Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

NYPD Red 3

NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp follows the elite task force detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie McDonald as their New Year's Eve celebration gets interrupted when a billionaire businessman needs their help after making a rather morbid discovery in his garage, leading the two straight into the webs of a grizzly conspiracy.

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The Silkworm

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith is a novel featuring the detective Cormoran Strike, and it follows him as he is tasked with investigating the disappearance of an author who recently finished a manuscript, one featuring many people he knows and with the potential to ruin many lives if published. Soon, the young novelist, Owen Quine, is found murdered, pitting Strike against a ruthless killer, one who is undoubtedly not too far from him.

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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a psychological thriller which tells a mystery from three perspectives, starting with that of Rachel, a train commuter who always sees the same couple from her window during her rides. One day, she sees the woman kissing another man. On the next day, the woman is gone. The plot is slowly unraveled through the untrustworthy eyes of those surrounding the situation.

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The Painter

The Painter by Peter Heller tells the story of Jim Stegner, a man who served his time after shooting a man in a Santa Fe bar and is trying to lead a new and quiet life. However, all of his plans are derailed when he witnesses a gratuitous act of violence, something that sends him on a dark spiral, back to New Mexico and the impulses he hoped to have left behind.

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If You've Got It, Haunt It

If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey follows the story of Cookie Chanel, a rather normal woman who one day has the misfortune of attending an estate sale where she purchases some vintage clothes. Unbeknownst to her, they belonged to a murdered woman, one whose ghost has decided to haunt Cookie 24/7, threatening to leave only if she manages to find her killer.

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Missing You

Missing You by Harlan Coben follows the NYPD Detective Kat Donovan as she finds herself plunged deep within the dark recesses of her own past, being tasked with solving a series of gruesome murders all while trying to reconnect with her ex-fiancee from eighteen years ago, a decision that puts her on a collision course with some uncomfortable truths.

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The Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie is the first time we are introduced to Miss Marple, a marvelous sleuth no less capable than Hercule Poirot. In her first outing, she finds herself in the middle of a grizzly murder, one which took place inside a clergyman's study; it seems homicide doesn't discriminate against the religious.

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The Body in the Library

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie is one of her classic and beloved Miss Marple novels, following the lovely sleuth as she is called in to solve the mystery of an unknown dead body being in suddenly found in the library of the respectable Colonel Bantry and his wife.

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The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie is a Miss Marple novel in which the old lady is called upon to make use of her phenomenal investigative powers to put peace and order back into a village where everyone's dirty secrets are slithering into the open, all while a suspicious suicide and an apparent murder take place.

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A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie is yet another murder mystery novel following the uncomparable sleuth Jane Marple, and this time around she finds herself plunged into a dark intrigue taking place in the English countryside, one where the crime has been announced to everyone ahead of time.

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They Do It with Mirrors

They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie is a Miss Marple mystery novel, one where she is called upon by an old acquaintance to visit her sister and determine what strange happenings have been occurring in her family home, recently converted into a corrective facility for first-time delinquents. Needless to say, Miss Marple soon has her hands full as a bloody murder takes place.

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A Pocket Full of Rye

A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie is a Miss Marple mystery in which the old sleuth is first called upon to investigate the poisoning of a renowned financial tycoon, Rex Fortescue, and of course, as tradition has it, the subsequently shocking (though somewhat comical) murders of others who live in his household.

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4:50 From Paddington

4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie is a Jane Marple mystery novel in which we follow the aged sleuth as her friend confides in her about a terrible happening: as her train was passing another, she witnessed a most heinous murder, but quite surprisingly nobody believes her, especially due to the lack of a dead body. But as always, Miss Marple knows much better.

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Murder on Fifth Avenue

Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson follows a murder investigation into the death of Chilton Devries, a man of high social standing and member of a very private club. As Felix Decker, the club's owner, teams up with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to take care of the affair discreetly, it becomes increasingly apparent that Devries had a very dark side to his life and there was no shortage of people who wished to see him bite the dust.

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The Escape

The Escape by David Baldacci follows the latest case assigned to the U.S. Army special agent John Puller, the proverbial ace in the hole brought in during the most critical cases of national security. This time, he is tasked with tracking down and bringing in none other than his own brother, who recently escaped the most secure prison on the planet... however, it seems others are hunting for him as well.

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The Perseid Collapse

The Perseid Collapse by Steven Konkoly is the sequel to The Jakarta Pandemic, picking up six years after it as Alex Fletcher finds his fat hanging by a thread once again as an indescribably tragic event of epic proportions and partially-unknown origin knocks humanity back to the stone age.

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Pinnacle of Deceit

Pinnacle of Deceit is Eric Rill's first novel and a thriller, following the lives of four men who grew up in the same Arizona orphanage: a luxury hotel chain owner, his accomplice, a ruthless drug lord, and a congressman who stumbles into unimaginable success. More precisely though, it is also the story of the mysterious and sadistic killer hell-bent on slaughtering them all.

