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Crime Literature

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The Leaving - Tara Altebrando
Call Number: Fic Altebrando
"Six kindergarteners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max's sister, needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story"--Provided by publisher.

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The Killing Lessons - Saul Black
Call Number: Fic Black
San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is investigating a series of murders in which women are abducted, tortured, and left with a random series of objects inside them. Isolated on her farm with her two children during a snowstorm, is Rowena Cooper the next victim?

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2666 - Roberto Bolaño; Natasha Wimmer (Translator)
Call Number: Fic Bolaño
Collects a series of five novellas from Roberto Bolaño, in which individuals are drawn for various reasons to the small Mexican border town of Santa Teresa, where hundreds of women have disappeared over the span of a decade.

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The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
Call Number: Fic Chandler
Raymond Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces Philip Marlowe, a thirty-eight year old private detective moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. The case involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail and murder.

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The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy
Call Number: Fic Clancy
The Soviets' new ballistic-missile submarine is attempting to defect to the United States, but the Soviet Atlantic fleet has been ordered to find and destroy her at all costs. Can Red October reach the U.S. safely?

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Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
Call Number: Fic Crouch
An ordinary man is kidnapped, and knocked unconscious. The last words Jason hears are "Are you happy with your life?" When he wakes up his wife is not his wife and his son has never been born. And he is no longer a college physics professor but a celebrated genius with one amazing achievement. What's going on? Where is he? Who is he?

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Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Call Number: Fic Dostoyevsky
Raskolnikov, a former Russian student, murders an old pawnbroker and her sister. The subsequent guilt with which he struggles results in a tragedy of tension and terror.

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An English Murder - Louise Doughty
Call Number: Fic Doughty
A darkly comic murder mystery set in an idyllic English village

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The Round House - Louise Erdrich
Call Number: Fic Erdrich
After Geraldine Coutts is attacked on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, her husband Bazil, a tribal judge, tries to find justice for his wife, and their teenage son Joe tries to help his mother heal.

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In the Woods - Tana French
Call Number: Fic French
Dublin detective Bob Ryan has never been able to recall what happened when as a child in 1984 he and two friends went into the woods and only he returned, but he sees a chance to solve the mystery of the past through his investigation of the murder of a twelve-year-old girl whose body has been found in the same woods.

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Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
Call Number: Fic Galbraith
Private detective Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott hunt down a killer when Robin receives a woman's severed leg in the mail.

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All Involved - Ryan Gattis
Call Number: Fic Gattis
At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of LA, a powder keg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a terrifying orgy of rioting that lasted six days. In 144 hours, sixty lives were lost. And then there were the murders outside of active rioting sites, committed by gangbangers who used the lawlessness of a city on fire to viciously settle scores. The turbulent and terrifying time is vividly recreated through the stories of six interconnected lives caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

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The Singing Bone - Beth Hahn
Call Number: Fic Hahn
Alice Wood has created a quiet life for herself as a professor of folklore, but an acclaimed filmmaker threatens to expose her past with a documentary about Jack Wyck's crimes and the cult-like following he continues to attract from his prison cell. Wyck has never forgiven Alice for testifying against him, and as he plots to overturn his conviction and regain his freedom, she is forced to confront the truth about what happened to her in the farmhouse--and her complicity in the evil around her.

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Claudia - Britt Holmstrom
Call Number: Fic Holmstrom
Claudia witnesses the aftermath of a murder from the upstairs window of her comfortable Canadian home and recalls other horrific events in her life: during her childhood in Sweden, while she is on vacation in Spain during her twenties, and also considers the violence in her mother's past in Latvia under the Nazi occupation.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James
Call Number: Fic James
A novel framed as a fictional oral history that explores the events and characters surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil in the late 1970s that made the island of Jamaica a dangerous and violent place to be.

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Descent - Tim Johnston
Call Number: Fic Johnston
A family is undone by the disappearance of their eighteen-year-old daughter who went out for a morning run and didn't come back. Her vanishing--on a sunny, late-summer vacation morning--is the beginning the family's harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths. What has happened to her? Where is she? Will she ever come back? How long should they keep searching for her?

