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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Lars Kepler
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Topics: Murder victims, Boys, Children of murder victims, Identification, Hypnotists, Murderers, Fiction
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by Penny, Louise
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Includes discussion questions
Topics: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character), Police, Murder, Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character),...
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by Collins, Jackie
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Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Topics: Upper class, Murder, Murder, Upper class
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by Sandford, John
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Topics: Private investigators, Serial murder investigation, Serial murders, Lucas Davenport (Fictitious...
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by Rhys Bowen
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, British, Fiction
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Topics: Girls, Murder
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by Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
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Topics: Serial murders, Murder
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by Robert B. Parker
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Topics: Private investigators, Murder, Investigation, Spenser (Fictitious character), Bodyguards, Fiction
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by Childs, Laura
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Reprint. Originally published: 2010
Topics: Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character), Map dealers, Murder, City and town life, Tearooms,...
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by Lynette Eason
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Fiction
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by Eason, Lynette
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Topics: Undercover operations, Murder, Drug enforcement agents, Uncles, Man-woman relationships
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After a childhood friend is shot down while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder is drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his path toward recovery--and get him killed in the process
Topics: Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Alcoholics, Murder
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In the spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest ouside of London. Called in to lead the investigation, DCI Alec fletcher of Scotland Yard is under urgent orders from his supervisor at the Yark to accomplish two things: solve the mystery quickly, and keep his wife, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher far away from the case
Topics: Dalrymple, Daisy (Fictitious character), Police spouses, Murder, Nineteen twenties
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by Reichs, Kathy
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Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed, the mutilated and the skeletal. So the two-days-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers that the man is John Lowery, an ex-soldier who was apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. So who is buried in Lowery's grave?
Topics: Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character), Medical examiners (Law), Women forensic...
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by Ashton, Jeff; Pulitzer, Lisa
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Joining the team -- Twenty-four hours -- Where is Caylee Marie? -- Four lies -- Caught -- Kidnapped or murdered? -- Jailhouse conversations -- Thirty-one days -- Dealing in forensics -- Tracking down leads -- The grand jury -- Finding Caylee -- The swamp -- Life or death? -- Lying to themselves -- Behind the defense -- Order in the court -- The nuclear lie -- Jury selection -- Searching for truth -- Openings -- The big show -- Proving the investigation -- Defending Casey -- The Prosecution rests
Topics: Anthony, Casey, 1986-, Anthony, Caylee, 2005-2008, Trials (Murder)
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by Resnick, Laura, 1962- author
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Playing a scantily clad vampire victim in an off-Broadway play, struggling actress Esther Diamond now may be the target of someone who claims to be a genuine bloodsucker
Topics: Diamond, Esther (Fictitious character), Actors, Actresses, Vampires, Murder
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by Graham, Heather
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"For as long as it has stood overlooking New England's jagged coastline, Lexington House has been the witness to madness-- and murder. But in recent years the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now. A member of the nation's foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House--or for the chief...
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Murder
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by Jayne, Hannah; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sophie Lawson, a human agent of the Underworld Detection Agency who is immune to magic, helps a fallen angel search for the Vessel of Souls while a string of killings and destruction has San Francisco's demon population on edge
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Magic, Murder, Paranormal romance stories
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by David Rosenfelt
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Topics: Murder, Andy Carpenter (Fictitious character), Investigation, Fiction
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by Standiford, Les; Matthews, Joe, (Detective), author
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Relates the full, twenty-seven-year story behind the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, the six-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, as well as the decades-long search for the boy's elusive killer
Topics: Walsh, Adam, Kidnapping, Murder, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME, Kidnapping, Murder
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by Dana Stabenow
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Kate Shugak (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Fiction
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by Catherine Aird
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Topics: Murder, Police, Investigation, Detective Constable W. Crosby (Fictitious character), C. D. Sloan...
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Introduction -- Part 1: Roots Of Evil -- 1: Napoli -- 2: Tyrrhenian Sea -- 3: Plan B -- 4: Mako on a truck -- 5: South Beach -- 6: Waves -- 7: Most insidious -- 8: Life change -- 9: Death sentence -- 10: Hollywood comes knocking -- 11: Fireman -- Part 2: High Hopes -- 12: Old friend -- 13: To be or not to be -- 14: Coast to coast -- 15: Enter the DEA -- 16: Handicapped sex -- 17: Bad Bob-innocence lost -- 18: Little Miss Goldilocks -- 19: Long story short -- 20: Villa Borghese -- 21: Ibiza --...
Topics: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, True crime stories, Murderers, Murder, Terminally ill
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by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
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"Colonel de Luce, in desperate need of funds, rents his beloved estate of Buckshaw over to a film company. They will be shooting a movie over the Christmas holidays, filming scenes in the stately manse with a famous and reclusive star. She is widely despised, so it is to no one's surprise when she turns up murdered, strangled by a length of film from her own movies! With the snow raging outside and Buckshaw locked in, the house is full of suspects. But Flavia de Luce is more than ready to...
