Detective and mystery stories

City of Whispering Stone

By George Chesbro

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Estranged from his brother because of what has been perceived as a betrayal, Mongo--a dwarf--must travel to pre-revolutionary Iran to heal the damage. There he must survive a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the dreaded Iranian secret police, the Savak, while incidentally negotiating with the Shah and trying to save his brother from a death trap.
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Bloody Ten

By William Love

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Paraplegic Bishop Francis X. Regan and Davey Goldman, a Jewish cop-turned-private eye, team up once again to solve the murder of a mob-connected theater promoter, who, in deep with loan sharks, had been trying to muscle his way into his father's fortune.
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Blind Side

By Penny Warner

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Buford the Bullfrog is dead. And that's only the beginning. Connor Westphal, the feisty deaf publisher of the weekly "Eureka!," jumps into the annual Jubilee festivities when her sidekick and main squeeze, private eye Dan Smith, is retained by Buford's jockey to find the murderer.

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Beyond Ice, Beyond Death

By Thomas McCall

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Chicago homicide detective Nora Callum is...cranky, moralistic, self-conscious, and a devoted single mother. She is also a very good cop, whose peg leg - the result of injuries sustained during a shoot-out - only adds to her determination to be the first at any crime scene, and the most dogged member of her squad.

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A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

A Tale of Two Castles

In A Tale of Two Castles, by Gail Carson Levine, young Elodie embarks on her journey to Two Castles with the warning of her family ringing in her ears: beware of ogres and dragons, and, even worse, the whited sepulcher. Elodie’s parents think she will apprentice to a weaver. But headstrong, independent Elodie dreams of becoming a mansioner--an actress. As she nears Two Castles, Elodie discovers that the free,10-year apprenticeships have been abolished. She does not have enough money to pay for an apprenticeship or to pay for the voyage home. What will she do? How will she survive?

The Scold's Bridle

By Minette Walters

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A wealthy English matron is found dead, a medieval instrument of torture over her head, and the investigation implicates one of her few friends, her physician and main beneficiary, Sarah Blakeney.

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The Bone Collector

By Jeffery Deaver

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Once the nation's foremost criminologist and the ex-head of NYPD forensics, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement and joins forces with rookie cop Amelia Sachs to track down a vicious serial killer.

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Long After Midnight

By Iris Johansen

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At twenty-nine, research scientist Kate Denby was a workaholic, divorced, and the mother of an eight-year-old son. And she was weeks away from making a major genetic breakthrough. If she lived that long.... Danger has arrived in Kate's backyard with a vengeance, starting with an explosion at a Seattle pharmaceuticals plant and a car bombing at her son's Little League game. Then came the shocking warning: the attacks were connected and she was the next target. Stalked by a remorseless killer, Kate must put her trust in a total stranger, a man whose intentions are nearly impossible to fathom. For no matter what happens, she must protect her son and her work, the work that could save millions of lives. But someone will do anything to keep her miracle from unfolding. Someone not interested in holding out hope but in buying and selling death.
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Harm's Way

By Stephen Walsh White

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In this gripping tale of psychological suspense, Dr. Alan Gregory returns to solve the murder of a close friend by a suspected serial killer. But his search for answers leads only to more deadly questions.
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Blue Lonesome

By Bill Pronzini

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Jim Messenger is a CPA who hates his job, loves jazz, and can't forget a woman he has seen eating at the Harmony Cafe. She goes by the name of Janet Mitchell, and when he introduces himself, her only comment is, "It won't do you any good." When she commits suicide, Messenger is driven to find out why. Her name is only the first of the lies he uncovers.

In "historic Beulah," Nevada, secrets coil like rattlesnakes ready to strike, and suffering lies like a suffocating blanket over lives put on hold. Starting with one slender clue, Messenger embarks on a search for the truth that becomes a rite of passage. By the end, lives have been changed, a horrible murder brought to light, and a quiet, little town irrevocably torn apart.

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