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Baudelaire's Revenge

Baudelaire's Revenge by Bob van Laerhoven follows Commissioner Lefevre of the Parisian police force in the 1870s as he attempts to solve a string of most vile murders where the perpetrator has taken to leaving excerpts from Baudelaire's anthology, Les Fleurs du Mal, on every victim.

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The Rembrandt Affair

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva is a novel focusing once again on the Mossad Agent/art restorer, Gabriel Allon, as the murder of another restorer in Glastonbury and the theft of a Rembrand Painting sweep him away from his idyllic getaway and lead him on a world-wide chase in search of the many powerful culprits at work.

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte tells the story of Lucas Corso, a middle-aged book hunter who ends up entering the dangerous world of demonic cults and puzzling murders, following the suicide of a known bibliophile whose last great act was to leave behind a part of the original The Three Musketeers manuscript.

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Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking by Paul French is a factual, accurate and thoroughly-researched novelization of the unsolved murder of a British schoolgirl in 1937 Peking, following the British and Chinese detectives, respectively named Dennis and Han, as they desperately try to put together the pieces all while profound superstitions and the threat of invasion present themselves as obstacles.

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The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector by Jeffrey Deaver reintroduces the forensic detective and, let's face it, genius, Lincoln Rhyme, as he pursues another demented serial killer terrorizing New York City, printing tattoos into his victims containing clues relating to that unforgettable and demonic case that took place more than ten years ago.

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The Heist

The Heist by Daniel Silva is a Gabriel Allon novel, and it follows the spy/art restorer as he investigates the murder of a British spy to clear his friend's name. Along the way, Allon discovers that the spy (naturally) had many secret to conceal, with one of them being the location of one of the most famous missing paintings in the world, leading him on a dangerous quest to meet a mysterious and powerful collector.

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The Cairo Affair

The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer is the story of American diplomat Emmett Kohl, or rather, his brutal murder in Hungary, and the chain of events the investigation into his death sets off, having repercussions on an international level, with there seemingly being no shortage of candidates who would prefer to see him gone.

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Act of War

Act of War by Brad Thor is a story centering on Scot Harvath, the most covert and secretive of operatives working for the government, tasked with carrying out the most dangerous missions in the country's history, in hopes of preventing the outbreak of an all-out war and countless lives from being lost.

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The Ascendant

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman follows Garrett Reilly, a man with a knack for numbers who is the only one who noticed that American's economy is covertly under attack, with the entire country being under threat and no one the wiser. He is chosen as the leader of a team of rogues sent as the last line of defense on that invisible front.

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Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey is an unconventional detective mystery, following an aging grandmother who suffers from dementia and as a result must undertake all on her own the task of finding her missing best friend Elizabeth, plunging deep into her own past and rediscovering her very own life.

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I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim is Terry Hayes' debut novel, and it delves deep into an epic confrontation between a special agent for the government, codenamed Pilgrim, and a mastermind of a terrorist known only as Saracen, who spends his life in service of his own murderous ideals. A woman found lying in a pool of acid with a room worked over according to Pilgrim's own rulebook sets off this fast-paced espionage thriller.

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The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo follows the enigmatic young man and heroin addict, Sonny Lofthus, who, after spending nearly twelve years in jail for other people’s crimes and being provided an unlimited supply of the drug, breaks out of there in order to avenge those who drove his father to suicide.

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Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles is the first part of a trilogy to come, following a young lawyer, Penn Cage, who tries to save his father from prosecution for the murder of a nurse. To do so, he must delve deep into a conspiracy involving the Double Eagles, the KKK, and one of the most powerful people in the state, and unravel it all from the inside.

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Field of Prey

Field of Prey by John Sandford is a Lucas Davenport novel, following the detective as he is called in for a most shocking case which was prompted by the discovery of more than fifteen bodies hidden in a cistern, each one being a year apart in terms of time of death.

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The Neighbor

The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner is a Detective D.D. Warren novel, following the investigator as she looks into the sudden disappearance of a young woman who only left behind her four year-old daughter and rather mysterious husband.

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Standing in Another Man’s Grave

Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin follows inspector Rebus as he takes on a cold case, now in the role of a civilian, attempting to track down a serial killer that has been working under everyone’s radar for a decade at the very least. Being all on his own, Rebus has his work cut out for him, especially seeing as how he finds himself in the sights of a powerful enemy with little to lose.

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The Target

The Target by David Baldacci follows once again Will Robie and Jessica Reel, as this time they are tasked by the president with the very risky termination of a global threat, all while Reel faces demons of her past and finds herself, alongside Robie, on the list of a mysterious killer, a woman with her own personal hit-list and a lifetime of training to back her up.

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Private L.A.

Private L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan is another addition to the Private series, following Jack Morgan as he investigates the sudden, mysterious and disconcerting disappearance of a seemingly perfect couple, Thom and Jennifer Harlow, both not only mega movie stars, but also great people and commendable parents.

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NYPD Red 2

NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp follows the exploits of Zach and Kylie from the elite police squad as they are assigned a rather gruesome case whose perpetrator has a flair for the theatrical; a brutally slaughtered woman was found in the heart of Central Park, attached to a carousel that was repainted into a total nightmare.

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After I’m Gone

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman follows a cold case detective by the name of Roberto Sanchez, who, after retiring, comes back to try and solve a twenty-six year-old mystery centered around five women and the disappearance of one man.

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Doing Hard Time

Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods is another Stone Barrington novel, this time around following our protagonist as he tries to catch a bit of vacation time in Bel-Air. Naturally, it was not meant to be as an old and supposedly resolved case resurfaces, forcing Barrington down a corrupt and crooked road to find all the answers.

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Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard is one of his most widely-acclaimed story collections, giving to us nine riveting tales of criminals and the punishment which awaits them… in some cases. In addition, it should be mentioned that the title story stars U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens and served as the basis for the television show Justified.

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley is the first novel in the Flavia de Luce series, following the young aspiring chemist with a passion for poisons as her life truly begins to get interesting as a series of strange events serve as a prelude to a murder, the most exciting part of her life so far.

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The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley is a Flavia de Luce mystery novel, following the passionate eleven year-old chemist and genius murder detective as she gets embroiled in the case of the electrocuted puppeteer, Rupert Porson. As the evidence begins to pile up though, ties to cases past are revealed, and Flavia may be in way over her head.

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A Red Herring Without Mustard

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley is another addition to the Flavia de Luce mystery series, following our young and charming heroine as she attempts to solve the sudden and brutal murder of a local gypsy woman, who may or may not have something to do with a child abducted many years ago.

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Saints of the Shadow Bible

Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin is a novel in which we follow once again the exploits of Inspector Rebus. This time, he goes head to head with Malcolm Fox, an internal affairs cop, as both of them collide when a dead case from thirty years ago finds its way to the surface again.

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Command Authority

Command Authority by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney is a Jack Ryan novel and Clancy’s last work, following the hero, now President, as he becomes the only hope of unraveling the mysterious and undoubtedly dark past of a man in Russia who recently rose to power with seemingly little resistance, like none else before him.

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The Gods of Guilt

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly is yet another entry into the acclaimed Lincoln Lawyer series, this time following Mickey Haller as he delves into a murder case, that of a former client of his, a prostitute who he once helped get back on the straight and narrow… as it turns out thought, Haller may very well be the one who put her in danger in the first place.

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Severe Clear

Severe Clear by Stuart Woods sees the author return to his prime shape, telling us another story revolving around Stone Barrington as he tries to unravel a terrorist plot centered on the grand opening of an ultra-luxe hotel… the one Stone is charged with overseeing.

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Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie is a Hercule Poirot mystery, one in which he investigates the murder of an elderly cleaning lady. Though the police already have a rather fitting suspect to prosecute, Poirot knows that something is amiss and that there is much more to this case than first meets the eye.

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King and Maxwell

King and Maxwell by David Baldacci sees the two former Secret Service agents and current private investigators return and take up a seemingly innocent case, that of a father who supposedly died in Afghanistan but then sent his teenage son a message. Though the mystery seems innocent enough, soon more questions are raised than anyone ever expected.

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The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais follows Max Holman, a former bank thief recently released from prison who is looking to uncover the truth behind the murder of his son, and to do so he aligns himself with an ex-FBI agent, Katherine Pollard, the one who put him away in the first place.

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The Monkey’s Raincoat

The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais follows a hard-boiled war veteran turned private investigator as he stumbles into a missing person case, only to see it turn into a murder, kidnapping, and possibly even a conspiracy of some sort.

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Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row by John Grisham is a legal thriller which focuses on a new and rather mysterious will left behind by a wealthy dying man who trusted nobody, after hanging himself from a sycamore tree in favor of facing his terminal illness.

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The Light in the Ruins

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian tells two stories that are smaller parts of a greater picture. The first one is the story of the Rosati family as they reluctantly offer their villa as refuge to Nazi soldiers. The second is about the serial killer who is finishing off the Rosatis twelve years later, and the investigator tasked with stopping him/her.

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The Lost Years

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark follows the daughter of a Biblical scholar as she searches for the one responsible for his murder, all while exploring any ties the whole ordeal may have to a letter written by Jesus Christ himself and stolen from the Vatican Library over six hundred years ago.

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Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo is the second novel in the Harry Hole series, this time following the inspector on a trip to Thailand which is everything but leisure, as he must investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador found dead in a Bangkok brothel.

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The Leopard

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo is another addition to the Harry Hole series, this time following the investigator as he ends up going against the face of pure evil in his city of Oslo after young women are found murdered, drowned in their own blood.

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The Redeemer

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (translated by Don Bartlett) is the fourth Harry Hole novel, and this time around chaos strikes as a singer was mysteriously murdered by a point-blank shot during a Salvation Army concert in Oslo. There is no weapon, no motive, or suspect… and nevertheless, Harry Hole manages to put himself in great danger as he chases the culprit.

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Phantom by Jo Nesbo is yet another novel starring Harry Hole and follows him as he attempts to prove the innocence of the son of the woman he loved, now accused of murder. This quest will send Hole back into the wretched underground life of Oslo and bring him face to face with the most vile drug to hit the streets yet.

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The Snowman

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo is a Harry Hole mystery novel, and this time around he looks into the disappearance of a woman, linked to the sudden and inexplicable apparition of a snowman as well as an equally-mysterious letter he received earlier.

