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Genre: Mysteries

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10 lb. penalty
Francis, Dick.
PR6056.R27 A615 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young man in Britain gives up horse racing to help his millionaire father contest a seat in a parliamentary election. A tale of father-son friendship against the background of political skullduggery. By the author of To the Hilt.
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Act of betrayal
Buchanan, Edna.
PS3552.U324 A64 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Miami, crime reporter Britt Montero juggles two assignments at once. In one of them, a number of boys have disappeared and are believed to have been murdered by a serial killer, in another a Cuban journalist is killed by a car bomb.
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All she was worth
Miyabe, Miyuki, 1960-
PL856.I856 K3713 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tokyo's Inspector Shunsake Honma investigates the case of a woman who may have murdered another in order to take her identity. A tale of credit cards and debt and rampant consumerism in today's Japan.
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American rust
Meyer, Philipp, 1974-
PS3613.E976 A84 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a lush landscape as deceptively promising as the edifices of the abandoned steel mills, "American Rust" is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence. Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever.
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Angel of darkness
Carr, Caleb, 1955-
PS3553.A76277 A85 1997b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Spanish diplomat's wife has her baby snatched in 1890s New York and the case is given to psychiatrist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his young assistant who narrates the tale. The probe leads them to a nurse turned serial killer of children, including her own. By the author of The Alienist.
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Anil's ghost
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
PR9199.3.O5 A84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Atticus : a novel
Hansen, Ron, 1947-
PS3558.A5133 A93 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A father journeys to a town in Mexico in an effort to learn what drove his son to commit suicide. The father is Atticus Cody, a rich Colorado rancher whose son adopted a beatnik lifestyle on the Gulf Coast. As he investigates, Cody receives a big surprise. By the author of Mariette in Ecstasy.
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Bad chemistry : a novel
Krist, Gary.
PS3561.R565 B33 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A thriller about smart drugs whose heroine is a former policewoman. When her drug-designer husband goes missing and becomes a suspect in the murder of another drug designer, Kate Baker opens her own probe, getting a hacker to break into his computer where she learns things she would rather not know. By the author of Bone by Bone.
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Bag men
Flood, John, 1962-
PS3556.L5824 B3 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 1960s mystery starring detective Manny Manning of the Boston police as he investigates the murder of a priest at the airport. The priest was bringing several thousand hosts consecrated by the pope and these have disappeared. At tale of drugs.
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Big sleep ; Farewell, my lovely ; The high window
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.
PS3505.H3224 A6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of hardboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow.
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Black tower
James, P. D.
PR6060.A467 B5 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Responding to an old friend's call, Commander Adam Dalgliesh travels to Toynton Grange, a convalescence home in Dorset, where he finds his friend dead and, himself weakened by a recent illness, encounters multiple murder and malicious intrigue.
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Black widow's wardrobe
Corpi, Lucha, 1945-
PS3553.O693 B58 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Was it a spectre from the past, some Aztec revenant that had inspired the "Black Widow" to kill her husband? Or did these chilling murders have more to do with the rights of property and inheritance, and mere greed? Who better than Gloria Damasco, that indomitable detective with a flair for clairvoyance, to unravel this intricate and pulsing plot, which winds its way from an exotic Day of the Dead celebration in San Francisco to the even more exotic sites and customs of Tepozotlan. Gloria soon finds herself in an uncanny struggle to rescue the soul of Licia, the Black Widow, who believes herself possessed by the spirit of La Malinche, the eternally condemned slayer of her mixed-blood offspring during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Part thriller, part exploration of myth and history, Black Widow's Wardrobe is a page-turner.
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Blackwater
Ekman, Kerstin, 1933-
PT9876.15.K55 H3613 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman and her six-year-old daughter discover a double homicide in a camping ground. The mother sees a boy running away, but he is not found and the crime is never solved. Eighteen years later the mother recognizes the boy as the man dating her daughter. By a Swedish writer, author of 17 novels, of which this is her first English translation. The book won the Swedish Crime Academy's award for the best crime novel of the year.
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Bleeding edge
Pynchon, Thomas.
PS3566.Y55 B54 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
New York City, 2001. Fraud investigator Maxine Tarnow starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO and discovers there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left of the tech bubble.
