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Mysteries and Thrillers

Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062220608
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Published: Harper - March 29th, 2016

Maisie Dobbs is again in her element! 1938 – Germany – secret service – intrigue – politics – deceit – espionage! It’s all here in this fast-paced and gripping novel. Winspear at her best!

Recommended by Susan G. 

The Man Who Fell from the Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425280300
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Published: Berkley Books - September 1st, 2015

Mystery, greed, half-truths, rumor and betrayal are all a part of this tale about a murder made to look like an accident all due to the rumor of a map that would lead to a treasure buried by George Cassidy better known as Butch. Arapaho lawyer Vickie Holden and priest Father John are once again drawn into the shadow world of hearsay when Vickie learns that the husband of her friend Ruth has died, apparently drowned while hunting for treasure. Cutter, a cousin of Ruth’s husband Robert Walking Bear, moves back from Oklahoma and steps in to help. More Walking Bear people die and Ruth’s house is torn apart. There are movie folk making a documentary too and they would like to know the stories behind this treasure. Lots of suspects, plenty of history and a rousing good tale. 

Recommended by Lee

The Intern's Handbook: A John Lago Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476733845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 24th, 2015

An R-rated summer action/comedy blockbuster in book form! Shane Kuhn knows to keep the story moving in this acidly funny “handbook” for employees of Human Resources, Inc.,a training ground for assassins disguised as lowly corporate interns/ Graphic violence, vulgar language, rampant drug use, and kinky sex all add to the ambience. Delightful fun for a certain sensibility!

Recommended by Anne

Curse of the Spellmans: Document #2 (Izzy Spellman Mysteries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416532422
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 10th, 2009

Remember the Spellman Files? Well, here we go again! This has to be the most dysfunctional loving family I’ve ever run across. Izzy is really in trouble this time - she’s been arrested! And it’s all because she’s suspicious of a new neighbor. Is he a drug dealer? Or perhaps a killer - he does dig in the garden a lot! Her mother, father and brother are acting really odd too. To make matters worse her precocious little sister is taking driving lessons - or at least she was until she ran over her instructor police Inspector Henry Stone! And that’s when Izzy suddenly finds she’s engaged to Henry - because it explains Petra’s constantly being with him to concerned Social Services! This a mystery laugh-fest indeed!

Recommended by Lee Kelley


Dog on It (Chet and Bernie Mysteries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416585848
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Published: Atria Books - September 29th, 2009

Chet is a dog anyone could love -- well as long as you stayed on his good side anyway.  Bernie is a P.I. and Chet is his partner.  Chet was training to become a police dog; he was the best jumper in his class.  Unfortunately that was also his downfall.  But no matter, now he's with Bernie and the two of them make a great investigative pair.  The really fun part of this mystery is that Chet narrates the story - dog fashion!  If he remembers a smell that may be a clue but can't seem to get Bernie to pay attention, well he just may get distracted a bit too and go on to something else.  Like wondering why cats catch birds. After all, he never has.  Well, cats are just strange anyway.  This book is a delight, and I'm keeping my eye out for more.

Recommended by Lee

The Book of Air and Shadows: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061456572
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2008

A sort of Da Vinci Code for book lovers, this story of a heretofore undiscovered Shakespeare manuscript is exciting, smart, and good-humored; as much as I liked the thrilling hunt, the passages about the antiquarian book trade were my favorites.

Recommended by Anne


Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979367
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Published: Random House Trade - August 3rd, 2010

I loved this book! Just ask my family. I can't stop talking about it. A young man stands accused of murdering a well-liked med student and Inspector Darko Dawson is sent from the Ghanian capital of Accra to Ketanu; Ketanu where his own mother disappeared from twenty-five years earlier. This isn't just a mystery, it's a tale about personal demons, old-fashioned bad police work, modern investigation and modern medicine bucking against the fetish priests in the area. There are more suspects than you can count and the poor victim was actually liked! Kwei Quartey takes us from mud huts to city houses and Inspector Dawson even complains about traffic jams. Traffic jams! In Africa. Ok I know it's silly, but I honestly haven't thought of Ghana that way. I'm serious, if you don't find much more than just a great mystery in this book I'll stop eating chocolate for a week! By the way, I was so taken up by the story, the country and the writing that I had no clue to the killer until near the end. Welcome Dr. Quartey, we've been waiting for you.

Recommended by Lee


The Likeness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143115625
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2009

Truly a murder mystery unlike any you've ever read! It's a brilliant and exciting study of the dichotomy of the friendship of loners living together in one house and trying to remain the way they are -- always. When Cassie Maddox enters this world undercover she does it as Lexie Madison who was part of this odd group of friends and has been murdered. She can do this because Lexie was her old undercover name. And, this dead Lexie looks just like Cassie. So, they tell the friends Lexie hasn't died and Cassie becomes a part of this weird circle of friends because at least one cop is convinced that someone in that house is a killer. Cassie finds it hard to separate herself from Lexie as she became and almost loses herself in a dangerous way to the comfort of always having a place and people who know you well enough to finish your sentences. Dangerous because she isn't really Lexie!

Recommended by Lee Kelley


Blood Memory (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425230268
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Published: Berkley Books - September 1st, 2009

If you read Girl With Braided Hair I'm sure you liked it, and that makes Blood Memory a must! This mystery is a stand-alone from Ms. Coel's usual series of tales but she hasn't deserted the Native American theme. Catherine McLeod is an investigative reporter. She's working hard on a story about the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes filing to reclaim twenty-seven million acres of their ancestral land. The elders agreed to speak with her because they consider her one of them. Is her pursuit of this story because she's bent on the truth getting out so the public is aware or does the betrayal at Sand Creek touch something in the Arapaho blood that runs through her veins? And why is someone trying to kill her? Can it be the story -- or is it the serial rapist they are trying to catch? The motive will surprise you and the documents and tales form long ago will touch your heart. The will also make you think!

Recommended by Lee Kelley