Detective and mystery stories

Extremes

By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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His name : Miles Flint. His occupation: Retrieval Artist. His job : Hunt down the Disappeared-outlaws on the run, wanted for crimes against alien cultures. The catch : Flint isn't working on the side of the law.

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Dream Park

By Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

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For 15 virtual reality gamers undertaking a four-day quest, the fantasy slaying of monsters, is suddenly interrupted by murder.
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

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Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a 'blade runner' stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. Basis of the film Blade Runner.

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

By Douglas Adams

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There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.
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Bitter Waters

By Wen Spencer

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Half-human half-alien Ukiah Oregon finds himself under scrutiny by Homeland Security when a dead member of the Temple of New Reason cult is found with photographs of Ukiah. Before he can investigate the cult's interest in him, Ukiah's son is abducted.
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Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story

By Eric Garcia

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Somewhere between "L.A. Confidential" and "Jurassic Park," readers can find this comic noir mystery about a private investigator (who happens to be a dinosaur) in contemporary New York.

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The Stones Cry Out

By Sibella Giorello

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This suspense novel, set in Richmond, details a double homicide and civil rights investigation by FBI agent Raleigh Harmon. Raleigh knows this is no ordinary case, and no one is willing to talk about it. This Christy Award winner for best first novel is the beginning of a series.

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Burn

By Ted Dekker & Erin Healy

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Gypsy Janeal Mikkado is in an explosive situation. When her "kumpania" is attacked and her friend is about to be burned to death, Janeal chooses to disappear with the million dollars she discovered. Now the person she thought was dead is back. Will Janeal face her past or be consumed by flames of guilt and fear?

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The Pawn

By Steven James

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FBI agent Patrick Bowers has been called to Asheville, North Carolina to help in the investigation of a serial killer who targets young women and leaves a chess piece behind, suspecting that the muderer has ties to the Jonestown cult and possibly to the current state governor. First of a series.

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Indivisible: A Novel

By Kristen Heitzmann.

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An inseparable bond. An insatiable force. Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers-and his fragile sobriety. But he can't penetrate every wound or secret-especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.
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