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					CSI Murder Mystery Reading List

Note: Not all KHS Drew Library murder – mystery books are included on this list. Many fiction authors (ex: Baldacci, Evanovich, Connelly, White, James, Parker,
etc. ) have more books than what are listed here. Check out their other books in the fiction room.

Author                     Title                              Summary                                                                                  Call Number
Baldacci, David            Simple Genius                      Dogged by personal demons, Maxwell agrees to treatment in a psychiatric                  FIC BAL
                                                              institution, after barely surviving a violent barroom brawl. And King, to right
                                                              their partnership, accepts an offer to investigate a murder in a scientific think tank
                                                              named Babbage Town.
Baldacci, David            Split Second                       Sean King is a former Secret Service agent who, eight years ago, botched the job         FIC BAL
                                                              of protecting a presidential candidate. When he meets Michelle Maxwell, an
                                                              attractive agent whose political charge has just been kidnapped, the two disgraced
                                                              operatives uncover an ominous connection between the incidents. They team up,
                                                              and -- as bodies begin to pile up -- they find themselves racing against the clock
                                                              to prevent an assassin from striking again along the campaign trail.
Baantjer, A.C.             Dekok and Murder By Melody         n this book a triple murder gets Amsterdam Inspector DeKok solving puzzles and           FIC BAA
                                                              pondering about the debt we all must pay-death. Baantjer, who has recently been
                                                              knighted by the Dutch monarchy, lives in Holland.
Balliet, Blue              Chasing Vermeer                    A puzzling art theft is solved by two sixth-grade who piece together disconnected        FIC BAL
                                                              events to locate The Lady Writing, a Vermeer painting that gets stolen en route to
                                                              Chicago's Art Institute.
Berne. Suzanne             A Crime in the Neighborhood        Set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-           FIC BER
                                                              ins, Berne's assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child's
                                                              accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder.
Bernhardt, William         Perfect Justice                    While on vacation near Silver Springs, Arkansas, Tulsa lawyer Ben Kincaid (              FIC BER
                                                              Deadly Justice , Ballantine. 1993.) hastily agrees to defend a young white
                                                              supremacist accused of murdering a local Vietnamese immigrant. Although time
                                                              is of the essence, town hostilities and prejudices make Ben's life difficult--even
                                                              with the aid of his own "A team" (male secretary, private gumshoe, and on-leave
                                                              detective).
Benson, Michael            Murder in Connecticut              An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut                364.152 BEN
                                                              crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines
                                                              what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two
                                                              daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the
                                                              quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community rallied bravely around the sole
                                                              survivor of this vicious home invasion.
Bird, Anne                 Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My       The author describes the events that led her to believe that her brother, Scott          364.152 BIR
                           Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty   Peterson, had murdered his wife and unborn child.

Blackstock, Terry          Breaker’s Reef                     Ex-con Sheila Caruso is thrilled to get a job working for an eccentric writer who        FIC BLA
                                                              just moved to Cape Refuge, but when a teenage girl is found murdered, Sheila
Author              Title                 Summary                                                                                  Call Number
                                          realizes the murder is modeled after a scene in his new novel and begins to
                                          suspect his research is taking a deadly turn.
Blackstock, Terry   Cape Refuge           A brutal double murder terrorizes the peaceful Cape Refuge community, and it is          FIC BLA
                                          up to Police Chief Cade to calm the residents' fear and solve the crime before the
                                          killer strikes again.
Blackstock, Terry   River’s Edge          Ben Jackson, on track to win Cape Refuge's mayoral race, is knocked out of               FIC BLA
                                          contention when his wife is murdered and he becomes the primary suspect, but
                                          Police Chief Cade, as well as local reporter Blair Owens, believe there is
                                          something more sinister going on, and decide to dig deeper.
Blackstock, Terry   Southern Storm        Blair Owens, a former doubter, comes to depend on God for help when she sets             FIC BLA
                                          out to discover what happened to Cade, the Cape Refuge police chief who
                                          disappeared shortly after hitting and killing a man who walked out in front of his
                                          car, and who is now suspected of having some connection to the dead man's wife.
Brooks, Kevin       Black Rabbit Summer   Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: As kids            FIC BRO
                                          they were tight; now they've grown up—and apart. They agree to get together one
                                          last time, but past hurts, personal histories, soon surface, and the party's over. The
                                          group splinters off into the night; into the noise and heat and chaos of the summer
                                          carnival. Days later, a girl goes missing. The prime suspect in her disappearance?
                                          One of their own—one of the old gang. Pete doesn't know what to believe: Could
                                          one of his childhood friends really be a cold-blooded killer?
Brown, Sandra       The Switch            It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched      FIC BRO
                                          identities. Yet it's the first time as adults that they've even considered the
                                          childhood prank. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect
                                          sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero
                                          Colonel Christopher "Chief" Hart." "Although it's an enticing offer, Gillian
                                          declines for a very personal reason - she's preoccupied with whether or not the
                                          artificial insemination she underwent that day will be successful. Besides, she
                                          warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequences." "Media-
                                          savvy Chief turns out to be an easy assignment for Melina - in fact the evening
                                          with him is as much pleasure as business. But the following morning police arrive
                                          at Melina's door with the worst possible news: her beloved twin has been brutally
                                          murdered in her own bed. And on the walls, scrawled in blood, are obscenities
                                          directed at Gillian, along with insults toward Native Americans that indisputably
                                          link Chief to the crime
Buchanan, Edna      You Only Die Twice    The perfect, nude corpse of a beautiful woman washes up on a pristine Miami              FIC BUC
                                          Beach - her body tanned and shapely, her nails elegantly manicured. The problem
                                          is that the victim, Kaithlin Jordan, was murdered ten years ago. And her convicted
                                          killer - her husband, R. J. Jordan, scion of a wealthy and powerful South Florida
                                          family - sits on death row, just weeks away from his execution." "Newspaper
                                          reporter Britt Montero recalls the high-profile murder trial that heated up a
                                          volatile tropical city like the merciless August sun. Even without a body, the
Author              Title                      Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                               prosecution's case against Jordan seemed airtight and the jury enthusiastically
                                               bought into it. Now R. J. is preparing to walk - benefiting from the murderous
                                               "largess" of whoever drowned his wife in the ocean off Miami Beach - and Britt's
                                               boundlessly curious nature is energized once more by a slew of questions that
                                               suddenly need answers.
Bugliosi, Vincent   Helter Skelter             In August of 1969, the nation was shocked to learn of the brutal murders of             364.152 BUG
                                               actress Sharon Tate and six other innocent victims-all shot, stabbed, and
                                               bludgeoned to death in a two-day rampage of terror. The murderers were young
                                               men and women from middle-class families, followers of the now-notorious serial
                                               killer Charles Manson. How did Manson convince his "family" to kill? What
                                               actually happened that fatal night at Sharon Tate's Hollywood home? Prosecutor
                                               Vincent Bugliosi takes readers behind the scenes of the longest trial in American
                                               history-and inside the mind of one of America's most compelling criminals.
Burke, Jan          Flight                     A family is found murdered. In a cruel twist, one of the Las Piernas Police             FIC BUR
                                               Department's own, Philip Lefebvre, is suspected of killing the only witness. When
                                               that detective disappears, a crime boss goes free. And the LPPD is forever
                                               changed. Called in to investigate the wreckage of the missing detective's plane,
                                               Frank Harriman is given a set of cold cases that have suddenly become white hot.
                                               Detective Harriman's conviction that the LPPD tagged the wrong murder suspect
                                               is wildly unpopular. Alone, his instincts and integrity questioned at every turn,
                                               Harriman must stop the killer before hundreds of lives, including Harriman's own,
                                               are lost.
Capote, Truman      In Cold Blood              Recreates the slaying of the Clutter family of Kansas, and the capture, trial, and      364.152 CAP
                                               execution of their murderers.
Carter, Stephen     New England White           Carlyle, the university president, and his wife, Julia Carlyle, a deputy dean at the   FIC CAR
                                               divinity school—African Americans living in “the heart of whiteness.” Lemaster
                                               is an old friend of the president of the United States. Julia was the murdered
                                               man’s lover years ago. The meeting point of these connections forms the core of a
                                               mystery that deepens even as Julia closes in on the politically earth-shattering
                                               motive behind the murder.
Chandler, Raymond   Farewell, My Lovely        Foremost among the grotesques is Moose Malloy, a giant, lovelorn gangster               FIC CHA
                                               whom Marlowe meets outside Florian's, a now-Negro bar where Malloy seeks his
                                               old flame, Velma. When the bouncer tries to throw him out, Malloy kills him and
                                               maims the owner, and Marlowe is a witness. Gold-bricking, racist Lt. Nulty gets
                                               the case and persuades the detective to do his footwork. From a hotel clerk he
                                               learns that Florian's widow Jesse is alive, and from her he gleans an old photo of
                                               Velma. This he reports to Lt. Nulty.
Christie, Agatha    And Then There Were None   gatha Christie's most famous and acclaimed novel! Ten strangers are gathered            FIC CHR
                                               together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. They share the darkest secrets
                                               of their pasts, and then, one by one, they die.
Christie, Agatha    Curtain                    Hercule Poirot returns to Styles, the scene of his first great case, to prevent a       FIC CHR
Author                Title                   Summary                                                                              Call Number
                                              dangerous mass murderer from striking again. But the great detective doesn't
                                              know that this will be the most dangerous case in his illustrious career - and
                                              perhaps the last.
Christie, Agatha      The Secret Adversary    Tommy and Tuppence decide to find a mysterious missing lady and nothing can          FIC CHR
                                              stop them--not international espionage, kidnapping, or even murder.

