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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
151 1971 The Flickering Torch Mystery
Hardy Boys (Revised) #22
Vincent Buranelli  
Franklin W Dixon  
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152 1980 The Flying Saucer Mystery
Nancy Drew (Revised) #58
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
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153 1933 Footprints Under the Window
Hardy Boys (Original) #12
Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
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154 1965 Footprints Under the Window
Hardy Boys (Revised) #12
Franklin W Dixon  
David Grambs  
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155 1960 2018 For Your Eyes Only
James Bond #8
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Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren't quite what they seem and are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there’s only one thing you can be sure of - the result will be thrilling. And whether he’s dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style.
156 2018 2019 The Forbidden Door
Jane Hawk #4
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer - with their lives - in this thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

"Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series." - Associated Press


"We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will."

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills - and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice - Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden...for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives - against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

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 Forbidden Door


“Compelling and enthralling.” - New York Journal of Books

“Mind-blowing... [a] gripping series...a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.” - Bookreporter

“Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star.... Pure gold.” - Booklist
157 2012 2023 Force of Nature
Joe Pickett #12
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"Another amazing thriller from C. J. Box."
- ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past.  Now it's here, and it's coming for his friend Joe Pickett.  In 1999, Nate was in a secret special forces unit in Central Asia, when a colleague did something terrible.  Now the man has incentive to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate can guess exactly how he'll do it when it comes to his case - by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out.

The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back will be outside the law.


"Proceeds at warp speed toward a showdown between good and evil." - THE DENVER POST

"Brilliant in every respect, the perfect combination of character, plot, and pacing.  Box is a force to be reckoned with, and this book is not to be missed."
- PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
158 2003 2015 Forever Odd
Odd Thomas #2
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"GOOD TO THE LAST PAGE ENTHRALLING."
- Booklist


I see dead people.  But then, by God, I do something about it.  Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability.  He's just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in a small desert town of Pico Mundo.  Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that's why he's won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death.  But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning.  In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.  You're invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining.  And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

Forever Odd
We're all a little odd beneath the surface

"HEARTFELT AND PROVOCATIVE... A WONDERFULLY RICH AND ENTERTAINING STORY."
- Chicago Sun-Times

"THE NICE YOUNG FRY COOK WITH THE OCCULT POWERS IS KOONTZ'S MOST LIKEABLE CREATION."
- New York Times
159 2002 Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross #8
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Alex Cross returns in the most harrowing case of his career - one that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson.

Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse.  One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder.  Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army.  The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked - or concealed - by the military authorities.  Drawing on their years of street training and an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless - and deadliest - killers they have ever encountered.  Behind these three highly skilled killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening controller.  Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross's most terrifying challenge ever.

On his visits home, Alex must confront another, more disturbing mystery:  what's the matter with Nana Mama?  As he explores the possibility of a relationship with a woman who offers him new hope, Alex must also face the fact that his beloved grandmother is only human.
160 2019 The Fourth Man
Jack Reacher #23.5
Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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161 1948 2016 The Franchise Affair
Inspector Alan Grant #3
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Josephine Tey  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane’s claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison – the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks – which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane’s story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.
162 2007 2023 Free Fire
Joe Pickett #7
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C J Box  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"One of the year's best crime novels."
- BOOKLIST

"A splendid thriller:."
- THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

"An outstanding series."
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Joe Pickett's been hired to investigate one of the most cold-blood mass killings in Wyoming history.  Attorney Clay McCann admitted to slaughtering four campers in a backcountry corner of Yellowstone National Park, a "free-fire" zone with no residents or government regulation.  In this remote fifty-square-mile stretch a man can literally get away with murder.  Now McCann's a free man, and Pickett's about to discover his motive - one buried in Yellowstone's rugged terrain, and as dangerous as the man who wants to keep it hidden.

