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  • Thumbprint

    Thumbprint

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joe Hill
    Format:   
    Publisher:   IDW Publishing (2013, Dec 3rd).
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    Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can't be left behind - some things don't want to be left behind! Featuring Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, the writing team that brought you the Eisner-award nominated one-shot, The Cape, with art by Vic Malhotra, Thumbprint will turn your guts inside out! more

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  • The Flesh Tailor: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery

    The Flesh Tailor: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate Ellis
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Piatkus Books (2011, Jan 5th).
    Pages:   384

    The 14th Peterson mystery finds him uncovering the skeletons in a doctor's closet—among other places. When Dr. James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. As DI Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the victim's life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor has been harboring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered six skeletons in nearby Tailors Court, skeletons that bear the marks of dissection and might be linked to tales of body snatching by a rogue physician in the 16th century. But when Neil finds the bones of a child buried with a 1930s coin and a toy car, the investigation takes a sinister turn, begging the questions Who were the children evacuated to Tailors Court during World War II? and Where are they now? When an elderly lady goes missing and a link is established between the wartime evacuees and Dr. more

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  • The Blood Pit: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery

    The Blood Pit: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kate Ellis
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Piatkus Books (2010, Jul 9th).
    Pages:   352

    A string of grizzly murders and ominous epistles present a perplexing case in this unique blend of history and mystery At the scene of an unusual crime, DI Wesley Petersen finds the body Charles Marrick, who has been murdered and his body drained of blood. When a popular local vet is murdered in an identical fashion, Wesley wonders what the two men could possibly have in common. Meanwhile Wesley's friend Neil Watson is alarmed when he begins receiving disturbing anonymous letters writing in gory detail about macabre events at a medieval abbey; Neil fears that his letters are being sent by the killer. Wesley's investigation takes an unexpected twist when both a third body and a skeleton are found, the latter possibly belonging to a sex offender who disappeared 20 years before. more

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  • Carnal Curiosity

    Carnal Curiosity

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stuart Woods
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    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2014, Apr 8th).
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    Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.   Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come. more

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  • Under Cold Stone: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

    Under Cold Stone: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Vicki Delany
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    Publisher:   Poisoned Pen Press (2014, Apr 1st).
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    ""A weekend getaway to the Rocky Mountains. A Scottish-inspired castle of carved stone, imposing turrets, liveried bellhops, and panoramic views. Perched on the verge of one of the world’s greatest wildernesses. They’re an unlikely couple: Lucky Smith, passionate environmentalist, old-time hippy; Paul Keller Chief Constable of Trafalgar, British Columbia. This vacation is a chance to explore their fledging late-in-life relationship, to indulge themselves at the famous Banff Springs Hotel.Trouble interferes when Lucky, strong-willed and sometimes too stubborn for her own good, stands up to two bullies in the local coffee shop. To his horror Paul recognizes one of the young men as his estranged son, Matt. In the early hours of the following morning, a frantic Matt calls his father for help. more

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  • The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense

    The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   M. J. Rose
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    Publisher:   Atria Books (2014, Apr 8th).
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    From the internationally bestselling author, a lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as passion and obsessions collide Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fra­grances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the poten­tial to reanimate the dead. In France, René becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, René doesn’t begin to imag­ine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible. more

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  • Keep Quiet

    Keep Quiet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Scottoline
    Format:   
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2014, Apr 8th).
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    New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Lisa Scottoline is loved by millions of readers for her suspenseful novels about family and justice. Scottoline delivers once again with Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one man’s split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater.  On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. more

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  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Shane Kuhn
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    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster (2014, Apr 8th).
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    JOHN LAGO IS A HITMAN. HE HAS SOME RULES FOR YOU. AND HE’ S ABOUT TO BREAK EVERY SINGLE ONE. John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it. At the ripe old age of almost twenty-five, John Lago is already New York City’s most successful hit man. He’s also an intern at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, clocking eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all the grunt work actual employees are too lazy to do. more

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  • Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Mystery

    Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nicci French
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    Publisher:   Pamela Dorman Books (2014, Apr 3rd).
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    The thrilling third novel starring London psychotherapist-turned-detective Frieda Klein—from internationally bestselling author Nicci French Nicci French’s Blue Monday and Tuesday’s Gone introduced the brilliant yet reclusive psychotherapist Frieda Klein to widespread critical acclaim, but Waiting for Wednesday promises to be her most haunting case yet. Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in Frieda, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that the mother was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Frieda herself is distracted, still reeling from an attempt on her life, and struggling with her own rare feelings of vulnerability. more

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  • Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel

    Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ted Bell
    Format:   
    Publisher:   William Morrow (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Dashing counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.In the United States the president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister behind his questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting between China, North Korea, and the U. more

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