Christie, Agatha      Spider’s Web            Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming.            FIC CHR
                                              'Supposing I were to come down one morning and find a dead body in the library,
                                              what should I do?' she muses. Clarissa has her chance to find out when she
                                              discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent. It becomes necessary
                                              to dispose of the body before her husband comes home with an important foreign
                                              politician, so Clarissa persuades her three houseguests to become accessories and
                                              accomplices. It seems that the murdered man was not unknown to certain
                                              members of the house party (but which ones?), and the search begins for the
                                              murderer and the motive, while at the same time trying to persuade a police
                                              inspector that there has been no murder at all...
Clark, Mary Higgins   Before I Say Good-bye   A powerful ESP experience in her past makes a woman candidate for Congress           FIC CLA
                                              particularly receptive when a fraudulent psychic claims to have been in contact
                                              with the woman's missing husband. What she doesn't know is that she's been
                                              marked not just for a trickster's scam, but for murder itself.

Clark, Mary Higgins   The Cradle Will Fall    A minor road accident landed county prosecutor Katie DeMaio in Westlake              FIC CLA
                                              Hospital. That night, from her window, she thought she saw a man load a
                                              woman's body into the trunk of a car...or was it just a sleeping pill-induced
                                              nightmare? At work the next day, Katie began investigating a suicide that looked
                                              more like murder. Initial evidence pointed elsewhere, but medical examiner
                                              Richard Carroll saw a trail leading to Dr. Edgar Highley. He suspected that the
                                              famous doctor's work "curing" infertile women was more than controversial--that
                                              it was deceitful, depraived, and often deadly. But before Richard could tell Katie
                                              his fears, she left the office for the weekend and an appointment for routine
                                              surgery...in Dr. Highley's operating room.
Clark, Mary Higgins   Daddy’s Little Girl     Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister,           FIC CLA
                                              Andrea, was murdered near their home in a rural village in New York's
                                              Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-
                                              old scion of a wealthy, prominent family whom Andrea has been secretly dating;
                                              Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea, and
                                              Will Nebels, a local handyman in his 40s.
                                                       It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body
                                              was found — a secret hideaway where she met her friends. And it was Ellie who
                                              was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this
                                              place the night Andrea was missing. Ellie's testimony eventually led to the
Author                Title                    Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                               conviciton of the man she was convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his
                                               guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison.
                                                        When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an
                                               Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set
                                               free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his
                                               reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on creating a Website and writing
                                               a book that will conclusively prove his guilt. As she delves deeper into her
                                               research, she uncovers horrifying and unknown facts that shed new light on her
                                               sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a
                                               desperate killer.
Clark, Mary Higgins   A Stranger Is Watching   Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson...yet in two days the state         FIC CLA
                                               of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law.
                                               But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve.
                                               Thompson's death will not still the fears of Nina's six-year-old son, Neil, witness
                                               to his mother's brutal slaying. Not even the love and friendship of Sharon Martin,
                                               a journalist who is slowly becoming a part of their world, will ever erase their
                                               bitter memories. Only time, perhaps, will heal their wounds. But in the shadows a
                                               stranger waits, a cunning psychopath who has killed before, who has unfinished
                                               business at the Peterson home...
Coben, Harlan         The Innocent             Everybody makes mistakes. But, whether these missteps result from poor                  FIC COB
                                               judgment, good intentions, or circumstances completely beyond our control, they
                                               can change lives…our own and other people's. When Matt Hunter tries to break
                                               up a fight at a college party, he unintentionally causes the death of another student
                                               and finds his future derailed by a four-year prison term. After his release, he's got
                                               a lifetime ahead of him as an ex-con…but his real trials are just beginning. And
                                               when his past mistake makes him the prime suspect in the murder of a nun, Matt's
                                               desperate desire to prove his innocence leads him into deadly danger.
Coben, Harlan         Just One Look            When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there           FIC COB
                                               is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least 20 years ago with a man in it
                                               who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies it, he
                                               disappears that night, taking the photo with him. Now, to save her family from a
                                               fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing to get the photo, Grace must confront
                                               the dark corners of her own tragic past.
Coben, Harlan         The Woods                In the midst of the biggest case of his career, acting Essex County prosecutor Paul     FIC COB
                                               Copeland is contacted by investigators who have linked him to a middle-aged
                                               man found dead in Manhattan. When he views the corpse, he is shocked by the
                                               man's uncanny resemblance to Gil Perez, one of four teenagers (including
                                               Copeland's own sister Camille) supposedly killed decades earlier in the woods
                                               near a New Jersey summer camp. Working as a camp security guard that summer,
                                               Copeland neglected his duties for a tryst with his girlfriend on the night of the
                                               murders, and he has lived all these years with crippling guilt and grief. Now he's
Author              Title                         Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                  forced to revisit that tragic event as he embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery
                                                  behind the brutal crime.
Cockey, Tim         The Hearse You Came In On     What self-respecting undertaker would allow himself to get involved in a murder        FIC COC
                                                  investigation, a series of dirty videos, a case of political blackmail, and police
                                                  corruption, as well as one of the worst amateur theater productions in recent
                                                  memory? None, unless your name happens to be Hitchcock Sewell, the most
                                                  charming suspense hero to come along in years. And who knew an undertaker
                                                  could look so good? In this fast-paced and enormously entertaining mystery,
                                                  Hitch has gotten himself into more trouble than any self-respecting undertaker
                                                  should
Cockey, Tim         Hearse Of A Different Color   A surprise blizzard dumps more than snow on the steps of Sewell & Sons funeral         FIC COC
                                                  home it leaves behind the corpse of a murdered waitress as well. Hitch's television
                                                  meteorologist girlfriend sees the crime as an opportunity to move into hard news.
                                                  Her unctuous mentor wants to beat Hitch to the punch. Hitch's snooping takes him
                                                  from low-life strip joints to high-tone mansions, proving yet again that
                                                  undertakers and their clue-happy cohorts can be a pretty lively bunch.
Coel, Margaret      The Spirit Woman              When Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley look into the disappearance of a            FIC COE
                                                  history professor who was visiting the Wind River Reservation, they are led into a
                                                  twenty-year-old mystery involving the disappearance of another historian, and
                                                  then even further into the past-as they unravel a controversy surrounding the
                                                  young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea...
Connolly, Michael   Angels Flight                 At the foot of Angels Flight, an inclined railway in the heart of downtown Los         FIC CON
                                                  Angeles, a lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial. Howard
                                                  Elias's lawsuits charging the LAPD with racism and brutality made him a
                                                  celebrity - even as his success earned him the hatred of nearly every police officer
                                                  in the city. When Harry Bosch is put in charge of the team investigating Elias's
                                                  murder he knows that his colleagues are likely to be his chief suspects
Connolly, Michael   Blood Work                    Blood Work -- that's what Terrell McCaleb used to call his job at the FBI. Until a     FIC CON
                                                  heart condition forced him to take early retirement, he headed all investigations of
                                                  serial murders in the Los Angeles area. Now he is recovering from a heart
                                                  transplant operation and leads a quiet life. But McCaleb's calm seas turn rough
                                                  when a story in the L.A. Times brings him face-to-face with Graciela Rivers, a
                                                  darkly intriguing woman who hooks him with the story of her sister's unsolved
                                                  murder. Against doctor's orders and his own better judgement, McCaleb agrees to
                                                  takeup the case
Connolly, Michael   The Closers                   25-year LAPD veteran Harry Bosch comes back to the force after 3 years of              FIC CON
                                                  retirement. This time, he and his partner, Kiz Rider, are working in "Open
                                                  Unsolved," a top-notch homicide unit that applies new technology and cutting-
                                                  edge investigative techniques to closed cases.
Connolly, Michael   Echo Park                     When he receives word that somebody has confessed to the 1995 homicide of              FIC CON
                                                  Marie Gesto, Detective Harry Bosch is surprised and relieved. For more than a
Author               Title              Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                        decade, details of this savage murder had eaten away at the sensitive investigator.
                                        His emotions heighten, though, when he hears the murderer speak and learns that
                                        police missed a clue that could have led them to Gesto's killer and thus prevented
                                        nine subsequent murders. The realization leaves Bosch reeling with uncertainty
                                        about his colleagues and his own commitments. A very well done hard-boiled
                                        police procedural.
Cook, Robin          Vector             When Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Cook's            FIC COO
                                        Chromosome 6) witness some unusual cases in their capacities as New York City
                                        forensic pathologists, the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the
                                        puzzle before a terrorist unleashes ultimate terror in the form of a modern
                                        bioweapon.
Cook, Robin          Chromosome 6       Forensic pathologist Dr. Jack Stapleton and his colleague Dr. Laurie Montgomery        FIC COO
                                        discover a mysterious cult involved in high-tech experimental medical procedures
                                        when they set out to discover the truth about what happened to Carlo Franconi,
                                        mobster whose body was stolen from the morgue and later turned up mutilated
                                        and without its liver.
Cornwell, Patricia   The Body Farm      Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward      FIC COR
                                        home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in
                                        blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic
                                        pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial
                                        killer who has long eluded the FBI But as she tries to make sense of the evidence,
                                        she is left with questions that lead her to the Body Farm, a little known research
                                        facility in Tennessee where, with the help of some grisly experiments, she might
                                        discover the answer.
Cornwell, Patricia   Body of Evidence   A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing          FIC COR
                                        phone calls—or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched.
                                        When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together
                                        the intricate forensic evidence—while unwittingly edging closer to a killer
                                        waiting in the shadows.
