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Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes (76 Edition)
Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes (76 Edition)
by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Here are the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle as they first appeared in the famed British magazine The Strand.  This periodical was the literary sensation of its time, especially with the publication of the novel&... (read more)

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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
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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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The Terror
The Terror
by Dan Simmons
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This book is based factually on the missing Franklin expedition, last seen by Europeans in July of 1845. The HMS Erabus and the ill-named HMS Terror were the space shuttles of their day, and Dan Simmons spins a haunting and suspenseful tale of this... (read more)

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Dark Places
Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn
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Libby Day's mother and two sisters were savagely murdered when Libby was only seven years old. Her testimony in the ensuing trial helped send her brother to prison for the crimes. But is he really guilty? Flynn's accessible and compelling writing style... (read more)

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Life After Life
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
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What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and... (read more)

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61 Hours: A Reacher Novel
61 Hours: A Reacher Novel
by Lee Child
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If... (read more)

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Amsterdam
Amsterdam
by Ian McEwan
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On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence... (read more)

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Big Sleep (39 Edition)
Big Sleep (39 Edition)
by Raymond Chandler
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When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications... (read more)

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The Thin Man (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Thin Man (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Dashiell Hammett
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Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated... (read more)

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The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time
by Josephine Tey
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Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating... (read more)

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith
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A 'cozy' set in Africa. This is the first in a wonderful new mystery series set in Botswana. Using deceptively simple language that nonetheless sings with the rhythms of Africa, the author introduces us to the indomitable lady detective, Precious... (read more)

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The Confessor
The Confessor
by Daniel Silva
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In Munich, a Jewish scholar is assassinated.  In Venice, Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon receives the news, puts down his brushes, and leaves immediately.  And at the Vatican, the new pope vows to uncover the truth about the church'... (read more)

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Train Dreams: A Novella
Train Dreams: A Novella
by Denis Johnson
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A New York Times Notable BookAn Esquire Best Book of 2011A New Yorker Favorite Book of 2011A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2011 Denis Johnsons Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. It is the story of... (read more)

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Echo Burning
Echo Burning
by Lee Child
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Loner Jack Reacher gets a lift from seductive Carmen Greer, but it comes with a few hitches: a dangerous husband, a small town with secrets, and a plan. Now Reacher's part of it, and before the sun sets, the ride could cost Jack and Carmen their lives.... (read more)

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Singing Sands : an Inspector Alan Grant Mystery (96 Edition)
Singing Sands : an Inspector Alan Grant Mystery (96 Edition)
by Josephine Tey
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Now reissued in a handsome trade paperback edition, a bestselling mystery by one of the greatest masters of the genre. "Miss Tey's style and her knack for creating bizarre characters are among the best in the field."--The New Yorker.... (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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The Little Friend
The Little Friend
by Donna Tartt
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From the author of The Secret History — "an elegant, edifying work of art" (Entertainment Weekly), an international bestseller, and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times — comes a hugely anticipated novel: In a small... (read more)

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The Secret History
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
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Richard Papen arrived at Hampden College in New England and was quickly seduced by an elite group of five students, all Greek scholars, all worldly, self-assured, and, at first glance, all highly unapproachable. As Richard is drawn into their inner... (read more)

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Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
by Scott Turow
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The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabich, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's... (read more)

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People of Darkness (09 Edition)
People of Darkness (09 Edition)
by Tony Hillerman
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A dying man is murdered. A rich man's wife agrees to pay three thousand dollars for the return of a stolen box of rocks. A series of odd, inexplicable events is haunting Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police and drawing him alone into the Bad... (read more)

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