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Police by Jo Nesbo is another Harry Hole novel, and this time around we follow our hero as he tries to apprehend a serial killer roaming the streets of Oslo, murdering police officers at the scenes of the crimes they failed to solve.

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The Bat

The Bat by Jo Nesbo (translated by Don Bartlett) brings to us for the first time inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad, and we get to follow him as he attempts to solve the mysterious and unsettling murder of a Norwegian woman in Sydney.

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The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly sees two worlds collide, as Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, becomes the next target of a ruthless killer and Harry Bosch is determined to find the man, perhaps even using the lawyer as bait if necessary.

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth follows a young British assassin as he prepares for the most important mission of his life: disposing of the famous French President, Charles de Gaulle.

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W is for Wasted

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton is a Kinsey Millhone mystery, the twenty-third one in the series, and in it she investigates the murder of a sleazy private detective, all while trying to figure out why and how a deceased vagrant managed to get her number, and leave her with more than half a million dollars.

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The Kill List

Kill List by Frederick Forsyth is a political thriller revolving around the subject of terrorism, as the U.S.A.’s top “man hunter” sets out to find the Preacher, a radical terrorist who murdered the man’s father not too long ago.

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Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman is a novel in which we follow criminal psychologist Alex Delaware as he attempts to help his detective friend, Milo Sturgis, crack the murder of a young woman he saw mysteriously waiting alone at the majestic closing of the grand Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews is a post-Cold War espionage thriller pitting Russia against the United States of America. We follow Dominika Egorova, a “sparrow” agent, as she finds herself in a battle of wits against a young CIA officer, Nathaniel Nash, who is responsible for handling Russia’s most promising mole.

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The Fellowship

The Fellowship by William Tyree is a thriller in which an intelligence officer, Blake Carver, ruthlessly chases down the killers of an American senator and a British member of parliament, two important people who seemingly had nothing linking them together.

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Brilliance by Marcus Sakey is set in a world exactly like ours, with the exception of brilliants: people born with a gift (or is it a curse?), manifesting itself as a power. The story is that of one such FBI agent hunting after another brilliant, a criminal hell-bent on bringing war and destruction to all.

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Bombshell by Catherine Coulter is the story of FBI agents Savich and Griffin, as the former attempts to track the murderer of the son of a former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, while at the same time Griffin tries to crack the mystery surrounding his own sister waking up naked after a party, in covered in a stranger’s blood.

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A Tap on the Window

A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay is a detective thriller following private investigator Cal Weaver as he goes through hell (figuratively) to find the mysterious girl who possibly framed him for the murder of her friend, and in the process uncovering the dark side of a seemingly quaint town.

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Night Film

Night Film by Marisha Pessl is the story of an amateur investigation led by a disgraced journalist and his two sidekicks into the sudden and mysterious death of the daughter of a horror movie director who saw many of his works banned from theaters for being so utterly terrifying.

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The Daughter of Time

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Trey and Robert Barnard (Intro) follows a Scotland Yard inspector, Alan Grant, who, with the help of an American Scholar and a British Museum, tries to determine whether or not Richard III was truly to be blamed for the crimes he committed.

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Bones are Forever

Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs is a gruesome detective mystery in which the story revolves around a detective by the name of Andrew Ryan whose search for a woman involved in infanticide sends him all the way across Canada straight into macabre discoveries.

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Unseen by Karin Slaughter features detective Will Trent as he secretly infiltrates a violent and depraved gang of bikers, all while Sara Linton, the love of his life, is following her own investigation revolving around the shooting of her stepson, with both cases being closely intertwined, albeit unbeknownst to both of them.

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The English Girl

The English Girl by Daniel Silva follows the always-exciting mission of Allon, the famous master Israeli intelligence agent and art restorer extraordinaire. After, finishing a case in which his very specific talent turned out to be surprisingly useful, Allon must now locate a British woman who disappeared on the island of Corsica, for she threatens the career of a prime minister.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling (published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith) is a murder mystery in which we follow the work of an ex-military private detective down on his luck as he takes on the case that may launch him back into success: the mysterious suicide of legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known as the Cuckoo.

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Plum Island

Plum Island by Nelson Demille follows the best NYPD homicide detective, John Corey, who gets hired as a consultant to provide advice for a case where two biologist brothers were murdered, all while recovering from grievous wounds he received in the line of duty.

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Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Hughes has John O’Hara partnering up with agent Sarah Brubaker in order to catch two serial killers; the honeymoon killer (as you can guess, disposes of couples on their honeymoon) and the John O’ Hara killer, whose motives and patterns are even harder to decipher.

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American Assassin

American Assassin by Vince Flynn is another Mitch Rapp novel, but this one is more like a very long flashback, looking at how Mitch Rapp went from careless athlete all the way to earning his reputation as being terrorism’s worst nightmare.

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Victims by Jonathan Kellerman is a detective story following the investigation of Alex Delaware into the gruesome murder of Vita Berlin, a woman who did not have a single friend or relative left on the entire planet. What’s worse, the killer seems to be, simply put, crazy, and can very well kill again, sending Alex into the surprisingly dangerous world of mental treatment.