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Blood and guile : a novel
Hoffman, William, 1925-
PS3558.O34638 B58 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Long-buried secrets come to light after one of three brothers accidentally kills a fellow hunter on an expedition for ruffed grouse and one brother serves as attorney for the other in the subsequent investigation.
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Bone game : a novel
Owens, Louis.
PS3565.W567 B66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In California, a madman is loose on a college campus, killing and dismembering young girls. Professor Cole McCurtain, an Indian, investigates the crimes and uncovers an evil force born of the cruel treatment of Indians by Spanish missionaries. By the author of The Sharpest Sight.
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Burden of proof
Turow, Scott.
PS3570.U754 B87 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Criminal defense lawyer Alejandro "Sandy" Stern copes with his wife's suicide, his three grown children and a government investigation of his brother-in-law's successful brokerage house.
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Cactus blood : a mystery novel
Corpi, Lucha, 1945-
PS3553.O693 C3 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In California, Chicana detective Gloria Damasco investigates the death of a strike leader who was involved in a grape boycott. Officially the death was suicide, but Damasco thinks murder more likely. By the author of Eulogy for a Brown Angel.
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Case of need
Hudson, Jeffrey, 1942-
PS3553.R48 C37 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Boston pathologist attempts to clear the name of a close friend and colleague accused of performing an abortion which led to the death of a young girl.
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Case of rape
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984.
PS3515.I713 C3 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Certain justice
James, P. D.
PR6060.A467 C45 1997b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A British woman lawyer is murdered soon after successfully defending her client who was on trial for murder. As he opens an investigation, Commander Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard learns the man recently became engaged to the lawyer's daughter. Is there a connection? By the author of Original Sin.
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Conjure-man dies : a mystery tale of dark Harlem
Fisher, Rudolph, 1897-1934.
PS3511.I7436 C66 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An African king with a degree from Harvard who set himself up as a "conjure-man", a fortune teller, is murdered in 1930s Harlem. This is the first known mystery novel written by an African American.
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Crazy kill
Himes, Chester B., 1909-
PS3515.I713 C7 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Outside the apartment where a wake is going on, the manager of the A & P across the street is robbed. Reverend Short, a storefront preacher addicted to opium and brandy, is watching from a bedroom window in the flat. He leans too far and falls out; a bread basket, sitting outside the bakery below, saves him. Back inside, he says he sees a vision of a dead man. Outside, in the very basket Short landed in, lies the body of Valentine Haines. Who murdered Val? It is up to Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson to find out.
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Crime in the neighborhood : a novel
Berne, Suzanne.
PS3552.E73114 C75 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl annoyed by a neighbor flirting with her mother accuses him of sexual abuse and murder. She is Martha, 10, and in the summer of 1972 the suburb of Spring Hill in Washington is more than ready to believe her, a child having been raped and murdered. The novel examines what can happen when a child's testimony is the only lead in a crime and what prompts a child to point an accusing finger. A debut in fiction.
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Crossing the Mangrove
Condé, Maryse.
PQ3949.2.C65 T7313 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Guadeloupe, a man is found dead in the village of Riviere au Sel. He was Francis Sancher, a handsome individual, liked by some and reviled by others. The villagers come to pay their last respects and in speech or in internal monologue reveal their relationship to him. They include the postman who was his friend, the man who hated his guts and the woman who wishes she could burn on his pyre. By the author of Segu.
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Da Vinci code : a novel
Brown, Dan, 1964-
PS3552.R685434 D3 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.
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Deadly triplets : a theatre mystery and journal
Kennedy, Adrienne.
PS3561.E4252 D4 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Desert blood : the Juárez murders
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, 1958-
PS3557.A8449 D47 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: It's the summer of 1998 and for five years over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped in the Chihuahua desert outside of Juarez, Mexico, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants on both sides of the border. El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to her hometown to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant maquiladora worker in Juarez. When Cecilia turns up strangled and disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is thrown into the churning chaos of abuse and murder. Even as the rapes and killings of "girls from the south" continue-their tragic stories written in desert blood-a conspiracy covers up the crimes that implicate everyone from the Maquiladora Association to the Border Patrol. When Ivon's younger sister gets kidnapped in Juarez, Ivon knows that it's up to her to find her sister, whatever it takes. Despite the sharp warnings she gets from family, friends, and nervous officials, Ivon's investigation moves her deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of silence. From acclaimed poet and prose-writer Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Desert Blood is a gripping thriller that ponders the effects of patriarchy, gender identity, border culture, transnationalism, and globalization on an international crisis.
