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Penny Dreadful: A Novel
Penny Dreadful: A Novel
by Will Christopher Baer
Staff Pick
If Chuck Palahniuk rewrote Jim Thompson, it might read something like the novels of Will Christopher Baer. These modern-day noir stories are electric tales of love gone awry, full of characters who put the "fun" back in dysfunction. Roll up your sleeves,... (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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Perfume: the Story of Murder (86 Edition)
Perfume: the Story of Murder (86 Edition)
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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Grave Secrets
Grave Secrets
by Kathy Reichs
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Kathy Reichs would appear to be one of the busiest authors out there — she's a forensic anthropologist, a teacher, and she writes books, too! And, Reichs's career mirrors the life of her main character, Dr. Temperance Brennan. In Grave Secrets... (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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Hell to Pay
Hell to Pay
by George P Pelecanos
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"Pelecanos's is a voice that never loses its power. It has an edge and an obscureness that other mystery writers only dream about."... (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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The Hot Kid: A Novel
The Hot Kid: A Novel
by Elmore Leonard
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I've only read two Elmore Leonard books, so I can't say for certain if The Hot Kid is his best novel — but I almost can't imagine a better one. Leonard is at the top of his game here, packing his period cops-and-robbers tale with vivid characters... (read more)

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Trains and Lovers
Trains and Lovers
by Alexander McCall Smith
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The latest stand-alone novel by Alexander McCall Smith is a slight departure from his usual fare. It lacks the charm and lightness of his other offerings but gives, instead, a truly heartfelt dissertation on love.  Melancholy, poignant, and... (read more)

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The Night Season
The Night Season
by Chelsea Cain
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The Night Season definitely kept me up past my bedtime.  If my mom had been in the next room, I would have been under the blankets with a flashlight.  Chelsea Cain deftly depicts the seamier side of the idyllic City of Roses.... (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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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
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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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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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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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The Interpretation of Murder
The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld
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A perfect thriller for a dark and stormy night. Move over, Holmes and Watson — Jed Rubenfeld's masterful debut features the dynamic duo of Freud and Jung, working together to catch a killer. If that set-up doesn't hook you, just wait until you see how... (read more)

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Sleepless
Sleepless
by Charlie Huston
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Set in an alternate America that is unraveling under the strain of a deadly plague, this masterful novel portrays the lives of two very different men on a collision course of destruction. Huston is a one of the finest writers that you've never heard of... (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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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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