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Method 15/33 - Shannon Kirk
Call Number: Fic Kirk
When a helpless, pregnant sixteen-year-old is kidnapped, she feels a calm but fierce desire for only two things, to save her unborn son and to exact a methodical and merciless revenge. She's a different kind of victim, determined to survive, waiting for the right moment to strike back.

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Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
Call Number: Fic Knoll
She's striving to create the perfect life--husband, home, career--until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret of al

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson; Reg Keeland (Translator)
Call Number: Fic Larsson
Hacker Lisbeth Salander assists Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, with the investigation of Harriet Vanger's disappearance decades earlier, and the two uncover a dark world of secrets about a wealthy Swedish family as well as a surprising connection between themselves.

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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux; John L. Flynn (Introduction by)
Call Number: Fic Leroux
A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
Call Number: Fic Lindsay
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite sheep in wolf's clothing. He's a handsome and charming serial killer (he only kills bad people) who now appears to have some competition.

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Little Wolves - Thomas Maltman
Call Number: Fic Maltman
In a small town in Minnesota, during a terrible drought, a father tries to find the answers as to why his son committed murder and a pastor's wife returns to the town with secret of her own.

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Paradise City - Archer Mayor
Call Number: Fic Mayor
When the murder of an elderly woman in Beacon Hill, Boston, is tied to a string of unrelated burglaries across the state of Vermont, Joe Gunther tries to discover who is purchasing the stolen objects in the "Paradise City" of Northampton, Mass.

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The Oxford Inheritance - Ann A. McDonald
Call Number: Fic McDonald
When a mysterious package is sent to her, Cassandra Blackwell arrives in Oxford with one mission: to uncover the truth about her mother's dark past. Raised in America, with no idea that her mother had ever studied at the famed college, Cassie is plunged into the glamorous, secretive life of Raleigh College: a world of ancient tradition, privilege--and murder? Beneath the hallowed halls of this university, a dark society is shaping our world, feeding on the unwary, and will stop at nothing to keep its grip on power...

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The Leopard - Jo Nesbø; Don Bartlett (Translator)
Call Number: Fic Nesbo
After two women are found dead in Oslo, each with bizarre puncture wounds that were caused from the inside of their mouths, police are baffled, but homicide detective Kaja Solness is called to Hong Kong to track down a former serial killer specialist, Harry Hole, whom they hope can solve the case.

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The Blood Promise - Mark Pryor
Call Number: Fic Pryor
"Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life. Hugo is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute when the talks, held at a country chateau, collapse after the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room, but theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers the secrets hidden deep inside the sailor's chest, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for"--Provided by publisher.

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Finding Jake - Bryan Reardon
Call Number: Fic Reardon
Stay-at-home and slightly anxious father Simon Connelly has does his best to steer his children through the hazards of playdates and organized sports. Now Laney and Jake are at high school and he should be feeling more relaxed. Then the phone call comes. There's been a school shooting. He races with the other parents to the school. Laney has gone home with her mom, but Jake is still missing, even after all the children have been reunited with their parents. Why did this happen? Who is the shooter? Where is Jake? He couldn't have done this, or could he?

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The Sound of Things Falling - Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Call Number: Fic Vasquez
Antonio's fascination with the life of ex-pilot Ricardo Laverde begins as a friendly casual acquaintance in a seedy Bogota billiard hall until the day a violent attack changes everything.

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My Friend Dahmer - Derf Backderf
Call Number: GN DAHMER
Derf describes his classmate Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage years as a lonely oddball. Dahmer would go on to become one of the United States' most notorious serial killers.

