Mystery books

The Goldsmith's Daughter

The Goldsmith's Daughter

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.92
Pages 222

King Edward IV trembles as he decides the fate of his sibling. And Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots, trying to find a way to save George from being put to death by their eldest - and powerful - brother, the King. So when the Duke sees his old and loyal servant, monk-turned-travelling salesman...
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The Plymouth Cloak

The Plymouth Cloak

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.85

Medieval sleuth Roger the Chapman is called into the service of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to act as a bodyguard for a royal messenger of dubious reputation.
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The Know

The Know

By Martina Cole
Rating 4.16
Pages 629

Joanie Brewer' s children meant the world to her. She'd do anything to protect them, even resorting to prostitution and petty crime in order to feed and clothe them. So when her beautiful teenage daughter is raped and murdered, only one thing will stop Joanie's pain - seeing her daughter's...
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The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.96
Pages 304

It is a shadowy early morning in April 1475 - Hock Monday, two weeks and a day past Easter. There's spring in the air and in Roger's step as he approaches the thriving village of Totnes. But Roger also senses danger in the air: A pack of cutthroats wanders the forest after a night of stealing...
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I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese

By Robert Cormier
Rating 3.74
Pages 256

Before there was Lois Lowry’s The Giver or M. T. Anderson’s Feed , there was Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese , a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy’s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock...
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Old Boy, Vol. 3

Old Boy, Vol. 3

By Garon Tsuchiya
Rating 3.73
Pages 216

The deadly game of cat-and-mouse continues! Imprisoned for a decade without trial or explanation - and then released just as unceremoniously - and now armed with a cell phone that his former torturer has provided for him, will Goto be able to hunt down the truth behind his decade in hell, or...
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Speed Queen

Speed Queen

By Stewart O'Nan
Rating 3.83
Pages 212

Stewart O'Nan's The Speed Queen opens on Oklahoma's death row. Marjorie Standiford, scheduled to die that night for the murder of 12 people, dictates the story of her life into a tape recorder. Before she goes, she wants to set the record straight. It seems that one of her...
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The Brothers of Glastonbury

The Brothers of Glastonbury

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.84
Pages 279

Roger the traveling chapman should be on his way home to medieval Bristol after a nice summer's peddling. But a request from his duke to escort a bride en route to her betrothed takes him toward Wells, where the groom and his brother have vanished. Roger links the disappearances to the...
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The Burgundian's Tale

The Burgundian's Tale

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.93
Pages 252

The new title in the acclaimed Roger the Chapman series Roger is summoned by the Duke of Gloucester to assist in the investigation into the murder of the son of a lady-in-waiting to Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy, who is on a triumphant return visit to London. It seems Roger has no choice but to...
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Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

By Carlo Lucarelli
Rating 3.58
Pages 108

April 1945, Italy. The final days of the Fascist Republic. World War II is nearing it's frantic conclusion. The regime's days are numbered, it's disgraced leaders know it, and their quibbling over pieces of the post-war pie is getting more desperate by the minute. Commissario De Luca has been...
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The Lammas Feast

The Lammas Feast

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.95
Pages 224

July 1478, and business is good for Bristol's bakers during the lead up to Lammastide - 'Loaf-mass', the ancient harvest festival. But the shady Jasper Fairbrother's baking days are over when he's found face down with a knife in his back. Suspicion immediately falls on the mysterious Breton...
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Death and the Chapman

Death and the Chapman

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.93
Pages 362

In fifteenth-century England, a nineteen-year-old itinerant peddler named Roger the Chapman investigates the disappearance of an alderman's son and embarks on an adventure that takes him from country roads to grand mansions. Reprint.
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Stalin's Ghost

Stalin's Ghost

By Martin Cruz Smith
Rating 3.71

Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political...
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The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord

By Cornelia Funke
Rating 3.94
Pages 350

Do you sometimes wish you were grown-up? Venice. Autumn. Rich Aunt Esther wants only angelic orphan Boniface 5, not serious Prospero 12. She hires PI Victor Getz. Thief Lord Scipo brings loot, clothes, to runaways in abandoned theatre Stella. Hornet adds brothers to gang with tall...
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The Long Secret

