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Book List
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
51 1953 1992 The Caves of Steel
Robot #2
Cover Blurb
Isaac Asimov  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
HE LOOKED LIKE A MAN
HE WALKED LIKE A MAN
HE TALKED LIKE A MAN
BUT HE WASN'T A MAN....


Detective R. Daneel Olivaw was a robot!


When Lije Baley was summoned by the police commission to investigate the murder of Spacetown's leading scientist, he was told his partner would be a robot... a very special robot, created by the murdered man himself.

News of the crime had to be kept secret.  And it had to be solved before the hostile Spacetowners could use it to cause political upheaval.

Olivaw's identity also had to be kept secret.  Anti-robot feeling was reaching riot proportions.

The mission was almost impossible... for a human.  But R. Daneel Olivaw wasn't human.  Detective Baley found Daneel's way to the truth the most terrifying experience of his life.
52 2018 The Christmas Scorpion
Jack Reacher #22.5
Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
53 2002 2022 City of Bones
Harry Bosch #8
Cover Blurb
Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
CITY OF BONES


On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier.  It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan.  He can't let it go.  As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present.  No official warning can break them apart or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns.  Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.

"SUREFOOTED... INVIGORATING... A CAREFULLY WROUGHT MAZE... CONNELLY'S DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE STORYTELLING HAS GREAT URGENCY."
-New York Times

"THE BEST AMERICAN CRIME SERIES NOW IN PROGRESS... CONNELLY'S UNDERSTANDING OF HOW COPS WORK AND THINK REMAINS UNSURPASSED."
-Washington Post Book World

"SIZZLES WITH ENERGY"
-Chicago Tribune
54 2019 Cleaning the Gold
Jack Reacher #23.6
Lee Child  
Karin Slaughter  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
55 1989 Clear and Present Danger
Jack Ryan World #4
Cover Blurb
Tom Clancy  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
Back cover:

Remarkable praise for Tom Clancy's
The Cardinal of the Kremlin


"Tom Clancy has a genius for big, compelling plots, a passion for research, a natural narrative gift."
- The New York Times Magazine


"Tom Clancy is a master storyteller."
- Newsweek


"Tom Clancy has written a great spy novel.  It has the authentic feel of espionage.  It moves on at least ten action fronts.  It offers a marvelous portrait of the Soviet Union and Moscow.  It delivers with the nitty-gritty detail of spy work in the field.  And, as always, it does a superlative job of clearly rendering a nearly unfathomable subject: the high-technology of modern warfare."
- Washington Post Book World


"Clancy is known for his abilities to take technical details and weave them into a gripping and fascinating story.  Here, he is in top form as he takes Jack Ryan through his paces, including an incredible heart-stopping scene on a Russian runway.  Stunning."
- Associated Press


"A military-political adventure with enough suspense and surprise to awaken even the most sated of readers of spy novels.  In its recipe of plot, characters and technology, Cardinal may be the best of the Clancy novels - high praise indeed."
- The Dallas Morning News


"An adventure of high quality.  The unmasking of the Cardinal is as sophisticated an exercise in the craft of espionage as I have yet to encounter."
- The New York Times Book Review


"Clancy proves himself as capable as John Le Carré at spinning the complicated web of spy vs. spy.  It's great reading."
- Milwaukee Journal


"Like its three predecessors, a terrific piece of storytelling.  Its action sequences are as good as anything Clancy has written.  A tightly plotted and delightfully complex tale."
- The Detroit News


"A big, involving spy saga that delivers the goods.  It will satisfy Clancy's many fans and will surely earn him legions of new ones."
- San Francisco Chronicle



Front flap:

Clear and
Present
Danger
Tom Clancy


"Tom Clancy is the best there is.  He is a master."
- San Francisco Chronicle


The Hunt for Red October... Red Storm Rising...  Patriot Games...  The Cardinal of the Kremlin...  Tom Clancy's novels now total, remarkably, over 15 million copies in print, and The Cardinal of the Kremlin was hailed by reviewers as his finest novel yet.  "Terrific characters... the authentic feel of espionage... a superlative rendering of modern warfare... Clancy delivers," wrote Bob Woodward in The Washington Post.

And now Clancy delivers again, with a novel as explosive as today's headlines.