Topics: De Luce, Flavia (Fictitious character), Girls, Murder, Actresses, Motion pictures
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by Erica Spindler
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Topics: Glass artists, Women artists, Investigation, Murder, Fiction
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by Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- author
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"A mystery of the French countryside"--Cover
Topics: Police chiefs, Arson investigation, Murder, Environmentalists, Vintners, Country life, Arson...
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by Haines, Carolyn
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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Topics: Delaney, Sarah Booth (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Cooking schools, Beauty...
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by Carlisle, Kate, 1951-
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Topics: Books, Murder, Large type books
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by Rustand, Roxanne
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"Inspirational romantic suspense"--Spine
Topics: Runaway women, Ranchers, Ex-police officers, Parents, Murder, Witnesses
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by Hart, John, 1965-
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"Published in 2011 by arrangement with St. Martin's Press"--T.p. verso
Topics: Brothers, Orphans, Boys, Orphanages, Murder, Large type books, Brothers, Orphans, Boys, Orphanages,...
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by Nina Burleigh
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Topics: Homicide investigation, Murder, Trials (Murder), Case studies
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by McCleary, Carol
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Reprint. Originally published: 2010
Topics: Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922, Verne, Jules, 1828-1905, Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, Pasteur, Louis,...
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by Fluke, Joanne, 1943-; Levine, Laura, 1943- Dangers of gingerbread cookies; Meier, Leslie. Gingerbread cookies and gunshots
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Originally published in hardcover: 2010
Topics: Swensen, Hannah (Fictitious character), Austen, Jaine (Fictitious character), Stone, Lucy...
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by McCabe, Sean; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes excerpt from: The cross (p. [466]-474)
Topics: Vampires, Police, Murder, Paranormal fiction
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by Burton, Mary (Mary T.); Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Each skeleton is flawless{u2014}gleaming white and perfectly preserved, a testament to his skill. Every scrap of flesh has been removed to reveal the glistening bone beneath. And the collection is growing{u2026} When bleached human bones are identified as belonging to a former patient of Dr. James Dixon, Detective Malcolm Kier suspects the worst. Dixon was recently acquitted of attempted murder, thanks to defense attorney Angie Carlson. But as the body count rises, Kier is convinced that...
Topics: Public prosecutors, Serial murderers, Serial murder investigation
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by Kava, Alex
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"A Maggie O'Dell Novel."
Topics: O'Dell, Maggie (Fictitious character), Criminal profilers, Teenagers, Children, Serial murder...
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by D. E. Johnson
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Topics: Organized crime, Murder, Investigation, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical, Automobile...
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by Kelly, Sofie, 1958-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery."
Topics: Women librarians, Cats, Murder
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by Copperman, E. J., 1957-
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"
Topics: Spirits, Haunted houses, Murder, Haunted houses, Murder, Spirits
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by Beck, Jessica
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"Recipes included!"--Cover
Topics: Coffee shops, Private investigators, Murder, Doughnuts, Murder, Coffee shops, Cooking, Cookbooks,...
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Recounts the author's hunt for an unpredictable serial killer, a search that began when he was only a rookie cop and followed the murderer's bloody wake for twenty-five years before it ended
Topics: Krajcir, Timothy, Echols, Paul, Serial murders, Serial murder investigation, Homicide, Criminal...
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Topics: Fitzwilliam Darcy (Fictitious character), Murder, Investigation, Married people, Elizabeth Bennet...
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by Eoin Colfer
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Topics: Fiction, Irish, Murder, Investigation, Crime
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by Palmer, Daniel, 1962-
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Charlie Giles watches his life slowly unravel as he becomes the prime suspect in the murders of his former employers, who are being picked off one by one, and, with nowhere else to turn, enlists the help of his schizophrenic brother to find the truth
Topics: Businessmen, Murder, Brothers, Family secrets, Mentally ill, Businessmen, Brothers, Secrecy,...
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by Beck, Jessica; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Recipes included!"--Cover
Topics: Coffee shops, Private investigators, Murder, Doughnuts, Murder, Cooking, Cookbooks
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by Goldberg, Lee, 1962-
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Reprint. Originally published: ©2011
Topics: Monk, Adrian (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Automobile travel, Recreational...
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by Brightwell, Emily; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Arlette Montrose Banfield angered many marriageable women when she snagged the handsome Lewis Banfield--but were they angry enough to poison her? Mrs. Jeffries doesn't mind getting her hands dirty to uncover the greed behind her murder
Topics: Jeffries, Mrs. (Fictitious character), Murder
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by Clark, Marcia
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A Deputy DA specializing in high-profile cases, Rachel Knight is addicted to her work and fiercely loyal to her friends. But when her colleague Jake is found dead in a seedy Los Angeles hotel room next to the body of a teenage male prostitute, Rachel realizes she might not know those around her as well as she thinks
Topics: Public prosecutors, Murder, Murder, Public prosecutors, Public prosecutors, Murder, Public...
