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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 Bennett, Kelly; Meisel, Paul, ill
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A little girl celebrates her two fathers, who are very different except in one very important way
Topics: Fathers, Stepfathers
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by Suarez, Daniel, 1964-
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Originally published: New York : Dutton, ©2009
Topics: Computer programmers, Human-computer interaction, International economic integration, Computer...
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by Kia DuPree
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Topics: African Americans -- Fiction, Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
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by Kava, Alex
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Topics: O'Dell, Maggie (Fictitious character), Criminal profilers, Hurricanes
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by Schreiber, Ellen
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Includes a preview of the fifth book of the Vampire kisses series, The Coffin Club
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror -- Science...
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by Morris Dickstein
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Topics: Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Depressions -- 1929 -- United States,...
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by Colson, Emily, 1958-; Colson, Charles W
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"Max doesn't communicate like we do. But he communicates better than we do about the most important things. Max doesn't think like we do. But his actions reflect deep spiritual truths. With candor and wit, Emily Colson shares a glimpse inside her personal battles and family bonds when, as a suddenly single mother, her only child is diagnosed with autism. From that place of pain, with disarming humor, Emily clears the path for us to see a young man of remarkable beauty. Emily illuminates...
Topics: Colson, Emily, 1958-, Boehme, Max, Autism in children, Mothers and sons
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by Kephart, Beth
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Set against the backdrop of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Katherine cannot forgive herself when her beloved twin sister dies, and she feels that her only course of action is to follow suit
Topics: Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.), Twins, Sisters, Death, Grief, Guilt, Twins,...
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by Tasha Alexander
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Aristocracy (Social class), Fiction
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by Meadows, Daisy
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"First Scholastic printing, January 2010"--Preliminary page
Topics: Walker, Rachel (Fictitious character), Tate, Kirsty (Fictitious character), Fairies, Musical...
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by Kara Louise
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Topics: Fitzwilliam Darcy (Fictitious character), Fiction, Elizabeth Bennet (Fictitious character), Gentry
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by San Souci, Robert D; Ouimet, David, ill
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Heading home -- Lich gate -- Principal's office -- Woody -- Snow day -- Fairy godmother -- Violet -- A really scary story -- Witch -- Red rain -- Cabin 13 -- Smoke hands -- Moonrise
Topics: Horror tales, American, Children's stories, American, Horror stories, Short stories
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by Hart, Carolyn G
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Includes excerpt from "Laughed 'til he died."
Topics: Darling, Annie Laurance (Fictitious character), Darling, Max (Fictitious character), Murder,...
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by Julie Sussman
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Topics: Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals, Do-it-yourself work
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by Darren Shan
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Topics: Demonology -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction, Horror stories
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by Genelin, Michael
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Topics: Women police chiefs, Police, Suspense fiction
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by D'Lacey, Chris
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Topics: Dragons, Paranormal fiction, Good and evil, Authors, Supernatural, Authorship, Good and evil,...
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by Chadda, Sarwat
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Billi SanGreal, a teenaged member of the Knights Templar, must prevent a young girl, who is being hunted by werewolves because of the dangerous powers she possesses, from falling into the hands of the ancient Russian witch, Baba Yaga
Topics: Templars, Paranormal fiction, Good and evil, Supernatural, Werwolf, Jugendliteratur, Good and evil,...
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by Feehan, Christine
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Originally published: New York City : Love Spell Books, 2000
Topics: Magicians, Vampires, Magicians, Vampires
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by Feehan, Christine
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Dominic of the Dragonseeker Carpathians is on a desperate mission in the heart of enemy territory when he crosses paths with Solange Sangria, the last of the jaguar people, who is trying to save shape-shifting women from her murderous father
Topics: Romance -- Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Vampires, Shapeshifting
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by Zuiker, Anthony E., 1968-; Swierczynski, Duane
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Topics: Serial murderers, Serial murder investigation
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by Wilson, Dolores J
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Topics: Divorced women, Murder
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by Feehan, Christine
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After freeing the mage Razvan from his prison cave, Ivory, a rare Carpathian female, must flee with him, risking their lives to save their love
Topics: Vampires, Immortalism
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by Johansen, Iris
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Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital at an island search-and-rescue site. When Jude Marrok arrives with his wounded black lab Ned, Devon has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror, destruction, and unstoppable passion
Topic: Women veterinarians
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by Tapply, William G
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An unnamed man who has periodically appeared to check on Stoney after being struck by lightning, this time shows up looking for help. Stoney must go to the far corner of Maine, sign on as a guide at a high-end fishing lodge, and look into a couple of suspicious deaths. A government "opearitve" was found shot dead in a staged murder/suicide pact involving a local sixteen-year-old girl. Now Stoney has to uncover what the dead agent was investigating and got him killed, without tipping...