At what point does criminal activity threaten national security?  When can a nation respond to it as to an enemy?  These are the questions Jack Ryan must consider
(Continued on back flap)


Back flap:

(Continued from front flap)

when he hears the awful news: Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by U.S. law enforcement agents, have assassinated three high American officials, and that is just the beginning.  The message is clear: Leave us alone.

But they have pushed too far.  Someone steps quietly over the line they have drawn, deploying covert-action teams in Colombia.  At home, too, men armed with the most sophisticated tools their country can devise begin to take the fight to the enemy.  But does anyone know who the real enemy is, and how much action is too much?  Who is doing what?  Which line has been crossed?  Ryan and his "dark side," a shadowy field officer known only as Mr. Clark, must find out.  They expect danger from without - but the danger from within may be the greatest of all.

As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Clear and Present Danger, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters.  This is Clancy at his very best - and that is "the best there is."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games and The Cardinal of the Kremlin.  He lives in Maryland.
56 2005 2023 The Closers
Harry Bosch #11
Cover Blurb
Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
THE CLOSERS


He walked away from the job three years ago.  But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit.  His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime.  With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal.  But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together.  Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit - and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night...

"LEAVE IT TO MICHAEL CONNELLY TO REINVENT
THE POLICE PROCEDURAL...  HE ARTFULLY
RECLAIMS THE GENRE."
- New York Times Book Review

"CONNELLY COMES AS CLOSE AS ANYONE TO BEING
TODAY'S DOSTOYEVSKY OF CRIME LITERATURE, AND
THIS IS ONE OF HIS FINEST NOVELS TO DATE."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
57 1967 The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
Nancy Drew (Revised) #44
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
58 1973 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
Nancy Drew (Revised) #22
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
59 1962 The Clue in the Diary
Nancy Drew (Revised) #7
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
60 1955 The Clue in the Embers
Hardy Boys (Original) #35
Cover Blurb
John Almquist  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
This Emblem Leads You
to Adventure!
LOOK FOR IT ON
THE COVERS OF THE EXCITING
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES
by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
   

   

        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

THE HAUNTED FORT


GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers NEW YORK 10, N.Y.
61 1972 The Clue in the Embers
Hardy Boys (Revised) #35
Priscilla Baker-Carr  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
62 1972 The Clue in the Jewel Box
Nancy Drew (Revised) #20
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
63 1977 The Clue in the Old Album
Nancy Drew (Revised) #24
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
64 1960 The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
Nancy Drew (Revised) #37
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
65 1968 The Clue of the Black Keys
Nancy Drew (Revised) #28
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
66 1942 The Clue of the Broken Blade
Cover Blurb
John Button  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
This Emblem Leads You
to Adventure!
LOOK FOR IT ON
THE COVERS OF THE EXCITING
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES
by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
   

   

        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   



GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers NEW YORK 10, N.Y.
67 1970 The Clue of the Broken Blade
Hardy Boys (Revised) #21
Richard Deming  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
68 1965 The Clue of the Broken Locket
Nancy Drew (Revised) #11
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Grace Grote  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
69 1962 The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
Nancy Drew (Revised) #39
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
70 1974 The Clue of the Hissing Serpent
Hardy Boys (Revised) #53
Franklin W Dixon  
Andrew E Svenson  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
71 1967 The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
Nancy Drew (Revised) #26
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
72 1962 The Clue of the Screeching Owl
Hardy Boys (Revised) #41
Cover Blurb
James Buechler  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
   

   

        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
   

73 1969 The Clue of the Tapping Heels
Nancy Drew (Revised) #16
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
74 1969 The Clue of the Velvet Mask
Nancy Drew (Revised) #30
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
75 1964 The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
Nancy Drew (Revised) #41
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
76 2011 2023 Cold Wind
Joe Pickett #11
Cover Blurb
C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
"I would say that C. J. Box is at the top of his form, but the top keeps moving ever upward." - BOOKPAGE

When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, his wife, Missy, is arrested.  Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in-law, and he's not sure What to do - especially since it looks like Missy is guilty as sin.

But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be?  Is Missy being set up?  He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck.

Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good...