The Long Secret

By Louise Fitzhugh
Rating 3.78
Pages 288

Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She’s determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing...
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Survival Zero

Survival Zero

By Mickey Spillane
Rating 3.45

The murder of Lippy Sullivan earned very little news space. Lippy was a loser and a pickpocket whose only claim to fame was his acquaintance with Mike Hammer. But was that reason enough for someone to torture and kill him? By the time Hammer figures out that the wrong man was killed, it's almost...
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The Body Lovers

The Body Lovers

By Mickey Spillane
Rating 3.39

This client wasn't Mickey Spillane's usual. He was a man Spillane had sent to prison and he wanted desperately to find his missing sister. The only clue was a mound of filmy, exotic garments. As Spillane followed the little he had to go on, something like a pattern began to emerge. He knew he...
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The Saint John's Fern

The Saint John's Fern

By Kate Sedley
Rating 4.04
Pages 256

It is October 1477 and Roger the Chapman, newly married and still enjoying wedded bliss, is surprised to find his old, familiar feeling of restlessness returning. Within a month he is setting off, once again, on the ancient ridge road that dissects Dartmoor and heads for Plymouth, driven by some...
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Sea Fire

Sea Fire

By Karen Robards
Rating 3.65
Pages 414

FROM A BUCCANEER'S BRIDE TO A LORD'S LADY Lady Catherine Aldley's marriage to the virile pirate Jonathan Hale only intensified their all-consuming love. But their idyllic existence on Jon's Carolina plantation was shattered when Cathy was called back to England where her father lay ill. ...
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Thieves' Market

Thieves' Market

By A.I. Bezzerides
Rating 4.13
Pages 250

A dark, fast-paced proletarian novel originally published in 1949, Thieves' Market was written out of the author's youthful experiences as a trucker carrying produce to the packing houses of California's Central Valley. Immigrant Nick Garcos, like his father before him, becomes an...
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The Three Kings of Cologne

The Three Kings of Cologne

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.97
Pages 256

The new Roger the Chapman novelWhen the remains of Isabella Linkinhorne, who disappeared twenty years earlier and was known to have had three secret lovers, are discovered on nunnery land, Roger the Chapman is called in. Faced with the task of tracking down three people of whom he knows next to...
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The Plymouth Cloak

The Plymouth Cloak

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.85
Pages 224

Protecting a royal messenger who carries a crucial secret letter, Roger the Chapman begins a two days of dangerous adventure, and realizes that he must learn his companion's past if they are to survive.
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Thieves' Market

Thieves' Market

By A.I. Bezzerides
Rating 4.13
Pages 250

A dark, fast-paced proletarian novel originally published in 1949, Thieves' Market was written out of the author's youthful experiences as a trucker carrying produce to the packing houses of California's Central Valley. Immigrant Nick Garcos, like his father before him, becomes an...
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The Peddler (Hard Case Crime #27)

The Peddler (Hard Case Crime #27)

By Richard S. Prather
Rating 3.64
Pages 252

In the cutthroat world of organized crime, Tony Romero was headed straight for the top. His territory: the brothels of San Francisco. But the path was littered with bodies and broken dreams - some of them his. 1952 under alias Douglas Ring. 1963 as self Richard S. Prather.
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Look Out For Space

Look Out For Space

By William F. Nolan
Rating 3.63
Pages 188

BOOK TWO IN THE SEVEN FOR SPACE SERIES. Hang on to your hats for a roller-coaster ride around our solar system with one of fiction’s wildest characters, William F. Nolan’s futuristic private eye, Sam Space. He works out of a seedy office on Mars, replete with a plug-in secretary, argues...
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The Prisoner

The Prisoner

By Thomas M. Disch
Rating 3.28
Pages 242

He's a top-level agent, highly skilled and ultra-secret. But he wants out, and they won't let him quit. He quits anyway. Then suddenly comes the dawn when he wakes up in captivity, in a pleasant, old-style, seaside town-one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware. This is The Village....
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The Gabriel Hounds