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They Called Themselves the K. K. K. - Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Call Number: 322.4 Bartoletti
Documents the history and origin of the secret society in the United States known as the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, after the Civil War, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

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The Anatomy of Violence - Adrian Raine
Call Number: 364 Raine
What causes violent behavior? Why do some people grow up to be criminals? Are parents of criminals to blame? What makes a serial killer? Is it genetics? Can potential offenders and killers be identified and helped, and crimes prevented? What are the legal and ethical aspects of intervention? Do criminals have civil rights? Radical and provocative new research argues that biology is not destiny and that biosocial treatment can change the brain and prevent violence. Includes a study of several well-known killers such as Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber), Randy Kraft (Freeway Killer, Scorecard Killer), Richard Speck, the Artful Dodger (Dickens' character), Ted Bundy, the case of Herbert Weinstein, and the relevance, or not, of the XYY chromosome and violence. Other topics include the Dutch Hunger Winter study, the story of Phineas Gage, gender and violence, maternal deprivation and violent behavior, social deprivation and violent behavior, brain injury and violent behavior, heavy metal exposure and violent behavior, nutrition and violent behavior, adolescents and aggressive behavior, brain imagery using PET scans and MRIs, the Parental License Act (hypothetical), the psychology of psychopaths, serial killers, sex offenders, twin studies, and violence and the brain.

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The Innocent Man - John Grisham
Call Number: 364.1 Grisham
Presents a comprehensive study of the controversial murder trial involving former Oakland A's baseball player, Ron Williamson, accused, five years after the crime, of the rape and murder of cocktail waitress Debra Sue Carter. He was found guilty and sent to death row. His friend Dennis Fritz, arrested at the same time, was given a life sentence. There was no physical evidence. The testimony was sketchy. Did they commit the crime?

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Dear Marcus - Jerry McGill
Call Number: 364.1 McGill
The author, who was shot at the age of thirteen, writes a letter to his unknown assailant, whom he names Marcus, detailing the repercussions of that fateful day, including the challenges of daily living in a wheelchair.

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Alice + Freda Forever - Alexis Coe; Sally Klann (Illustrator)
Call Number: 364.15 Coe
Who was Alice Mitchell? Why did she kill Freda Ward? In Memphis, Tennessee, in 1892, they had planned to make a life together by having Alice pose as a man so she could provide support for them as a married couple. But their forbidden love was discovered and they were separated. Alice, her heart broken, publicly slashed Freda's throat to prevent her from being with anyone else, and was subsequently tried for insanity and sent to an asylum, where she died mysteriously a few years later.

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A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard
Call Number: 364.15 Dugard
Jaycee Dugard chronicles the eighteen years she spent in captivity, describing what happened after she was kidnapped at age eleven in 1991, the abuse she endured, the birth of her two daughters, the events leading up to her release, and her struggle to adjust to life once she was reunited with her family.

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Missoula - Jon Krakauer
Call Number: 364.15 Krakauer
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. Chronicles the experiences of several women in Missoula -- the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.

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The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
Call Number: 364.15 Larson
Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths.

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Lucky - Alice Sebold
Call Number: 364.15 Sebold
The author tells the story of her violent rape at the age of eighteen, her accidental sighting of her attacker six months later, the resulting trial and conviction of the man, and the trauma she suffered for years afterwards.

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Adnan's Story - Rabia Chaudry
Call Number: 364.152 Chaudry
In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a journalist who could shed light on Adnan's story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into 'Serial,' a ... podcast. But 'Serial' did not tell the whole story. In this ... narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case ... and she shows how fans of 'Serial' joined a crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists.

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Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
Call Number: 364.152 Larson
Tells the parallel stories of the skepticism and incredulity that accompanied Guglielmo Marconi's invention of wireless communication in the late nineteenth century, and the investigation of the murder of an inconvenient wife by her love-starved husband, Dr. H. H. Crippen, who would likely have pulled off the perfect crime had it not been for the ability to send wireless transatlantic transmissions.

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Ghettoside - Jill Leovy
Call Number: 364.152 Leovy
There's a murder everyday in Ghettoside, the Los Angeles neighborhood where guns make the laws and victims are forgotten in an epidemic of repeated gang violence. The killing of Bryant Tennelle seems destined to share this fate, until relentless detective John Skaggs is given the case to investigate.

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Hunting Season - Mirta Ojito
Call Number: 364.152 Ojito
"The true story of an immigrant's murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immigration"--Amazon.