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The Secret History

'The Secret History by Donna Tartt is a thriller centered around wasted youths whose plans and ideologies start to unravel after they conspire to murder one of their own.

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro focuses on three childhood friends, Ruth, Tommy and Kathy, who spent years together in a strange and secluded boarding school with plenty of mysterious rules. When the three friends reunite as adults, they finally start walking down the path which will reveal what made the children at that school so special.

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A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre tells the story of Toby Bell, the Minister’s personal private secretary who must make a choice between his conscience and his duty.

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Case Histories

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson follows the story of a detective who is investigating three separate cases, all involving young and beautiful women, and finds some very interesting connections between them.

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The Hit

The Hit by David Baldacci is a bestselling novel revolving around a highly-trained government assassin, Robbie, being sent to track down an agent from his own organization who went rogue and starting offing her own members. However, as Robbie gets closer to her, certain discoveries are made which force him to second-guess how much he really sees of the big picture.

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The Innocent

The Innocent is a novel by David Balducci, following the adventures of the government’s best hitman who has been framed and forced to take out an innocent person. However, that only pisses him off, and he sets out on a quest for revenge to right the wrong his employers made him commit, as much as that is possible anyways.

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Zero Day

Zero Day by David Baldacci follows John Puller, a military investigator who is deemed as being the best at his job… in the entire United States. His father was an army legend, while his brother is spending the rest of his life in a federal prison for treason. One day, Puller gets called to an remote rural area in West Virginia where a family was found savagely butchered.

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The Forgotten

The Forgotten by David Baldacci is a story centered around the seemingly idyllic corner of heaven known as Paradise, Florida, that gets unraveled bit by bit by John Puller, an Army Special Agent and the last man you want to have on your case.

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Daddy’s Gone A Hunting

Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark is a mystery centered around two sisters who come from a wealthy family with a very long history. One night, the museum containing many of the family’s antiques and furniture explodes, leaving one man dead and one of the sisters in a coma.

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Murder on Astor Place

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson is reminiscent of old-time detective novels in a certain way, as the events revolve around an unofficial investigation of the murder of a young boarder girl who belongs to a very rich and powerful family, who, fearing a scandal, wants no official investigation to be performed.

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Delusion in Death

Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb is detective mystery, and in it we follow lieutenant Eve Dallas as she investigates a bizarre phenomenon; after about ten minutes of collective psychosis and illusions, eight people died at a downtown bar, putting Eve at odds with an enemy possibly more dangerous than any human being.

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Six Years

Six Years is a mystery story by Harlas Coben, and it tells the strange tale of a man named Jake Fisher who, six years after seeing his wife leave, starts to look into her, only to discover that his entire life may have been a carefully-constructed fiction.

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Plummet by Michael Zarocostas is a drama that revolves around three employees of the biggest law firm there is in Manhattan. A whirlwind of pits them against each other, and soon enough one of them is found murdered, creating a lot of questions and very few answers.

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Hidden Order

Hidden Order by Brad Thor follows the investigation of counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath as he attempts to track down five people, all of them missing and candidates for the throne to the most secretive and powerful organization in America.

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Black List

Black List by Brad Thor is a thriller centered around a counter-terrorism operative by the name of Scot Harvath. Somehow, his name gets added to a top-secret blacklist only a few people in the government know about, one that deals nothing but death to those on it.

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The Twelfth Imam

The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg takes place in Iran, and it follows David Shirazi, a Farsi-born CIA operative who is working undercover an in attempt to halt Iran’s plans of launching an all-out assault.

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Damascus Countdown

Damascus Countdown by Joel C. Rosenberg presents us with the story of David Shirazi, an undercover CIA agent who has infiltrated the Iranian regime, only to discover that two nuclear warheads survived Israel’s attempt to destroy all nuclear weaponry in the country. Now, it’s up to David and his team to deal with the threat and prevent a nuclear war from erupting.

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One Second After

One Second After is a novel by William R. Forstchen in which we are told the story of a nation through the eyes of a regular family man who is trying to survive and keep his family safe in the wake of a nation-wide disaster: the detonation of an EMP charge, leaving not a single electronic device functioning, sending the country back to the Dark ages.

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Suspect is a murder mystery novel by Robert Crais, and it brings two very unlikely partners together. On one hand, there is LAPD cop Scott James who sees himself unfit for duty after mysterious assailants killed his partner eight months ago, and on the other there is Maggie, a German Shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq. Both of them traumatized, they set off to discover the identity of the men who killed Scott’s partner.

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Touch & Go

Touch & Go is a mystery novel written by Lisa Gardner, and it follows inspector Tessa Leoni as she investigates a most peculiar case: an entire family, the Denbes, have mysteriously disappeared from their home, only leaving their most precious possession and a bunch of confetti behind.

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The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears, also a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman, is one of the more famous Tom Clancy novels, centered on Middle Eastern terrorists who are trying to stop the peace between American and the Soviet Union, attempting to rekindle the Cold War by hiding nuclear weapons on American soil.

