Detective and mystery stories

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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When Death Comes Stealing

By Valerie Wilson Wesley

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Struggling as a single mother to make ends meet on the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey, ex-cop-turned-PI Tamara Hayle races against time to find a murderer when someone begins killing her ex-husband's sons--and her own son might be next.

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Blood Red Blues: A Harlem Noir Introducting Devil Barnett

By Teddy Hayes

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Devil Barnett is a CIA agent with a talent for eliminating special problems--a talent he used for fifteen years. But when his father is killed in his own bar, Devil leaves the Company to come home to run the Be-Bop bar and finds Harlem greatly changed from his boyhood home, overrun with drugs, gangs, and self-serving politicians.

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Hard Revolution

By George Pelecanos

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"...[A] story of two brothers--one a rookie police officer, one a recently returned Vietnam veteran-caught up in the chaos that engulfed D.C. in 1968, when riots followed the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Derek Strange is his family's straight arrow, but his older brother Dennis has always had a harder time.Home from the war and in several varieties of trouble, Dennis is in danger of making one bad decision too many.While Derek tries to be there for Dennis, no amount of brotherly love can save Dennis from Alvin Jones, a local drug dealer who draws him into his web."
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I, Alex Cross

By James Patterson

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Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

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Tell No Tales

By Eleanor Taylor Bland

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Chicago police detective Marti MacAlister returns early from her honeymoon to tackle two baffling cases--one a mummified body and one a much fresher corpse. Part of a series.

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Stress

By Loren D. Estleman

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S.T.R.E.S.S. might be Detroit's elite police undercover squad, but to black rookie cop Charlie Battle, it's nothing less than an execution squad targeting blacks. As Battle tries to walk the thin blue line between supporting his fellow officers and his own racial pride, he is compelled to speak out in a police department where talking against the squad may be the ultimate crime.
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Rhode Island Red

By Charlotte Carter

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Nanette Hayes is a former child prodigy with a Master's degree in French, but earns her living playing saxophone for spare change on New York's funkiest, meanest streets...Suddenly, the law is on her case, a jazz-loving gangster is making moves on her heart, her buppie boyfriend wants to tie the knot, and Nanette finds herself on the trail of one of the music world's greatest mysteries.

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If I Should Die

By Grace F. Edwards

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On her way to pick up her orphaned nephew Alvin at the world-renowned Uptown Children's Chorus, ex-cop Mali Anderson hears the screams of a terrified child. As she and her Great Dane Ruffin race to the rescue, a car speeds away, leaving a young boy dazed on the sidewalk and a man lying in the street with a bullet in his forehead. The victim is her friend, Erskin Harding, tour director of the Chorus and a man without an enemy in the world.
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Cold Medina

By Gary Hardwick

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Tracking a white serial killer of African-American gang members in downtown Detroit, detective Tony Hill must capture the murderer while the city erupts in race-related violence all around him.

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