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    Murder on the Rebound: An Amicus Curiae Mystery

    Professor Mack Herskowitz teaches his classes like a drill sergeant and runs his highly controversial Institute for the Wrongfully Acquitted Criminal, or IWHACK, like his own banana republic. When Herskowitz’s mouthiest critic, first-year law student Tony Albinoni, is poisoned in the professor’s penthouse, Amicus, Q.C. (Questing Cat) and his companion human, Justice Ted Mariner, take on their most mind-bending case to date.
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    Obit

    Long ago, Declan Burke fled Ireland in the dark of night, started a new life in New York City, and has never looked back—until one morning he picks up the newspaper and reads the obituary of one Cathal Murphy. He sees at once that the obituary is not about Murphy at all, but is instead a coded summary of his own life and probably a veiled death threat. After turning to an attorney for advice, Declan decides not to reveal his IRA past, but keeping old secrets soon becomes much more difficult.
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    Ruby Tuesday: An Eddie Dancer Mystery

    Eddie Dancer returns for another escapade in this hard-edged, witty mystery. When Paul Menzies—an out of shape, middle-aged advertising executive—is fired, he cannot imagine anything making his day worse. However, when he walks into an argument at an ATM machine that turns abusive, he ends up with massive injuries, a hospital bill, assault charges, and a $50,000 lawsuit. About to reach a settlement, Paul is instead lured into a winner-takes-all fight with the brawler who put him in the hospital.
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    Sign of the Cross: A Mystery

    Monty Collins is a sharp-tongued public defender who just wants to represent an upstanding character for a change. A priest with something to hide isn't quite what he had hoped for, but when the literate, arrogant, and tight-lipped Father Brennan Burke is implicated in the strange murder of a young woman, Monty doesn't just take the case—the case takes him.
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    Swap: A Mystery

    Detroit-born, projects-raised, former soldier Get feels right at home in Toronto’s shadow city, having returned from the business opportunities he sought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selling guns to biker gangs and hiding in a veneer of respectability, he soon finds himself wavering because of stick-up girl Sunitha. She wants him to help her rob the bikers' gold bullion drug money and escape with her, swapping this life for another.
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    Tainted: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery

    When incidents of food supply contamination dominate the news media, two investigators—Zol Szabo, a public health doctor, and Hamish Wakefield, a young infectious diseases specialist—come under immense pressure to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic before more victims show up on the autopsy table. In a race against the clock, the two doctors must navigate the treacherous political minefields of the medical community and the media while the disease spreads.
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    Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed: A Novel

    On a manic ride from the mixing boards of hip-hop recording studios to mansions in the Hamptons and the projects of the urban ghetto, Detective Black Sallie Blue Eyes ventures behind-the-scenes of the record business in search of a street-side assassin. Casting a widely satirical net on all spectra and species of the Manhattan social scene—from tweaking downtown hipsters, wrestling fetishists, and rapper wannabes to real estate moguls and hip-hop impresarios—this satirical urban noir novel offers intrigue, insight, and an innovative brand of humor.
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    Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror

    This unique anthology offers a diverse selection of horror culled from the last 25 years. Hand selected from cutting-edge authors, each work blends subtle psychology and mischievousness with disturbingly visceral imagery. Combining acclaimed masters of the macabre, such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and Thomas Ligotti, with bold new talents to the genre, including Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, this distinctive collection of stories will delight and terrify.
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    A Fistful of Diamonds: A Gemstone ThrillerA Fistful of Diamonds: A Gemstone Thriller

    Fast-talking gem expert Lonny Cushman encounters the dangerous and malevolent world of the African gem industry as he accompanies a young female seminarian from New York to Rwanda in search of her missing father. Their survival depends upon negotiating the bloody network of the conflict-ridden African diamond trade, including Islamic jihadists, corrupt military officers, Israeli agents, Ukrainian arms dealers, and a whole host of con men.
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    The Book of Matthew: A Macabre Novel of Suspense

    Grizzled insomniac San Francisco Homicide Inspector Clemson Yao enlists the help of Angie Strachan—a San Francisco realtor who once tried and failed to become the city's first female homicide inspector—to help him solve a series of frightening murders. The two face off against a ghoulish, black-humored serial killer. As Clem and Angie slowly unravel the murderer's clues, they realize he has his next victim already picked out—and it seems there is nothing they can do to stop him.
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    The Sapphire Sea: A Gemstone Thriller

    Plagued by a bitter divorce and an overbearing father, gem-expert Lonny Cushman flees to the lawless sapphire fields of Madagascar. Homesick and lonely, he dreams of the perfect stone that will fuel an independent career and allow him to see his young daughter. Finally unearthing the greatest sapphire discovered in the last hundred years, he finds that the power brokers of Diego Suarez want the gem for themselves, and now Lonny must call on all his ingenuity and cunning to escape with his life.
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    From the Depths

    Dr. Christine Myers, a forensic scientist with the CIA, has investigated some of the most heinous crimes ever committed, but nothing could prepare her for the slaughter aboard the Dragon, a defecting North Korean nuclear submarine. On board, Christine and a team of Navy SEALs find all the crew members dead, some with their bodies smashed and mutilated, others poisoned from chlorine gas inhalation. Was the gas leak an accident, or was it sabotage?
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    What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear