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The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October, largely regarded as being Tom Clancy’s magnum opus, tells the story of a thrilling chase for a derelict Russian submarine whose crew decided to head to defect to America. Now, both superpowers of the time are after it. A movie based on the book was also filmed, starring the seemingly immortal Sean Connery.

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Threat Vector

Threat Vector is yet another Tom Clancy novel which explores the more refined aspects of modern warfare through a hypothetically-devastating scenario in which the Chinese government finds itself in a position where it has to adopt an expansionist policy, and so they go at war with Taiwan. The United States go to war on Taiwan’s side, but matter may be more dangerous than they seem as the Chinese have developed a new anti-ship missiles.

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Moonraker is a novel by Ian Fleming starring James Bond in which our beloved super-spy must stop a beloved war veteran and renowned patriot, Sir Hugo Drax, from setting in motion is secret rocket program which, contrary to the knowledge of its investors, was made with sinister goals in mind.

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On her Majesty’s Secret Service

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service may be one of the better known James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, as we once again follow 007’s adventures, only this time, he has lost his love for his job and is even pondering the idea of marrying a crime boss’ daughter out of real love, all while having to thwart a biological warfare scheme by the nefarious Blofeld.

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love may very well be Ian Fleming’s most iconic James Bond novel, with JFK even once declaring it as one of his favorite all-time books. This time around, 007 is targeted by the Soviet counterintelligence agency, SMERSH, and is ensnared in a web of political intrigue, one that includes a femme fatale, a deadly assassin, and the small, sinister leader of the whole thing, Rosa Klebb.

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Casino Royale

Casino Royale was Ian Fleming’s first novel where we were introduced to the infamous agent 007, James Bond. In his first outing, he is tasked with bankrupting a deadly SMERSH operative known as “Le Chiffre”, although, as usual, things take a wrong turn and Bond finds himself having to fight off more enemies than he expected to.

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Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman is yet another Alex Delaware novel, this time having Alexand Milo, a duo similar to Sherlock and Watson, working to uncover the truth behind a macabre series of murders that happened more than sixty years ago.

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Kill Shot

Kill Shot by Vince Flynn is a Mitch Rapp novel, and as tradition would have it, a political thriller. This time around, just as Mitch Rapp has put a bullet in one of the men responsible for a terrorist attack, the door is broken down and guns go blazing. The aftermath results in the death of multiple civilians. With his superiors denying responsibility, Mitch Rapp gets cornered from every angle and is left to claw his way out of the mess.

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The Last Man

The Last Man by Vince Flynn tells the story of Mitch Rapp, a top-of-the-line CIA agent who is tasked with investigating the kidnapping of Joe Rickman, who himself is the leader of the CIA Clandestine Operations in Afghanistan.

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Low Pressure

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown tells the story of Bellamy, who has written a book detailing the events many years ago where her older sister Susan was killed. Someone ends up discovering the real identities of the people involved, and Bellamy’s family becomes exposed to the media, while Bellamy herself attracts a very peculiar stalker who may be after maintaining the secrecy of those events, or perhaps worse, revenge for the man accused for the killing.

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The Good Lawyer

The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno is inspired by a true story, one in which a young and ambitious lawyer working in the Bronx and coming from a family with mafia ties tries to make a name for himself in the world. However, proving one of his clients innocent in a rape case, he gets himself involved deeper than he ever thought he would in the dark and macabre underbelly of New York City.

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Cross Roads

Cross Roads is a Paul Young novel, and as his books traditionally have it, it deals with major themes such as redemption, death and the meaning of one’s life. This time around it is done through the story of Anthony Spencer, a man who suffered from cerebral hemorrhage and awakens in what seems to be an alternate world, one in which he seeks to give his existence a meaning.

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Alex Cross, Run

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson follows, as usually, Alex Cross himself, and this time around things are a bit hectic; after crashing a luxurious party with underage dancers, Cross finds himself thrust into three murder cases, all seemingly the work of one or multiple serial killers. As if that wasn’t enough, there is someone else out there, investigating and hunting down Cross for a single purpose: revenge.

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson is yet another story involving the daring protagonist, and this time around, Alex Cross just wants to spend a Christmas with his family, but as tradition would have it, a series of crimes only he is capable of solving are keeping him from doin so.

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NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp takes place at the start of Hollywood on Hudson, where countless movie industry stars gather for whatever reasons. When a known producer collapses at breakfast, Zach and Kylie from the NYPD are sent to investigate and find themselves confronted by what seems to a highly intelligent and murderous madman.

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Private Berlin

Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan yet again follows an investigation by Private, the world’s foremost investigative agency. This time, the case takes place, as you can imagine, in Berlin, where the head of Private’s Germany Headquarters, Chris Schneider, has suddenly vanished while working on some of Private’s seemingly-unsolvable cases.

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Private London

In their previous novel James Patterson and Mike Pearson have established the existence of Private, the world’s foremost detective agency. In Private London, the events take us, as you can guess, to London, where a murderer is leaving behind a gruesome and mysterious trail of dead women, and everything points to this case being connected with that of Hannah Shapiro, who eight years ago was rescued from certain death by Jack Morgan, the owner of Private.