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Devices and desires
James, P. D.
PR6060.A467 D4 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh leaves London to vacation in Norfolk and becomes enmeshed in the hunt for the perpetrator of a series of murders of young women, which continues even after the murderer's capture.
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Disclosure : a novel
Crichton, Michael, 1942-
PS3553.R48 D57 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An accusation of sexual harassment threatens a man's career in the cutthroat computer industry, and when he attempts to defend himself, he uncovers some damaging company secrets.
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Duplicate keys
Smiley, Jane.
PS3569.M39 D8 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A divorced midwesterner living in a communal building in Manhattan discovers two of her friends murdered in her suddenly dangerous home, in a gripping tale of murder and treachery.
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Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
PS3603.A78 E4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The complex story of family with links to crime. The novel is set amongst the African American society of the eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school.
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Equation for evil : a novel
Caputo, Philip.
PS3553.A625 E68 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After a busload of Asian children is massacred and the killer commits suicide, two California investigators are assigned to perform a psychological autopsy. They are Dr. Leander Heartwood, a white forensic psychiatrist, and Gabriel Chin, an Asian agent of the state's justice department. They uncover evidence the killer was acting for another and proceed to look for him.
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Eulogy for a brown angel : a mystery novel
Corpi, Lucha, 1945-
PS3553.O693 E93 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Felix in the underworld
Mortimer, John Clifford, 1923-
PR6025.O7552 F44 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In England, a woman sues a writer for support, naming him father of her 11-year-old son. When the woman is killed the writer is a suspect and goes into hiding among the homeless, but is caught. Thankfully, there is his publicist, whom he has always been nice to, and she might clear his name.
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Following story
Nooteboom, Cees, 1933-
PT5881.24.O55 V6513 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Gathering of old men
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
PS3557.A355 G3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set on a Louisiana sugar cane plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.
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Girls : a novel
Busch, Frederick, 1941-2006.
PS3552.U814 G5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A campus policeman's search for a missing girl, followed by the capture of her murderer. Set in an upstate New York college in the middle of winter, the novel looks at the fear that now exists in such places. By the author of The Children in the Woods.
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Good intentions : a novel
O'Brien, Patricia.
PS3565.B73 G66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A killer helps reverse the fortunes of a talk show hostess on a Chicago radio station. Rachel Snow's program faces extinction, until a murderer begins taunting her. The station tells her to string him along--good for ratings--but the scheme puts her life in danger.
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Gossip
Bram, Christopher.
PS3552.R2817 G67 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A New York bookseller goes to Washington to have a homosexual affair with a journalist he met on the Internet. The affair turns sour when the bookseller discovers the journalist is writing an expose on a senator who is his friend. When the journalist is murdered police arrest the bookseller, but he didn't do it. By the author of Father of Frankenstein.
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Grid
Kerr, Philip.
PR6061.E784 G75 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A computer thriller on a new building in Los Angeles where even the watering of plants is computerized. Just before the official opening the computer and its descendants decide they don't want humans and proceed to kill them, using such weapons as automatic doors and air conditioning.
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Guilty as sin
Hoag, Tami.
PS3558.O333 G85 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The trial of a college professor accused of abducting a boy. It features prosecutor Ellen North whose problems begin when the boy turns up safe and sound, albeit unable to talk from trauma. North thinks the prof had an accomplice, but how to prove it? Defending the professor is North's former flame.
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Hallucinating Foucault
Duncker, Patricia, 1951-
PR6054.U477 H35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An English student is so impressed by a book of philosophy that he travels to France to meet its author, now in an insane asylum. In describing the relationship which grows up between the two men, the novel looks at the bonds that are created between reader and writer, even though they never meet. A first novel.
