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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
201 2013 The Highway
Highway Series #2
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THE HIGHWAY
by C.J. Box

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BACK OF BEYOND AND BREAKING POINT AND THE CREATOR OF THE JOE PICKETT SERIES IS BACK.


When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them.  The girls - and their car - simply vanish.

Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobreity.  Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, to conduct a search, Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing.  Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area.  This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.  And he might not be working alone.  Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and stop this killer before another victim vanishes on THE HIGHWAY?

"Let C.J.Box take you on an audio tour of Yellowstone National Park... Narrator Holter Graham conveys the demons, rage and parental love inside Cody." - USA Today on Back of Beyond
202 1917 2013 His Last Bow
Sherlock Holmes #7
Arthur Conan Doyle  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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203 1946 The Hollow
Hercule Poirot Mystery #21
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204 2023 2023 Holly
Holly Gibney #2
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Holly Gibney, one of Stephen King's most compelling and ingeniously resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind multiple disappearances in a midwestern town.
"Sometimes the universe throws you a rope."


Stephen King's Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King character Holly Gibney.  Listeners have witnessed Holly's gradual transformation from a shy (but also brave and ethical) recluse in Mr. Mercedes to Bill Hodge's partner in Finders Keepers to a full-fledged, smart, and occasionally tough private detective in The Outsider.  In King's new novel, Holly is on her own, and up against a pair of unimaginably depraved and brilliantly disguised adversaries.

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency, hoping For help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case.  Her partner, Pete, has Covid.  Her (very complicated) mother has just died.  And Holly is meant to be on leave.  But something in Penny Dahl's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down.

Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris.  They are the picture of bourgeois respectability: married octogenarians, devoted to each other, and semiretired lifelong academics.  But they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie's disappearance.  And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient, and they are ruthless.

Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King.

STEPHEN KING is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.  His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock).  His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review.  He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.  He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

JUSTINE LUPE starred in the HBO award-winning series Succession, the Netflix film Luckiest Girl Alive, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ho, and David Chas's Not Fade Away.  She was a series regular on Mr. Mercedes and appeared for years on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Theater roles include the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed drama A Family for All Occasions at the Bank Street Theater and Empothitrox at HERE Arts Center.  Justine is the co-creator and star of the Adult Swim Smalls micro series The Non-Essentials.  She is a graduate of The Julliard School.
205 1954 The Hooded Hawk Mystery
Hardy Boys (Original) #34
Franklin W Dixon  
Charles Strong  
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206 1971 The Hooded Hawk Mystery
Hardy Boys (Revised) #34
Priscilla Baker-Carr  
Franklin W Dixon  
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207 2014 Hope to Die
Alex Cross #22
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208 1902 2013 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes #5
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209 2023 The House at the End of the World
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SHE SURVIVED THE UNIMAGINABLE.
HOW PREPARED IS SHE FOR THE UNBELIEVABLE?


In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob's Ladder island.  Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting.

The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility.  And now two agents have arrived on Jacob's Ladder in search of someone - or something - they refuse to identify.  Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a State of high alarm.

Katie soon finds herself in an epic and terrifying battle with a mysterious enemy.  But Katie’s not alone after all: a brave young girl appears out of the violent squall.  As Katie and her companion struggle across a dark and eerie landscape, against them is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world.
210 1959 The House on the Cliff
Hardy Boys (Revised) #2
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Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Franklin W Dixon  
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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
        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
       

HARDY BOYS DETECTIVE HANDBOOK

211 1927 The House on the Cliff
Hardy Boys (Original) #2
Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
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212 1984 The Hunt for Red October
Jack Ryan World #1
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213 1928 Hunting for Hidden Gold
Hardy Boys (Original) #5
Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
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214 1963 Hunting for Hidden Gold
Hardy Boys (Revised) #5
Franklin W Dixon  
Alistair Hunter  
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215 2009 I, Alex Cross
Alex Cross #16
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I, ALEX CROSS
by James Patterson


New York Times best-selling author James Patterson presents his latest action-packed spine-tingling Alex Cross novel.

