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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 Giuttari, Michele, 1950-; Curtis, Howard, 1949-
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In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile, takes the case. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many assume that she died of a drug overdose. But Ferrara quickly realizes that the truth is darker than that: he believes the girl was murdered.--From back cover
Topics: Police, Murder
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by Ferrarella, Marie
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Topics: Police, Families, Christmas stories
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by Leon, Donna
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Map on endpapers
Topics: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character), Police, Refuse and refuse disposal
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by Robinson, Peter, 1950-
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When the body of a man is discovered hanging from a tree in the woods near Eastvale, all signs point toward suicide. Inspector Banks finds himself plunged into a case where nothing is as it seems
Topics: Banks, Alan (Fictitious character), Police, Murder
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by Patterson, James, 1947-
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The first book in the Alex Cross series
Topics: Cross, Alex (Fictitious character), Police, African American police, Police psychologists, Private...
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by Johnston, Linda O; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes an excerpt to: Billionaire prince, pregnant mistress by Sandra Marton p. [279]-282
Topics: Valkyries (Norse mythology), Police, Supernatural
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by Unsworth, Cathi
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Police, Prostitutes, Fashion designers, Nineteen sixties
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by Ferrarella, Marie
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Someone was murdering the city's elite, and anyone could be next. Assigned to the case was Detective Kyle O'Brien, whose new partner was the blond, blue-eyed Jaren Rosetti, as sunny as Kyle was dark. Not to mention too irresistible for her own good. But their growing attraction had to be pushed aside as the horrific killer swept through the urban landscape. Kyle knew he was falling hard for his obstinate partner, who had a will of her own. While they deciphered the psychopath's code, the killer...
Topics: Murder, Police, Man-woman relationships
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by John Meaney
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Topics: Zombies -- Fiction, Police -- Crimes against -- Fiction
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by Stuart MacBride
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Topics: McRae, Logan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- Scotland -- Aberdeen -- Fiction, Aberdeen...
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by Kellerman, Faye
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"A Decker and Lazarus novel"--Dust jacket
Topics: Decker, Peter (Fictitious character), Lazarus, Rina (Fictitious character), Real estate developers,...
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by Dan Waddell
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Topics: Police -- England -- London -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
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by Billingham, Mark
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Topics: Thorne, Tom (Fictitious character), Police, Serial murder investigation
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by Steven M. Forman
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Topics: Ex-police officers -- Fiction, Retirees -- Fiction, Widowers -- Fiction, Boca Raton (Fla.) --...
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by Knightly, Robert
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A disgraced former cop turns up dead after he is released from a seven-year jail term for killing a pimp. While investigating what first appears to be just a revenge killing, two detectives find themselves up against the murky world of bad cops and cover-ups and end up putting both their careers and their lives in danger
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Department, Ex-police officers, Police corruption
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by Christopher Fowler
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Topics: Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, May, John (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,...
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by Levien, David
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Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Topics: Missing persons, Teenage boys, Parents, Private investigators, Ex-police officers, Missing persons,...
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by Bannister, Jo
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"Brodie Farrell has all but put her detective agency, Looking for Something?, on hold while she tends to her new baby, born with a rare condition. Now, as her son's health issues stabilize and longtime friend Daniel Hood offers to care for him, she finds herself drawn back to the business of searching ... particularly for a killer who some suspect is Dimmock Police superintendent Jack Deacon ... her baby's father. The victim is Joe Loomis, a nasty underworld character with a grudge against...
Topics: Farrell, Brodie (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Police, Criminals, Murder
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by Genelin, Michael
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Topics: Women police chiefs, Police, Suspense fiction
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by McGarrity, Michael
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Topics: Kerney, Kevin (Fictitious character), Police, Police chiefs
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by Kelly, Jim
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Topic: Police -- England -- Norfolk -- Fiction
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by Cain, Chelsea
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Portland detective Archie Sheridan hunted Gretchen Lowell for a decade, and after his last ploy to catch her went spectacularly wrong, remains hospitalized months later. When they last spoke, they entered a detente of sorts--Archie agreed not to kill himself if she agreed not to kill anyone else. But when a new body is found accompanied by Gretchen's trademark heart, all bets are off and Archie is forced back into action. Has the Beauty Killer returned to her gruesome ways, or has the cult...
Topics: Police, Women serial murderers
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by Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia
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Bank Holiday Monday. Beautiful Zellah Wilding, straight-A student, prefect, future Head Girl lies dead near the famous Wormwood Scrubs prison. What was this good Christian girl doing out there, dressed to kill, when she was supposed to be at a sleep-over with school friends?