Cornwell, Patricia   Cause of Death     On New Year's Eve, a scuba diver, identified as investigative reporter Ted             FIC COR
                                        Eddings, is found dead 30 feet below the surface of the Elizabeth River. Was
                                        Eddings hunting for Civil War relics or fishing for a bigger story in the Inactive
                                        Naval Ship Yard? An anonymous phone call reporting the death drawsVirginia
                                        medical examiner Kay Scarpetta into the case. The murder of a morgue assistant
                                        driving Scarpetta's car and the discovery of radioactive material on the passenger
                                        side puts Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and colleagues Wesley Benton and Peter
                                        Marino on the trail of a right-wing militia group.
Crier, Catherine     A Deadly Game      Crier, a former judge and one of television's legal analysts, was among the first to   364.152 CRI
                                        question the behavior of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson. And with her network of
                                        journalistic sources, Crier was soon able to penetrate the core of the police
                                        investigation that followed gaining access to a huge and revealing body of
Author                 Title                      Summary                                                                                   Call Number
                                                  previously unseen police reports, transcripts of recorded conversations,
                                                  photographic evidence, and other exclusive materials.
Cross, Amanda          Honest Doubt               Woody, a private investigator hired to find the perpetrator of a bizarre murder in        FIC CRO
                                                  academe, naturally enlists the help of that indefatigable amateur sleuth, Kate
                                                  Fansler.
                                                            Woody is a fat P.I.—she always beats the client to the punch with that
                                                  revelation. She's also very competent. But her newest case has left her feeling a
                                                  bit out of her element.
Cross, Amanda          The Puzzled Heart          Kate Fansler's husband, Reed, is kidnapped - and will be killed unless Kate obeys         FIC CR
                                                  the carefully delineated directives of a ransom note. Tormented by her own
                                                  puzzled heart, Kate seeks solace and wise counsel from both old friends and new.
                                                  But who precisely is the enemy? Is he or she a vengeful colleague? A hostile
                                                  student? A terrorist sect? The questions mount as Kate searches for Reed -
                                                  accompanied by her trusty new companion, a Saint Bernard puppy named
                                                  Bancroft. Hovering near Kate and Bancroft, almost within touch, are rampant
                                                  cruelties and calculated menace. The madness of our time is on the move. And the
                                                  moment is ripe for murder. ...
Davidson, Diane Mott   Catering To Nobody         Catering a wake is not Goldy’s idea of fun. Yet the Colorado caterer throws               FIC DAV
                                                  herself into preparing a savory feast including Poached Salmon and Strawberry
                                                  Shortcake Buffet designed to soothe forty mourners. And her culinary efforts
                                                  seem to be exactly what the doctor ordered...until her ex-father-in-law
                                                  gynecologist Fritz Korman is struck down and Goldy is accused of adding poison
                                                  to the menu
Davidson, Diane Mott   Dying For Chocolate        When Goldy gets a cushy job as a caterer at a posh country club, she thinks her           FIC DAV
                                                  life is finally starting to look up, but then the local shrink that she has been seeing
                                                  drives his car into a bus, and Goldy finds herself involved in a mystery that could
                                                  get her and her son killed.
Davidson, Diane Mott   Killer Pancake             Goldy agrees to cater a low-fat luncheon for Mignon Cosmetics, but when she               FIC DAV
                                                  witnesses the death of a Mignon sales associate, she is drawn into the
                                                  investigation and must fight for her own life.
Deere, Dicey           The Irish Manor House      All she wants is enough peace and quiet to complete her multi-lingual series of           FIC DEE
                                                  children's books. Where better to find it than in an old cottage on the rural estate
                                                  of her dear friends, the Ashendens of Ballynagh, Ireland? But as she settles in,
                                                  translator Torrey Tunet finds trouble in paradise. First she witnesses her best
                                                  friend Rowena Keegan's murderous attack on her beloved grandfather, Dr.
                                                  Ashenden. Then Torrey lies to the police to protect Rowena. When Dr. Ashenden
                                                  is found dead in the forest, Inspector O'Hare has all but convicted Rowena, and
                                                  indicted Torrey as collaborator
Drennan, William R.    Death In A Prairie House   The most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright’s                   364.152 DRE
                                                  celebrated life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children
                                                  dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark
Author                Title                          Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                     residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Duncan, Lois          Who Killed My Daughter?        The famous fiction author tries to determine who killed her daughter because the       364.152
                                                     police have been unable to solve the crime                                             DUN
Ellis, Brett Easton   American Psycho                Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young,            FIC ELL
                                                     handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day
                                                     while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true
                                                     self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no
                                                     society could bear to confront.

Eslick, Tom           Deadly Kin                     Will Buchanan, a rugged school teacher, is embroiled in crime and mystery when         FIC ESL
                                                     he escorts his former girlfriend's niece to Zealand Falls to met her brother Jason
                                                     and he is found dead just one day later.
Evanovich, Janet      One For the Money              Novice bounty hunter Stephanie Plum goes after Joe Morelli, who is an ex-              FIC EVA
                                                     boyfriend and a former vice cop, now on the run from a charge of murder.
Evanovich, Janet      Two for the Dough              New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum stirs up a very nasty enemy, and               FIC EVA
                                                     attracts the attention of sexy vice cop Joe Morelli, when she sets out to find
                                                     Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton who has just shot his best friend.
Evanovich, Janet      Three to Get Deadly            Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is saddled with the unpopular task of tracking            FIC EVA
                                                     down beloved candy store owner Uncle Mo after he skips bond on a minor
                                                     charge, and to make matters worse, she has acquired an unwanted sidekick in
                                                     former hooker Lula and is once again enchanted by undercover cop and
                                                     sometimes boyfriend Joe Morelli.
Fergusen, Alane       The Christopher Killer         The sleepy Rocky Mountain town of Silverton, Colorado hasn’t seen a murder in          FIC FER
                                                     years—according to Pat Mahoney, the county coroner. So when his teenage
                                                     daughter, Cameryn, asks if she can be his assistant—as preparation for a career in
                                                     forensic pathology—he figures it’s a safe bet. But neither of them imagines that
                                                     their first case will involve someone Cameryn knows . . . the fourth victim of a
                                                     serial killer.
Fluke, Joanne         Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder   Hannah already had her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry       FIC FLU
                                                     her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery. But once
                                                     Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found dead
                                                     behind her bakery with Hannah's famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered
                                                     around him, her life just can't get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get
                                                     a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer. But if she doesn't watch her
                                                     back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp.
Fluke, Joanne         Sugar Cookie Murder            Cookie-monger Hannah Swenson (Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, 2003, etc.)                   FIC FLU
                                                     continues to juggle one career, two suitors, and assorted corpses in Fluke's latest
                                                     confection.
Fluke, Joanne         Blueberry Muffin Murder        Bakery owner Hannah Swensen finds herself the prime suspect when a popular             FIC FLU
                                                     television cook is found murdered in Hannah's pantry.
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Flynn, Gillian      Dark Places                       After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day       FIC FLY
                                                      testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit
                                                      from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.
Flynn, Gillian      Sharp Objects                     Camille Preaker, is a reporter for a second-rate Chicago newspaper. A solitary        FIC FLY
                                                      woman with a cynical bent, she appears to have carved out a workable life for
                                                      herself despite a painful past and an estranged family. But when a second young
                                                      girl turns up missing in Camille's hometown, shortly after another local girl was
                                                      found murdered, Camille's editor sends her home to Missouri to cover the story.
                                                      The question is, can Camille get to the bottom of the story before her demons get
                                                      the best of her?
French,, Tana       In The Woods                      Three children leave their small Dublin neighborhood to play in the surrounding       FIC FRE
                                                      woods. Hours later, their mothers' calls go unanswered. When the police arrive,
                                                      they find only one of the children, gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing bloo-
                                                      filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.
Gerritsen, Tess     The Apprentice                    A year has passed since the capture of the Surgeon, serial killer Warren Hoyt, yet    FIC GER
                                                      the memory of his brutal crimes continues to haunt Boston homicide detective
                                                      Jane Rizzoli. Now she faces a new killer, a hunter who preys on well-to-do
                                                      couples. For Rizzoli the death scenes have a horrifying air of familiarity,
                                                      especially when she realizes that this new killer is copying one obscure element
                                                      from Warren Hoyt's crimes.
Gerritsen, Tess     The Surgeon                       In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, New York Times bestselling           FIC GER
                                                      author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil--and the one woman
                                                      who can catch him before he kills again.
George, Elizabeth   In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner   Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad          FIC GEO
                                                      limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone
                                                      ridges. But this time, when two bodies are discovered in the shadow of the ancient
                                                      circle of stones known as Nine Sisters Henge, it is clearly not a case for Mountain
                                                      Rescue. The corpses are those of a young man and woman. Each met death in a
                                                      different fashion. Each died violently.
George, Elizabeth   A Suitable Vengeance              Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home,       FIC GEO
                                                      the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local
                                                      journalist is a catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a
                                                      picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far
                                                      outside their jurisdiction - and a little too close to home. When a second death
                                                      follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the
                                                      investigation personally - because the evidence points to a killer within his own
                                                      family.
Gerald, Marc        A Scream in the Dark              Acollection of sensational true-crime accounts that read like the toughest            364.152 GER
                                                      hardboiled detective fiction on the street. In this unique collection Dashiell
                                                      Hammett (creator of Sam Spade), Erle Stanley Gardner (author of the Perry
                                                      Mason novels), Brett Halliday (chronicler of serial detective Mike Shayne), and
Author               Title                        Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                  eighteen other renowned writers of mystery and detective fiction present a
                                                  catalogue of actual crimes that run the gamut from grand larceny to racketeering,
                                                  manslaughter, premeditated murder, and serial killings.