"Stunning...  Will curl your hair." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"I love Joe Pickett." - MICHAEL CONNELLY

"One of today's solid-gold, A-list, must-read writers."
- LEE CHILD
77 2005 2023 The Colorado Kid
Cover Blurb
Stephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE -
THE COLORADO KID RETURNS!


On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead.  There's no identification on the body.  Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the man is identified.

And that's just the beginning of the mystery.  Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand.  Was it an impossible crime?  Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained.  With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery itself.

"Richly textured... one of [King's] best."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"A riveting tale."
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

"The ending comes as a most daring shock... I loved it."
THE GUARDIAN (UK)


Written for Hard Case Crime in 2005 and later the inspiration for the TV series Haven, THE COLORADO KID hasn't been available in stores for more than ten years.  This lavishly illustrated edition, featuring all-new art by Mark Edward Geyer, Kate Kelton, Paul Mann, and Mark Summers, brings Stephen King's most confounding mystery back for new readers to discover and old fans to explore as they've never seen it before.

HARD CASE CRIME brings you the best in hard-boiled crime fiction, from lost pulp classics to new work by today's most powerful writers, all in handsome and affordable editions.  The yellow ribbon represents your assurance of quality.
78 2013 Command Authority
Jack Ryan World #16
Tom Clancy  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
79 1994 2022 The Concrete Blonde
Harry Bosch #3
Cover Blurb
Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
THE CONCRETE BLONDE

They call him the Dollmaker, a serial killer who stalks Los Angeles and leaves a grisly calling card on the faces of his female victims.  When a suspect is shot by Detective Harry Bosch, everyone believes the city's nightmare is over.  But then the dead man's widow sues Harry and the L.A.P.D. for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new corpse is found with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.  Now, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a ruthless death-dealer before he strikes again.  Careening through a blood-tracked quest, Harry will go from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart...

"MASTERFULLY ENTERTAINING."
- Houston Chronicle

"OUTSTANDING... CAN'T BE PUT DOWN."
- Kansas City Star
80 2019 2022 Crashing Heat
Nikki Heat #10
Cover Blurb
Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
From audible.com:

Marriage. It's a double-edged sword, or at least it is for Nikki Heat. Her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook, infuriates her in a way no one else in her entire life has ever done. He also takes her to heights of pleasure she has never experienced. But most of all, she loves the man with all her heart, and she'd do anything to protect him. Which is just what she had done not so long ago. It had almost cost them everything.

Now, Rook is given the honor to be a visiting professor at his alma mater, and he can't pass up the opportunity to mentor burgeoning writers at his former award-winning college newspaper. Shortly after his arrival on campus, a female reporter for the paper is found dead - naked - in Rook's bed.

Dealing with betrayal from any man is not Nikki's style. She and Jameson have had plenty of conflicts during their complicated relationship, but none like this. Is her husband keeping secrets of his own, or can she really trust him?

In order to find out, Nikki gives Jameson the benefit of the doubt and digs into Jameson's theory of a secret society within a secret society. What she finds puts her investigative skills, and her marriage, to the test.
81 2019 Criss Cross
Alex Cross #27
James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
82 1969 1976 The Crisscross Shadow
Hardy Boys (Revised) #32
Cover Blurb
Priscilla Baker-Carr  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
   

   

        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        THE HAUNTED FORT
        THE MYSTERY OF THE SPIRAL BRIDGE
        THE SECRET AGENT ON FLIGHT 101
        MYSTERY OF THE WHALE TATTOO
        THE ARCTIC PATROL MYSTERY
        THE BOMBAY BOOMERANG
        DANGER ON THE VAMPIRE TRAIL
        THE MASKED MONKEY
        THE SHATTERED HELMET
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

83 1953 The Crisscross Shadow
Hardy Boys (Original) #32
Richard Cohen  
Franklin W Dixon  
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84 1971 The Crooked Banister
Nancy Drew (Revised) #48
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
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85 2018 2019 The Crooked Staircase
Jane Hawk #3
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk - who dazzled readers in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room - faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.

"I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead."


Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...or make her wish she was.

Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW

Praise for The Crooked Staircase


“An absorbing thriller full of fresh touches… Writing his unusual heroine, Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action…. For Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Spellbinding… Beautifully plotted and written with notable care and flare… The Hawk series… is among [Koontz’s] best work.” - Booklist (starred review)

“Unrelenting… [Jane] rivets readers’ attention…. Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist…should be urged to meet Jane Hawk.” - Library Journal
86 2006 Cross
Alex Cross #12
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TYLER PERRY

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge-raising his children without their mother.

Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced...and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.
87 2008 Cross Country
Alex Cross #14
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Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death comes terrifyingly close to home, Alex realizes he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. Digging deeper into the case, Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, uncover a shocking Washington, D.C., underworld: a gang of teenage thugs headed by a warlord known only as the Tiger. When the Tiger's elusive trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?
88 2023 Cross Down
Alex Cross #31
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89 2010 Cross Fire
Alex Cross #17
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Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington DC's most corrupt: a dirty Congressman and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross--and his family--for good.
90 2015 Cross Justice
Alex Cross #23
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91 2014 Cross My Heart
Alex Cross #21
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CROSS MY HEART
by James Patterson


ALEX CROSS BECOMES THE OBSESSION OF A GENIUS OF MENACE - WHO IS SET ON PROVING THAT HE IS THE GREATEST MIND IN THE HISTORY OF CRIME.

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree.  His love of family is his anchor, giving him the strength to confront evil in his work.  One man understands this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them.  But if he even tries, they will die.

Cross My Heart is a white-knuckle, heart-in-your-throat thriller, an epic story of vengeance and survival propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson.
92 2016 Cross the Line
Alex Cross #24
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Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer... with a conscience.


Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers.  Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case.  But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region.  The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals.  And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.  As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
93 2015 2023 The Crossing
Harry Bosch #18
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THE CROSSING


Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help.  A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man.  The murder rap seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup.

Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case.  The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: If Haller's client didn't do it, then who did?  With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging.  Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.

Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, THE CROSSING shows without a shadow of a doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

"Ingeniously constructed and ambitious in scope."
- Washington Post

"Another great character study mixed with a truly baffling puzzle."
- Associated Press
94 2010 2020 Crown of Shadows
Locke & Key #3
Joe Hill  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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95 1982 1988 A Cry in the Night
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Mary Higgins Clark  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"UNRELENTING... THE BEST NEW SUSPENSE NOVEL THAT I HAVE READ IN A DECADE....  A RELENTLESS SENSE OF IMPENDING DOOM GRASPS THE READER BY THE THROAT."
- Bestsellers

IT WAS THE SORT OF THING THAT HAPPENED ONLY IN FAIRY TALES....

One day she was simply Jenny MacPartland - young, charming, divorced, working in a New York art gallery, struggling to support her two little girls - the next, she was a princess, lavishly courted by a handsome artist whose exquisitly peaceful landscapes were making him famous virtually overnight.  Within a month, Jenny was married ro Erich Krueger.  She had found her prince, the man she could truly love.

UNTIL IT BECAME THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARE

Suddenly weathy, adored, warmly cared for, Jenny knew she'd grow to love living on Erish's Minnesota farm.  Until the lonely days and eerie nights strained her nerves to the breaking point... until bizarre incidents led her to doubt her own sanity... until a chain of events revealed the link to a past more terrifying than she dared imagine - a past that threatened her marriage, her children, her life.

"GRIPPING... A STORY TO BE DEVOURED AT A SINGLE SITTING."
- Daily News

"A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT... COULD BECOME A SUSPENSE CLASSIC."
- Associated Press
96 2013 The Cuckoo's Calling
Cormoran Strike #1
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THE CUCKOO'S CALLING
by Robert Galbraith
A Brilliant Debut Mystery in a Classic Vein:
Detective Cormoran Strike Investigates a Supermodel's Suicide.


After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator.  Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling.  He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier.  The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that.  The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him
to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike.  You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.  Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
97 1971 Danger on Vampire Trail
Hardy Boys (Revised) #50
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Franklin W Dixon  
Andrew E Svenson  
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HARDY BOYS
MYSTERY STORIES by F. W. Dixon


All boys from 10 to 14 who like lively adventure stories. packed with mystery and action, will want to read every one of the Hardy Boys stories listed here.  Sons of a famous American detective, the Hardy boys help solve many thrilling cases after school hours and during vacations, as they follow up the clues they unearth in their quest to bring criminals to justice.

