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Group Leader: Carol DeBiak

Out of Sight (Paperback)

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By Elmore Leonard

$14.99

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Before there was Raylan, there was Sisco... U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is on the hunt for world-class gentleman felon Jack Foley in Out of SightNew York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard's sexy thriller that moves from Miami to the Motor City.

Based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco isn't about to let a expert criminal like Jack Foley successfully bust out of Florida's Glades Prison. But there's a major score waiting for him in Detroit, and a shotgun-wielding marshal isn't going to stop Foley from getting it.

Neither counted on sharing a cramped car trunk--or on a sizzling chemistry that's working overtime. As soon as Sisco escapes, Foley is already missing her.

Sisco can't forget Foley either--and she isn't about to let him go. Too bad the next time their paths cross, it's going to be about business, not pleasure.

Praise For…


“Elmore Leonard is an awfully good writer of the sneaky sort; he is so good you don’t even notice what he’s up to.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“An absolute master.”
-The Detroit News

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062227874
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 26th, 2012

Mystery Discussion Group

Group Leader: Girija Gulla-Padi

Girl Waits with Gun (Paperback)

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By Amy Stewart

$14.95

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A National Bestseller
New York Times Editors' Choice

A September 2015 Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter
One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy"
One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books
One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall"

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family -- and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. "A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true ) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness." -- Elizabeth Gilbert

Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now

 

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

Mystery Discussion Group

Group Leader: Julie Jezuit

Behind Closed Doors (Paperback)

 

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By B. A. Paris

$16.99

Description


THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS 

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night. Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

This is one readers won t be able to put down. Booklist (starred review)

"A can t-put-down psychological thrillerLibrary Journal (starred review)

This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself. Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver. The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read. San Francisco Book Review

 

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You d like to get to know Grace better.

But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what's really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

About the Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B. A. PARIS grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132369
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 3rd, 2017

Mystery Discussion Group

Group Leader: Lloyd Kelley

 

Bleed for Me (Paperback)

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By Michael Robotham

$15.00

 

Description


She's standing at the front door. Covered in blood. Is she the victim of a crime? Or the perpetrator? 
When Sienna Hegarty, a troubled friend of his daughter, comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door terrorized, incoherent, and covered in blood, he vows to unearth the dark secrets her mind has buried. The police find a major piece of the puzzle at Sienna's house: her father, a retired cop, murdered. 
Tests confirm that it's Mr. Herharty's blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing. Investigators take aim at Sienna. O'Loughlin senses something different is happening, something subterranean and terrifying to Sienna. It may be something in her mind. Or it may be something real. Someone real. Someone capable of the most grim and gruesome murder, and willing to kill again if anyone gets too close.

About the Author


Michael Robotham has been an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. One of world's most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction, he lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Praise For…


"This remarkable novel offers everything those 'literary' detective novels ought to but usually don't. This is crime fiction of the highest order."—Booklist (starred review)

 

 

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780316126373
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 18th, 2012

Mystery Discussion Group Title: The Bottom of Your Heart

Title: The Bottom of Your Heart: Inferno for Commissarion Ricciardi

Description


In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are about to enter, infidelity appears inextricable from the most joyful expressions of love, and, this interdependence sows doubt and uncertainty in both men, compromising their own attempts at love. 
Ricciardi is one of the most intriguing and unique figures to appear in crime fiction in recent years. He possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death. This ability makes him an unusually effective investigator but plagues him and renders human relationships almost impossible. He is a classic noir hero and the cursed son of a city that, for all its Mediterranean splendor, is a perfect noir city. 
In this new installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series, Maurizio de Giovanni creates a large cast of unforgettable characters and a compelling, suspenseful plot that demonstrates once more why he is considered one of the best crime writers working today.

About the Author


Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. He is the author of five previous books in the Commissario Ricciardi series, "I Will Have Vengeance, " "Blood Curse," "Everyone in their Place, " "Day of the Dead, By My Hand, Viper, "and the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, "The Crocodile."

 

Author: Maurizio de Giovani

 

Group Leader: Diana DiStefano

 

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By Maurizio De Giovanni, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609452933
Availability: Special Order
Published: Europa Editions - November 3rd, 2015

Mystery Discussion Group Title: Starvation Lake

Title: Starvation Lake

Description:

Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Harlan Coben meets early Dennis Lehane in this "smashing debut thriller" (Chicago Tribune), set in a small northern Michigan town by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. In the dead of a Michigan winter, pieces of a snowmobile wash up near the crumbling, small town of Starvation Lake--the same snowmobile that went down with Starvation's legendary hockey coach years earlier. But everybody knows Coach Blackburn's accident happened five miles away on a different lake. As rumors buzz about mysterious underground tunnels, the evidence from the snowmobile says one thing: murder. Gus Carpenter, editor of the local newspaper, has recently returned to Starvation after a failed attempt to make it big at the Detroit Times. In his youth, Gus was the goalie who let a state championship get away, crushing Coach's dreams and earning the town's enmity. Now he's investigating the murder of his former coach. But even more unsettling to Gus are the holes in the town's past and the gnawing suspicion that those holes may conceal some dark and disturbing secrets--secrets that some of the people closest to him may have killed to keep.

 

Author: Bryan Gruley

 

Group Leader Mary Beth Logas

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781416563624
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Published: Gallery Books - March 3rd, 2009

Mystery Discussion Group Title: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Title: Mr. Mercedes

Description


WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. -Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses- (The Washington Post). The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes's wheels... Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he's going big, with an attack that would take down thousands--unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield's diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a -nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time- (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.

 

Author: Stephen King

 

Discussion Leader: Madeline Moon

 

 

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781501125607
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Published: Pocket Books - December 29th, 2015

Mystery Discussion Group Meeting

Title: The Bottom of Your Heart: Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi

Author: Maurizio de Giovani

Leader: Diana Di Stefano

 

The Bottom of Your Heart: Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi (Paperback)

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By Maurizio De GiovanniAntony Shugaar (Translator)

$18.00

Description


In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are about to enter, infidelity appears inextricable from the most joyful expressions of love, and, this interdependence sows doubt and uncertainty in both men, compromising their own attempts at love. Ricciardi is one of the most intriguing and unique figures to appear in crime fiction in recent years. He possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death. This ability makes him an unusually effective investigator but plagues him and renders human relationships almost impossible. He is a classic noir hero and the cursed son of a city that, for all its Mediterranean splendor, is a perfect noir city. 
In this new installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series, Maurizio de Giovanni creates a large cast of unforgettable characters and a compelling, suspenseful plot that demonstrates once more why he is considered one of the best crime writers working today.

About the Author


Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. He is the author of five previous books in the Commissario Ricciardi series, "I Will Have Vengeance, " "Blood Curse," "Everyone in their Place, " "Day of the Dead, By My Hand, Viper, "and the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, "The Crocodile."

 

 

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By Maurizio De Giovanni, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609452933
Availability: Special Order
Published: Europa Editions - November 3rd, 2015

Mystery Discussion Group

Title: I Let You Go (Set in Modern Wales)              

Author: Clare Mackintosh

Leader: Julie Jezuit

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Description


On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . . 
I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. 
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

About the Author


Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years on the police force in England and has written for The Guardian, Good Housekeeping, and other publications. A columnist for Cotswold Life and Writing Magazine, she is the founder of Chipping Norton Literary Festival and lives in the Cotswolds with her family. She is the author of I See You and I Let You Go.

 

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101987506
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Published: Berkley - November 29th, 2016

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