Gimenez, Mark        The Abduction                Ben Brice lives alone in the New Mexico wilderness where he battles memories           FIC GIM
                                                  of Vietnam with oceans of Jim Beam. Miles away in Texas, Ben's estranged son,
                                                  John, an internet geek-turn-billionaire, half watches his daughter Gracie's soccer
                                                  game while on his cell phone. When her mother elizabeth arrives, the coach
                                                  reports that her uncle has already collected Gracie. But Gracie has no uncle - she
                                                  was kidnapped.

Ginsburg, Philip .   The Shadow of Death          The unforgettable true story of the search for the man who, since 1984, has killed     364.152 GIN
                                                  at least six women and young girls in the Connecticut River Valley area of New
                                                  Hampshire and Vermont. It is the definitive account of how police and forensic
                                                  psychologists work to track a killer, and it is the harrowing story of bucolic
                                                  innocence lost when murder becomes a fact of small-town life.

Glass, Leslie        Hanging Time                 The heat is on NYPD cop April Woo and Dr. Jason Frank to stop a savage killer--        FIC GLA
                                                  and time is not on their side. It all starts at a posh boutique on Manhattan's Upper
                                                  West Side, when a young salesgirl is viciously slain. In the ensuing turmoil at the
                                                  police station, ambition and sexual politics collide to form an unseemly
                                                  undercurrent to a barbaric crime. And behind a wall of doctor/patient
                                                  confidentiality, a sister paints a harrowing picture of emotional terrorism and
                                                  madness for a prominent psychoanalyst.

Glass, Leslie        Judging Time                 It's snowing in New York. On the soaring skyscrapers. On the cozy brownstones.         FIC GLA
                                                  And on the sidewalk in front of a trendy West Side restaurant where two bodies
                                                  lie entangled on the ground. A man and a woman. One viciously stabbed to death,
                                                  the other the victim of an apparent heart attack. Each married to someone else,
                                                  both joined in a chilling tableau of death
Glass, Leslie        Loving Time                  People connected to the most prestigious psychiatric center in New York are            FIC GLA
                                                  dying - and killing - for love, and the caring profession is in serious trouble. If
                                                  former patient Raymond Cowles's death on Halloween is ruled a suicide, Dr.
                                                  Clara Treadwell, Cowles's analyst of long ago and now the head of the psychiatric
                                                  center, may well be liable for a whopping malpractice suit that would mark the
                                                  end of her career. For Dr. Treadwell to be found innocent of contributing to
                                                  Raymond's death, the Quality Assurance Committee she's carefully organized in
                                                  the person of Jason Frank must find a way to clear her name.
Goodman, Carol       The Lake of Dead Languages   Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the              FIC GOO
                                                  Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that
                                                  sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane
                                                  was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of
Author              Title                    Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                             Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a
                                             Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young
                                             daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories.
                                             And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the
                                             shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .
Goodman, Carol      The Seduction of Water   The Seduction of Water is the story of Iris Greenfeder, a teacher who would             FIC GOO
                                             rather be a writer, and the secrets her mother kept and her search for the truth
                                             about her mother's death. Iris grew up at the Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, where
                                             her father, Ben, was manager for 50 years, and her mother, Katherine, was the
                                             chambermaid. While at the hotel, Katherine wrote two fantasy novels of a
                                             planned trilogy, and it was rumored that therSam Spade, a private eye with his
                                             own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's cooly glittering gem of detective
                                             fiction.e was a manuscript for the third. When Iris was ten, her mother went to
                                             attend a conference in a hotel in Manhattan and never returned; she was found
                                             dead the following day. As Iris attempts to solve these mysteries, she is assisted
                                             and disillusioned by many multidimensional characters who weave in and out of
                                             the story.
Graham, Heather     Tall, Dark, and Deadly   When her friend disappears, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the          FIC GRA
                                             case, a glamorous young woman starts her own investigation. With the help of an
                                             autistic child and her ex-lover, she digs deeper into the missing woman's affairs--
                                             especially her job as a criminal defense attorney. The growing list of suspects
                                             includes clients, colleagues, family members, and old flames--all of whom have
                                             their own reasons to get rid of the woman. And when a socialite with ties to the
                                             law firm is found in the Everglades, the trio of sleuths realize that someone is
                                             tying up loose ends...and they may be next!
Gratz, Alan         Something Rotten         In a contemporary story based on Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Horatio Wilkes             FIC GRA
                                             seeks to solve the murder of his friend Hamilton Prince's father in Denmark,
                                             Tennessee.
Graysmith, Robert   Zodiac                   A "San Francisco Chronicle" reporter provides an account of the series of               364.1523
                                             unsolved murders committed in California from 1968 to the early seventies, in           GRA
                                             which letters were sent to the "Chronicle" announcing the crimes and signed with
                                             a symbol from the Zodiac.
Grimes, Martha      The Case Has Altered     The Lincolnshire fens are the perfect setting for a mystifying double-murder in         FIC GRI
                                             Martha Grimes's new Richard Jury case, a setting hardly likely to take Sergeant
                                             Wiggins's mind off his sinuses, off his pills, tinctures, and bromides. Jury finds it
                                             is a landscape that resists revealing its secrets when the body of a woman is found
                                             on the Wash and, two weeks later, the body of another woman is found floating in
                                             a canal in Windy Fen.
Grimes,Martha       The Lamorna Wink         With Richard Jury sent on a fool's errand to Northern Ireland, Melrose turns to         FIC GRI
                                             Brian Macalvie for help when Johnny's aunt, Chris Wells, disappears. Macalvie, a
                                             commander in the Devon and Cornwall police, is conducting his own
Author                Title                     Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                                investigation into the murder of a woman on a public footpath near the hamlet of
                                                Lamorna Cove.
Grimes, Martha        The Stargazey             A beautiful woman, a double-decker bus, a foggy London night -- and a brutal            FIC GRI
                                                murder. It's all par for the course for Richard Jury, Martha Grimes's Scotland
                                                Yard detective, who has an all-new case to solve in The Stargazey.
Grisham, John         The Innocent Man          ohn Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone       347.012 GRI
                                                terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. If you believe that in
                                                America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you
                                                believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal
                                                justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
Grisham, John         A Time To Kill            A young girl is attacked and her father murders the attackers and it is up to a         FIC GRI
                                                young lawyer to defend the father from the death penalty.
Grisham, John         The Pelican Brief         A bright young law student and an investigative reporter go underground when            FIC GRI
                                                trying to expose a cover-up about the killings of two Supreme Court Justices.
Grisham, John         The Client                Eleven-year-old Mark Sway witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans                FIC GRI
                                                attorney and is left with a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a
                                                Louisiana senator.
Guilfoile, Kevin      Cast of Shadows           Fertility doctor Davis Moore uses his resources to clone the man who raped and          FIC GUI
                                                murdered his seventeen-year-old daughter, hoping to find closure in the killer's
                                                face, but instead learns some unexpected things about the nature of evil.
Hammett, Dashielle    The Maltese Falcon        Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's       FIC HAM
                                                cooly glittering gem of detective fiction.
Hammett, Dashielle    The Thin Man              Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich,                  FIC HAM
                                                glamorous couple who solve crimes in between wisecracks and martinis.
Harrison, Kathryn     While They Slept          Describes the brutal killings of his parents and younger sister by eighteen-year-       364.1523
                                                old Billy Gilley, Jr., and the aftermath of a crime that shocked a small Midwestern     HAR
                                                town, in a study that reflects on the deadly effects of abuse and violence within a
                                                family.
Highmsith, Patricia   The Blunderer             Walter Stackhouse has been having gruesome fantasies about his neurotic wife,           FIC HIG
                                                Clara, for years, but when her dead body is found, Walter finds himself under
                                                intense scrutiny and races to uncover the truth about her death before his career,
                                                and life, are ruined.
Highsmith, Patricia   The Talented Mr. Ripley   The novel begins with a play on James's The Ambassadors. Tom Ripley is chosen           FIC HIG
                                                by the wealthy Herbert Greenleaf to retrieve Greenleaf's son, Dickie, from his
                                                overlong sojourn in Italy. Dickie, it seems, is held captive both by the
                                                Mediterranean climate and the attractions of his female companion, but Mr.
                                                Greenleaf needs him back in New York to help with the family business. With an
                                                allowance and a new purpose, Tom leaves behind his dismal city apartment to
                                                begin his career as a return escort. But Tom, too, is captivated by Italy. He is also
                                                taken with the life and looks of Dickie Greenleaf. He insinuates himself into
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                                               Dickie's world and soon finds that his passion for a lifestyle of wealth and
                                               sophistication transcends moral compunction. Tom will become Dickie
                                               Greenleaf--at all costs.
Hillerman, Tony   The Fallen Man               The Navajo policemen are brought together by the need to know how a man met             FIC HIL
                                               his death on Ship Rock, almost seventeen hundred feet above the desert floor.
                                               Why had he climbed this mountain sacred to Navajos and why had he been killed
                                               there - or, even worse, left to die a lonely death? The fallen man lay sprawled on a
                                               ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years - visited only by the
                                               ravens that had picked his bones clean and scattered his rock-climbing gear
Hillerman, Tony   The Listening Woman          The state police and FBI are baffled when an old man and a teenaged girl are            FIC HIL
                                               brutally murdered. The blind Navajo Listening Woman speaks of ghosts and
                                               witches. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn knows his people and begins an
                                               investigation that leads to the most violent confrontation of his career. Reissue.
Hillerman, Tony   Sinister Pig                 When a man with two identities is found dead on the Navajo Reservation, it's            FIC HIL
                                               clear his recent interest in the pipelines on tribal land has proven unhealthy…but
                                               no one knows why. Near-legendary retired investigator Joe Leaphorn, tenacious
                                               tribal cop Jim Chee, and fledgling Border Patrol officer Bernadette "Bernie"
                                               Manuelito each have a piece of the puzzle. The question is, can they put together
                                               the whole picture before this complex case turns even more deadly?