Topics: Calhoun, Stoney (Fictitious character), Government investigators, Fishing guides, Amnesia
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by Alison Sinclair
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Topics: Magic -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction
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by Hanover, M. L. N; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations--and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a body-switching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic. Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic...
Topics: Demonology, Supernatural, Serial murderers
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by Liu, Marjorie M
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"Nomad born and bred, demon hunter Maxine Kiss has always relied upon herself to fight the darkness that surrounds her, the predators--human, zombie, and otherwise--who threaten the earth. But one man has penetrated her lonely life: Grant, the last of his kind. With the ability to manipulate energy, he can control any living creature including demons. And now his life is in danger. Haunted by the past, determined to change the future, Maxine soon understands that to save Grant, she has...
Topics: Demonology, Supernatural, Man-woman relationships
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by M. E. Breen
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Human-animal communication -- Fiction,...
Includes index
Topics: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Simons, Eric, Natural history
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by Clark, Mary Higgins; Clark, Carol Higgins
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Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 2008
Topics: Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character), Meehan, Alvirah (Fictitious character), Women private...
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by Sharratt, Mary, 1964-
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Topics: Witchcraft, Trials (Witchcraft), Witchcraft
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by Deveraux, Jude
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The second book in the multi-generational Edilean series, Days of gold is a sweeping romance set in 1766 Scotland. Angus McTern, the laird of the clan, is captivated by Edilean Talbot. When she needs help, he tries to intervene, and is accused of kidnapping and theft. To avoid being prosecuted, they escape to America, and overcome almost insurmountable obstacles, finding a love as wild and free as the land itself
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( D ) --...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-180) and index
Topics: Economic assistance, Poor, Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Entwicklungshilfe, Wirtschaftshilfe
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by Roberts, Wendy; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sadie Novak cleans up crime scenes for a living, and often finds herself face-to-face with the earthbound spirits. Her dad passes away and is reluctant to leave, and while she's cleaning up the house of a hoarder, she finds the 17-year-old mummified remains of an infant, as well as a very angry ghost who wants to keep Sadie away from the house
Topics: Spirits, Psychics, Detective and mystery stories
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by Barton, Beverly
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In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's terrifyingly personal
Topics: Serial murders, Detective and mystery stories, Murder
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by Burden, Wendy
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31 Moons -- Popeye -- Gaga in the jungle -- Terrapin soup -- My family and other domestics -- Ugly house -- DC -- Why they invented Florida -- A dose of religion -- Oi, Yank! -- George -- Maine revisited -- We'll always have Paris -- Go fish -- Checkout time -- Deposition
Topics: Burden, Wendy, Burden family
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by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
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Topics: Women journalists -- Fiction, Women authors -- Fiction, Michigan -- Fiction
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by Rosemary Harris
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Topics: Holliday, Paula (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women gardeners -- Fiction, Fugitives from...
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by Johnstone, J. A
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"Pinnacle Books."
Topic: Gunfights
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by Carey, Mike, 1959-
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Castor's fellow exorcist John Gittings made several calls asking for help before his untimely demise, and if Castor had answered them, his friend might still be alive. So when a smooth-talking lawyer comes out of nowhere to claim the corpse, Castor owes it to John's unhappy ghost and even more miserable widow to help out. But life is rarely that simply for Felix Castor.--From publisher's description
Topics: Castor, Felix (Fictitious character), Exorcism, Supernatural
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by McGarrity, Michael
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Topics: Kerney, Kevin (Fictitious character), Police, Police chiefs
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by Jack Coughlin
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Topics: Terrorists -- Fiction, Snipers -- Fiction, Undercover operations -- Fiction
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by White, Randy Wayne, author
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Originally published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Thrillers -- Suspense, Ford, Doc (Fictitious character), Marine...
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by White, Stephen, 1951-
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Psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then his ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help locating the missing surrogate mother of her soon-to-be-born child, and Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years--with ramifications that are disturbingly current.--From publisher description
Topics: Gregory, Alan (Fictitious character), Clinical psychologists, Forensic psychology, Married people,...
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by Johansen, Iris
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Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Thrillers -- Suspense, Women archaeologists, Hostages, Intelligence...