How Many of These Books Do You Own?


   

        THE TOWER TREASURE
        THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
        THE SECRET OF THE OLD MILL
        THE MISSING CHUMS
        HUNTING FOR HIDDEN GOLD
        THE SHORE ROAD MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF THE CAVES
        THE MYSTERY OF CABIN ISLAND
        THE GREAT AIRPORT MYSTERY
        WHAT HAPPENED AT MIDNIGHT
        WHILE THE CLOCK TICKED
        FOOTPRINTS UNDER THE WINDOW
        THE MARK ON THE DOOR
        THE HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERY
        THE SINISTER SIGNPOST
        A FIGURE IN HIDING
        THE SECRET WARNING
        THE TWISTED CLAW
        THE DISAPPEARING FLOOR
        MYSTERY OF THE FLYING EXPRESS
        THE CLUE OF THE BROKEN BLADE
        THE FLICKERING TORCH MYSTERY
        THE MELTED COINS
        THE SHORT-WAVE MYSTERY
        THE SECRET PANEL
        THE PHANTOM FREIGHTER
   

   

        THE SECRET OF SKULL MOUNTAIN
        THE SIGN OF THE CROOKED ARROW
        THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
        THE WAILING SIREN MYSTERY
        THE SECRET OF WILDCAT SWAMP
        THE CRISSCROSS SHADOW
        THE YELLOW FEATHER MYSTERY
        THE HOODED HAWK MYSTERY
        THE CLUE IN THE EMBERS
        THE SECRET OF PIRATES' HILL
        THE GHOST AT SKELETON ROCK
        THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW
        THE MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE JUNK
        MYSTERY OF THE DESERT GIANT
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        THE HAUNTED FORT
        THE MYSTERY OF THE SPIRAL BRIDGE
        THE SECRET AGENT ON FLIGHT 101
        MYSTERY OF THE WHALE TATTOO
        THE ARCTIC PATROL MYSTERY
        THE BOMBAY BOOMERANG
        DANGER ON THE VAMPIRE TRAIL
        THE MASKED MONKEY
        THE SHATTERED HELMET
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

98 2021 2024 The Dark Hours
Harry Bosch #23
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"RELENTLESS ON THEIR OWN, BALLARD'S AND BOSCH'S
COMBINED SKILLS... COULD BE COMBUSTIBLE."
- Los Angeles Times


There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve.  Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air.  When reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.

It doesn't take long for Ballard to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky.  Ballard's investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder - a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch.

Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect.  All the while, they must look over their shoulders.  The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him.

"THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING... OFFERS PLENTY OF
SHOCKING SCENES AND CLEVER SURPRISES."
- Wall Street Journal

"FEW WRITERS CAN CAPTURE THE GRITTY STREETS OF LA -
AND TIE INNER WORKINGS OF THE LAPD - LIKE CONNELLY."
- Entertainment Weekly
99 2018 2024 Dark Sacred Night
Harry Bosch #21
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Michael Connelly  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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When Detective Renée Ballard returns to Hollywood Station to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets, she's shocked that it's retired detective Harry Bosch working a cold case.  Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself.

The murder was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway whose body was left in a dumpster like trash.  Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened, and to finally bring a killer to justice.  The two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

DARK SACRED NIGHT for the first time brings together two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum.  And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).

"Connelly writes cops better than anyone in the business."
- NEW YORK POST
100 2021 2023 Dark Sky
Joe Pickett #21
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"ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER FOR BOX, WHO WRITES
LYRICALLY ABOUT BIG SKY COUNTRY"
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

While elk hunting In the wilds of Wyoming, game warden Joe Pickett finds himself and a VIP guest being hunted.  The man he's guiding has a seemingly endless list of enemies, but it is up to Pickett to find out who has him in their sights - and why.


When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the mountains with his high-profile charge.  What they don't know is that a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge.  Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion.

Meanwhile, Joe's closest friend, Nate Romanowski, and Joe's daughter Sheridan learn of the threat to Joe's life and follow him into the woods.  In a stunning final showdown, the three of them come up against the worst that nature - and man - have to offer.

"A STRONG ENTRY IN THIS LONG-RUNNING AND
WILDLY POPULAR SERIES." -BOOKLIST






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