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Hearing voices
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
PR6073.I439 H44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old man is pushed to his death from a skyscraper in 1960s New York. He is Virgil D. Everett, a pharmaceutical tycoon, supporter of the radical right, manuscript collector and father of sorts of the contraception pill. Who did it and why? Part mystery, part comedy of manners.
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Hound of the Baskervilles
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.
PR4622 .H6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sir Charles Baskerville's sudden heart attack and death have the townspeople in shock and searching for the one to blame--the family dog--while Sherlock Holmes leads the investigation.
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Hunt club : a novel
Lott, Bret.
PS3562.O784 H8 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A doctor's body is found on a hunting estate in South Carolina, his head missing, his hands skinned. So begins a conspiracy to dispossess a blind estate owner who refuses to sell. The story is narrated by the blind man's teenage nephew who serves as his guide. By the author of Reed's Beach.
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In the memory of the forest : a novel
Powers, Charles T.
PS3566.O8368 I5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A murder in a Polish village revives memories of past murders, including complicity in the killing of Jews during World War II. The protagonist is a young farmer who takes it upon himself to solve a killing in a forest outside the village. A first novel.
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Indian killer
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
PS3551.L35774 I56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The plight of John Smith, an Indian stolen as a baby from his parents and brought up by whites. Angry because he has no roots he joins the street people, becoming a suspect when Seattle is hit by a serial killer who scalps his all-white victims. By the author of Reservation Blues.
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Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor : being the first Jane Austen mystery
Barron, Stephanie.
PS3563.A8357 J36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fleeing from a broken engagement, Jane Austen has scarcely arrived in Scargrave when the local earl is felled by a mysterious ailment that is far too agonizing and fatal to be credited to his fondness for claret and pudding. The earl's widow asks Jane to investigate.
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Jemez Spring
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 J46 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Private detective Sonny Baca enters a deadly race against time when his investigation of the drowning death of the governor of New Mexico leads him to the realization that his old enemy Raven in back at work and has planted a bomb near the Los Alamos National Laboratories.
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King of Babylon shall not come against you
Garrett, George P., 1929-
PS3557.A72 K5 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A writer researches a murderous week, 25 years ago in his hometown: two murders, a robbery and a suicide. As he talks to people, there emerges a society where morality has gone out the window. A social commentary on our times in the form of a crime novel.
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Kowloon Tong
Theroux, Paul.
PS3570.H4 K68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The humiliation of a colonial Englishman on the eve of China's takeover of Hong Kong. Neville Mallard, a member of the white elite is forced to sell his family's textile factory to a Chinese businessman. It is a blow to his wallet, but even more to his confidence, the end of a century of white arrogance.
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Lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.
PS3505.H3224 A6 2002a Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Last days of Louisiana Red
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
PS3568.E365 L3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed's Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A HooDoo detective story and a comprehensive satire on the explosive politics of the '60s, The Last Days of Louisiana Red exposes the hypocrisy of contemporary American culture and race politics."--BOOK JACKET.
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Long night of white chickens
Goldman, Francisco.
PS3557.O368 L66 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lost dog : a novel
De Kretser, Michelle.
PR9619.4.D4 L67 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend. Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.
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Masked dancers
Hager, Jean.
PS3558.A3232 M37 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Indian policeman Mitch Bushyhead investigates the death of an Oklahoma wildlife officer. He was looking into the killing of bald eagles, a protected species, and Bushyhead suspects a man who supplies them for Indian rituals.
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McNally's puzzle
Sanders, Lawrence, 1920-
PS3569.A5125 M357 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Palm Beach private detective Archy McNally is hired by the wealthy owner of a bird store to investigate threats against his life, but the case soon becomes complicated by the murder of McNally's client and the kidnapping-killings of two store clerks.
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Monkey house
Fullerton, John.
PR6056.U437 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An idealistic policeman hunts for a murderer in war-torn Sarajevo. Superintendent Rosso must overcome sniper fire, threats from a powerful war lord and his family's attempts to dissuade him. His only ally is an American "war-junkie" journalist.
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Murder, a mystery, and a marriage
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1322 .M75 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the efforts of John Gray to marry off his daughter Mary to the heir of Deer Lick, Missouri's, wealthiest family, until the appearance of a stranger not only derails Gray's plans but also leads to murder.