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by Lisa Black
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Topics: Fiction, Investigation, Murder, Theresa MacLean (Fictitious character), Women forensic scientists
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by Alderman, P. J; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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A recent transplant to Washington State's charming seaside town of Port Chatham, Jordan is still getting used to sharing her slightly run-down but historic lodging with ghosts. As if living with the long-deceased isn't enough of a challenge, she's just found a corpse: The town's notorious womanizer Holt Stillwell is lying on the beach with a bullet in his head. Before Jordan can reel in a suspect, another victim surfaces. And this one isn't taking murder lying down. Holt's ancestor Michael...
Topics: Murder, Paranormal fiction, Ghost stories
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by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Topics: Murder, Self-mutilation, Cutting (Self-mutilation), Stepfamilies, Secrets, Family life, Fiction
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by Ada Madison
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Topics: Murder, Women college teachers, Investigation, Fiction
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by Diane Burke
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, False arrest, Bounty hunters, Widows, Fiction
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by C. C. Benison
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Topics: Widowers, Murder, Investigation, Single fathers, Parochial Vicars, Fiction
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by Maureen Jennings
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Topics: Murder, Fiction
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by Maggie Sefton
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Topics: Knitters (Persons), Murder, Investigation, Kelly Flynn (Fictitious character), City and town life,...
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by Leslie Meier
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Topics: Women detectives, Murder, Vacations, Women journalists, Lucy Stone (Fictitious character), Fiction
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by Julie A. Hyzy
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Topics: Homicide, Murder, Orphaned animals, Historical reenactments, Cats, Fiction
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by Katherine Hall Page
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Topics: Faith Sibley Fairchild (Fictitious character), Family secrets, Murder, Investigation, Caterers and...
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by Canadeo, Anne, 1955-
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Maggie is hired to teach a knitting class at a spa and the Black Sheep Knitters go, too. But when a man is murdered, the knitters must find the killer
Topics: Knitters (Persons), Knitting, Murder, City and town life, City and town life, Knitters (Persons),...
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by Margaret Truman
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Topics: Murder for hire, Private investigators, Governmental investigations, Fiction
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by Shelton, Paige; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Jam, Farmers' markets, Murder
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by Brandon, Ali
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Pettistone, Darla (Fictitious character), Hamlet (Fictitious character : Brandon), Booksellers and...
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by Michael Robertson
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Topics: Correspondence, Murder, Investigation, Brothers, Sherlock Holmes (Fictitious character), Legal...
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by Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
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Reprint. Originally published: 2010
Topics: Pink, Molly (Fictitious character), Crocheting, Murder, Pink, Molly (Fictional character),...
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by Lamb, Amanda
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xii, 434 pages, [8] pages of plates : 20 cm
Topics: Cooper, Nancy, Murder -- North Carolina -- Case studies, Murder, North Carolina
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by Kelly, Jim
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Topics: Murder, Police, Investigation, Fiction
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by Jassy Mackenzie
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Topics: Kidnapping, Human trafficking, Attempted murder, Women private investigators, Fiction
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by Jayne, Hannah; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny... Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers,...
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Magic, Murder
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by Staab, Rochelle; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Tarot, Voodooism, Murder, Women psychologists, Voodooism
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Topics: May, John (Fictitious character), Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character), Police, Murder
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by Susan Wittig Albert
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Herbalists, Arson investigation, China Bayles (Fictitious character), Fiction
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by Fiffer, Sharon Sloan, 1951-
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With a divorce looming, antiques picker and P.I. Jane Wheel has been spinning her wheels, unsure what to do with herself. She could use a good shove in the right direction, and while she may know this, she isn't about to admit it. Luckily, her best friend, Tim Lowry, has her interests at heart, and he has the perfect answer. Not only does he have a mansion he needs help prepping for an estate sale, but he has unearthed an old play, a murder mystery, that he's dying to put on. The play would be...
Topics: Wheel, Jane (Fictitious character), Antique dealers, Women private investigators, Murder, Antique...
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by Cleland, Jane K
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Antiques shop owner Josie Prescott teams up with the local police chief to investigate the mysterious death of a guest lecturer for Josie's class on great vintage clothing
Topics: Prescott, Josie (Fictitious character), Murder, Appraisers, Appraisers, Murder, Prescott, Josie...
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by Wortham, Reavis Z
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Farmer and part-time constable Ned Parker teams with the mythical sheriff John Washington to track down a murderer that may be targeting Ned's family
Topics: Police, Murder, Lamar County (Tex.), Police, Homicide