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How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
by Louise Penny
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ONE   Audrey Villeneuve knew what she imagined could not possibly be happening. She was a grown woman and could tell the difference between real and imagined. But each morning as she drove through the Ville-Marie Tunnel from her home in east-end... (read more)

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The Passage
The Passage
by Justin Cronin
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Justin Cronin's The Passage is a marvel — an epic, post-apocalyptic vampire novel that's extremely well written and a great work of storytelling. Reminiscent in some ways of Stephen King's The Stand, but wholly unique in its approach, The Passage is... (read more)

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Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
by Jonathan Lethem
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The narrator, Lionel Essrog, known as The Human Freakshow, suffers with Tourette's syndrome and though you might not want to know him in real life, he's got to be one of the most brilliant characters ever created. His quirky rants put me off at first... (read more)

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Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel
Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child
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If you don't read Reacher, you don't know Jack. So, dive headfirst into this taut and brutal tale of hero Jack Reacher — a lone drifter, a trained killer, a man of justice — as he rights wrongs and defends the helpless. It's author Lee Child's best... (read more)

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Joyland
Joyland
by Stephen King
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A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy... (read more)

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The Troubled Man
The Troubled Man
by Henning Mankell
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The final installment in the Wallander series is a story about the transitory nature of memory. As Wallander sifts through the fading memories of witnesses and suspects to untangle the connections between recent events and those that occurred decades in... (read more)

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Rebecca
Rebecca
by Daphne du Maurier
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Having devoured as much Daphne du Maurier as I could get my hands on as a teenager (after my sisters were done, of course), I can confidently recommend Rebecca as the best gothic love story and mystery I have ever read.... (read more)

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The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling
by J. K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith
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J. K. Rowling scores a big hit with her incognito foray into the mystery genre. No, she was not happy to be outed as Robert Galbraith, but her cantankerous, grumpy P.I. and excellent story will make you happy that she was. Here's hoping she continues... (read more)

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One Good Turn: A Novel
One Good Turn: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson
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It's hard to believe Kate Atkinson could follow up Case Histories with such a superb — may I suggest even superior? — novel: sly and witty, honest and humane, and, finally, complex and suspenseful. One could not ask for more than the whole package... (read more)

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One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mysteries # 7 )
One Step Behind (Kurt Wallander Mysteries # 7 )
by Henning Mankell
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Discover Europe's favorite mystery writer. Sweden's Henning Mankell writes a first-rate police procedural that also serves as an indictment of contemporary society. His characters are fully drawn, full of frailties, unexpected courage, and are utterly... (read more)

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Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (10 Edition)
Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (10 Edition)
by Alan Bradley
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I let out a little sigh of relief when I realized that book two of the Flavia de Luce series is just as great as the first one: fears of a sophomore slump were unfounded. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag finds Flavia again stumbling upon an... (read more)

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Bleeding Edge
Bleeding Edge
by Thomas Pynchon
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Pynchon is the king of the paranoid school of American fiction. He's also really good at puns. Which explains why this Silicon Valley meets Upper West Side romp through the early years of the Internet Age can be both terrifying and so damned fun.... (read more)

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Sweetheart
Sweetheart
by Chelsea Cain
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Sweetheart, a torrid thriller by Chelsea Cain, has classic characters — sassy reporter Susan Ward (my favorite character) and pill-popping police detective Archie Sheridan, who is obsessed with the stunning, cold-as-ice beauty (and killer), Gretchen.... (read more)

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Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Kevin Sampsell
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There are a million stories in the naked city. Portland Noir collects 16 of them. The contributor list is amazing: Karen Karbo, Monica Drake, Floyd Skloot, and more. Editor Kevin Sampsell does a great job of setting the stage for the wealth of narrative... (read more)

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The Alienist
The Alienist
by Caleb Carr
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A mystery that takes place in New York City in the late 1800's; an investigation of a serial killer in the days when Jack the Ripper was the only known serial criminal and before forensics were what they are today, when skeptics laughed at the idea of... (read more)

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (The Millennium Trilogy #2)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (The Millennium Trilogy #2)
by Stieg Larsson
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Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo caught the world by surprise with its relevant and riveting story. The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in the Millennium trilogy, reads even more smoothly. It leaves me wanting much more from this... (read more)

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Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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This is one of the best vampire novels since Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Although the author wrote the screenplay, too, there's still a lot that didn't find its way into the film. If you read one bloodsucking book this year make sure it's the... (read more)

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Angels: A Novel
Angels: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
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After having spent years as a poet, Johnson decided to move into fiction. Angels was the first fruit of that decision — and what a piece of fruit. Other authors would kill to have a work this strong in their canon, let alone a work this strong as their... (read more)

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Leo Waterman Mystery #1: Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?
Leo Waterman Mystery #1: Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?
by G. M. Ford
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A soft-hearted sleuth with a rebellious streak left over from the '60s, Leo Waterman seems to get entangled in every oddball situation. So when he's hired to locate Caroline Nobel, an errant mob heiress and landscape-loving activist, Leo goes with the... (read more)

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Fleshmarket Alley: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Mysteries)
Fleshmarket Alley: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Mysteries)
by Ian Rankin
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Some of the best crime writing these days seems to be coming from Scotland, and Ian Rankin is the cream of the crop. A brilliant addition to the Inspector Rebus series (as well as an ideal launching point for newcomers to Rankin), Fleshmarket Alley is... (read more)

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