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Murder in the Museum of Man
Alcorn, Alfred.
PS3551.L29 M87 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The dean of a museum in England has been murdered and his body served as a series of dishes, ranging from roast dean to fried dean. Suspicion falls on the ethnology department whose members are rumored to have been dabbling in cannibalism. Norman de Ratour of the registrar's office investigates.
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Names of the dead
O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
PS3565.N316 N36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family drama on a Vietnam War veteran who cannot forget the war. Larry Markham was a corpsman and is still haunted by the memory of men dying in his arms. His obsession creates strains in his marriage and his wife leaves him, taking their son with her.
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Nine tailors
Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.
PR6037.A95 N54 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the parish church bells toll out the death of an unknown man, Lord Peter investigates the sinister affair.
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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
PR6063.C326 N6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
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Nowle's passing : a novel
Forbes, Edith, 1954-
PS3556.O662 N69 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Vermont, a farmer commits suicide after locking himself in the kitchen with his beloved dogs. But his daughter, Vinci, does not think it was suicide. Her father cared too much for his dogs to imprison them like that, she says. When it transpires that he intended to donate his land to a conservation foundation, instead of his three children, Vinci knows she is right. By the author of Alma Rose.
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One hundred bottles = Cien botellas en una pared
Portela, Ena Lucía, 1972-
PQ7390.P64 C5413 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Original sin
James, P. D.
PR6060.A467 O75 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In London, the managing director of a stately publishing house is found dead, a stuffed snake in his mouth. The suspects are many: a rejected author, a discarded mistress, a resentful employee, to mention just a few. Commander Adam Dalgliesh sifts through their lives and the company's finances in order to find the killer.
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Paris enigma : a novel
Santis, Pablo de, 1963-
PQ7798.29.A616 E6513 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arriving in Paris for their inaugural meeting during the 1889 World's Fair, an exclusive society of the world's most renowned detectives wonders at the absence of its co-founding member, who has sent a secret message about a threat to the society.
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Perfidia : a novel
Rossner, Judith.
PS3568.O848 P4 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New Mexico, a daughter kills her abusive mother in self-defense during a quarrel. It is the climax to a childhood of violence and neglect, in the course of which the mother often left the girl alone at night, or made love in her presence.
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Rage in Harlem
Himes, Chester B., 1909-
PS3515.I713 F67 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jackson loses his life savings to a con man, now his twin brother Goldy, who disguises himself as a nun, must help him get it back.
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Ripley under ground
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-
PS3558.I366 R56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Ripley under water
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-
PS3558.I366 R57 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The fifth of Highsmith's "Ripley" novels finds the hero living the good life in the French countryside. His tranquillity is disturbed when an obnoxious American couple move into the village.
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Rising sun : a novel
Crichton, Michael, 1942-
PS3553.R48 R57 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.
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River king
Hoffman, Alice.
PS3558.O3447 R58 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the master storyteller, a suspenseful, lyrical account of one man's search for the truth behind an inexplicable death. For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night the two worlds are thrust together due to an inexplicable death, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity. The lives of everyone involved are unraveled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a boy who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions--both past and present--slide by without notice.
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Run river
Didion, Joan.
PS3554.I33 R86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, the great-grandchildren of California pioneers, become involved in murder and betrayal.
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Scarlet women
Christilian, J. D.
PS3553.H737 S33 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A historical murder mystery which begins when a prostitute is found dead in 1871 New York in clothes belonging to a missing high-society woman. As Detective Harp investigates, the reader is taken on a tour of the raffish depths beneath the prim facade of Victorian New York.
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Secrets of the camera obscura
Knowles, David, 1966-
PS3561.N677 S43 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A San Francisco man investigates the death by decapitation of a beautiful Italian woman who was a frequent visitor to his camera obscura, a darkened room where shapes play on a wall. The woman is the latest victim of a spell cast centuries ago.
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Shadow of the wind
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964-
PQ6668.U49 S6613 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written. Barcelona, 1945-just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn't find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly. As with all astounding novels, The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisons- The Crimson Petal and the White? The novels of Arturo Peacute-Reverte? Of Victor Hugo? Love in the Time of Cholera ?-but in the end, as with all astounding novels, no comparison can suffice. As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote, ldquo. The originality of Ruiz Zafoacute's voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent. The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature. An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art.
