Detective and mystery stories

Death Trance

By R. D. Zimmerman

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A blind, paraplegic detective uses forensic hypnosis to delve into her brother's past and uncover clues to his lover's murder.
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Death from the Woods

By Brigitte Aubert

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A beautiful young French girl, Elise Andrioli, is caught in a terrorist bomb, leaving her fiance dead and her life in tatters. Despite being physically repairable, she succumbs to a "locked-in" state - blind, mute and quadraplegic. Then Elise finds herself drawn into solving a series of murders.

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Come to Grief

By Dick Francis

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Ex-jockey Dick Francis brings back one of mystery's most intriguing heroes, one-handed Sid Halley, in his newest bestseller. When Halley becomes convinced that his friend Ellis Quint--one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is responsible for a shocking crime, he finds himself the target of the public's wrath--and finds that proving his friend guilty could be dangerous.

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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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