Topics: Slider, Bill (Fictitious character), Police, Police, Slider, Bill (Fictitious character)
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by Evanovich, Janet
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New Jersey bail-bonds office worker Lula is a witness to celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, losing his head, literally. Now Lula and Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcement officer, are on the hunt to identify the killers before Lula is next on the chopping block. Meantime, security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, has recruited Stephanie for a top secret mission. Someone on the inside at Rangeman is leaking client information, determined to bring the company down. Can Stephanie hunt down a killer,...
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women bounty hunters, Police, Cooks
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Big-city homicide detective J.P. Beaumont and small-town sheriff/mom Joanna Brady join forces once again to solve a case involving a series of murders--six young women wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline, and set on fire; and one elderly caretaker run over and left to die
Topics: Birmingham, Kenneth L. - Memorial, Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Beaumont, J. P....
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by Bannister, Jo
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"First published by St. Martin's Press, LLC"--T.p. verso
Topics: Farrell, Brodie (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Mathematics teachers, Police,...
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Topics: Lomax, Mike (Fictitious character), Biggs,Terry (Fictitious character), Police, Amusement parks
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by Brian McGilloway
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Topics: Police -- Ireland -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Young women -- Crimes against --...
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by Woods, Stuart
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Special Agent Holly Barker returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, and faces off against an old nemesis--the man she brought charges against for sexual harassment, attempted rape, and rape. The army officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and is now Orchid Beach's new police chief. Will Holly return to the CIA? Or will she challenge her old nemesis for control of the Orchid Beach Police Department?
Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Barker, Holly (Fictitious character), Intelligence...
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by Pintoff, Stefanie
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Detective Simon Ziele lost his fianceé in the wreck of the General Slocum and shortly thereafter headed to Westchester County to escape the violence of the city. But just a few months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman is brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of a winter afternoon. A day's investigating leads him to Columbia University's noted criminologist, Alistair Sinclair, and one of his subjects, Michael Fromley, who has a history of...
Topics: Police, Murder, Criminologists
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by Keating, H. R. F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011
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Originally published: London : Allison & Busby, 2008
Topics: Ghote, Ganesh (Fictitious character), Suicide victims, Police
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by Shamini Flint
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Topics: Police -- Singapore -- Fiction, Singaporeans -- Malaysia -- Kuala Lumpur -- Fiction, Murder --...
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by Housewright, David, 1955-
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Rushmore McKenzie, a retired St. Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire, often works as an unlicensed P.I., doing favors as it suits him. When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a story about $8 million in missing stolen gold from the '30s, McKenzie is intrigued. But they aren't the only ones looking. So are a couple of two-bit thugs, a woman named Heavenly, a local big-wig, and others. When Berglund is shot dead outside of Ivy's apartment, the treasure hunt turns...
Topics: McKenzie, Mac (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Ex-police officers
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by Ellison, J. T; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A Taylor Jackson novel"--Cover
Topics: Women detectives, Police, Internet pornography
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by Nadelson, Reggie
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New York police detective Artie Cohen is faced with a murder that strikes at him personally and will ultimately place his best friend's life in his hands, enmeshing him a maelstrom of Russian money and crime--at the center of which is Londongrad, an offshore island for the new Russian underworld
Topics: Cohen, Artie (Fictitious character), Police, Murder, Friendship, Cohen, Artie (Fictitious...
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by Chris Grabenstein
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Topics: Police -- New Jersey -- Fiction, Atlantic City (N.J.) -- Fiction
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by Emily Brightwell
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Topics: Jeffries, Mrs. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Witherspoon, Gerald (Fictitious character) --...
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by Gunn, Elizabeth, 1927-
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SUPERANNO Tucson Police Detective Sarah Burke is called in to investigate a horrific double murder in a high-dollar neighborhood, and the tragic destiny of a troubled family unfolds. Meanwhile, Sarah's household bulges at the seams as her niece, boyfriend, and mother all search for room in her small spaces and crowded schedule, and her sister, as usual, does nothing to make things easier
Topics: Police, Women detectives, Murder, Construction industry, Detective and mystery stories
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by Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010
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Paradise, Massachusetts, Police Chief Jesse Stone must deal in his own laconic way with the town's rights and wrongs, including a Peeping Tom, the Paradise Free Swingers, and a firestorm of protests at the junior high school
Topics: Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character), Police chiefs, Sex crimes, Voyeurism
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by Cannell, Stephen J
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Charged with felony misconduct in a high-profile solicitation of murder case, Lieutenant Scully is forced to resign from the LAPD and to seek employment with the corrupt police department in a small suburb of Los Angeles. There he becomes ensnared in political blackmail, and his only hope of clearing his name and coming out alive lies with his estranged wife, Alexa, the LAPD chief of detectives
Topics: Scully, Shane (Fictitious character), Police, Police corruption, Murder
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by Donald J. Schroeder
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Topic: Police -- United States -- Examinations, questions, etc
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by Gerry Boyle
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Topics: Interns (Civil service) -- Fiction, Police -- Oregon -- Fiction, Portland (Or.) -- Fiction
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-
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Amarylis Coltraine had recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, disarmed, and killed with her own weapon, for Eve Dallas, the victim isn't just one of us
Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Policewomen, Police
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by Lou Manfredo
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Topics: Police -- New York (State) -- Fiction, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
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by Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-
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While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions--then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before
Topics: Police, Murder
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-
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The priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips and falls over dead. When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contains potassium cyanide, she's determined to find out who committed this unholy act
Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Police, Policewomen, Priests
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by Piccirilli, Tom
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Ex-cop Finn was left blind by violence, but he can still see the body of his wife, Dani, and a crime scene that won't fade from his mind's eye. Now a professor, Finn learns that an isolated girls' prep school can be every bit as dangerous as city streets when he stumbles upon a local girl lying in a graveyard during a raging blizzard
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Thrillers -- Suspense, Ex-police officers, Preparatory schools, Blind
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by Mofina, Rick; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes excerpt: Vengeance road (p. [477]-488)
Topics: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Americans, Parental kidnapping, Iraq War, 2003-, Conspiracies,...