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The Jakarta Pandemic

The apocalypse comes in a great variety, and according to author Steven Konkoly, pandemics are one of them. In The Jakarta Pandemic he examines how a family in a more or less typical American neighbourhood deals with a deadly flu outbreak that basically puts the world in a state of complete desolation.

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Agent 6

Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith is the last part of the Child 44 trilogy, and by far the most “epic” one. With his family having met a tragic end by virtue of being entangled in a conspiracy, Leo Demidov sets off on a personal, three-decade journey from the Afghani mountains all the way to the dark alleys of New York City in search of the one who holds all the answers: Agent 6.

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The Secret Speech

Secret Speech is the second part of the Child 44 trilogy written by Tom Rob Smith, and this time around we follow Leo Demidov, his wife and their adopted daughters. A dark spirit from Leo’s past makes itself known, threatening to take what Leo has in the name of vengeance, all while the Soviet Union is going through some intense reforms following Stalin’s death.

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Child 44

Child 44 is the first book in the trilogy by the same name, written by Tom Rob Smith, and it follows Leo Demidov, an idealistic security officer who lives by the law under Stalin’s reign in the Soviet Union. One day, he suddenly finds himself stripped of rank and exiled far away for investigating a series of murders. With no one but his wife at his side, Leo is forced to break the code he has been following for his entire life.

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Five Little Pigs

Five Little Pigs is a murder mystery written by the famous Agatha Christie, starring the timeless Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot. This time around, he must solve a case that dates back sixteen years, and he does so merely by hearing out the stories of the five people who were there at the time it happened.

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Peril at End House

In Peril at End House Agatha Christie takes a somewhat different direction than she usually does. Hercule Poirot, who is once again trying to find a vacation, finds his plans foiled when he meets a young lady who needs his help not in solving a murder, but in helping her prevent one from happening.

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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile is one of those novels by Agatha Christie which became popular around the entire world, and it’s not hard to see why. It involves our favorite Belgian investigator, Hercule Poirot, solving a very perplexing murder while trying to spend a vacation aboard a small cruise ship.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is one of the most important works of literature of the 20th century, being Agatha Christie’s first published novel, one in which many conventions are born, not to mention that this is where the internationally-beloved Belgian investigator, Hercule Poirot, makes his debut.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is a very widely-celebrated novel by Agatha Christie, one starring her famous detective, Hercule Poirot. A murder takes place in a train which happens to be stuck in the mountains, and as luck would have it, Poirot is on that train, and it is up to him to figure out just what in God’s name happened and apprehend the killer, for we all know these things rarely end at one victim.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Ever before Agatha Christie became worldwide famous for writing Ten Little Indians, she wrote The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, single-handedly revolutionizing the murder mystery genre as she introduced a new and important plot device which would later be pivotal to many works of fiction, whether they be books or movies.

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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a classic and largely-celebrated novel by Agatha Christie, perhaps even her most recognized classic, setting the bar for whodunit mysteries. In it, ten strangers are lured to a remote island by a certain U.N. Owen, and it’s all fun and games until one of them ends up murdered. Soon, another one follows, and as it happens, the killer must be one of the ten strangers, and what’s more, the murders are all committed in accordance with a nursery rhyme.

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A Darkness More than Night

A Darkness More than Night by Michael Connelly is another Harry Bosch novel, and yet it is different from the other ones in the sense that Harry is now under investigation by formerly-retired FBI agent, Terry McCaleb, for he best fits the profile of a person who committed a number of brutal, ritualistic murders.

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The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote is a Harry Bosch novel by Michael Connelly. Having a bit of free time on his hands being forced to relinquish his LAPD badge, Harry decides to look into an old and curious case from 1961, the inexplicably-brutal murder of a prostitute. Needless to say, he notices a detail overlooked by the cops at the time.

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The Black Box

The Black Box by Michael Connelly is another Harry Bosch murder mystery, and this time around he is sent back to the past as a crucial new evidence surfaces for a murder that happened more than twenty years ago.

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The Poet

The Poet is a novel where Michael Connelly breaks many of his traditional rules and tells us the story of a strange reporter, Jack McEevoy who, being unhealthily obsessed with death and murder mysteries, tries to uncover the identity of a gruesome serial killer, a man one could dub the new Ripper.

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The Drop

The Drop by Michael Connelly is a novel centered around Harry Bosch, with a story centering around a lab error which led to a man being falsely accused for rape and murder. While the accusations are dismissed quickly enough, Harry still has a few things to clear up, namely, finding the real culprit.

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The Pillars of Earth

The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett tells the story of a secluded community in twelfth century England, one that is trying to build a majestic cathedral in order to protect themselves from the many dangers of this world, and hopefully win a bit of favor with the guy upstairs.

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The Affair

The Affair by Lee Child is a Jack Reacher novel, and this time around our beloved vagabond-like hero digs deep as he always does, unraveling a vast web of conspiracy around a seemingly-simple murder.

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Silken Prey

Silken Prey by John Sandford has us following Davenport as he investigates yet another case, this time surrounding the disappearance (and probably murder) of a Minnesota political fixer. As our investigator unravels the mystery, the clues lead him closer and closer to home, and then a place he never wanted to tread.