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Shaman winter
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 S45 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Smilla's sense of snow
Høeg, Peter, 1957-
PT8176.18.O335 F7613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Smilla's Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit, but she lives in Copenhagen. She is thirty-seven, single, childless, moody, and she refuses to fit in. Smilla's six-year-old Inuit neighbor, Isaiah, manages only with a stubbornness that matches her own to befriend her." "When Isaiah falls off a roof and is killed, Smilla doesn't believe it's an accident. She has seen his tracks in the snow, and she knows about snow. She decides to investigate and discovers that even the police don't want her to get involved. But opposition appeals to Smilla." "As all of Copenhagen settles down for a quiet Christmas, Smilla's investigation takes her from a fervently religious accountant to a tough-talking pathologist and an alcoholic shipping magnate and into the secret files of the Danish company responsible for extracting most of Greenland's mineral wealth - and finally onto a ship with an international cast of villains bound for a mysterious mission on an uninhabitable island off Greenland." "To read Smilla's Sense of Snow is to be taken on a magical, nerve-shattering journey - from the snow-covered streets of Copenhagen to the awesome beauty of the Arctic ice caps. A mystery, a love story, and an elegy for a vanishing way of life, Smilla's Sense of Snow is a breathtaking achievement, an exceptional feat of storytelling."--BOOK JACKET.
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Sole survivor : a novel
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
PS3561.O55 S55 1997b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A thriller on afterlife, featuring a Los Angeles crime reporter. Visiting the graves of his family, killed in a plane crash, Joe Carpenter sees men attack a woman taking pictures. It turns out the camera captures images of afterlife from the graves, a hush-hush scientific breakthrough over which people are fighting.
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Solibo Magnificent
Chamoiseau, Patrick.
PQ3949.2.C45 S6514 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Solibo Magnificent dies on stage while telling a tale during Carnival in Martinique, the police must determine whether it is a case of autostrangulation or murder.
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Son of the circus
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 S64 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary on the lot of social misfits: prostitutes, dwarfs, himself--the doctor regarding himself a foreigner in both India and Canada.
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Starlite Drive-in : a novel
Reynolds, Marjorie, 1944-
PS3568.E8954 S73 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A handsome drifter arrives in a drive-in theater in 1950s Indiana and the owner, an abusive father and husband, gives him a job. Both the owner's wife and his 13-year-old daughter fall in love with him. Told by the daughter, now 49, after a body is found on the grounds of what had been the theater.
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Strangers at the gate
Gross, Leonard.
PS3557.R585 S77 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A thriller on the invasion of the West Coast by Hong Kong gangsters fleeing the colony's planned takeover by China. When a San Francisco TV reporter investigating the gangs is murdered, Captain Zachary Tobias of the San Francisco police travels to Hong Kong after the killers and is nearly killed himself.
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Suspects : a novel
Berger, Thomas, 1924-
PS3552.E719 S87 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Officers Moody and LeBeau investigate the killing of a woman and her three-year-old daughter in their home. One suspect, the husband, is quickly written off as he was in a motel entertaining the wife of his boss. But his brother is another matter. By the author of Little Big Man.
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Talented Mr. Ripley
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-
PS3558.I366 T33 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be like him, exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothingcertainly not only one murderto accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil. - Publisher.
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Tales from the blue archives
Thornton, Lawrence, 1937-
PS3570.H6678 T35 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After ten long years of weekly visits to psychics, a vision leads Dolores to the two teenage boys she believes are her grandsons, abducted during Argentina's Dirty War. The ensuing custody battle "parallels a country's efforts to reclaim its soul."--Jacket.
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Tempestad
Prada, Juan Manuel de, 1970-
PQ6666.R313 T46 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Terra-cotta dog
Camilleri, Andrea.
PQ4863.A3894 C3613 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stumbling on a fifty-year-old mystery involving a pair of lovers whose bodies are found in a mountain cave beside a dog statue, Inspector Montalbano investigates the island's past and traces a family's secret back to World War II.