Hoag, Tami        Ashes to Ashes               Five years after the death of her daughter, the breakup of her marriage, and a love     FIC HOA
                                               affair that cost her her job at the FBI, Kate Conlan has picked up the pieces of her
                                               life and established a new career in Minneapolis as a victim's advocate. Her life is
                                               stagnant but settled until a serial killer, who has been nicknamed the Cremator,
                                               makes himself known. Thus far he has left behind the mutilated and burned
                                               bodies of two women, both known prostitutes. But the third victim attracts much
                                               more attention when it appears to be the daughter of one of the city's wealthiest
                                               and most influential men
Hoag, Tami        Dust to Dust                 It is the story of two hard-boiled cops who dare to cross the thin and dangerous        FIC HOA
                                               line that separates good and evil as they risk their lives to investigate the
                                               suspicious death of one of their own.
Hutchins, J. C.   Personal Effects: Dark Art   Personal Effects follows the extensive notes of therapist Zach Taylor’s                 FIC HUT
                                               investigation into the life and madness of Martin Grace, an accused serial killer
                                               who claims to have foreseen, but not caused, his victims’ deaths. Zach’s
                                               investigations start with interviews and art sessions, but then take him far from
                                               the hospital grounds—and often very far from the reality that we know.
                                               The items among Grace’s personal effects are the keys to understanding his
                                               haunted past, and finding the terrifying truth Grace hoped to keep buried:
                                               • Call the phone numbers: you’ll get a character’s voicemail.
                                               • Google the characters and institutions in the text: you’ll find real websites
                                                         • Examine the art and other printed artifacts included inside the cover: if
                                               you py attention, you’ll find more information than the characters themselves
Author                   Title                            Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                          discover Personal Effects, the ultimate in voyeuristic storytelling, represents a
                                                          revolutionary step forward in changing the way people interact with novels.
Jones, Aphrodite         All She Wanted                   Living as a man, twenty-one-year-old Teena Brandon hit the dust bowl town of           364.152 JON
                                                          Falls City, Nebraska, on the run from her family in Lincoln - and from the law for
                                                          forging checks. Handsome and sophisticated, Brandon was an instant success,
                                                          with young women hanging all over him. But when Brandon started to date the
                                                          beautiful blonde Lana Tisdel, her luck ran out. In a terrifying incident on
                                                          Christmas Eve, Brandon's true sexual identity was unmasked. On New Year's eve,
                                                          Brandon, her roommate, and a friend were found shot to death in an isolated
                                                          farmhouse.
Junger, Sebastian        A Death in Belmont               In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a      364.152 JUN
                                                          shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing
                                                          a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a
                                                          black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt
                                                          with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont
                                                          murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert
                                                          DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's
                                                          crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home
Kane, Andrea             The Girl Who Disappeared Twice   When they are hired by veteran family court judge Hope Willis to find her              FIC KAN
                                                          missing daughter, Forensic Investigators--a team of renegade investigators
                                                          comprised of a behavorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and a former Navy
                                                          SEAL--must race against time to bring Krissy back alive.
Kellerman, Jonathan      Self Defense                     Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t see many private patients anymore, but the young             FIC KEL
                                                          woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to
                                                          Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial
                                                          of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring
                                                          nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.
                                                          Now Lucy’s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned.
                                                          The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy’s emotions, suggests to him that it may
                                                          be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of
                                                          something very real. Something like murder.
Kellerman, Jonathan      Dr. Death                        Dr. Eldon Mate, a.k.a. Dr. Death, has been the bane of the Los Angeles D.A.'s          FIC KEL
                                                          existence, the bête noir of all opposed to assisted suicide, and the angel of mercy
                                                          to countless "travelers" who have gone to their reward via Mate's good offices.
                                                          He's also turned up in the back of his van, attached to his own death-dealing
                                                          "Humanitron" machine and too far away from most of his blood and a certain
                                                          external organ.
Kent, David              Forty Whacks                     Presents new evidence in the case of Lizzie Bordon accused of killing her parents      364.152 KEN
                                                          one hundred years ago, but acquitted, yet always presumed guilty.
Kline, Christina Baker   Desire Lines                     On the night of her high school graduation in 1986, Kathryn Campbell's best            FIC KLI
                                                          friend, Jennifer, vanished without a trace. It's been ten years since then, but
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                                                  Kathryn still feels the conspicuous void in her life—- and the nagging, guilty
                                                  sense that she has failed her friend. When a divorce sends Kathryn reeling back to
                                                  the Maine town where she grew up, the young journalist finds herself face-to-face
                                                  with her past. At twenty-eight, she's been living for far too long on memories and
                                                  questions; now she needs to take a hard look at her own life at the same time that
                                                  she is delving into the mystery of what happened to her friend.
Korelitz, Jean Hanff   A Jury of Her Peers        As a little girl climbs off a school bus on the Upper East Side of New York, a man    FIC KOR
                                                  named Trent rushes from the shadows to stab her viciously, instantly becoming
                                                  the city's latest pariah and setting into motion an increasingly bizarre chain of
                                                  occurrences. At one end of the chain is Sybylla Muldoon, the Legal Aid attorney
                                                  who must somehow overcome eyewitness accounts, devastating forensic
                                                  evidence, and the brutal disfigurement of an innocent child in her struggle to
                                                  defend Trent; at the other is the mystery of why a previously peaceful and rational
                                                  man should suddenly commit such an abhorrent crime. Sybylla's client may be
                                                  inescapably guilty of the act, but everything about the case feels unaccountably
                                                  wrong.
Langton, Jane          Dead as A Dodo             Homer Kelly is thrilled to be at Oxford University as a visiting lecturer. He's       FIC LAN
                                                  especially excited about exploring the Oxford University Museum, which is home
                                                  to many marvels of natural history, including the remains of one of the last dodos.
                                                  The tranquillity of the ancient university is shattered, however, when a night
                                                  watchman plunges to his death from the museum's glass roof. No sooner has
                                                  Homer begun enjoying his professorial adventure abroad than he must once again
                                                  play part-time detective
Langton, Jane          The Dante Game             The Dante Game takes Homer Kelly to magnificent, mysterious Florence, where           FIC LAN
                                                  he finds himself entangled in a mystery of murdered lovers, the disappearance of
                                                  a star pupil, and a heroin ring shut down by the Pope's antidrug campaign.
Langton, Jane          The Memorial Hall Murder   When Harvard's Memorial Hall is bombed, the shattering of its huge rose               FIC LAN
                                                  windows resounds throughout the campus; but when a corpulent and headless
                                                  corpse is found amid the debris, and the big, beloved chorus leader, Hamilton
                                                  Dow, cannot be located, more than the peace and quiet of an illustrious university
                                                  is disturbed. Is the corpse that of the missing conductor?
Laplante, Alice        Turn of Mind               An elderly woman named Amanda O'Toole is brutally murdered in her home in a           FIC LAP
                                                  quiet Chicago neighborhood, and the police have identified a "person of interest"
                                                  in the investigation. However, unearthing the truth is bewilderingly complicated
                                                  because the suspect is Jennifer White, the murdered woman's neighbor, a retired
                                                  surgeon who suffers from dementia.
Larson, Erik           Devil in the White City    Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893          364.152 LAR
                                                  Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the
                                                  challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and
                                                  looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims
                                                  to their deaths.
Author                    Title                           Summary                                                                              Call Number
Lehane, Dennis            Mystic River                    When Jimmy Marcus's daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned the          FIC LEH
                                                          case. The investigation leads him on a collision course with the girl's grieving
                                                          father—a man with a dark past eager to solve the crime with brutal justice. And
                                                          then there is Dave Boyle, a man who hides monstrous secrets beneath a bland
                                                          façade, secrets his pregnant wife is only beginning to suspect.
Lehane, Dennis            Gone, Baby Gone                 Boston private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find        FIC LEH
                                                          four-year-old Amanda McCready, abducted from her bed on a warm, summer
                                                          night. They meet her stoned-out, strangely apathetic mother, her loving aunt and
                                                          uncle, the mother's dangerous, drug-addled friends, and two cops who've found so
                                                          many abused or dead children they may be too far over the edge to come back.
Lescroart, John           Guilt                           Mark Dooher is the last person anyone would suspect of a savage, bloody murder       FIC LES
                                                          - the most hate-filled crime one veteran detective had ever come across. But
                                                          Dooher, a prosperous attorney and prominent Catholic, is the first man San
                                                          Francisco detective Abe Glitsky suspects. Soon Dooher is standing in the sights of
                                                          the great, flawed machine called the criminal justice system. And Mark Dooher, a
                                                          paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for
                                                          murder. As the Dooher trial begins, dozens of lives are drawn into the drama,
                                                          from the men and women who knew Mark Dooher best to those whose fates are
                                                          now entwined with his.
Lescroart, John           Certain Justice                 When a bar crowd turns into a murderous, racist mob, Kevin Shea tries to do the      FIC LES
                                                          right thing. He fails, and an innocent black lawyer is lynched. The next day, TV
                                                          pictures show Shea apparently trying to hang the lawyer and Shea suddenly finds
                                                          himself a hunted, hated man.
Lutz, John                In for the Kill                 His crimes are unthinkable. His victims are innocent. The newspapers call him the    FIC LU
                                                          Butcher. He's the most horrifying serial killer to make New York City his hunting
                                                          ground. Former NYPD homicide detective Frank Quinn is determined to stop the
                                                          killer, who has gruesomely claimed five lives. Hunting down killers is what the
                                                          veteran cop does best. Nonetheless, when he realizes that ht elast names of the
                                                          victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n," a chill runs down even Frank Quinn's case-hardened
                                                          spine.