A family celebration comes to a sudden end when Detective Alex Cross is pulled aside and told his beloved niece has been brutally murdered.  Cross vows to track down her killer, but the investigation brings him and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, into the wildest scenes in Washington and up against some very powerful and extremely dangerous people.
216 2006 2022 In Plain Sight
Joe Pickett #6
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C. J. Box has won a host of awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry. In Plain Sight sees game warden Joe Pickett's life take a turn for the worse after millionaire Opal Scarlett goes missing. As Pickett discovers more and more disturbing truths, it becomes clear that someone wants the dogged game warden to keep his nose out of the investigation.
217 2024 In Too Deep
Jack Reacher #29
Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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218 2022 The Ink Black Heart
Cormoran Strike #6
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When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn't know quite what to make of the situation.  The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie.  Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie's true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can't help with this - and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie's true identity.  But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits - and that threatens them in new and horrifying ways...

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour de force.

"A scrupulous plotter and master of misdirection,
Galbraith keeps the pages turning." - THE GUARDIAN


ROBERT GALBRAITH is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual VacancyThe Ink Black Heart is the sixth book in the highly acclaimed Cormoran Strike crime fiction series.  robert-galbraith.com
219 1969 The Invisible Intruder
Nancy Drew (Revised) #46
Harriet Stratemeyer Adams  
Carolyn Keene  
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220 1996 Jack & Jill
Alex Cross #3
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Available as an unabridged audiobook for the first time in a brand new recording. In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out.

Meanwhile, Washington, D. C., homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, savagely beaten--and desposited in front of the elementary school Cross's son, Damon, attends.

Could there be a connection between the two murders? As Cross tries to put the pieces together, the killer- or killers - strike again. And again. No one in Washington is safe - not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case-but will he discover the truth in time?

A relentless roller coaster of heart-pounding suspense and jolting plot twists, Jack and Jill proves that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson-the master of the nonstop nightmare.
221 2011 2023 James Penney's New Identity / Guy Walks Into a Bar
Jack Reacher #12.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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222 1976 The Jungle Pyramid
Hardy Boys (Revised) #56
Vincent Buranelli  
Franklin W Dixon  
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223 1981 The Kachina Doll Mystery
Nancy Drew (Revised) #62
Carolyn Keene  
Sharon Wagner  
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224 2011 Kill Alex Cross
Alex Cross #18
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The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!
225 1997 2022 Killing Floor
Jack Reacher #1
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"[Lee Child] knows what he's doing... Terrific... Brutal... Fascinating."
- The New York Times


Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter.  He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder.  Not much of a welcome.  All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody.  At least not here.  Not lately.  But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone.  Not in Margrave, Georgia.  Not a chance in hell.

"From its jolting opening scene to its fiery final confrontation, Killing Floor is irresistible."
- People

"Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip."
- Nevada Barr

"A rip-roaring thriller... One of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction."
- Jeffery Deaver
226 1995 Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross #2
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Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads."

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
227 1995 2022 The Last Coyote
Harry Bosch #4
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THE LAST COYOTE

Harry Bosch's life is on the edge.  His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him.  He's drinking too much.  After attacking his commanding officer, he's been forced to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge.  Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he is obsessed with investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.  Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicos.  And as the shocking truth starts to emerge, the fallen cop gets closer to an enemy who is very powerful, cunning... and deadly.

TOUGH, TAUT WRITING."
- New York Times Book Review

"AMBITIOUS, SKILLFUL, AND MOVING."
Los Angeles Times
228 2017 2023 The Late Show
Renée Ballard #1
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"The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renée Ballard... this new star is a beauty."
- New York Times Book Review


THE LATE SHOW


Renée Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units.  It's a frustrating assignment for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident.  She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with.  First, a prostitute is beaten and left for dead in a parking lot.  All signs point to someone with big evil on his mind.  Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught in a nightclub shooting.  Against orders, Ballard works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.

As the investigations entwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined.  To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line.
229 2020 2024 The Law of Innocence
Mickey Haller #6
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LINCOLN LAWYER MICKEY HALLER IS BACK
IN THE MOST IMPORTANT CASE OF HIS LIFE.
THIS TIME THE DEFENDANT IS HIMSELF.


On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln.  He's charged with murder but can't post the $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
Choosing to represent himself, Mickey mounts his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.  He knows he's been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one.  As his trusted team, including his half brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his courtroom skills to counter the damning evidence against him.

But a not-guilty verdict won't be enough.  In order to be truly exonerated, Mickey must find the real killer.  That is the law of innocence.

"MICHAEL CONNELLY IS IN THE FRONT OF THE PACK IN THE LEGAL THRILLER GAME."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
230 1878 2016 Leavenworth CaseAnna Katharine Green  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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231 2018 Lethal White
Cormoran Strike #4
Robert Galbraith  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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232 2005 2023 The Lincoln Lawyer
Mickey Haller #1
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THE LINCOLN LAWYER


For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running.  With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick.  When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours - until it hurtles him into the last place he wants to be.  Suddenly hustling, cynical Mickey Haller is confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent.  Now, for a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means taking the deadliest risk of all.

"Beware picking up THE LINCOLN LAWYER.  You won't want to put it down until you've navigated its rapids to the end."
- Los Angeles Times
233 1954 2017 Live and Let Die
James Bond #2
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Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable. Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big - master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…
234 2011 Locked On
Jack Ryan World #14
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MASTER OF EXPLOSIVE
INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE
TOM CLANCY
BRINGS TOGETHER
HIS GREATEST CHARACTERS
AND A NEW GENERATION
TO FIGHT THE WAR ON TERROR.


Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more.  Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence-analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can - even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.  A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.  A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL.

With Clark on the run, it's up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

Back flap:

Thirty years ago, TOM CLANCY was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history.  Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn."  Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

MARK GREANEY has a degree in international relations and political science and is pursuing his master's in intelligence studies with a concentration in criminal intelligence.  He is the author of The Gray Man, On Target, and Ballistic.  In his research for these novels, he traveled to seven countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics.
235 2004 London Bridges
Alex Cross #10
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ALEX CROSS IS BACK
IN HIS TENTH AND MOST EXPLOSIVE ADVENTURE YET.
In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada.  Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.

AND SO IS THE WOLF.
Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call.  The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast.

AND SO IS THE WEASEL.
Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction.  The Wolf has proven he can do it - the only question is, can anyone stop him in time?  Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross's most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel.

NOW ARE YOU SCARED?
World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm.  Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes.  Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity - a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

Peter Jay Fernandez is a New York based actor and narrator.  He has appeared on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and has performed in numerous off-broadway plays and musicals.  His extensive television credits include FUNNY VALENTINES, THE PROSECUTORS, LAW & ORDER, and COSBY.  He currently lives in Harlem with his wife Denise.

Denis O'Hare won the 2003 Tony award for his performance in TAKE ME OUT, directed by Joe Mantello.  He was also seen in the Broadway productions of MAJOR BARBARA, CABARET, and in the films HAMLET, directed by Campbell Scott, and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, directed by Woody Allen.
236 1988 1990 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Dirk Gently #2
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DELIGHTFULLY WEIRD... THERE ARE PASSAGES THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO READ WITHOUT LAUGHING LOUD AND LONG..."
- The Boston Sunday Herald


When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God.  But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently?  What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo?

And what has this to do with Dirk's latest - and late - client, found only this morning with his head revolving atop the hit record "Hot Potato"?

Amid the hostile attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a very dirty refrigerator, super-sleuth Dirk Gently will once again solve the mysteries of the universe...

"FUNNIER THAN PSYCHO, MORE CHILLING THAN JEEVES TAKES CHARGE AND SHORTER THAN WAR AND PEACE....  THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL IS ANOTHER SEMIPRECIOUS GEM IN ADAMS' GLITTERING DIADEM OF HUMOR."
- The Birmingham News


"CLEVER AND FUNNY... MR. ADAMS CREATES A UNIVERSE OF URGENT TRIFLES THAT ADD UP TO AN ASTRONOMICAL FARCE...."
- The New York Times Books Review
237 2020 2023 Long Range
Joe Pickett #20
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"[A] FAST-PACED, TIGHTLY WRITTEN TALE... BOX KEEPS
READERS GUESSING ALMOST TO THE END."
- ASSOCIATED PRESS


The wife of a powerful judge is shot - in her own home, from what seems like an impossibly long distance.  Who had reason to commit the terrible act - and the ability to pull off the shot?  Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is about to find out.

When Joe is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind.  Just as he begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, Joe is brought home by an emergency on his own turf.  Someone has targeted a prominent judge, shooting at him from a baffling distance.  While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and Joe must find answers and the shooter.

The search becomes personal when Joe's best friend Nate Romanowski is also threatened.  Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.

"CLEVER PLOTTING KEEPS THIS CONSPIRACY YARN
MOVING BRISKLY." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
238 1933 Lord Edgware Dies
Hercule Poirot Mystery #7
Agatha Christie  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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239 2003 2023 Lost Light
Harry Bosch #9
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LOST LIGHT


The vision has haunted him for four years - a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication.  Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set.  Both files were never closed.  Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella.  Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own.  And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

"MICHAEL CONNELLY IS THE MOST TALENTED OF CRIME WRITERS." - The New Yorker

"MICHAEL CONNELLY'S HARRY BOSCH NOVELS ARE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE BODY OF WORK BY ANY WRITER OF CRIME THRILLERS NOW ACTIVE."
- Washington Post

"THE BOOK AGAINST WHICH EVERY OTHER TITLE IN THE SERIES - AND THOSE YET TO COME - WILL BE MEASURED." - Chicago Sun-Times

"TERRIFIC." - San Francisco Chronicle
240 2015 2023 Make Me
Jack Reacher #20
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"Compelling and original... another winner...  There's a reason [Lee] Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."
- Associated Press


Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so he steps off a train in Mother's Rest, a small town hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields.  It's a strange place with watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes Reacher for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have turned lethal.  There's something about Chang that makes Reacher want to help... so he teams up with her and starts to ask around.  He thinks: How bad can this thing be?  But before long he's plunged into a desperate race across the country, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way, and into a nightmare he never sees coming.  Walking away would have been easier.  But as always, Reacher's rule is: If you want me to stop, you're going to have to make me.

"Child's complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
241 1929 2016 The Man in the Queue
Inspector Alan Grant #1
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The first of the author's novels starring the popular Inspector Alan Grant traces the mysterious slaying of a man waiting to see a London musical, whose neighbors in line insist they saw nothing.

Set in London, this classic murder mystery introduces Inspector Alan Grant, who is charged with sorting out not only the identity of a victim, but the logistics of the stabbing itself, which occurred in a dense crowd of theater-goers, none of whom saw anything.
242 2001 2011 The Man Who Fought Alone
The Man Who… #4
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Reed Stephens  
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A TALE OF A HERO'S DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

Mick Axbrewder has enough problems to kill any ten lesser men.  He's a recovering alcoholic.  He's also healing - painfully and slowly - from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him.  His working partner, Ginny, seems to want as little to do with him as possible.

Now Axbrewder - "Brew" to his friends - is trying to make his way back to self-respect.  It isn't easy.  It doesn't help Ginny has moved him and her to the sprawling, heartless Sunbelt city of Carner, where he can't get the "feel" of the streets.  At least he has work, handling security in the booming martial arts industry centered in Carner.  A world of modern commercial competition and ancient resentments.  A world with hidden stakes, over which someone is evidently willing to kill.

But Brew's real job isn't the one for which he's been hired.  His real job is regaining his own self-respect.

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243 1980 2004 The Man Who Killed His Brother
The Man Who… #1
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Reed Stephens  
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"Authoritative."
Publishers Weekly on
The Man Who Fought Alone

"Fun...  He ought to follow this up."
San Jose Mercury-News on
The Man Who Fought Alone

Mick "Brew" Axbrewder was once a great P.I.  That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop - worse, a cop who happened to be his own brother.  Mow he only works of and on, as muscle for his old partner, Ginny Fistoulari.  It's a living.  And it provides an occasional opportunity for him to dry out.

But their latest case demand more than muscle.  Brew's dead brother's daughter has disappeared.  His brother's widow wants him and Ginny to investigate.  And both of them seem to expect him to sober up.  Because the darkness they're finding under the surface of Sunbelt city Puerto del Sol goes beyond one missing teenager.

Axbrewder will need all his talents to confront that darkness.  Most of all he'll need to confront his own worst enemy - himself.

More than two decades ago, bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson published three novels about Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari as paperback originals under the pseudonym Reed Stephens.  More recently, under his own name, Donaldson published a new novel in the sequence, The Man Who Fought Alone.  Now, for Donaldson's millions of readers worldwide, the first of the original books, The Man Who Killed His Brother, appears under Donaldson's own name in revised form.

The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, including the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson lives in northern New Mexico.

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Author photo by Beth Alice Edelstein

"As he's done so vividly with Thomas Covenant, Donaldson uses Axbrewder as a vehicle to demonstrate that people, even at their lowest and most wretched, can find transcendence through community, concentration, and disciplined self-cultivation."  The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado)
244 1984 2004 The Man Who Risked His Partner
The Man Who… #2
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HIS NAME IS MICK AXBREWDER.  HE'S THE MAN WHO RISKED HIS PARTNER, BUT HE DID IT FOR A GOOD REASON.  TO SAVE HER LIFE.

Her name is Ginny Fistoulari, head of Fistoulari Investigations.  He thinks she's gorgeous.  Everybody thinks she's got a bad temper.  He pushed her out on a limb because she was ready to call it quits - to give up on business, life, whatever.

He insisted that they be Reg Haskell's bodyguards, even though Haskell had a gambler's eyes and a lady-killer's smile.  Even though people kept taking shots at Brew with all kinds of artillery - shot guns, M-16's, even a .38 or two for good measure.  And even though there was only one person who was more likely to get killed than he was.

His partner.  But he insisted, because it was the only chance he had to get her going again.  A chance so small most fools would have turned it down.
245 1990 2011 The Man Who Tried to Get Away
The Man Who… #3
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Stephen R Donaldson  
Reed Stephens  
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Running away from yourself never works. You'll always catch up.

"Donaldson, at his trademark best, fleshes out the characters to the max...and it's all wrapped around a well-paced, cleverly-plotted mystery that will leave readers wanting more."
- Charleston Post on The Man Who Killed His Brother

Mick "Brew" Axbrewder was once a great P.I. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop--worse, a cop who happened to be his own brother. Then Mick's partner, Ginny Fistoulari, blew off her own hand protecting him from a confrontation brought on by his alcoholism. Unsurprisingly, Mick and Ginny aren't on great terms any more.

Now, a week after an incident in which he was shot, barely back on his feet, Mick has agreed against his better judgement to join Ginny in providing security at a "murder mystery camp", where a dozen people stay in an isolated, snowbound lodge to play at being detectives. Then a real killer starts bumping people off, one by one...

As ever, Stephen Donaldson shows why he's regarded as one of America's greatest storytellers, with a tale of human pain and human triumph in The Man Who Tried to Get Away.
246 1965 2019 The Man with the Golden Gun
James Bond #13
Ian Fleming  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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247 1959 2019 The Manchurian CadidateRichard Condon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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248 1934 The Mark on the Door
Hardy Boys (Original) #13
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Franklin W Dixon  
Leslie McFarlane  
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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.
249 1967 The Mark on the Door
Hardy Boys (Revised) #13
Franklin W Dixon  
Tom Mulvey  
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250 2005 Mary, Mary
Alex Cross #11
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Vacationing in Disneyland with his family when he receives instructions to investigate an actress's murder outside of her Beverly Hills home, FBI agent Alex Cross learns that the attack was the latest in a series of celebrity killings linked to the elusive Mary Smith, who proves more challenging than Alex anticipates. Simultaneous.






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