple. Their total control of the town of Marshport, from the bodegas to the police force to the mayor's office, isn't just a sign of rampant corruption-it's a form of arrogance that only serves to ignite Hawk's desire to get even. As the body count rises, Spenser is forced to employ some questionable techniques and even more questionable hired guns while redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance.
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Cold Shoulder (USED)

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Lorraine Page is a down-on-her-luck ex-LAPD cop, recruited against her will to hunt for a serial killer. Cold Shoulder is the story of a young woman who has everything: a devoted husband, two beautiful daughters, and a successful career as a lieutenant with the Pasadena Homicide Squad. But when her partner is shot and dies in her arms, Lorraine's life starts to unravel. The after-hours drinking that once was social becomes her refuge, and soon she's not waiting until the end of her shift. From there it all comes undone with frightening speed: Drunk, she kills an innocent boy while on duty, is fired from the force, is abandoned by her family, and ends up living on the street as a prostitute. Cold Shoulder is the dramatic, frighteningly explicit account of Lorraine Page's fall and nightmarish recovery while caught between the danger of a serial killer on the loose and the manipulations of the old-boy police force that had ostracized her not so long before. The book reverberates with realism because it is based on a true story, one that has been meticulously researched and crafted by Lynda La Plante, a consummate expert in crime writing.
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Come the Spring (USED)

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Julie Garwood triumphed with her phenomenal "For the Roses" and her #1 New York Times bestselling trio of novels, "One Pink Rose, One White Rose" and "One Red Rose". Now, she brings her irresistible and heartwarming wit to a delightful new love story featuring the unforgettable frontier family, the Claybornes of Blue Belle, Montana.

Cole Clayborne had always walked a dark path and flirted with a life of crime. While his three brothers chose to settle into married life, Cole rebelliously refused to be tied down. Now, an elusive stranger draws him into a shadowy chase that will bring unexpected turns to his uncertain future--and may determine which side of the law the restless Cole favors.

A tragic, heartbreaking loss drives U.S. Marshal Daniel Ryan on a quest for vengeance--and leads him to a beautiful young woman, the sole witness to a terrible crime. But the lawman finds that love is the greatest trial of all as he unwittingly draws her into the line of fire. The power and drama of their blossoming passion, entwined with the surprising destiny of the wayward Cole, make "Come the Spring" a superbly entertaining adventure inside the heart of "a family whose love and loyalty will truly inspire" (Romantic Times).