Mystery & Thrillers
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Vintage (2009, Jun 23rd).
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Philip Kerr
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam (2013, Apr 16th).
From the national bestselling author of Prague Fatale, a powerful new thriller that returns Bernie Gunther, our sardonic Berlin cop, to the Eastern Front. Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. To the Wehrmacht, such proof will soften the reality of its own war crimes in the eyes of the victors. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (2013, Mar 26th).
Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues...1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: A. G. Howl
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (2013, Jan 2nd).
Leather-clad and sardonically charming, Captain Jesse Skull is the Blue Sea Court’s God of Death, and is the last thing a rogue Pirate ever sees… Ruthless and cold, Jesse was raised by some of the most feared Pirates, including the Blue Court’s legendary leader, the Sea God Malikai. In the midst of a mission to capture a rogue Pirate, Jesse receives word from a prophet that his real conflict may be with fellow Pirate Lord Devon Blue. When Jesse meets with Devon he discovers a secret that could not only cause chaos in the Pirate’s trade harbor, but will change Jesse’s solitary life forever. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Atria Books (2013, Mar 26th).
“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: D. A. Mishani
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Harper (2013, Mar 19th).
In The Missing File, Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in a fresh new literary crime series by D. A. Mishani.Crimes in Avraham’s quiet suburb are generally not all that complex. But when a sixteen-year-old boy goes missing and a schoolteacher offers up a baffling complication, Avraham finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew about his life.Told through alternating points of view, The Missing File is an emotionally wrought, character-driven page-turner with plenty of twists and turns. It’s a mystery that will leave readers questioning the notions of innocence and guilt, and the nebulous nature of truth. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nele Neuhaus
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2013, Jan 15th).
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus is a tremendous new contemporary mystery series and huge international bestseller—with more than 2.5 million copies in print!On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer’s son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: T. Jefferson Parker
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2013, Apr 18th).
The explosive conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the iron river that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when “Charlie Diamonds” opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars. Meanwhile, Bradley Jones, sheriff ’s deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, son of the love of Charlie’s life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones, is expecting a son of his own. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jeanne M Dams
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (2013, Jun 1st).
Dorothy Martin is in Wales for an opera full of passion, drama . . . and murder. Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for an enjoyable event. However, when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, and the same fate befalls the star soloist, Dorothy and Alan find themselves in the midst of an investigation as tumultuous, passionate and complicated as any opera. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2013, Apr 9th).
Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. But Em’s dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job—Teddy is her bridge to the world and the main source of love in her life. So when Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn’t understand. The only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish the interviews for their current book—an “autobiography” of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm.Ensconced in a small cottage near Malcolm’s Cape Cod home, Em slowly builds the courage to interview Malcolm the way Teddy would have. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability