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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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Mar 4, 2008 F. Lee Bailey; Jean Rabe
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Topics: True Crime, Infamous Crimes And Criminals, Murder, True Crime / Espionage, Murder - General, True...
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Feb 5, 2008 Francis Clark
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Topics: Horror & ghost stories, American Historical Fiction, American Horror Fiction, Fiction, Fiction...
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2008 Vance, Lee
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Includes an excerpt from the author's forthcoming title, The garden of betrayal
Topics: Murder, Revenge
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2008 Martínez, Guillermo, 1962-; Soto, Sonia
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An up-and-coming young writer who has little in common with Kloster, a literary giant whose disturbing crime novels dominate the bestseller lists. However, they have both, at one time, employed the secretarial services of the alluring Luciana B. Out of the past, Luciana makes a desperate plea to the young writer. She thinks that Kloster is slowly killing off everyone close to her--can he help before her grandmother and younger sister are murdered? While the narrator suspects her misfortunes...
Topics: Authors, Murder
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2008 Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
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Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are bound together by a single moment at Iwo Jima, 1945, when their fathers, two brave fighters on opposite sides, met in the bloody and chaotic battle for the island. Only Earl Swagger survived. More than sixty years later, Yano comes to America to honor the legacy of his heroic father by recovering the sword he used in the battle. His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless retirement...
Topics: Swagger, Earl (Fictitious character), Swagger, Bob Lee (Fictitious character), Murder
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2008 Hayder, Mo
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Police diver Flea Marley's discovery of a human hand underwater, as well as evidence that it had been recently amputated while the victim was alive, sends Flea and Detective Inspector Jack Caffery on a search for a young man who recently vanished
Topics: Police, Murder, Missing persons, Police divers
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2008 Perry, Thomas, 1947-
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"A Harvest Book."
Topics: Mystery And Suspense Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Psychological Suspense, Mystery/Suspense, Mystery...
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2008 Rardin, Jennifer, 1965-
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Topics: Parks, Jaz (Fictitious character), Assassins, Vampires, Murder for hire, Terrorism
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2008 Gregorio, Michael
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First published: London : Faber, 2007
Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Police magistrates, Murder
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2008 Kate Morgenroth
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Topics: Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction, Rich people -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation --...
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2008 Candice Speare
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Topics: Cunningham, Trish (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Housewives -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation...
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2008 Gardiner, Meg
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In the wake of an ongoing string of high-profile murder-suicides in San Francisco, forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett is hired by the SFPD to perform investigative autopsies and discovers a harrowing commonality among the suicide victims
Topics: Forensic psychiatrists, Murder, Suicide, Earthquakes, Suicide
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2008 Burton, Mary (Mary T.); Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topics: Serial murderers, Serial murder investigation, Television news anchors
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2008 Ellis, David, 1967-
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Having built a successful career based on his famous prosecution of a serial killer fifteen years earlier, attorney Paul Riley realizes that his past case has eerie ties to a new series of murders and that the killer has an agenda aimed specifically at Paul himself
Topics: Serial murder investigation, Songs, Trials (Murder), Judicial error
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2008 Gross, Andrew, 1952-
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When her husband is killed in a tragic Grand Central Station accident, Karen Friedman struggles to rebuild her life with her two teenage children, until a pair of strangers arrives demanding large funds from her late husband's investment business
Topics: Conspiracy, Murder
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2008 Webb, Debra; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topics: Public prosecutors, Serial murder investigation
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2008 Pezzelli, Peter. Francesca's kitchen; Thornton, Betsy. Whole new life; Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation
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Topics: Single mothers, Nannies, Cookery, Wives, Poets, Murder, Women detectives, Murder
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Includes index
Topics: Bennett, Marguerite, 1953-, Bennett, Eugene Allen, Women, Attempted murder, Criminals
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2008 Uria, Fernando
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While on vacation at Cangrejos Beach, Rafael and Virginia find a hand in the sand which sends them searching for answers to solve the crime
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Topics: Detectives, Murder, Detectives, Murder, Detectives, Asesinato
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2008 Brockmann, Suzanne
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Vinh Murphy--ex-Marine and onetime operative for the elite security firm Troubleshooters Incorporated--has been MIA ever since his wife was caught in a crossfire and killed during what should have been a routine bodyguard assignment. Overcome with grief, Murphy blames the neo-Nazi group known as the Freedom Network for her death. Then he learns of the murder of a Freedom Network leader and comes to believe that the militant group has targeted him--and former police officer Hannah Whitfield--to...
Topics: United States. Navy. SEALs, Neo-Nazism, Murder
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2008 Loehfelm, Bill
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At first, John Sanders, Jr., couldn't care less that his father is dead, let alone murdered. The only thing he regrets is that he didn't pull the trigger, or so he thinks. When he reunites with his sister, Julia, at their childhood home, the siblings' reactions could not be more different. While Julia sees to funeral arrangements and plans a memorial, Junior rages out of control, his anger at his father for a lifetime of violence and abuse matched only by his need to seek vengeance for the...
Topics: Fathers, Murder, Loss (Psychology)
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2008 Ladd, Linda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topics: Women detectives, Serial murder investigation, Morgan, Claire (Fictitious character)
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Topics: Simmons, Bernie (Fictitious character : Crawford), Simmons, Libby (Fictitious character), Caterers...
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2008 Logue, Mary
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"A Wisconsin mystery"--Cover
Topics: Watkins, Claire (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Teenage girls, Murder, Methamphetamine...
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2008 Coulter, Catherine
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FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are assigned to protect Dr. MacLean, a physician with frontal lobe dementia that could compromise his ability to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality. With a patient list made up of Washington movers and shakers, MacLean's role as a keeper of secrets is jeopardized as well. Is there someone out there so desperate that they'd kill the doctor for what he knows? It is up to Jackson, Savich, and Sherlock to find out--no matter the cost--From...
Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character), Sherlock,...
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2008 Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
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In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey...
Topic: Murder
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2008 Freedman, J. F
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"In the past three months, three brutal murders were committed in the ritzy area of west Los Angeles--each one on the night of the full moon. Lt. Luis Cordova is heading a special undercover task force in search of the killer before he can strike again. And he finds him! Roberto Salazar, a gardener working in the wealthy neighborhood, is idling in his truck waiting for the work day to begin when the police search his truck and find a startling piece of evidence. Public Defender Jessica...
Topics: Gardeners, Trials (Murder), Gardeners, Trials (Murder)
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2008 Mariani, Scott
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Topics: Secret societies, Freemasons, Murder, Human sacrifice
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Topics: Simpson, O. J., 1947- -- Trials, litigation, etc, Trials (Murder) -- California -- Los Angeles
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2008 Phinney, Barbara
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Topics: Christian fiction, Murder, Love stories
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2008 Barclay, Linwood
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Using his neighbor's house to spend some private time with his girlfriend while the Barclays are on vacation, Derek Cutter suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a small-town murder case when the Barclays return home early and are unexpectedly killed--with Derek still hiding in their basement
Topics: High school students, Families, Murder
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2008 Richards, Ramona, 1957-
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"Her parents had been killed before her very eyes, though Karen O'Neill could barely remember that childhood horror. Now an art buyer is dead and Karen's famous "face" vases are being shattered. What about the vases led to the cold-blooded killing? Art expert Mason DuBroc believes the clues are in the clay. That the creepy face Karen molds is motive for murder. Has someone recognized himself in her work? Karen must know something she shouldn't. Something her subconscious has held...
Topics: Artists, Sculptors, Murder
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2008 Rankin, Ian
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First published: London : Orion, 2007
Topics: Rebus, Inspector (Fictitious character), Police, Murder, Retirement
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2008 Sandra Balzo
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Topics: Thorsen, Maggie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction., Coffeehouses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee --...
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2008 Torres, Steven
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"A Luis Gonzalo thriller"--Cover
Topics: Gonzalo, Luis (Fictitious character), Police, Arson investigation, Murder, Mystery fiction
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2008 Kent Whitaker
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Topics: Whitaker, Kent, Whitaker, Bart, Fathers and sons -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Forgiveness...
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2008 DeCandido, Keith R. A
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"Pocket Star Books media tie-in."
Topics: Forensic scientists, Crime scene searches, Murder
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2008 James, P. D
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"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character), Police, Women journalists, Women journalists, Murder
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2008 Webb, Debra
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Topics: Private investigators, Amnesia, Murder
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2008 Brian McGilloway
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Topics: Police -- Ireland -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Crimes against...
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2008 Maj Sjöwall
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Topics: Beck, Martin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Fiction, Murder --...
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2008 MacInerney, Karen, 1970-
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Topics: Bed and breakfast accommodations, Murder
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2008 Cleo Coyle
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Topics: Cosi, Clare (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Coffeehouses -- Fiction, Cookery (Coffee) --...
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2008 Lutz, John, 1939-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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The third book in the Frank Quinn series
Topics: Quinn, Frank (Fictitious character), Ex-police officers, Serial murder investigation
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2008 Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
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Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation takes on the case of a girl who has been savagely murdered in one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Thrillers -- Suspense, Georgia. Bureau of Investigation, Daughters,...
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2008 Baker, Deb, 1953-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Doll restorer Gretchen Birch and the other Phoenix Dollers can hardly wait to open their doll museum. But when an out-of-town doll maker meets her own maker, the Dollers' dream come true will soon prove more of a nightmare."--Cover
Topics: Dolls, Murder
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2008 Benrey, Ron, 1941-; Benrey, Janet, 1944-
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Who poisoned Andrew Ballantine during a Christmas tea party at the Scottish Captain Inn? Andrew knows whoever tried to kill him is still in charming Glory, North Carolina. But to thwart the culprit, he'll have to recover first. Which means letting lovely nurse Sharon Pickard closer than he'd like. The more they search the decked halls for clues, the more they realize they are falling for each other. But if they're to share a lifetime of love and holiday meals, they'd better unmask the murderer...
Topics: Attempted murder, Christmas stories
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2008 Stuckart, Diane A. S
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Engineering a living chess game consisting of members of the royal court for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci's triumph is marred by the murder of one of the chess "pieces," and he is caught up in court intrigue when he investigates the crime
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Murder
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2008 Tapply, William G
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Topics: Coyne, Brady (Fictitious character), Lawyers, Photojournalists, Post-traumatic stress disorder,...
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2008 Malliet, G. M., 1951-
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Topics: Police, Murder
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2008 Volponi, Paul, author
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While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened
Topics: Basketball stories, Conduct of life, Best friends, Friendship, Murder, African Americans,...
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2008 Barclay, Linwood
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Using his neighbor's house to spend some private time with his girlfriend while the Barclays are on vacation, Derek Cutter suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a small-town murder case when the Barclays return home early and are unexpectedly killed--with Derek still hiding in their basement
Topics: High school students, Families, Murder
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2008 Lilley, Kathryn
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Plus-sized TV reporter Kate Gallagher, determined to win her war on fat, signs up for active duty at Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program, only to be faced with murder, which gives her keen skills of detection a full-body workout
Topics: Gallagher, Kate (Fictitious character), Murder, Journalists, Weight loss
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2008 Jungstedt, Mari, 1962-; Nunnally, Tiina, 1952-
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Originally published: Stockholm : Bonnier, 2005
Topics: Mythology, Norse, Murder
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2008 Henderson, Lauren, 1966-
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Sequel: Kisses and lies
Topics: Teens -- Social Issues -- Dating & Intimacy -- Fiction, Popularity, Orphans, Friendship,...
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2008 Peterson, Ann Voss
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"A holiday mystery at Jenkins Cove"--Cover
Topic: Murder
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2008 Kaitlyn Dunnett
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Topics: Scottish Americans -- Fiction., Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction., Dance companies --...
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2008 Webb, Betty
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When Lucy, a pregnant giant anteater from Belize, is blamed for killing the man found dead in her pen, California zookeeper Teddy Bentley races against time to find the real culprit before Lucy is shipped to another zoo, but her investigation is undermined by another murder, a threatened eviction, a father on the lam, and a socialite mother out to destroy her romance with Sheriff Joe Rejas
Topics: Zoo keepers, Zoos, Zoo animals, Murder
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2008 Cameron, Stella
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"A Bayou book"--Jacket cover
Topics: Psychiatrists, Man-woman relationships, Murder
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2008 Sefton, Maggie
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When the local knitting shop is trashed and a young woman found dead in the basement, Kelly suspects it's more than a burglary gone wrong
Topics: Flynn, Kelly (Fictitious character), Knitters (Persons), Women, Knitting, Murder
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2008 Jacobs, Jonnie
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Former District Attorney Kali O'Brien is horrified when she is informed that her brother, John, committed suicide after killing his ex-girlfriend Sloane Winslow and her housekeeper Olivia Perez
Topics: Murder, Pornography, Sex-oriented businesses
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2008 Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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A man framed for the murder of his best friend seeks revenge against the four men who put him in Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped
Topics: Murder, Witnesses, Social classes, Revenge
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2008 Crombie, Deborah
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Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Duncan Kincaid, must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's moneyed society to discover a jewelry piece's connection to a murderer and a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany
Topics: Kincaid, Duncan (Fictitious character), James, Gemma (Fictitious character : Crombie), Police,...
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2008 Morgan, Kaye; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes original sudoku puzzles!
Topics: Mystery And Suspense Fiction, Fiction, Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction, Fiction - Mystery/...
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2008 Gagnon, Michelle, 1971-
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FBI special agent Kelly Jones has worked on many disturbing cases in her career, but nothing like this. A mass grave site unearthed on the Appalachian Trail puts Kelly at the head of an investigation that crosses the line - from Massachusetts to Vermont, from wealthy vacationers to poor transients, from a serial killer to a copycat nemesis. Assisted by law enforcement from both states and a forensic anthropologist, Kelly searches for the killers. But as darkness falls, another victim is taken....
Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Serial murderers, Serial murder investigation
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2008 Abrahams, Peter, 1947-
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Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes aficionado Ingrid Levin-Hill tries to clear her grandfather's name when he is accused of murdering an environmental activist found dead on his farm
Topics: Murder, Grandfathers, Mystery and detective stories, Murder, Grandfathers
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2008 Connor, Kerry
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Topics: Bounty hunters, Witnesses, Murder
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"An Ivy Towers mystery"--Cover
Topics: Towers, Ivy (Fictitious character), City and town life, Women detectives, Murder
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"First published in Great Britain by Headline Pub. Group"--T.p. verso
Topics: Amerotke (Fictitious character), Judges, Scribes, Murder
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2008 Michaels, Kasey
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"A Sunshine Girls romantic caper"--Cover
Topics: Television journalists, Murder, Police
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2008 Rule, Ann
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Mortal danger -- Written in blood -- If I can't have you -- Thirty years later -- Not safe at home
Topic: Murder
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2008 Peterson, Ann Voss
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Topics: Ranchers, Ex-police officers, Women accountants, Single mothers, Attempted murder, Uranium mines...
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2008 Gómez-Jurado, Juan; Graham, James, 1955-
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Topics: Dicanti, Paola (Fictitious character), Fowler, Anthony (Fictitious character), Murder
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2008 Knopf, Chris
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Topics: Acquillo, Sam (Fictitious character), Construction workers, Murder, Middle-aged men, Carpenters
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2008 Bulock, Lynn
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Includes questions for discussion
Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Women forensic pathologists, Serial murder...