The Gabriel Hounds

By Mary Stewart
Rating 3.86

It's all a grand adventure when English Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to barge in uninvited on their eccentric Great-Aunt Harriet—despite a long-standing family rule...
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Dark Maze

Dark Maze

By Thomas Adcock
Rating 3.08

Born and bred in Hell's Kitchen, Detective Neil Hockaday didn't think that much about an old geezer calling himself Picasso and babbling about slaughter on Tenth Avenue--until the killings began. Now it's up to Hock to stop a murderer who makes killing an art--real masterworks in paint, flesh,...
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For King and Country

For King and Country

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.4
Pages 416

Two great forces fight for England and one woman is torn between them It is 1642, and civil war is beginning to split England in half. The dashing Cavaliers swear loyalty to the Crown; the stern Puritans vow to risk all for liberty and their mighty, wrathful God . . . and beautiful, fiery Lilias...
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The Golden Mountain Murders

The Golden Mountain Murders

By David Rotenberg
Rating 3.65
Pages 268

As Shanghai surpasses Hong Kong as Asia’s most important city, Zhong Fong’s Office of Special Investigations faces an increasingly sophisticated, and increasingly global, breed of criminal. When Fong follows a disturbing lead, he finds himself in the rural backwater of Anhui Province....
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Lady in the Morgue

Lady in the Morgue

By Jonathan Latimer
Rating 3.94

Set in Chicago, a private-eye masterpiece.
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You Live Once

You Live Once

By John D. MacDonald
Rating 3.73
Pages 160

Clint Sewell knew there wasn't a wife within fifty miles who didn't have reason to murder Mary Olan - because there wasn't a husband around who didn't think the grass was greener in Mary Olan's bedroom. The latest occupant was Sewell's boss, Dodd Raymond - a man not above using Sewell to cover...
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The Hounds and the Fury

The Hounds and the Fury

By Rita Mae Brown
Rating 3.95
Pages 333

Critics and fans alike are wild about Rita Mae Brown s richly imagined and utterly engaging foxhunting mysteries and this latest novel promises more thrilling hunts, breathtaking vistas, and an all-new sinister scandal. Millions of dollars seem to be missing after a long-overdue audit of...
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One Monday We Killed Them All

One Monday We Killed Them All

By John D. MacDonald
Rating 3.91
Pages 192

Step by step, Dwight McAran built a wall of vicious hate around himself. It was easy. He was a man who could slap one woman to death because she loved him, and hum a love song to another while he raped her. Sure, he did some time in jail. He sat in a cell and simmered for five long years until...
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Vector

Vector

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.81
Pages 395

A Russian emigre, disgruntled at being denied the American dream, has the technological know-how to unleash a deadly bioweapon on the streets of New York. But first, he must experiment on a few unsuspecting victims.
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Coma

Coma

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.86
Pages 1

Still considered one of the best of the genre, Coma propelled Robin Cook to the top of his field and earned him a reputation as the master of the medical thriller ( New York Times ). Now readers have another chance to discover this classic masterwork of nightmarish possibility.
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The Crime of the Century: The Leopold and Loeb Case

The Crime of the Century: The Leopold and Loeb Case

By Hal Higdon
Rating 3.88
Pages 380

A razor-sharp account of Leopold and Loeb's meticulously planned murder scheme, the investigation of the crime, their defense by Clarence Darrow, and their ultimate emergence as folk heroes.
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Vector

Vector

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.81
Pages 14

After Richard Preston's The Cobra Event, you'd think bestselling authors would give the abused citizens of New York City a little break. Well, not so. In Robin Cook's Vector, the Big Apple is locked in the sights of a twisted citizen who feels he's been deprived of the...
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The Wine-Dark Sea

The Wine-Dark Sea

By Leonardo Sciascia
Rating 3.93
Pages 224

Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's...
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Coma

Coma

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.86

Still considered one of the best of the genre, Coma propelled Robin Cook to the top of his field and earned him a reputation as the master of the medical thriller ( New York Times ). Now readers have another chance to discover this classic masterwork of nightmarish possibility.
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Coma