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Hole in My Life - Jack Gantos
Call Number: 364.3 Gantos
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.

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The Other Wes Moore - Wes Moore
Call Number: 364.36 Moore
The author, a Rhodes scholar and combat veteran, analyzes the various sociocultural factors that influenced him as well as another man of the same name and from the same neighborhood who was drawn into a life of drugs and crime and ended up serving life in prison, focusing on the influence of relatives, mentors, and social expectations that could have led either of them on different paths.

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No Choirboy - Susan Kuklin
Call Number: 364.66 Kuklin
A collection of essays in which inmates at American prisons who were sentenced to death while still in their teens share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up in prison and how they feel about capital punishment.

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A Place to Stand - Jimmy Santiago Baca
Call Number: 365 Baca
Illiterate at the age of twenty-one, American poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca, tells the harrowing memoir of his life before, during, and after, the years he spent in a maximum-security prison for selling drugs

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Columbine - Dave Cullen
Call Number: 371.782 Cullen
Provides an account of the shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, focusing on the teenage killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, drawing from interviews, police files, psychological studies, and writings and tapes by the boys to look at the warning signs they left that disaster was looming. Includes a timeline of events.

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Prison Baby - Deborah Jiang-Stein
Call Number: 616.86 Stein
Deborah Stein relates how the realizations that she was born to a drug-addicted mother, who was imprisoned, and spent the first year of her life in prison affected her choices in life, including those involving drugs, violence, and crime, and how she was able to heal and find peace with her past.

 

Crime Literature

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The Guest Room - Chris Bohjalian
Call Number: Fic Bohjalian
Things go badly wrong at the Westchester home of Richard Chapman after he agrees to let his younger brother throw a bachelor party there. There is the expected drunkenness and debauchery, but then two naked women stab and kill their Russian bodyguards and drive off into the night and Richard's life spirals into a nightmare. The police turn his house into a crime scene, his wife can't forgive him, and what has happened to those two naked women?

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Off the Grid - C. J. Box
Call Number: Fic Box
"Joe Pickett's old friend Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and lying low while the FBI search for him. But they are not the only ones looking for him and Nate finds himself confronting an elite team of special forces soldiers. They're not there to take him in - they say- but to make a deal. They need his help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. But Joe's not sure they can be trusted. And they can't. They have a very different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down"--Dust jacket

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Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Call Number: Fic Brown
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with relating to her family again and integrating herself back into high school life, unsure whether her role in the shooting makes her a hero or a villain. She helped Nick create the hate list he used to pick his targets.


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The Girls - Emma Cline
Call Number: Fic Cline
Evie Boyd, enticed by the freedom of the girls she sees at a park one day in Northern California, sets out to be accepted by the group, but her desperation reveals an unthinkable violence, altering the course of the girls' lives forever.

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The Burn Palace - Stephen Dobyns
Call Number: Fic Dobyns
In the sleepy community of Brewster, Rhode Island, packs of coyotes gather on back roads; a baby has been stolen from Memorial Hospital (and replaced by a snake); and a series of violent acts begins to confound Detective Woody Potter and the local police.

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The Last Dead Girl - Harry Dolan
Call Number: Fic Dolan
Falling in love with a beautiful young law student after a chance encounter on a rainy April night, David is discouraged by a bruise on April's cheek that she refuses to explain and is horrified when he is declared a prime suspect in her subsequent murder.

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Room - Emma Donoghue
Call Number: Fic Donoghue
Five-year-old Jack has spent his life living in an eleven-by-eleven foot space his mother calls Room and while Jack uses his imagination to create wondrous fantasies to entertain himself, his mother dreads the day her son begins to question why they must remain in Room and tries to find a way to escape.

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Frog Music - Emma Donoghue
Call Number: Fic Donoghue
Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first.

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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Scott McKowen (Illustrator); Arthur Conan Doyle
Call Number: Fic Doyle
Presents the original twenty-four stories that made Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional sleuth famous. Includes review questions.

