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Shadow Man
Shadow Man
by Cody McFadyen
Staff Pick
Shadow Man is an electrifying and disturbing thriller that starts strong and stays taut with drama throughout. Cody McFadyen's debut novel is an incredibly riveting story that drags you by the throat, never lets you go, and leaves you gasping for breath... (read more)

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Before the Frost (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Before the Frost (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Henning Mankell
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Henning Mankell's mysteries make many others pale in comparison. In this, his tenth, Kurt Wallander is joined by daughter Linda in an incredibly suspenseful search for a religious psychopath. Combining an urgent and complex plot with politics and... (read more)

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Intuition: A Novel
Intuition: A Novel
by Allegra Goodman
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Allegra Goodman is well known for her skillful, nuanced, and irreverent prose from such novels as Kaaterskill Falls and Paradise Park. Although the prose is just as strong in Intuition, the story and characters are so engrossing it's hard to slow down... (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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Worst Case
Worst Case
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
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Worst Case, third in the Michael Bennett series, is an intense read. Written with Michael Ledwidge, it bears the hallmark of James Patterson's tight plotting, plus two engaging and intelligent protagonists. The authors have created a warped do-gooder... (read more)

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Blind Descent:: An Anna Pigeon Mystery (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
Blind Descent:: An Anna Pigeon Mystery (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
by Nevada Barr
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In Blind Descent, Nevada Barr takes you to a place which, unless you go spelunking, you've probably never been before: Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Her main character, Anna Pigeon, is claustrophobic but determined to do her job and... (read more)

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Ice Cold: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel
Ice Cold: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel
by Tess Gerritsen
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I read Ice Cold in one night. I literally could not put this novel down. Long a fan of Tess Gerritsen, I love her characters: Maura Isles, the cool, professional medical examiner, and Jane Rizzoli, the edgy Boston detective. In Ice Cold, Gerritsen takes... (read more)

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The Meaning of Night: A Confession
The Meaning of Night: A Confession
by Michael Cox
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Imagine Charles Dickens making Nicholas Nickleby into an avenging murderer and you have the basic idea of The Meaning of Night. Cox is an engaging writer — we want to know how Edward, the main character, came to be the man he is. It is a page-turner... (read more)

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Cutting Room
Cutting Room
by Louise Welsh
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Wow! A first novel with an intriguing plot and totally believable characters. An excellent writer who allows you to empathize with a protagonist who is not always deserving.... (read more)

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300,000,000
300,000,000
by Blake Butler
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What started out as Butler's response to Roberto Bolaño's 2666 devolved into a Dennis Cooper–esque schizophrenic fever dream with a main character who could make Patrick Bateman blush. Reading this book will make you squirm, but in the best... (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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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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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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The first in Ford's Leo Waterman Mystery series, this book captures the character of Seattle and the Northwest and introduces a terrific private eye. Waterman gets entangled with environmental activists when he goes looking for the missing granddaughter... (read more)

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One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
by Chelsea Cain
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Cain begins a new series — featuring an engaging, intelligent, badass protagonist named Kick — with more of the great writing, multifaceted characters, and heart-pounding plot twists her readers know and love. Fans of the Archie Sheridan... (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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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 Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)
The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)
by Jeffery Deaver
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Imagine a killer who's a cross between Hannibal Lecter and David Copperfield!?! Yes, really. I didn't discover Deaver until I read The Vanished Man, his latest. Now I'm a major fan. It's a top-notch thriller — and you'll never again watch a magic... (read more)

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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Okay, never mind that The Shadow of the Wind starts off in a wonderfully mysterious bookstore and that there's a romantic element that is not schmaltzy, but "timeless" in the best sense of the word. What I loved was how I thought I knew where the author... (read more)

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Dexter by Design
Dexter by Design
by Jeff Lindsay
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Dexter by Design is the fourth in Jeff Lindsay's wonderfully wacky, dark, and entertaining series about a sociopathic serial killer. My first introduction to dear Dexter was through a recommendation from my buddy Carla here at Powell's: Carla: "You have... (read more)

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The Rule of Four
The Rule of Four
by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
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Humanities is the milieu that this intense intellectual thriller traverses. But it's not just another book comparing its plot to that of its subject: an ancient Italian text. Rather, Rule of Four connects and weaves the story and intricacies of the... (read more)

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