MacGregor, Rob            Hawk Moon                       Will faces a mystery involving drugs at his high school, while being framed for      FIC MAC
                                                          the disappearance and possible murder of his girlfriend.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia   Chronicle of a Death Foretold   A mysterious and haunting tale of romance and murder, that begins with the           FIC MAR
                                                          marriage of a man and a woman in love. But when he inexplicably mistreats his
                                                          beloved on the night of the wedding, he is in turn murdered by her brothers, and
                                                          we are left with a strange sense of inevitability and passions gone terribly awry.
Mayor, Archer             Chat                            Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a vivid landscape are the foundation of    FIC MAY
                                                          Archer Mayor's award-winning News travels fast in the small state of But before
                                                          investigator Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence of murder, a family
                                                          emergency sends him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother
                                                          have suddenly been threatened. Gunther reaches out to a network of police
Author                   Title                      Summary                                                                               Call Number
                                                    officers who know him only by name and reputation as he attempts to discover
                                                    the source of this imminent danger.
Mayor, Archer            The Marble Mask            A frozen body is found on a Vermont mountain in winter. The marble-hard body          FIC MAY
                                                    is thawed out. An autopsy reveals an ice-pick wound to the heart, a Canadian
                                                    driver's license dating back to just after World War Two, and that the body's been
                                                    dead and frozen for over fifty years.

Mayor, Archer            The Second Mouse           A legend among Vermont cops, Joe Gunther has solved more local whodunits              FIC MAY
                                                    than a whole squad of detectives. But his latest case takes him and his team off
                                                    their Brattleboro home turf, forty-two miles west, to chip-on-its-shoulder, blue-
                                                    collar Bennington.
McGinniss, Joe           Fatal vision               A documented book on a doctor in the Green Berets who was convicted of the            364.152
                                                    slaying of his pregnant wife and two small daughters.                                 MCG
McGuire, Chrisitne       Until Death Do Us Part     When a man is charged with attempted murder by intentional infliction of HIV,         FIC MCG
                                                    Deputy D.A. Kathryn Mackay is thrown into what the newspaper are calling the
                                                    trial of the century. But after a bomb explodes in the courtroom, Kathryn also
                                                    joins the investigators in a deadly race against time. To make matters worse, her
                                                    private life has presented the most frightening challenge that a woman could
                                                    possibly face--and there's no respite in sight.
McGuire, Christine       Until the Bough Breaks     When a wealthy man is found with a .22-caliber slug in his brain, assistant D.A.      FIC MCG
                                                    Kathryn Mackay races to uncover the truth--and becomes the next target in a
                                                    spiral of rage, recrimination, and explosive violence. This is the fourth thriller
                                                    featuring Kathryn Mackay and Inspector David Granz.

McGuire, Christine       Until We Meet Again        A couple drives off a cliff in an apparent mutual suicide attempt. The male           FIC MCG
                                                    survives, but the pregnant female dies. As the acting DA, Kathryn considers
                                                    whether the survivor should be prosecuted. As she ponders what to do, two other
                                                    pregnant teens kill themselves. The common link is the same public health clinic.
                                                    Kathy learns that one of the staff allegedly raped one of the victims. As she vows
                                                    to imprison the culprit, Kathy is unaware that she has been marked for death.
Mina, Denise             Garnethill                 Eight months after spending almost half a year in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital      FIC MIN
                                                    devoted to treating sex abuse victims, Maureen O'Donnell is desperately trying to
                                                    hold together her shattered life. Bored with her job at a theater ticket office and
                                                    depressed because her affair with one of the hospital's doctors, Douglas Brady, is
                                                    over, Maureen and a friend get drunk. The next morning Maureen finds Brady's
                                                    body in her living room, his throat cut. With bloody footprints matching
                                                    Maureen's slippers at the scene, Detective Chief Inspector Joe McEwan sets out to
                                                    prove the woman's guilt. He's not alone in thinking her the culprit: to Maureen's
                                                    shock, both her alcoholic mum and Douglas's politician mother also think she's
                                                    the killer.
Monfredo, Miriam Grace   Seneca Falls Inheritance   Amidst the bustle of the Women's Rights Convention of 1848, free-thinking town        FIC MON
Author                 Title                              Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                          librarian Glynis Tryon is called upon by Elizabeth Cady Stanton to help organize
                                                          the historic event. But when a body turns up in the canal, Glynis puts history on
                                                          hold and uses her talent for detection to catch a murderer.
Morris, Mary McGarry   Light From A Distant Star          When violence erupts in the lovely Peck house, the prime suspect seems obvious.        FIC MOR
                                                          Nellie knows who the real murderer is, but is soon silenced by fear and the threat
                                                          of scandal. The truth, as she sees it, is shocking and unthinkable, and with
                                                          everyone’s eyes riveted on her in the courtroom, Nellie finds herself seized with
                                                          doubt.
Mosher, Howard Frank   A Stranger In the Kingdom          Murder wasn't the only crime this town would never forget. Kingdom County,             FIC MOS
                                                          Vermont, is tucked between the Green Mountains and the White Mountains not
                                                          far from the Canadian border- a small town of proud people with ling memories.
                                                          When the preacher, Walt Andrews, came to town, he was an outsider, a stranger.
                                                          He was also a black man
Myracle, Lauren        Shine                              When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat    FIC MYR
                                                          sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring
                                                          mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the
                                                          strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Palmer, Michael        Silent Treatment                   With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to     FIC PAL
                                                          the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent
                                                          weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant
                                                          than ever.
                                                                   But when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation.
                                                          Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead. The police suspect homicide. And
                                                          their only suspect is Dr. Harry Corbett. Harry is not prepared for the stunning
                                                          revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a
                                                          double life; she may have had dangerous secrets. But what secret could have been
                                                          explosive enough to die for?
Palmer, Michael        Extreme Measures                   Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities       FIC PAL
                                                          they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being
                                                          watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it
                                                          takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by
                                                          their rules. But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An
                                                          unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of
                                                          terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric
                                                          refuses to become their colleague—he will be their next victim.
Parker, Fran           Deadly Triangle: A True Story of   Twenty-three-year-old pre-med student Ivrin Bolden Jr. became embroiled in a           364.152 P
                       Lies, Sports, and Murder           torrid love triangle between his girlfriend, eventual fiancee and superstar of
                                                          NLU's Lady Indians basketball team, Joel Tillis, and her teammate and alleged
                                                          lover, Brenda Spicer.

                                                          When the body of Brenda Spicer was found in a dumpster on the NLU campus,
Author               Title                    Summary                                                                                  Call Number
                                              Bolden immediately became the prime suspect, due to his impassioned jealousy
                                              toward Joel's relationship with Brenda and the fact that he was the last person
                                              seen with the young, rising basketball star on campus.
Parker, Robert B.    Night Passage            A broken marriage and a drinking problem propels LAPD cop Jesse Stone into               FIC PAR
                                              accepting what he believes will be a peaceful job as police chief in the small town
                                              of Paradise, Massachusetts, but he quickly learns that the surface quiet of the
                                              community masks a hotbed of crime, and he must choose whether he will be a
                                              hero or a dupe.
Patterson, James     The Big Bad Wolf         Alex Cross' family is in terrible danger—at the same time that his new job with          FIC PAT
                                              the FBI brings him the scariest case of his career. A team of kidnappers has been
                                              snatching successful, upstanding men and women right before their families'
                                              eyes—possibly to sell them into slavery. Alex's knowledge of the D. C. streets,
                                              together with his unique insights into criminal psychology, make this
                                              mindbending case one that only he can solve—if he can just get his colleagues to
                                              set aside their staid and outdated methods.
Patterson, James     Four Blind Mice          Detective Alex Cross, intending to resign from the Washington D.C. Police Force,         FIC PAT
                                              agrees to take on one more case when his friend and partner John Sampson asks
                                              for his help in clearing an old Vietnam buddy who has been framed for the
                                              murders of three women.
Patterson, James     Hide and Seek            Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder, and this is the celebrity trial of the decade.   FIC PAT
                                              Maggie is one of the most beloved singer/songwriters anywhere. She's also the
                                              devoted mother of two children. She seems to have it all. And so, the whole world
                                              wants to know, how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her
                                              husbands?
Patterson, James     The Murder of King Tut   Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was        92 TUT
                                              fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter
                                              rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and
                                              after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from
                                              Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.
Patterson, Richard   The Final Judgement      With the first scenes of Richard North Patterson's electrifying new novel, we are        FIC PAT
                                              plunged into the moment of a vicious crime: the peace of a New Hampshire
                                              summer night shattered into a nightmarish collage of murder when twenty-two-
                                              year-old Brett Allen discovers her boyfriend brutally slain - and finds herself,
                                              only hours later, in police custody, the prime suspect.
Patterson, Richard   Conviction               When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the           FIC PAT
                                              police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-
                                              person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find
                                              the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years
                                              later, overworked pro bono laywer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and
                                              stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that
                                              Rennell didn't receive a fair trial but that he may well be innocent. Racing against
Author             Title                           Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                                   the clock and facing enormous legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo
                                                   desperately try to stay Rennell's execution, taking the case all the way to the
                                                   Supreme Court, and to an enormously moving and powerful conclusion.
Pearson, Ridley    Middle of Nowhere               The "Blue Flu" has annihilated the Seattle police force, and many officers are out      FIC PEA
                                                   on unofficial strike. Not, however, Lou Boldt. Despite the exhaustion brought on
                                                   by overwork and lack of support, he's committed to staying on the job -- no matter
                                                   what. As Boldt learns, however, life has a funny way of playing with you. When a
                                                   string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend upon the
                                                   city, the toll of being practically a one-man operation threatens to rupture not only
                                                   Boldt's psyche but also his marriage. Joined by police psychologist Daphne
                                                   Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make some progress
                                                   cracking the case, slowly closing in on a Denver convict and his brother, a
                                                   hardened criminal. But things spin out of control, putting Boldt's life in very real
                                                   danger.
Pearson, Ridley    Probable Cause                  He looks for the minutest of clues in order to stop a killer who disguises his          FIC PEA
                                                   murders as suicides; but the past comes back to haunt Dewitt as he fights to save
                                                   his reputation--and his life.
Peretti, Frank     House                           Enter House - where you'll find yourself thrown into a killer's deadly game in          FIC PER
                                                   which the only way to win is to lose...and the only way out is in. The stakes of the
                                                   game become clear when a tin can is tossed into the house with rules scrawled on
                                                   it. Rules that only a madman - or worse - could have written. Rules that make no
                                                   sense yet must be followed. One game. Seven players. Three rules. Game ends at
                                                   dawn.
Pessl, Marisha     Special Topics In Calamity      At the center of this "cracking good read" is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who        FIC PES
                   Physics                         has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But
                                                   she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway school, she finds
                                                   some - a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one
                                                   hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery.
Pickard, Nancy     The Whole Truth                 Ted Bundy. Hannibal Lecter. Florida killer Raymond Raintree has been compared           FIC PIC
                                                   to the most notorious of monsters, be they real or imagined. But the crime
                                                   Raintree stands trial for — the brutal murder of Natalie Mae McCullen — is all
                                                   too real. For gutsy true-crime writer Marie Lightfoot, a reluctant celebrity in her
                                                   own right, the case is the stuff of her next surefire bestseller. But some of the
                                                   evidence has made Marie wonder...and she is lured to retrace the dark night on a
                                                   lonely waterway where Natalie disappeared. The deeper the steely-nerved writer
                                                   digs, the more she must face the dark recesses of her own past — and the
                                                   bottomless darkness inside a killer's heart of pure evil...
Plum-Ucci, Carol   The Body of Christopher Creed   Chris Creed grew up as the class freak-the bullies' punching bag. After he              FIC PLU
                                                   vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading. It was as
                                                   if a darkness reached out of his void to grab at the most normal, happy people-like
                                                   some twisted joke or demented form of justice. It tore the town apart.
Author             Title                                Summary                                                                                   Call Number
                                                                  Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams's search for answers opens his eyes to the
                                                        lies, the pain, and the need to blame when tragedy strikes, and his once-safe world
                                                        comes crashing down around him.
Plum-Ucci, Carol   The Night My Sister Went             When his sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, seventeen-year-old           FIC PLU
                   Missing                              Kurt spends a night at the local police station overhearing statements from a
                                                        variety of witnesses that reveal the deep prejudices and shocking secrets of his
                                                        small beach community.
Potts, James       Right to Counsel: A Lawyer’s         Right to Counsel takes you through one young lawyer's moral struggle when he              347.012 POT
                   Struggle to Defend a Serial Killer   was called upon to help overturn the conviction of Michael Dee Mattson, a 28-
                                                        year-old death row inmate, convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder of six
                                                        girls between the ages of 9 and 22.
Qualey, Marsha     Close To A Killer                    Seventeen-year-old Barrie finds herself involved in a string of murders that are          FIC QUA
                                                        somehow connected to her mother's hair salon.
Rankin, Ian        The Naming of the Dead               The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference,        FIC RAN
                                                        and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John
                                                        Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near
                                                        Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains why he's manning an abandoned police
                                                        station when a call comes in. During a preconference dinner at Edinburgh Castle,
                                                        a delegate has fallen to his death. Accident, suicide, or something altogether more
                                                        sinister? And is it linked to a grisly find close to the site of the gathering? Are the
                                                        world's most powerful men at risk from a killer? While the government and secret
                                                        services attempt to hush the whole thing up, Rebus knows he has only seventy-
                                                        two hours to find the answers.
Rankin, Ian        Set In Darkness                                                                                                                FIC RAN
                                                        Summary:        On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in three hundred years,
                                                        Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. Queensbury
                                                        House, the home of Scotland's new rulers, falls in the middle of John Rebus' turf,
                                                        keeping him busy with ceremonial tasks. That quickly changes, however, when a
                                                        long-dead body is discovered in a Queensbury House fireplace, a homeless man
                                                        throws himself off a bridge - leaving behind a suitcase full of cash - and an up-
                                                        and-coming politician is found murdered. The links between the three deaths lead
                                                        Rebus to a confrontation with one of Edinburgh's most notorious criminals, a man
                                                        he thought he'd put in jail for life. Someone's going to make a lot of money out of
                                                        Scotland's independence - and, as Rebus knows all too well, where there's big
                                                        money at stake, darkness gathers.

Reichs, Kathy      Bare Bones                           "Down time" is not a phrase in Tempe Brennan's vocabulary. A string of                    FIC REI
                                                        disturbing cases has put her vacation plans on hold; instead, she heads to the lab
                                                        to analyze charred remains from a suspicious fire, and a mysterious black residue
                                                        from a small-plane crash. But most troubling of al are the bones... Tempe's
                                                        daughter's new boyfriend invites them to a picnic - a pig pickin' - in the North
Author              Title                           Summary                                                                                Call Number
                                                    Carolina countryside, where a cache of bones turns up. But are they animal or
                                                    human? X-rays and DNA may link the crimes, but they can't reveal who is
                                                    closing in on Tempe and her daughter - and how far they will go to keep her from
                                                    uncovering the truth.
Reichs, Kathy       Break No Bones                  Among the ancient remains in a Native American burial ground, Tempe discovers          FIC REI
                                                    a fresh skeleton -- and what began as an ordinary teaching stint at an archeology
                                                    field school in Charleston, South Carolina, fast becomes a heated investigation
                                                    into an alarming pattern of homicides. The clues hidden in the bones lead to a
                                                    street clinic where a monstrous discovery awaits, and Tempe -- whose personal
                                                    life is in upheaval, with two men competing for her -- can't afford any distractions
                                                    as she pieces together a shattering and terrifying puzzle.
Rendell, Ruth       The Babes in the Wood           Chief Inspector Wexford, distracted by the possibility of flooding after weeks of      FIC REN
                                                    rain, is not overly alarmed when he receives word that two local teens have gone
                                                    missing along with their adult babysitter, but his concerns heighten when the sitter
                                                    is found dead, and suspicions center on a nearby religious cult.
Riechs, Kathy       Bones to Ashes                  emperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic        FIC REI
                                                    anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery
                                                    of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another
                                                    assignment. Évangéline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia.
                                                    Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Évangéline was the most exotic
                                                    person in Tempe's eight-year-old world. When Évangéline disappeared, Tempe
                                                    was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."
Roland, Paul        The Crimes of Jack the Ripper   More than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East End, Jack the        364.152 ROL
                                                    Ripper continues to exert a macabre fascination on the popular imagination. After
                                                    scrupulously re-examining official documents of the time, investigative journalist
                                                    Paul Roland strips away decades of myth and misconceptions to reveal the
                                                    identity of a brand-new suspect who has never been seriously considered until
                                                    now.
Rosinsky, Natalie   Jack the Ripper                 This book discusses the debate over the identity of the brutal serial killer known     364.152 ROS
                                                    as Jack the Ripper.
Sanders, Lawrence   McNally’s Dilemma               Playboy Geoffrey Williams is dead. But it's not a search for the killer that brings    FIC SAN
                                                    Archy McNally to the case; the lovely Melva Williams readily admits to the crime
                                                    passionnel. After finding Geoff in a precarious position with an attractive young
                                                    lady, she pulled the trigger on husband number two. It sounds like an open-and-
                                                    shut case for McNally & Son's Department of Discreet Inquiries, until Melva asks
                                                    Archy to shield her daughter, Veronica, from the press and paparazzi. Gallant
                                                    Archy takes the case - and escorts grown-up and gorgeous Veronica home to the
                                                    McNally manse. Rumors fly, and some of them may be true
Sanders, Lawrence   McNally’s Puzzle                Palm Beach investigator Archy McNally takes on the deadliest puzzle of his             FIC SAN
                                                    career in this delicious mystery, complete with some of the most eccentric
                                                    characters ever to inhabit Florida's Gold Coast. This sixth mystery in the
Author              Title                            Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                                     bestselling series will leave no doubt that Archy is here to stay.
Sandford, John      The Hanged Man’s Song            Artist, computer wizard and professional criminal Kidd and his sometime                 FIC SAN
                                                     girlfriend, cat-burglar LuEllen, are uncovers a government conspiracy that
                                                     threatens the reputations and livelihood of most of the nation's elected
                                                     representatives. Bobby, Kidd's genius hacker friend goes offline for good when he
                                                     is hammered to death by an intruder. Bobby's laptop is stolen, which is bad news
                                                     for Kidd as several of his more illegal transactions may be catalogued on the hard
                                                     drive. Kidd needs to find the computer, break the encryption and revenge Bobby's
                                                     death.
Schechter, Harold   Fiend: The Shocking True Story   From serial killer expert Schechter comes a grisly, hopped-up, but surprisingly         364.152 SCH
                    of America’s Youngest Serial     well-executed narrative of the vicious crimes and long imprisonment of Jesse
                    Killer                           Pomeroy, the notorious 19th-century "Boston Boy Fiend." Schechter argues that
                                                     "killer kids have always been with us," but even in the context of a history of
                                                     horrifying examples of youth violence, the case of Pomeroy is appalling. An
                                                     abused, deformed, impoverished child, he graduated at age 12 from animal
                                                     cruelty to the ritualized torture and mutilation of younger boys. In 1872 he was
                                                     caught and sentenced to six years in a reformatory. He presented a rehabilitated
                                                     facade and, following his shrewish but loyal mother's campaigning, was released
                                                     after 16 months. Six weeks later he killed a neighborhood girl; an indifferent
                                                     constabulary failed to discover her body until after Pomeroy was apprehended for
                                                     a second vicious child-murder.