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Thieves like us : a novel
Anderson, Edward, 1905-1969.
PS3501.N218 T45 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Thrones, dominations
Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.
PR6037.A95 T48 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the process of discussing with her husband the plot of her latest novel, mystery writer Lady Wimsey finds the solution to a real-life murder. The novel is an unfinished 1930s manuscript by British writer Sayers, completed by Walsh on the basis of the outline.
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Two murders in my double life
Škvorecký, Josef.
PR9199.3.S545 T9 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The narrator lives in two very distinct worlds; one is a community of exiles and emigres from post-Communist Czechoslovakia, where old feuds and friendships that have lasted through wars, occupations, and revolutions still survive; and the other is the comfortable, fatuously self-congratulatory world of a Canadian university, in which grave attention is given to matters such as whether a certain male professor has left his office door open wide enough while interviewing a female student." -- Jacket.
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Unpunished : a mystery
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.
PS1744.G57 U56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's first and only detective novel begins with a murder to confound any mystery fan: a local attorney, Wade Vaughn, is found dead in his study with a bullet in his temple, a knife in his back, a gaping wound in his skull, a cord around his neck, and a poisoned whiskey glass by his side. As the plot unfolds, it reveals motives for murder as numerous as the means: Vaughn is an evil man who has abused and blackmailed clients, servants, and family members, driven his wife to suicide, and devised a sinister plan for forcing marriage upon his young stepdaughter. The task of untangling this multitudinous mystery falls to a husband-and-wife detective team. The good-natured and resourceful Jim Hunt is sometimes outshone by his clever and intrepid wife Bess, a former journalist, who goes undercover as a servant in the dead man's home. When Bess and Jim finally discover the solution - through secret diaries, hidden surveillance, and last-minute confession - it surprises even them. Unpunished is a mystery with a message; Gilman weaves her case for women's freedom and empowerment into a story rich in twists and turns, colorful characters, red herrings, and wry humor.
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Valley of fear and selected cases
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.
PR4622 .V3 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man called Douglas has received a bullet in the head. Sherlock Holmes has deciphered a secret message warning him of Douglas's danger - too late. When he arrives at Douglas's home he finds a bizarre series of clues: the victim's branded arm, the theft of his wedding ring and a mysterious calling card. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, who has detected the evil presence of Moriarty in this crime, has some ideas of his own.
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Watershed
Everett, Percival L.
PS3555.V34 W38 1996x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While holidaying in Colorado, a black engineer is drawn into a conflict between FBI agents and Indian environmentalists over toxic dumping. For Robert Hawks history is repeating itself, as a child he watched his parents defend black civil rights, now he is defending Indian rights.
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West 47th
Browne, Gerald A.
PS3552.R746 W47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
PI Mitch Laughton is hired by an insurance company to find $6 million worth of jewelry, stolen from Iranians. The probe takes him into New York's low and high societies, his wife being a rich and well-connected woman. She is a blind guitarist. Surprise comes when the loot turns out to contain unreported items. By the author of 18mm Blues.
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White smoke : a novel about the next papal conclave
Greeley, Andrew M., 1928-
PS3557.R358 W47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
New York Times reporter Dennis Mulloy travels to Rome to cover the papal election, encountering a banking scandal, assassination plots, and his tempting and tempestous ex-wife along the way.
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White tiger : a novel
Adiga, Aravind.
PR9619.4.A35 W47 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
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Yiddish policemen's union : a novel
Chabon, Michael.
PS3553.H15 Y54 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy.
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Zero hour : a novel
Finder, Joseph.
PS3556.I458 Z47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A cat-and-mouse game between FBI agent Sarah Cahill and an international terrorist hired to destroy the Wall Street computer which handles the world's monetary transactions. The organizer is a revengeful American millionaire in Switzerland, wanted for insider trading, whose wife and daughter were killed by U.S. agents trying to bring him back. By the author of The Moscow Club.
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Zia summer
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 Z35 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Albuquerque, Chicano PI Sonny Baca, who normally pursues absentee fathers, goes after the killers of a former girlfriend whose blood was drained while she was still alive, a probe that takes him through the many cultures of the Southwest. By the author of Bless Me, Ultima.