"One of today's solid-gold A-list must-read writers."
- LEE CHILD

"An original voice...  Box is exploring new territory.  He is fresh, captivating, and has something to say." - MICHAEL CONNELLY
163 1957 2017 From Russia, with Love
James Bond #5
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Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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SMERSH, the Soviet counterintelligence agency, plans to commit a grand act of terrorism in the intelligence field. For this, it targets British secret service agent James Bond. Due in part to his role in the defeat of Le Chiffre, Mr. Big and Hugo Drax, Bond has been listed as an enemy of the Soviet state and a “death warrant” has been issued for him. His death is planned to precipitate a major sex scandal, which will run through the world press for months and leave his and his service’s reputation in tatters. Bond’s killer is to be SMERSH executioner Red Grant, a psychopath whose homicidal urges coincide with the full moon. Kronsteen, SMERSH’s chess-playing master planner, and Colonel Rosa Klebb, head of Operations and Executions, devise the operation. They persuade an attractive young cipher clerk, Corporal Tatiana Romanova, to falsely defect from her post in Istanbul, claiming to have fallen in love with Bond after seeing his file photograph.
164 2012 2021 Frozen Heat
Nikki Heat #4
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Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years. NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background. Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her
165 2014 Full Force and Effect
Jack Ryan Extended #18
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A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan.  A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing.  The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost John Clark and his fellow Campus agents precious time.  Time they don't have.

The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one, with a terrifying new twist.  While the international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade, a young, untested dictator is determined to prove his strength by breaking the deadlock.  Like his father before him, he hangs his plans on the country's nuclear ambitions.  Until now that program was impeded by a lack of resources.  However, there has been a dramatic change in the nations economic fortune.  A rich deposit of valuable minerals has been found in the Hermit Kingdom.  Coupled with its nuclear capabilities, the money from this find will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage.

There's just one more step needed to complete this perfect plan... the elimination of the President of the United States.

TOM CLANCY was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times - bestselling novels.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn."  Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.  He died in October 2013.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science.  With Tom Clancy he is coauthor of Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.  He has written four books in his own Gray Man series.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.

SCOTT BRICK has performed on film, television, and radio.  His stage appearances throughout the United Stares include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth.
166 1966 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
Hardy Boys (Revised) #37
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Priscilla Baker-Carr  
Franklin W Dixon  
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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
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

THE HAUNTED FORT
167 1957 The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
Hardy Boys (Original) #37
Franklin W Dixon  
James Duncan Lawrence  
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168 1967 The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
Nancy Drew (Revised) #25
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
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169 1976 1979 Ghost of Flight 401John G Fuller  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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170 2000 2004 Ghost Writer
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Someone has discovered things about his past he had thought were long forgotten...

For years the "golden boy" of his publishing house, Senior Editor Jonathan Harper finds his life at a crossroads. His 20-year marriage appears to be faltering, fueling a growing restlessness. At work, his recent projects have been financially disappointing, and his most successful author has gone into retirement. The pressure is on. Jonathan needs to deliver--he needs to prove he's still got the touch.

When a manila envelope arrives on his desk, no different than the dozens already stacked high, Jonathan thinks little of it. But as he begins to read the opening pages of the manuscript, he discovers it bears an eerie similarity to his own childhood--too similar to pass off as mere fiction. He embarks on a search for the anonymous author, but his true quest is something much deeper....

A griping tale of a soul-shaking journey that will change a man's life -- and his heart forever.

"Don't start reading GHOSTWRITER after dinner unless you can afford to miss most of a night's sleep."
KATHY TYERS
author of the FREEBIRD trilogy
171 2007 2019 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Millennium #3
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.
172 2019 2022 The Girl Who Lived Twice
Millennium #6
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David Lagercrantz  
George Goulding (Translator)  
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The sixth Lisbeth Salander story in the Millennium Series - the crime-fiction phenomenon that has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide.

Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth Salander - the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who died with Blomkvist's phone number in his pocket - a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at knowledge that would be dangerous to important people. But Lisbeth has disappeared.

She's sold her apartment in Stockholm. She's gone dark. She's told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she's got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights.

In the end, it will be Blomkvist - in a moment of unimaginable self-sacrifice - who will make it possible for Lisbeth to face the most important battle of her life, and, finally, to put her past to rest.
173 2006 2019 The Girl who Played with Fire
Millennium #2
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered. But perhaps more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.

Now, as Blomkvist, alone in his belief in her innocence, plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Salander is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.
174 2017 2022 The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
Millennium #5
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David Lagercrantz  
George Goulding (Translator)  
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From the author of the number one international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web, the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her - not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.
175 2005 2019 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Millennium #1
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Stieg Larsson  
Reg Keeland (Translator)  
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A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

It’s about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance...and about Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age who assists Blomkvist with the investigation.

This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism, and an unexpected connection between themselves.

Contagiously exciting, it’s about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.
176 2013 2023 The Gods of Guilt
Mickey Haller #5
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THE GODS OF GUILT
A Lincoln Lawyer Novel
by Michael Connelly

IN THE RIVETING NEW COURTROOM THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MICHAEL CONNELLY, LINCOLN LAWYER MICKEY HALLER DEFENDS A MURDER CASE IN WHICH THE VICTIM WAS HIS FORMER CLIENT.  IS MICKEY TO BLAME?


Mickey Haller gets the text "Call me ASAP-187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.  Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey discovers that the victim was a prostitute he once represented and thought he had rescued, he knows there is no way he'll let this one go.  The case is suddenly about more than the guilt or innocence of the defendant - it's about finding out what happened to a woman he cared for, a woman who he learns was back in L.A. and back in the life.  Far from saving her, Mickey might have been the one who put her in danger.

Mickey must follow his gut instinct directly into a dangerous world of intrigue and double-dealing to get justice for both of his clients, living and dead.  As he faces the "gods of guilt" - the jurors who will deliver the ultimate verdict -  he's forced to struggle with his personal demons for a shot at his own redemption.  The Gods of Guilt shows once again why "Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing even John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense"  (Los Angeles Times).
177 1959 2018 Goldfinger
James Bond #7
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Goldfinger, the man who loved gold, said, ‘Mr Bond, it was a most evil day for you when you first crossed my path. If you had then found an oracle to consult, the oracle would have said to you, "Mr Bond, keep away from Mr Auric Goldfinger. He is a most powerful man. If Mr Goldfinger wished to crush you, he would only have to turn over in his sleep to do so."' With the lazy precision of Fate, this, Ian Fleming’s longest narrative of secret service adventure, brings James Bond to grips with the most powerful criminal the world has ever known–Goldfinger, the man who had planned the ‘Crime de la Crime’. Le Chiffre, Mr Big, Sir Hugo Drax, Jack Spang, Rosa Klebb, Doctor No–and now, the seventh adversary, a Goliath of crime - GOLDFINGER!
178 2009 2023 Gone Tomorrow
Jack Reacher #13
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"Hold on tight....  This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages....  May be [Lee Child's] best."
- USA Today


New York City.  Two in the morning.  A subway car heading uptown.  Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers.  Four are okay.  The fifth isn't.  And if you think Reacher isn't going to get involved... then you don't know Jack.

"Propulsive...  [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension."
- Los Angeles Times


Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan - by dozens of people with one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher.  A little.  A lot.  Or just enough to get him killed.  A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war.  For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

"A top-notch thriller." - Booklist (starred review)
179 2014 Good and Valuable Consideration
Jack Reacher #19.1
Lee Child  
Joseph Finder  
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180 1970 2023 Grave Descend
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Michael Crichton  
John Lange  
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Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships.  But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend.  No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened.  Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying...

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold.  And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Crichton
was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER.  One of the most pdpular entertainers in the world, Crichton sold more than 200 million copies of his books which have been translated into 40 languages and adapted into 15 films.  Long before the carefully researched techno-thrillers that ultimately brought him to fame, Crichton wrote high-octane suspense novels to support himself while studying at Harvard Medical School.  He published eight of these books under the pseudonym John Lange between the years of 1966 and 1972.  They provided him with the means to complete his education.  He graduated at the top of his class.
Learn more at www.michaelcrichton.com

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181 1965 The Great Airport Mystery
Hardy Boys (Revised) #9
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Franklin W Dixon  
Tom Mulvey  
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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
   

182 1930 The Great Airport Mystery
Hardy Boys (Original) #9
Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
183 1980 The Greek Symbol Mystery
Nancy Drew (Revised) #60
Nancy Axelrad  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
184 2006 2023 The Hard Way
Jack Reacher #10
Cover Blurb
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
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"Tough, fast, smart, and unforgettable."
- The Miami Herald


Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away.  The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back.

"A straight ahead, hogh-octane thriller."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer


Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation.  He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child.  And Jack Reacher os the best manhunter in the world.

"Reacher's latest adventure will leave a trail of blood - and satisfied readers."
- Entertainment Weekly


On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer's past... and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war.  He knows that Edward Lane is hiding something.  Something dirty.  Something big.  But Reacher also knows this:  He's already in way too deep to stop now.  And if he has to do it the hard way, he will.

"A breathless, well-paced thriller."
- The Denver Post
185 1972 The Haunted Bridge
Nancy Drew (Revised) #15
Priscilla Baker Carr  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
186 1965 The Haunted Fort
Hardy Boys (Revised) #44
Cover Blurb
Franklin W Dixon  
David Grambs  
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
        THE CLUE OF THE SCREECHING OWL
        THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
        THE MYSTERY OF THE AZTEC WARRIOR
        HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK
   

THE HAUNTED FORT
187 1957 The Haunted Showboat
Nancy Drew (Revised) #35
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
188 2009 2020 Head Games
Locke & Key #2
Joe Hill  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read this
Book Cover
189 2007 2011 Heart-Shaped Box
Cover Blurb
Joe Hill  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
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"A singularly creepy modern-day ghost story.... Hill knows how to construct a spooky scenario with rich emotional underpinnings." - San Francisco Chronicle

Aging death-metal rock legend Jodas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals... a used hangman's noose... a snuff film.  But nothing he possesses is as unique as his latest purchase off the Internet: a one-of-a-kind curiosity that arrives at his door in a black heart-shaped box... a musty dead man's suit still inhabited by the spirit of the late owner.  And now everywhere Judas Coyne goes, the old man is there - watching, waiting, dangling a razor blade on a chain from his bony hand.

"Heart-Shaped Box is a fine mix of psychological terror and gruesome horror....  Remarkable, moving, and well-crafted." - Denver Post

Erupting out of mudane surroundings, the shocks in Hill's riveting debut novel can be lurid and blood-drenched, or as quietly chilling as a casual phone call from and old, dead friend." - Entertainment Weekly

"[A] cardiac hazard of a first novel....  A surprising, inventive ghost-storyteller... [Hill] is carving out a niche of his own." - Chicago Tribune

JOE HILL is the author of the novel Horns and the acclaimed story collection 20th Century Ghosts.  He calls New England home.
www.joehillfiction.com
190 2011 2021 Heat Rises
Nikki Heat #3
Cover Blurb
Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read this
Book Cover
From amazon.com:

Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.
191 2017 2021 Heat Storm
Nikki Heat #9
Cover Blurb
Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
From audible.com:

Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm, New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most enduring and beloved characters, team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources - and ruthlessness - to stop them.
192 2008 2021 Heat Wave
Nikki Heat #1
Cover Blurb
Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read thisIn my library
Book Cover
From audible.com:

The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.
193 1938 Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Hercule Poirot Mystery #17
Agatha Christie  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
Want to read
No Book Cover
194 1955 Hickory Dickory Dock
Hercule Poirot Mystery #25
Agatha Christie  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
Want to read
No Book Cover
195 1961 The Hidden Harbor Mystery
Hardy Boys (Revised) #14
Cover Blurb
James Buechler  
Franklin W Dixon  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
This Emblem Leads You to Aventure!  LOOK FOR IT ON THE COVERS OF THE EXCITING
HARDY BOYS
MYSTERIOUS 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
       

196 1935 The Hidden Harbor Mystery
Hardy Boys (Original) #14
Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
197 1959 The Hidden Staircase
Nancy Drew (Revised) #2
Cover Blurb
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
In my library
Book Cover
ADD MYSTERY
TO YOUR BOOKSHELF
WITH NANCY DREW®

For cliff-hanging suspense and thrilling action read THE NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES® - the world's most popular mystery series for young readers!  Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve more than fifty baffling cases from THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK to the haunting mystery of THE THIRTEENTH PEARL.  Join the fun!  Start your collection of original hardcover Nancy Drew® Mysteries today!

#1 The Secret of the Old Clock
#2 The Hidden Staircase
#3 The Bungalow Mystery
#4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn
#5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch
#6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm


50 additional titles in hardcover!
See complete listing inside.
198 1975 The Hidden Window Mystery
Nancy Drew (Revised) #34
Mary Fisher  
Carolyn Keene  
Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
No Book Cover
199 2016 2021 High Heat
Nikki Heat #8
Cover Blurb
Richard Castle  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read this
Book Cover
From audible.com:

An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.
200 2013 2023 High Heat
Jack Reacher #17.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
I read this
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