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by Al Lacy
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by Fern Michaels
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Topics: Married people -- Fiction, Surrogate mothers -- Fiction, Adoption -- Fiction, Extortion -- Fiction
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by Arthur, Keri
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"A Riley Jenson Guardian novel"--Cover
Topics: Jenson, Riley (Fictitious character), Vampires, Werewolves, Jenson, Riley (Fictional character),...
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by Lindsay McKenna
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Topics: Sheriffs, Fiction
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by Beaufort, Simon
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The highly unpopular Henry Mappestone is killed and his brother, Sir Geoffrey, inherits the castle and the rest of the family's estates in the Welsh Marches. Attempts are made on Geoffrey's life, and as Geoffrey tries to make sense of a maze of intrigue, further killings begin to destabilize the area and threaten to lead to a Welsh revolt
Topics: Mappestone, Geoffrey, Sir (Fictitious character), Inheritance and succession
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by Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Topics: Psychic ability -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Schools --...
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by Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
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Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision--and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator, Victor Helios. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived--an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining that threatens to destroy New Orleans and the future of humanity
Topics: Frankenstein (Fictitious character), Scientists, Monsters
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Topics: Air travel, Introspection, Fiction, FICTION, Air travel, Introspection
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"Apple series"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Kelly, Jamie (Fictitious character), Diaries, Middle schools, Humorous stories, Children's stories
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by Sparks, Nicholas
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Movie tie-in
Topics: Soldiers, Long-distance relationships, Film novelizations, Romance fiction, Romance-language...
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by Cynthia Riggs
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Topics: Trumbull, Victoria (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Older women -- Fiction, Murder --...
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by Bartulin, Lenny
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Jack Susko is enjoying a quiet life as the owner of a secondhand bookstore when Hammon Kasprowicz, a wealthy collector, offers him some easy money he can't turn down. After all, what problem could there be in locating as many copies as possible of the works of an obscure poet? And who cares what he wants them for? As far as Jack is concerned, Mr. Kasprowicz could light a fire with them--which is exactly what he does. But very soon, poetry books aren't the only things disappearing.--From...
Topic: Booksellers and bookselling
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by Read, Piers Paul, 1941-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Conspiracies, Papacy, Terrorism
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by Levine, Laura, 1943-
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When Marv Cooper's trophy wife Bunny is murdered during a lavish party, Jaine's friend Lance becomes the prime suspect. But Jaine knows he just couldn't have done it and sets out to find the real killer
Topics: Austen, Jaine (Fictitious character), Women private investigators
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by Grace, Nancy, 1959-; Grace, Nancy, 1959- Hailey Dean mystery
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After she moves to New York City and becomes a TV crime fighter, former felony prosecutor Hailey Dean learns that the television industry is filled with treachery. A killer is targeting a series of beautiful actresses, each one a former star struggling to get back into the limelight
Topics: Women television personalities, Murder
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by Wetzel, Dan; Peter, Josh; Passan, Jeff
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Argues that the current collegiate football Bowl Championship Series is poorly and prejudiciously organized, arguing that a bracket-style tournament would better serve the players, the fans, and the colleges and universities
Topics: Bowl Championship Series, BCS National Championship Game (Football game), Football, College sports,...
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by Afsaneh Moqadam
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Topics: Presidents -- Iran -- Election -- 2009, Elections -- Iran, Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
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by Kelly, Jim, 1957-
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Topics: Police, Murder
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by Dobson, Joanne, 1942-
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When her rival for a tenured spot in the English Department is found dead from an overdoes of Peyote buttons, Karen is first on the list of suspects
Topics: Pelletier, Karen (Fictitious character), Women college teachers, English teachers, Mystery
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by Kelly, Jim
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Topic: Police -- England -- Norfolk -- Fiction
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by David Gunn
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Topic: Tveskoeg, Sven (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
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by Keith Elliot Greenberg
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Topics: House painting -- Amateurs' manuals, Finishes and finishing -- Amateurs' manuals, Interior...
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by Randy Wayne White
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by Charles, Kate
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"In a culture obsessed with celebrity, baby Muffin's death is big news. Crib death? Or something more sinister? Everyone wants to know, including the police. Whatever the truth, the bereaved parents--celebrity couple Jodee and Chazz--live in curate Callie Anson's London parish, and Callie becomes involved with funeral arrangements, despite the disapproval of her vicar and his wife. Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is recalled from his honeymoon to investigate the case--with disastrous...
Topics: Celebrities, Infants, Criminal investigation, London (England)
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by Hoag, Tami
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Originally published: New York : Dutton, 2010
Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Women scientists, Serial murder investigation,...
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by Heinrichs, Ann
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Zappos (Firm), Success in business, Leadership