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An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
Call Number: Fic Dreiser
Clyde Griffiths, pursuing the American dream, is ruthlessly ambitious and desperate for wealth and success at any cost. When a casual relationship with a woman results in a pregnancy and threatens his grand plans, he makes a decision that will change his life.

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The Life We Bury - Allen Eskens
Call Number: Fic Eskens
College student Joe Talbert visits a local nursing home to complete an English assignment and interviews and writes about Carl Iverson, a terminally-ill Vietnam veteran and convicted murderer. As he learns more about Iverson, Joe becomes determined to learn the truth of Iverson's past and reconcile the decorated veteran with the felon. His efforts are hampered by a dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory, and by the time he finds what he is looking for, will it be too late to avoid the fallout?

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Kingdom of Strangers - Zoë Ferraris
Call Number: Fic Ferraris
Hoping to be promoted to police detective, forensic tech Katya Hijazi takes on a secret case for lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani involving the disappearance of his mistress.

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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Call Number: Fic Flynn
Unemployed golden boy Nick Dunne, brings his wife, the amazing Amy, back to his hometown on the Mississippi River where she is miserable, and on their fifth wedding anniversary she disappears, and soon Nick finds himself lying, being deceitful, and acting inappropriately but continues to claim his innocence with his twin sister at his side.

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The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith; J. K. Rowling
Call Number: Fic Galbraith
Detective Cormoran Strike, back from the war in Afghanistan with one less leg and struggling to make ends meet (he sleeps in his office), is more than grateful for a new case...the supposed suicide of supermodel Lula Landry, called The Cuckoo by her friends.

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The Client - John Grisham
Call Number: Fic Grisham
Eleven-year-old Mark Sway, in a chance encounter, witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney and is left with a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator. Now he is caught between the newbie lawyer who wants him to talk and the mob who want him quiet.

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Tigerman - Nick Harkaway
Call Number: Fic Harkaway
Sergeant Lester Ferris, while awaiting retirement, is assigned to the mildly larcenous backwater island of Mancreu, a former British colony currently in legal limbo, but when Mancreu erupts in violence Lester must be more than an observer.

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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Call Number: Fic Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning ... past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them ... Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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The Painter - Peter Heller
Call Number: Fic Heller
Having served time for shooting a man, Jim Stegner gets good money for his paintings at a Santa Fe gallery and has sworn off violence. Then he spies a bad-news local named Dell beating a horse and intervenes.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead - Michael Koryta
Call Number: Fic Koryta
13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder and is plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and sent to a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. But can he stay hidden from the killers?

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The Good Girl - Mary Kubica
Call Number: Fic Kubica
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.

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Don't You Cry - Mary Kubica
Call Number: Fic Kubica
In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.

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Live by Night - Dennis Lehane
Call Number: Fic Lehane
In 1926, during Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.

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Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight
Call Number: Fic McCreight
Freelance journalist Molly Sanderson is called to cover the story about a newborn baby found on the fringe of woods near the university campus in the well-to-do town of Ridgedale, New Jersey, but as she delves into her investigation she discovers a decades-old secret.

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Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight
Call Number: Fic McCreight
Horrified by her daughter's suicide at a private school, and even more shocked to find out that Amelia had been caught cheating, Kate rushes to Grace Hall. Then she receives an anonymous text message implying it was murder, and as a lawyer she is determined to find out what really happened. Will Amelia's emails, texts, Facebook page, solve the mystery?

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Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Call Number: Fic Ng
The favorite daughter of a Chinese American family is found floating in the local lake, turning the family's lives upside down. Who killed Lydia? And why?

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What Was Lost - Catherine O'Flynn
Call Number: Fic O'Flynn
Lisa, working as an assistant manager at a record store in Green Oaks mall in 2004, teams up with security guard Kurt to investigate sightings of a little girl clutching a toy monkey that have begun to appear on security tapes and which Lisa believes must have some link to the disappearance of ten-year-old Kate Meaney twenty years earlier--a crime that ruined her brother's life when he became a suspect.

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The Sacrifice - Joyce Carol Oates
Call Number: Fic Oates
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades.