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Mad River

Mad River by John Sandford is a dramatized and romanticized re-telling of the now-infamous and murderous couple known as Bonnie and Clyde, with a few twists and turns added in for extra entertainment.

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Mr. Monk in Trouble

In Mr. Monk in Trouble by Lee Goldberg we follow Adrian Monk, one of the most famous detectives in the whole world, as he and his assistant solve the curious murder of a museum watchman, who may be connected to a train robbery that took place in 1962.

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn follows the story of a husband and his femme fatale wife who suddenly disappears one day. As the husband decides to look for her, he gets increasingly drawn into a conspiracy-like scheme, filled with lies and deceit.

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Dark Places

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn is truly worthy of its name, telling the story of Libby, who at the tender age of seven witnessed her family’s massacre. More than twenty-five years later, she decides to confront her demons and sets out to find out the truth behind what happened on the night that become known as “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas”.

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Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects is a Gillian Flynn novel, one in which she presents us with Camille Preaker, a trouble reporter who ends up investigating the deaths of two girls in her hometown, only to end up finding out that all of it is connected to the trauma she suffered during her childhood.

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The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel is a novel by Daniel Silva in which the main hero, Gabriel Allon, an Israeli Intelligence officer, seeks refuge with the Pope, only to end up having to investigate a most brutal murder.

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The Inquisitor

The Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith revolves around a man named Geiger whose job is to extract information from people using various “interrogation techniques”, some physical, others mental. One day, his employer demands that he do something which goes against his principles, and so naturally Geiger disobey and sets out on a journey of self-rediscovery.

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Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob by William Landay is one of those classic courtroom dramas where all the action is centered around who can bend the law to their will, with the main defendant being a kid accused of murdering his classmate and being defended by his father.

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The Racketeer

The Racketeer is one of John Grisham’s most famous novels, and it revolves around confounding assassination of a judge, and more importantly, the lawyer who, despite sitting in prison, knows who the culprit is.

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The Litigators

The Litigators by John Grisham tells the story of two attorneys who are self-employed at their own law boutique. While they are just trying to make ends meet, an opportunity presents itself: a massive lawsuit worth millions of dollars. However, their opponent is no slouch, and they start wondering if they bit off a lot more than they could chew.

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A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill is one of the earliest books written by John Grisham, and it is an adrenaline-fueled, highly intense courtroom drama which slowly morphs into one of the most finely-orchestrated murder revenge stories of all time.

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The Partner

The Partner by John Grisham is the curious story of a brilliant criminal who, in order to commit a very daring robbery, manages to fake his own death. Yet, the plan wasn’t perfect… but will there be anyone to capitalize on the mistake?

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The Firm

The Firm by John Grisham follows a young law student who, being at the top of his class, gets hired by the biggest and best law firm around. While at first life couldn’t be better, soon enough, our protagonist realizes he has been sucked into a world where the slightest misstep could prove fatal.

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The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the last part of the trilogy by Stieg Larsson, starting off as Lisbeth recovers from her bullet to the brain and goes on trial for three homicides, all while Mikael Blomkvist searches for the identity of the man who tried to kill her.

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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire is the second part of the trilogy by Stieg Larsson, and this time around Mikael attracts the ire of those who run a large sex trafficking operation, inadvertently involving Lisbeth in this whole mess at the same time.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first part of the trilogy written by Stieg Larsson, and it tells the story of Mikael, a journalist, and Lisbeth, a mentally unbalanced hacker, who are both hired in order to bring to light the culprit of a murder that happened long ago before their employer’s short time on Earth runs out.

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The Lion’s Game

The Lion’s Game by Nelson Demille follows the investigation of special detective John Corey as he is given the mission of capturing the smartest and most dangerous terrorist in the world, a person only known as “The Lion”.

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The Panther

The Panther by Nelson DeMille tells a story centered around the special anti-terrorist agent John Corey as he is tasked with finding and capturing/eliminating the man responsible for bombing the USS Cole.

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No Mark Upon Her

No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie takes us on a real thriller of a ride through the investigation of the grizzly murder of an Olympic contender who was just on the verge of making a comeback, and also happened to be leading a strange double-life.

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77 Days in September

77 Days in September by Ray Gorham tells the story of a man who, after an EMP blast destroys every single electronic device in America, is forced to travel across the entire country in an attempt to reunite with his family.

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The Beautiful Mystery

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny is a murder mystery following Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates on of the most unlikely murders to ever occur: the choir director, with the suspect probably being amongst a cloister of monks.

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The Invisible Ones

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney presents us with a paralyzed private investigator who, against common sense, is hired by a group of gypsies in order to find a man by the name of Rose Janko, who seven years earlier disappeared without leaving a trace.

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The Shack

The Shack by William Paul Young is a very unusual serial killer novel, one in which the father of a victim is lured back to the cabin where it all happened many years ago by a strange letter. He comes back, finds nothing of interest and decides to leave, at which point the Holy Trinity manifests itself in front of him, leading him on an otherworldly journey.

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