    Respected political leader Harry Tresmayne has been found murdered beside a lonely road on Cape Fear. Harry's friend, Matthew Livesey, is drawn to investigate the truth, and the more Livesey learns about Harry's private life, the more reasons for murder he finds.
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    Sharpshooter

    Sunny McCoskey is the independent chef/owner of Wildside, a little cafe nestled in Napa Valley, where the food is exactly right. When the heir apparent to a major vineyard is shot dead, and Sunny's eccentric winemaker friend, Wade, is arrested for the murder, she launches her own investigation. The solution lies in the tangled personalities and politics of the wine industry, and in the threat posed to the valley by the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Set in a region renowned for its food and wine, Sharpshooter launches an entertaining mystery series featuring Sunny and an engaging cast of wine professionals, cooks, socialites-and suspects
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    Lethal Vintage

    In Lethal Vintage, the fourth installment in the Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery series, an old friend calls Sunny for help dealing with her boyfriend, a hedge fund billionaire with a wine country estate fit for a king. Sunny joins her for what she thinks will be a day of girl talk and poolside sunbathing. Instead, a day of gustatory decadence turns into a night of scandal and debauchery culminating in murder. By morning, the police are pounding on doors, and Sunny is more than a witness she s a potential suspect. Sunny and her friends sous chef Rivka Chavez, winemaker Wade Skord, and valley wine merchant and bon vivant Monty Lenstrom offer an insider s take on the foodie culture of Napa as they try to help Sunny stay out of trouble. Steeped in good food, great wine, and plenty of summer heat, Lethal Vintage is a fun read for anyone who s ever wondered what goes on in those mansions above the vines.
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    Shell Games

    The discovery of thousands of empty abalone shells and two murdered divers sends Lieutenant John Marquez's poaching investigation in a newand very riskydirection. Former DEA agent and now head of a special operations unit of the California Department of Fish and Game, Marquez learns he himself has been targeted as the next victim. Stalking him is Kline, a vicious drug smuggler turned abalone poacher who has a vendetta against Marquez. John Marquez is supposed to protect wildlife, not solve murders, but the only way he can break the multi-million-dollar abalone-smuggling ring, as well as save his own life, is to find and stop Kline. A fast-paced crime novel set along the majestic Northern California coastline, Shell Games introduces a tough, complex, and appealing hero and a masterful new series.
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    Dead Game

    Third in the series of crime novels featuring what Booklist called 'far and away the most inventive new detective hero,' California Fish and Game warden John Marquez's new investigation begins with Marquez on the phone to a confidential informant as she's mysteriously abducted. Marquez and his understaffed team-which is slated for shutdown by top brass-search frantically for the informant in their remaining weeks, while also pursuing sturgeon poachers (who may have something to do with the kidnapping) and tangling with both the Russian mob and the FBI along the way. And you thought your job was tough.
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    Night Game

    "The discovery of thousands of empty abalone shells and two murdered divers sends Lieutenant John Marquez's poaching investigation in a new-and very risky-direction. Former DEA agent and now head of a special operations unit of the California Department of Fish and Game, Marquez learns he himself has been targeted as the next victim. Stalking him is Kline, a vicious drug smuggler turned abalone smuggler who has a vendetta against Marquez. John Marquez is supposed to protect wildlife, not solve murders, but the only way he can break the multi-million-dollar abalone-smuggling ring, as well as save his own life, is to find and stop Kline. A fast-paced crime novel set along the majestic Northern California coastline, Shell Games introduces a tough, complex, and appealing hero."
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    Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

    <div> Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant deductive skills and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on <I>D&#233;tection</I> &#8212; the only book published by the late, great, and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette.&#160;<br><BR>The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina New Orleans, the city she&#8217;s avoided since her mentor, Silette&#8217;s student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire is investigating the disappearance of Vic Willing, a prosecutor known for winning convictions in a homicide- plagued city. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on Vic? Or did he use the storm as a means to disappear? Claire follows the clues, finding old friends and making new enemies &#8212; foremost among them Andray Fairview, a young gang member who just might hold the key to the mystery.&#160;<br><BR>Littered with memories of Claire&#8217;s years as a girl detective in 1980s Brooklyn, <I>Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead</I> is a knockout start to a bracingly original new series.</div>
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    Trial of Passion

    Arthur Beauchamp, a heralded criminal lawyer, has moved to a quiet island off the British Columbia coast. While trying to recover from a marriage gone sour, his retirement is interrupted by his former law partners—they want Arthur to take charge of the defense trial of Jonathan O'Donnell, the acting dean of a law school. O'Donnell has been accused of rape by one of the students, Kimberley Martin, a smart but arrogant woman who is engaged to a rich businessman. After much pleading, Beauchamp agrees to handle the case. He is drawn into complex legal situations dealing with gender and sex, while his personal life takes a provocative turn as well. A courtroom drama ensues, with unpredictable twists and bizarre events. This replaces 0771026730.
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