Schutze, Jim        Bully: Does Anyone Deserve to    Bully is the true story of an unspeakable act of revenge committed by ordinary,         364.152 SCH
                    Die?                             middle-class teenagers. Unlike anything you have ever heard of - or even
                                                     imagined - before, Bully reveals the virulent hatred and lust for control that lurked
                                                     within one boy. In 1993, seven young people from the Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
                                                     area joined together to kill Bobby Kent, an acquaintance of them all.
Scottoline, Lisa    Mistaken Identity                nothing can prepare Bennie Rizzuot for the moment she enters a maximum-                 FIC SCO
                                                     security prison to meet her new client, Alice Connolly, face to face. Accused of
                                                     brutally murdering her lover, a highly decorated police detective, Connolly claims
                                                     the police framed her. A defendant protesting her innocence is not unusual for
                                                     Bennie. What shocks her is that Connolly bears an uncanny physical resemblance
                                                     to her."Pleased to meet you. I'm your twin. Your identical twin," Connolly tells
                                                     the astonished lawyer. Taking the case with the trial only a week away, Bennie
                                                     plunges into the mystery of the murder, as well as her own identity and her
                                                     family's dark secrets.
Scottoline, Lisa    Running From the Law             As a fast-talking, wisecracking rebel with a cause, Rita Morrone makes one tough        FIC SCO
                                                     poker player - and an even tougher trial lawyer. Morrone takes on the defense of a
                                                     distinguished federal judge, the Honorable Fiske Hamilton, who's been accused of
                                                     sexually harassing his young secretary in one of the most high-profile cases in the
                                                     country. And it's not coincidence that Morrone and Judge Hamilton's son are
                                                     romantic roommates. Then the action turns deadly, and Morrone finds herself at
Author                 Title                   Summary                                                                                 Call Number
                                               the center of a murder case.
Scottoline, Lisa       Rough Justice           Marta Richter is only hours away from winning an acquittal on a murder charge           FIC SCO
                                               leveled against her client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere. But as the jury
                                               begins to deliberate, Steere lets it slip that he sold Marta a bogus self-defense
                                               claim and that he in fact murdered the homeless man who tried to carjack him
Smith, Alexander       The Number One Ladies   This series (doesn’t have to be read in order) features Precious Ramotswe in            FIC SMI
McCall                 Detective Agency        Botswana, Africa who solves mystery.
Smith, Alexander       44 Scotland Series      This series does not have to be read in order. A female detective solves many           FIC SMI
McCall                                         crimes
Stevens, Chevy         Still Missing           On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old Realtor,           FIC STE
                                               had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and
                                               be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but
                                               when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just
                                               might be her lucky day after all. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent
                                               captive in a remote mountain cabin — which unfolds through sessions with her
                                               psychiatrist — is a second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her
                                               escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police
                                               investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things
                                               are far from over.
Strohmeyer, Sarah      Bubbles in Trouble      Hairdresser Bubbles Yablonsky seizes her chance to break into the news business         FIC STR
                                               by leading the investigation into the murder of the uncle of a would-be bride who
                                               failed to show up at her own wedding.
Strohmeyer, Sarah      Bubbles Betrothed       Bubbles Yablonsky investigates the murder of a high school principal, but her           FIC SR
                                               investigation is threatened by nosy cops, a needy ex-husband, and a marriage-
                                               minded boyfriend.
Tanenbaum, Robert K.   True Justice            For Butch Karp, chief assistant district attorney for New York County, the              FIC TAN
                                               nightmare begins with the discovery of a newborn baby, apparently murdered,
                                               then casually discarded with the city's refuse. Goaded by the media's sensational
                                               publicity, the public is screaming for blood, and Karp's boss, D.A. Jack Keegan,
                                               is listening. He has ordered the prosecution of the baby's fifteen-year-old mother
                                               for murder, intent on making a very public example of the girl.
Taylor, Theodore       The Weirdo              Samantha Sanders grew up haunted by a dead body she discovered when she was             FIC TAY
                                               nine. Now sixteen, she finds herself longing for big city life rather than the rural
                                               Powhatan swamp region where hunting is a way of life. Unfortunately, a ban has
                                               been enforced for the past five years inhibiting the killing of bears and enraging
                                               the local hunters. Now that the end of the ban is near, Chip Clewt, otherwise
                                               known as the Weirdo because of a disfiguring accident many years before, has
                                               made it his mission to keep the bears safe. The mystery picks up when Chip's
                                               partner Tom goes missing and Chip suspects foul play. Sam and Chip become
                                               unlikely friends and she seems to think there is a connection between the murder
                                               seven years ago, Tom, and the bear ban.
Author                Title                        Summary                                                                                    Call Number
Unger, Lisa           Die for You                  When successful novelist Isabel Raines learns that everyone that her husband               FIC UNG
                                                   worked with is dead--and that her missing husband has been legally dead for
                                                   some time--she will not rest until she finds the truth about him. Who he was,
                                                   where he's gone, and how he was able to deceive her so completely.
White, Kate           If Looks Could Kill          The first in the Bailey Weggins series. Bailey Weggins, a clever writer for a              FIC WHI
                                                   leading women's magazine, Gloss, is dragged into a murder investigation by her
                                                   editor-in-chief and boss from hell, Cat Jones. Cat is a woman who gets what she
                                                   wants from her employees, so when she discovers that her nanny has been
                                                   murdered she insists Bailey find the killer before the police do.
Van Meter, William    Bluegrass: A True Story of   She came from a tiny village in Kentucky. The State moved her as a child into a            364.152
                      Murder in Kentucky           foster home in a town so small it had one stoplight. New to her own beauty and a           VAN
                                                   little awkward, Katie had the biggest smile on her high school cheerleading
                                                   squad. In September 2002, she matriculated as a freshman at Western Kentucky
                                                   University in Bowling Green. She worked days at the smoothie shop, nights at the
                                                   local strip club, and fell in love with a football player who wouldn't date her.
                                                   Five feet two in heels and without a bad word to say about anyone, Katie Autry
                                                   was sweet, kind, and utterly naïve And on the morning of May 4, 2003, Katie
                                                   Autry was raped, stabbed, sprayed with hairspray, and set on fire in her own
                                                   dormitory room.
White, Stephen        Cold Case                    A Cold Case. Buried beneath the snows of the Colorado Rockies. Filed away in               FIC WHI
                                                   the annals of unsolved crimes. The grisly double murder of two teenage girls who
                                                   went out one crisp autumn evening - only to be found the following spring, their
                                                   young bodies mutilated." "Now, more than a decade later, an organization calling
                                                   itself Locard - an elite group of prosecutors, federal agents, forensic specialists,
                                                   and others - is reopening the case at the request of one of the families. And one of
                                                   its members, a retired FBI agent, has just summoned clinical psychologist Alan
                                                   Gregory and his wife, Boulder County assistant district attorney Lauren Crowder,
                                                   to Washington to join forces with them
White, Stephen        Manner of Death              Following a former colleague's funeral, two strangers approach Alan Gregory and            FIC WHI
                                                   suggest that the death he just mourned did not occur from natural causes and is
                                                   neither the first nor the last of a terrible chain in which Gregory is the crucial link.
                                                   Delving into his past and examining the deaths of associates from his post-
                                                   medical school days almost two decades before, Gregory quickly discovers that
                                                   all have been victims of bizarre, fatal accidents except him and his old flame,
                                                   Sawyer Sackett.
Woods, Paul Anthony   Ed Gein Psycho               America may have had its fill of psychos for the last forty years, but none of them        364.152
                                                   has inspired so many books and films (Pyscho, The Silence of the Lambs, The                WOO
                                                   Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as Wisconsin's cannibalistic handyman, Ed Gein.
                                                   None of them has been used as the ultimate ogre in countless children's stories
                                                   and off-color jokes, and none of them has been found guilty of as many
Author              Title                  Summary                                                                               Call Number
                                           unspeakable atrocities as Ed Gein.
Woods, Stuart       Shoot Him If He Runs   Teddy Fay, a rogue agent last seen escaping an imploding building in Iron Orchid,     FIC WOO
                                           has been considered dead for some time now. But President Will Lee thinks
                                           Teddy may still be alive. In a top-secret Oval Office meeting, Stone learns that he
                                           and his cohorts, Holly Barker and Dino Baldachetti, are being sent to the beautiful
                                           Caribbean island of St. Marks, courtesy of the CIA, to track down Teddy once
                                           and for all.
Woods, Stuart       Dark Harbor            Stone Barrington hasn't heard from his cousin, Dick Stone, in years-though he has     FIC WOO
                                           fond memories of a teenage summer spent at his house in Maine. Then, Lance
                                           Cabot of the CIA interrupts an otherwise pleasant meal at Elaine's with news of
                                           Dick's death-apparently by his own hands. It seems that Dick Stone, a quiet
                                           family man who doubled as a CIA agent, methodically executed his wife,
                                           daughter, and then himself-or did he? What would cause a loving father and
                                           husband to murder his family as they slept?
Zuckoff, Mitchell   Judgment Ridge         Chronicles the events surrounding the 2001 murders of two Dartmouth professors        364.152 ZUC
                                           and the investigation and trial of high school seniors Robert Tullock and Jim
                                           Parker, who were accused of the violent crime.

				
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