Detective and mystery stories

French Quarter

By Stella Cameron

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When New Orleans businessman Errol Petrie hires Celina Payne to represent "Dreams"--a company that caters to the whims of the wealthy and uses the profits to fund the wishes of dying children--her newfound happiness is soon shattered by Petrie's untimely death.

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Definitely Dead

By Charlaine Harris

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The new Sookie Stackhouse novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Dead as a Doornail.
Spiked with a "frothy fusion of romance, mystery, and fantasy" (Publishers Weekly), this "deliciously fiendish...increasingly riotous series" (Dallas Morning News) sends the supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress to New Orleans, where she has to deal with the legacy of one of her own family and a host of potentially dangerous characters

 

 

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Death by Design

By Laura Childs

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"Death by Design brings the first three Scrapbooking mysteries together for the first time! Keepsake Crimes introduces Carmela Bertrand and her booming scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine, on the fringe of New Orleans's French Quarter. When Carmela's estranged husband is named a suspect in a Mardi Gras murder, it is Carmela who must find the clues to the real killer-in one of her customer's scrapbooks.
In Photo Finished, Carmela is hosting a late-night "Crop Till You Drop" session at her shop. But when a neighboring shop owner is murdered in the alley behind the store, Carmela's customers become the focus of the police investigation.
And finally, in Bound for Murder, Carmela is creating custom place settings for a wedding party when she discovers the groom with a knife protruding from his body. Carmela must help the bride pick up the pieces while wrapping up a murder with more than one lethal loose end."

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The Two Georges

By Harry Turtledove and Richard Dreyfuss

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What if there had been no American Revolution? In this witty "alternative history" mystery, the symbol of the modern North American Union is the portrait of the Two Georges -- Washington and George III -- reconciling their differences. When the painting is stolen, apparently by the terrorist Sons of Liberty organization, Mountie Colonel Thomas Bushell is tasked with tracking it down and returning it to the government -- before King Charles III arrives in the new world.
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Fatherland

By Robert Harris

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What if Nazi Germany had won World War II? This mystery thriller is set in 1964, on the eve of Der Fuhrer's 75th birthday. After a decades-long Cold War between the USA and Germany (not Russia!), President Joe Kennedy (JFK's father!) is set to visit Berlin -- when a murder complicates things.
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Naked in Death

By J.D. Robb

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It is the year 2058 and Lt. Eve Dallas is looking for a killer. As she proceeds with her investigation, she finds herself growing closer to Roarke, one of the richest men on the planet, and her prime suspect.  Also available on audio.

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Alice at Heart

By Deborah Smith

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With her webbed feet, and her tremendous swimming ability, Alice has always been an outcast. After she saves a man from drowning by opening a telepathic link with him, her life begins to change and she realizes just how special she is.

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Bimbos of the Death Sun

By Sharyn McCrumb

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For one fateful weekend, the annual science fiction and fantasy convention, Rubicon, has all but taken over a usually ordinary hotel. Now the halls are alive with Trekkies, tech nerds, and fantasy gamers in their Viking finery, all of them eager to hail their hero, bestselling fantasy author Appin Dungannon: a diminutive despot whose towering ego more than compensates for his 5' 1" height . . . and whose gleeful disdain for his fawning fans is legendary.

Hurling insults and furniture with equal abandon, the terrible, tiny author proceeds to alienate ersatz aliens and make-believe warriors at warp speed. But somewhere between the costume contest and the exhibition Dungeons & Dragons game, Dungannon gets done in. While die-hard fans of Dungannon's seemingly endless sword-and-sorcery series wonder how they'll go on and hucksters wonder how much they can get for the dead man's autograph, a hapless cop wonders, Who would want to kill Appin Dungannon? But the real question, as the harried convention organizers know, is, who wouldn't?

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Blade Runner

By Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford

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An adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," Blade Runners are futuristic cops assigned to hunt and terminate illegal cyborgs called replicants, creations so close to human as to be almost indistinguishable. This is not referred to as execution, but rather "retirement."
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Distraction

By Bruce Sterling

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A product of illegal genetic engineering, Oscar is a political spin doctor assigned by an almost totally corrupt Washington to investigate a scientific lab in east Texas known as the Collaboratory.

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