Coma

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.86
Pages 1

Still considered one of the best of the genre, Coma propelled Robin Cook to the top of his field and earned him a reputation as the master of the medical thriller ( New York Times ). Now readers have another chance to discover this classic masterwork of nightmarish possibility.
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

By Fergus Hume
Rating 3.54
Pages 260

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, the best selling mystery of the nineteenth century. When a man is found dead in a hansom cab one of Melbourne’s leading citizens is accused of the murder. He pleads his innocence, yet refuses to give an alibi. It falls to a determined lawyer and an intrepid detective...
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Le Soleil Des Mourants: Roman

Le Soleil Des Mourants: Roman

By Jean-Claude Izzo
Rating 3.99
Pages 269

Ce qui intéresse Jean-Claude Izzo, ce n'est pas tant de décrire que de comprendre la misère. Alors, quand il décide d'écrire la déroute de Rico, un SDF, il remonte aux sources, aux causes quasi imperceptibles bien qu'enracinées dans le quotidien. Ainsi, pour Rico, tout commence lorsque Sophie le...
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The Glitter Dome

The Glitter Dome

By Joseph Wambaugh
Rating 3.7
Pages 299

It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio...
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Sick of Shadows

Sick of Shadows

By Sharyn McCrumb
Rating 3.61

The book that started it all for Edgar Award winner Sharyn McCrumb's widely acclaimed series featuring amateur sleuth Elizabeth MacPherson. When delicate Eileen Chandler is set to marry, her family fears the man is a fortune hunter. Thank goodness, Eileen's cousin Elizabeth MacPherson...
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Vector

Vector

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.81
Pages 4

New York City cabbie Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him his American dream. A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system, Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreak havoc in his new home. But before he...
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The Human Factor

The Human Factor

By Graham Greene
Rating 3.91
Pages 335

A leak is traced to a small sub-section of SIS, sparking off the inevitable security checks, tensions and suspicions. The sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made? For Maurice Castle it is the end of the line anyway and time for him to retire with his African wife, Sarah. The...
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The Glitter Dome

The Glitter Dome

By Joseph Wambaugh
Rating 3.7

It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio...
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The Human Factor

The Human Factor

By Graham Greene
Rating 3.91

Graham Greene’s passion for moral complexity and his stylistic aplomb were perfectly suited to the cat-and mouse game of the spy novel, a genre he practically invented and to which he periodically returned while fashioning one of the twentieth century’s longest, most triumphant literary careers....
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Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

By Graham Greene
Rating 3.73
Pages 247

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.
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The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

By Fergus Hume
Rating 3.54

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do...
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Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders

By Sharyn McCrumb
Rating 3.92

In 1861 the Civil War reached the mountainous South - where the enemy was your neighbor, the victims were your friends, and the wrong army was whichever one you joined. When Malinda Blalock's husband, Keith, joined the army, she dressed as a boy and went with him. They spent the war close to...
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The Human Factor

The Human Factor

By Graham Greene
Rating 3.91

Graham Greene’s passion for moral complexity and his stylistic aplomb were perfectly suited to the cat-and mouse game of the spy novel, a genre he practically invented and to which he periodically returned while fashioning one of the twentieth century’s longest, most triumphant literary careers....
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The Glitter Dome

The Glitter Dome

By Joseph Wambaugh
Rating 3.7

It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio...
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The Expendable Man

The Expendable Man

By Dorothy B. Hughes
Rating 3.9
Pages 339

The critic HRF Keating chose The Expendable Man as one of his Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books. ‘A late addition to the thirteen crime stories Dorothy B Hughes wrote with great success in one prolific spell between 1940 and 1952,’ it was, in his view, her best book. But it is far...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65
Pages 320

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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The Midsummer Rose

The Midsummer Rose

By Kate Sedley
Rating 3.93
Pages 416

The thirteenth in the Roger the Chapman series??Roger the Chapman is not a superstitious man. He hears stories of murders and haunted houses around the market town of Bristol, and chooses to believe the more prosaic explanation every time. But when Roger is attacked in the very house where a...
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The Human Factor

The Human Factor

By Graham Greene
Rating 3.91
Pages 272

Graham Greene's passion for moral complexity and his stylistic aplomb were perfectly suited to the cat-and mouse game of the spy novel, a genre he practically invented and to which he periodically returned while fashioning one of the twentieth century's longest, most triumphant literary careers....
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Vector

Vector

By Robin Cook
Rating 3.81
Pages 395

A disgruntled Russian émigré is poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American dream. A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons systems, he possesses the knowledge to unleash into the streets of New York City the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon....
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Ghoul

Ghoul

By Michael Slade
Rating 3.93
Pages 415

The bodies were all the same--stripped, drained of blood, and heartless. Thepress screamediller every bit as gripping as Slade's first novel, Headhunter. HC: Morrow.
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The First Deadly Sin

The First Deadly Sin

By Lawrence Sanders
Rating 4.02
Pages 628

A compelling drama of a crusty New York City cop who stalks the streets for a psychotic killer while his wife lies dying of an incurable illness. 2 cassettes.
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris
Rating 4.01
Pages 343

Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat...
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris
Rating 4.01

In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary tale -- which preceded The...
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Ghoul

Ghoul

By Michael Slade
Rating 3.93
Pages 415

The bodies were all the same--stripped, drained of blood, and heartless. Thepress screamediller every bit as gripping as Slade's first novel, Headhunter. HC: Morrow.
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65
Pages 248

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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The Hyde Park Headsman

The Hyde Park Headsman

By Anne Perry
Rating 3.92

Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking. ...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65
Pages 157

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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Ghoul

Ghoul

By Michael Slade
Rating 3.93
Pages 415

The bodies were all the same--stripped, drained of blood, and heartless. Thepress screamediller every bit as gripping as Slade's first novel, Headhunter. HC: Morrow.
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris
Rating 4.01

Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat...
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris
Rating 4.01

Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and what he did to his victims after they died. Now Graham must try to catch him. But to do it, he must feel the heat...
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Summer of the Red Wolf

Summer of the Red Wolf

By Morris L. West
Rating 3.81

A writer arrives on the Western Isles looking for peace of mind, but his meeting with three strangers completes a magical square that sets off a tale of madness and terror.
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris
Rating 4.01
Pages 352

Will Graham has a fearful gift – a talent for the pursuit of human monsters. He has caught two mass murderers in his FBI career. Now he must hunt again. A ritual murderer has struck twice, killing entire families in two South-eastern cities. Graham must find him before the moon is full again or...
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The First Deadly Sin

The First Deadly Sin

By Lawrence Sanders
Rating 4.02

A well-dressed man stalks the high-class neighborhoods of New York City. He is armed with an ice ax. His victims are strangers. And one cop, Captain Ed Delaney, must solve a series of bizarre murders that defy logic. Commemorating their 25th anniversary, the Deadly Sins novels have been...
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Get Shorty

Get Shorty

By Elmore Leonard
Rating 3.95
Pages 359

Nobody writes openings like Elmore Leonard. Case in point: When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold winters: thirty-four degrees the day he met Tommy Carlo for lunch at Vesuvio's on South Collins and had his leather jacket ripped...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

By Ed McBain
Rating 3.65
Pages 236

Outside the 87th Precinct a stranger stands in the falling snow. He knows he should go in and tell a policeman about what happened the night before, about Molly. Every second that he hesitates takes him one step farther away from the 87th Precinct station, as another second ticks away on an...
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Psycho II

Psycho II

By Robert Bloch
Rating 3.22
Pages 223

You remember Norman Bates-the shy motel manager with the fatal mother fixation. Now, years after his bout of butchery that horrified the world, Norman is at large again, breaking free from the psycho ward, cutting a shocking swath of blood all the way to Hollywood-where, so it happens, they are...
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Ghoul

Ghoul

By Michael Slade
Rating 3.93
Pages 386

The bodies were all the same--stripped, drained of blood, and heartless. Thepress screamediller every bit as gripping as Slade's first novel, Headhunter. HC: Morrow.
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