Observation Hill

Author: Tim Jollymore
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ISBN: 9780991476329
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Police Detective Paul Tuomi has his hands full: He has just been assigned the highest profile murder case of his career, is in the middle of investigating the strange death of a family member, and is about to cross the line on a long ago failed marriage. Paul's love of his working-class beginnings-embodied his involvement with his high school sweetheart and her son-and bond with his private detective father who lives under the cloud of a 40 year-old bootlegging murder fray the ties he's made with the city's old patrician elite. Paul can set to right his own life only if he can solve the puzzles of the deaths of three others. Complicating the already complicated is Tuomi's nemesis, Ingstrom, a teenage crime-magnet from the toney side of town. Out east, with pressure from the powerful and the press to arrest the black sheep of the murdered heiress's family, Paul is pushed to disregard eye-witness fact and bring to heel his west end sensibilities or face demotion on his job, the end of his marriage, and the loss of his long-time lover. He learns that the key to everything lies in catching the illusive Ingstrom.

The Advent of Elizabeth

Author: Tim Jollymore
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ISBN: 9780991476350
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24 years passed. The murdered girl's buried. A classmate's doing time for the stabbing. The families left town. Case closed? Justice done? Not so fast. Satire, angst, ego, and surprise draw the reader thorough the three-day fete and lives touched by murder. In Santa Reina, it turns out, everyone has something to confess.

Iphigenia in Forest Hills

Author: Janet Malcolm
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ISBN: 9780300181708
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Examines in detail the trial of a young physician who was accused of hiring an assassin to kill her husband in the presence of their 4-year-old daughter and looks at the many issues surrounding events that played out in a court located in a Bukharan-Jewish community in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. By the author of Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice.

White Noise

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140283303
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Jack Gladney, a professor of Nazi history at a Middle American liberal arts school, and his family try to handle normal family life as a black cloud of lethal gaseous fumes threatens their town. Reprint.

The Emperor of Ocean Park

Author: Stephen L. Carter
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0307279936
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After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.

The Women s Murder Club Novels

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316185876
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1ST TO DIE Lindsay Boxer is an inspector on the San Francisco Homicide Squad. Her healthy, optimistic outlook is given a jolt when she is diagnosed with aplastic anemia, which is potentially fatal. While dealing with her first treatments, she takes on a new case. Someone has killed a bride and groom during the first hours of their honeymoon. The killer strikes again in Napa Valley and a third time in Cleveland. Lindsay gathers her girlfriends, all of whom work in related areas of the justice system, to circumvent the bureaucracy of police business and solve the crimes. 2ND CHANCE A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously--or perhaps intentionally--only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, Assistant D.A. Jill, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. 3RD DEGREE Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies--and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying: He has targeted one of the four friends. The Women's Murder Club is one of the bestselling detective series of all time, and the story begins here. In 1st To Die, 2nd Chance, and 3rd Degree, James Patterson at his most thrilling, most compelling, and most unstoppable best.

Listener in the Snow

Author: Tim Jollymore
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ISBN: 9780991476305
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Listener abounds with Native stories, Algonquin legend, Indian characters, and heartrending strife set against the Northern Minnesota snowscape. Native mojo and a windigo vision stir up a storm in this adventure. The struggle between domestic commitment and deceit plays out through Tatty Langille, the Mi'kmaq storyteller. His path to save his marriage is anything but typical-events explode in surreal settings, through winter storms, and during tavern brawls in rural Minnesota, weaving Native culture with odd Scandinavian characters. Tatty believes his Mary goes north to midwife a cousin's twins, but her sudden renewed contact with those far off stinks with suspicion. When family secrets, Ojibwe myth, and murder fuel surprises and twists in Tatty's search, he is left only with questions. Is Mary the wife he believed her to be? Had her wild rages pointed to a hidden past? Has Tatty lived a lie? Should he run? Can he out-distance his denial and his own buried past? After uncovering Mary's identity, what will he do? Author's bio: Tim Jollymore grew up among swamps, forests, and Indian reservations of northern Minnesota, the setting of his first novel. He worked as a tree planter, pulp peeler, local historian, traveling salesman, architectural designer, a contractor, and teacher. Jollymore writes and lives near his family in Northern California, returning to Minnesota in summer. He earned a master's degree in literature from the University of Minnesota.

Being Dead

Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429980159
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A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes. "Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell--just look at them--that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but they were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet."

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Author: B. Murphy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230107354
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Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells
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H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.