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The Gun Seller
The Gun Seller
by Hugh Laurie
Staff Pick
The Gun Seller reminds me of a well-made gin and tonic — crisp, hip, and refreshing, with a droll twist of lime.... (read more)

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The Silver Swan: A Novel
The Silver Swan: A Novel
by Benjamin Black
Staff Pick
I don't ordinarily read mystery novels, but The Silver Swan is no ordinary mystery. Banville's command of prose is arresting, and though this is a difficult book to put down because it is so expertly plotted, it is also impossible not to savor.... (read more)

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American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Philipp Meyer
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A noir story in spirit if not in form, Philipp Meyer's debut novel shows off the skills of a terrific writer. Characters' voices leap off the page in a bleak and desperate narrative full of sympathy, perspective, and brilliant prose. The lives of these... (read more)

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The Coffee Trader (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Coffee Trader (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by David Liss
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What grabbed me was the combination of historical atmosphere (Amsterdam during the time of Rembrandt) and a subtle sense of tension and intrigue in the plot line. The world's first commodities exchange and our present day Wall Street have much akin to... (read more)

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A Cold Day in Paradise (Alex McKnight Mysteries)
A Cold Day in Paradise (Alex McKnight Mysteries)
by Steve Hamilton
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A British novelist making his debut in young adult fiction tells the story of a young boy adjusting to a recent move, his younger sister's illness, and making new friends. But the real story begins when he discovers someone or something sleeping in the... (read more)

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New England White: A Novel
New England White: A Novel
by Stephen L. Carter
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I rarely read anything that could even vaguely be described as a thriller, but New England White, with its page-turning pace, multiple murders, and complex and far-reaching mysteries, must undoubtedly be called one. It is also a fascinating sociological... (read more)

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The Book of Lost Things: A Novel
The Book of Lost Things: A Novel
by John Connolly
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Equal parts creepy and compelling, this horror book has all the elements of a great read. A literary page-turner with well-honed characters and a story that has you reading at inappropriate times. Crack this one open when you have nothing else on your to-... (read more)

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Close Case (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Close Case (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
by Alafair Burke
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Close Case is a breezy, entertaining read with a distinctive and appealing... (read more)

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Out
Out
by Natsuo Kirino
Staff Pick
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 Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson
Staff Pick
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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The Killing Kind
The Killing Kind
by John Connolly
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I only recently discovered John Connolly. His suspense novels transcend the genre with elegant prose and complex psychological insight. Be warned though. This latest novel featuring detective Charlie Parker is a deftly plotted page-turner that is WAY... (read more)

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The Savage Detectives: A Novel
The Savage Detectives: A Novel
by Roberto Bolano
Staff Pick
A decidedly Mexican novel that spans the entire globe, The Savage Detectives is Homer's Odyssey, Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and Borges's Ficciones all rolled into one — and somehow becomes more than the sum of its parts in the process. Beautifully... (read more)

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Sacred Games: A Novel
Sacred Games: A Novel
by Vikram Chandra
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"Sacred Games is a brilliant crime epic, which impressively balances a literary detective and gangster story with a cinematically violent tale of contemporary Bombay. One of Chandra's most remarkable achievements amidst this novel of marvels is his... (read more)

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The Cement Garden
The Cement Garden
by Ian McEwan
Staff Pick
Long before Atonement, Ian McEwan was one sick, dirty little boy. And for that I am grateful. The Cement Garden is his most deeply macabre novel. Within the lives of four orphaned children, McEwan casts spells so dark and twisted, there is no room for... (read more)

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Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel
Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel
by Martin Cruz Smith
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Arkady Renko, intrepid Moscow investigator, was first introduced to readers in the incomparable Gorky Park. This latest adventure perfectly captures Putin's Russia, ultra-modern and ultra-corrupt, yet haunted by the sorrows and ghosts of its Stalinist... (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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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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The Godfather
The Godfather
by Mario Puzo
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This is where many of us got our first exposure to Mob dynamics: sausage-making, sex standing up, crooked cops, beheaded horses, spousal abuse, family loyalty. Thugs all, but you gotta love 'em.... (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
Staff Pick
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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206 Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)
206 Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)
by Kathy Reichs
Staff Pick
Kathy Reich's latest Temperance Brennan novel is an electrifying read — by far one of the best in this series. 206 Bones is fast paced, cleverly developed, and will keep you guessing until nearly the end. In the beginning of this 12th Bones novel (not... (read more)

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