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by Castillo, Linda
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Topics: Women police chiefs, Amish, Serial murders, Serial murderers
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Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
Topics: Rhyme, Lincoln (Fictitious character), Police, Serial murderers
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by Smith, Frank, 1927-
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Laura Holbrook is bludgeoned to death one night while her husband is away. At first, it looks like a burglary gone wrong, but as Paget and Tregalles investigate, they realize the case is more complex than they first thought. Laura was a partner in Holbrook Micro-Engineering, which she single-handedly rescued from bankruptcy. Her cutthroat methods won her no friends among the company's employees, save for the owner, Simon Holbrook, whom Laura married once the company was back on track. But Simon...
Topics: Paget, Neil (Fictitious character), Police, Murder, Couple-owned business enterprises
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by Wilson, Laura, 1964-
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Originally published as: Stratton's war. London : Orion, 2008
Topics: Great Britain. Metropolitan Police Office. Criminal Investigation Dept, Great Britain. MI5, Motion...
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by Qiu Xiaolong
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Topics: Chen, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction, Shanghai...
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by Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
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Topics: Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character), Kingsmarkham (England : Imaginary place), Police
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by James, P. D
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"The new Adam Dalgliesh mystery"--Cover
Topics: Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character), Police, Women journalists, Murder, Murder
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by Parker, T. Jefferson
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Sheriff's deputy Charlie Hood is transferred to the supposedly quiet desert community of Antelope Valley, only the quietness is shattered one night during a routine call: someone guns down his partner, Terry Laws, in their patrol car. Hood is out to find the killer Wild West style
Topics: Police, Police murders
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Serrailler, Simon (Fictitious character), Police, Police, Serrailler, Simon (Fictitious character)
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by Griffin, W. E. B; Butterworth, William E. (William Edmund)
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Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne is used to murder, but lately there's been an awful lot of it in Philadelphia. A gangland shooting in a popular tourist location has left six dead, most of them innocent bystanders, and days later the body of a headless Latina turns up in the Schuykill River. Everybody assumes they're not related, but Payne can't shake the hunch that there's something more to it--and that hunch leads him far from the City of Brotherly Love to the Texas-Mexico border
Topics: Payne, Matt (Fictitious character), Police, Gangs
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Chief Inspector Serrailler investigates a seemingly random series of murders targeting young women in the cathedral town of Lafferton, cases he is certain are related in spite of their varying methods
Topics: Serrailler, Simon (Fictitious character), Police, Serial murders, Remembrance Sunday, Police,...
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by Griffin, Laura, 1973-
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"Alex Lovell makes people disappear. Turns out, she's not the only one. Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on--including an elite team of forensic scientists known as...
Topics: Missing persons, Abused women, Women private investigators, Police, Criminal investigation,...
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by Griffin, Laura, 1973-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Courtney Glass has been in trouble all her life, but nothing tops being an up-close witness to a brutal murder. Until she's accused of the crime. Every scrap of evidence points to her guilt, and only Courtney knows what really happened. Now she must prove that she's not a murderer...but is one of the killer's intended victims. As police investigators hammer her for answers, Courtney knows she has two choices: run, or trust the brooding, sexy detective who's made it clear she's his prime...
Topics: Serial murders, Witnesses, Police
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by Pickart, Joan Elliott
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Topic: Police
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by Nesser, Håkan, 1950-; Thompson, Laurie, 1938-
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Originally published: Stockholm : A. Bonnier, c1996
Topics: Van Veeteren, Inspector (Fictitious character), Murder, Police