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The Expats - Chris Pavone
Call Number: Fic Pavone
Former CIA agent Kate Moore moves with her family to Luxembourg to try and become the wife and mother she has never been, but when a new American couple arrives, everything is suspicious and nothing is as it seems.

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A Great Reckoning - Louise Penny
Call Number: Fic Penny
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets.

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Red Moon - Benjamin Percy
Call Number: Fic Percy
Claire Forrester, Patrick Gamble, and Chase Williams begin to realize that they are different than everyone else, and although the government has tried to keep things under control with laws, violence and drugs, the red moon is coming and with it a new world will emerge. The battle for humanity begins.

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The Hollow Man - Mark Pryor
Call Number: Fic Pryor
Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath. His main goal is to hide his condition and lead a seemingly normal life in the hopes to pay off his debts and become a full-time musician in Austin's club scene. But on one lousy day his carefully-controlled world starts to shatter...

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The Godfather - Mario Puzo
Call Number: Fic Puzo
Mafia leader Vito Corleone uses his power to influence all aspects of his Long Island society and will stop at nothing to see that his twisted vision of justice is carried out.

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Bellweather Rhapsody - Kate Racculia
Call Number: Fic Racculia
Fifteen years ago, a young musical prodigy went missing from the Bellweather Hotel room that was the site of an infamous murder-suicide. Today, hundreds of young musicians have gathered for a festival. Then one of them goes missing---from the same room, room 712. The search for her entwines the lives of many people, conductors and caretakers, failures and stars, teenagers and adults, who all seem to have their own secrets.

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All American Boys - Jason Reynolds; Brendan Kiely
Call Number: Fic Reynolds
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend.

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Bleed for me - Michael Robotham
Call Number: Fic Robotham
Sienna comes looking for help, covered in blood, to the home of her friend. Sienna can't remember what happened, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is determined to help.

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The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Call Number: Fic Sebold
From her new place in heaven, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches her family adjust to her sudden death and life for the living continue without her.

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The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
Call Number: Fic Silva
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon, is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

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Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter
Call Number: Fic Slaughter
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss--a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed. What could connect them? What really happened to Julia?

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Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner
Call Number: Fic Steiner
After two years of Internet dating, hope is fading that the man sitting opposite her in the restaurant is any more compatible than the others. Carefully dividing the bill, they go their separate ways. At home, DS Manon turns on the police radio to overcome insomnia. What she hears brings her to her feet and rushing off to the crime scene..

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson; Jerome Charyn (Afterword by)
Call Number: Fic Stevenson
Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist, takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde by night.

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Dracula - Bram Stoker; Barry Moser (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Stoker
After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire

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The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Call Number: Fic Tartt
Under the influence of a charismatic classics professor, Richard Papen becomes embroiled in a society of brutal and deadly secrets from which he is unable to escape when an elite group of students from the prestigious Hampden College accept him into their group.

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Darkness, My Old Friend - Lisa Unger
Call Number: Fic Unger
While James Cooper, who recently left his post at the Hollows Police Department, struggles to come to terms with an event from his past, Eloise Montgomery, a psychic, helps Michael Holt to find answers about his mother; meanwhile, fifteen-year-old Willow's poor choices after arriving in The Hollows from Manhattan with her newly divorced mother could lead her to further danger.

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The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
Call Number: Fic Ware
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. So what's the problem? A woman has been thrown overboard...or has she? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened. Lo desperately attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Why is nobody listening? Ebook also available.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde; Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Wilde
An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text.

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The Russia House - John le Carré
Call Number: Fic le Carre
If the secret documents that change hands at a British trade fair in Moscow reach their destination, they are sure to have an impact on the uncertain time of glasnost and perestroika. Down on his luck Barney Blair, who gets the documents in the mail, is pressed into service by British Intelligence.

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The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti - Rick Geary
Call Number: GN SACCO
A graphic novel account of the lives and deaths of Italian immigrants and admitted anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who were accused of murder in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920, tried, convicted, and executed, in a case that caused an uproar around the world due to the questionable circumstances surrounding the case.

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