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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Staff Pick
Both a cautionary tale for bad men and a clarion call for unhappy women, Gone Girl is a compelling page-turner that does not let up. Every few pages another bombshell drops, and the tension is exquisite! While Nick Dunne lackadaisically plans to show up... (read more)

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Out
Out
by Natsuo Kirino
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I ventured into Out having gone on a detective murder mystery kick — the great Raymond Chandler, the invincible Dorothy L. Sayers... So it was no surprise that I next turned to Japan's queen of crime writing. Out is a can't-stop-reading, classy... (read more)

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The Dead Lie Down
The Dead Lie Down
by Sophie Hannah
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Ruth Bussey's story is so bizarre, the police don't know what to make of it: her boyfriend insists he's killed a woman she knows to still be alive. Is she mad? Is her boyfriend mad? Is the woman he claims to have killed mad? Or is one or more of them... (read more)

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A Rage in Harlem (Vintage Crime)
A Rage in Harlem (Vintage Crime)
by Chester B Himes
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Set in 1920s Harlem, A Rage in Harlem is the story of what a man will do for a woman, and the extreme lengths to which people will go for money. It is at once both hilarious and surreal, a story full of con men, coolness, and chaos, and littered with... (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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Sharp Objects: A Novel
Sharp Objects: A Novel
by Gillian Flynn
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Gillian Flynn's debut novel is a literary thriller that will shock and repulse you, even as it draws you inexorably into its tangled, sadistic web of deceit, secrets, and horrific revelations. With her vivid characters and sharp-edged dialogue, Flynn 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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Moonlight Mile
Moonlight Mile
by Dennis Lehane
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Dennis Lehane revisits his Kenzie-Gennaro series, and the result is a leaner, more adult novel that casts these characters in more complex shades of grey. Moonlight Mile is a whodunnit and a white-knuckled thriller that shows Lehane at the peak of his... (read more)

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Lush Life
Lush Life
by Richard Price
Staff Pick
It's a given that fans of Price's earlier novels will rush to read Lush Life. In addition, fans of the HBO series The Wire — or anyone who enjoys a gripping read, period — won't want to miss this fantastic novel, which peels back the shiny surface of... (read more)

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Bleeding Kansas
Bleeding Kansas
by Sara Paretsky
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In Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky creates a historical connection to the early abolitionists that settled the Kansas territory, and gives an interesting view of her home state in the present, answering some of the “what’s wrong with Kansas... (read more)

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The Dogs of Babel
The Dogs of Babel
by Carolyn Parkhurst
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Despite a few annoying detours — the story's romance is actually kindled in Disneyland — Parkhurst's story moves both mind and heart. What else does a novel need? If your answer is "a soulful Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lorelei," then this is the book... (read more)

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The Cabinet of Curiosities
The Cabinet of Curiosities
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Weird happenings at NYC's Museum of Natural History follow the discovery of a 19th-century, mass grave. Spines cut from corpses. Impalements on dinosaur horns. It's all frightful enough to rouse the FBI's quirkiest investigator — the pale, enigmatic... (read more)

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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Novel)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Novel)
by Robert Galbraith
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An alluring mystery written in a classic style, the new Cormoran Strike novel from J. K. Rowling (Galbraith is a pseudonym) is utterly satisfying. Gritty, well-paced, and peopled with compelling characters, The Silkworm is a compulsive, clue-driven read.... (read more)

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A Noble Radiance
A Noble Radiance
by Donna Leon
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"Anything that takes place in Venice immediately grabs my attention. This mystery series offers up a domestic side of the city without the usual romantic overlay and has subtly drawn characters in the detective Brunetti and his family. I can't wait to... (read more)

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
by Laurie R King
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Has Sherlock Holmes met his match in an opinionated half-American Jewish girl on the Sussex Downs? Purists may clench their pipes in distaste, but Holmesians who enjoy a good pastiche will not be disappointed.... (read more)

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Postmortem: A Scarpetta Novel
Postmortem: A Scarpetta Novel
by Patricia Cornwell
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Before Grissom and CSI, there was Scarpetta. Cornwell's first novel featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta remains one of her best — a tense, gripping tale.... (read more)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International)
by Patrick Suskind
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Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost... (read more)

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Faithful Place
Faithful Place
by Tana French
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Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.... (read more)

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The Faithful Spy
The Faithful Spy
by Alex Berenson
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I just got through reading The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson. I started reading it on my lunch, forced myself to work for a few hours, and then hustled home to continue. Kids ate leftovers; dishes went undone; pleasant dinner conversation was cut short... (read more)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
by Stieg Larsson
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In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, corporate intrigue, subtle psychology, explosive content, and a sensational heroine make for a high-caliber novel.... (read more)

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