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Alan Russell drop in signing in San Diego

 

Drop by MGSD for an informal visit with local crime author Alan Russell, or contact the store for a signed copy!

 

A Cold War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781503945807
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - October 6th, 2015

Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina s getaway from the public eye means that no one witnesses her abduction into a very cold hell.

Taken by a mountain man who calls himself Baer and then transported to a remote cabin surrounded by nothing but frozen wilderness, Nina descends into a nightmare of terror, privation, and bitter cold. Nina s privileged life did not prepare her for imprisonment at the hands of this survivalist trapper. If she is to live and to escape Nina realizes she must do it on her own.

Undaunted and with startling determination, Nina pits herself against her captor, her fear, and nature itself in a battle for her life but can she win against such deadly opponents?


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Mycroft Holmes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781783291533
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Published: Titan Books (UK) - September 22nd, 2015

Starred Publishers Weekly review:
Basketball legend Abdul-Jabbar (On the Shoulders of Giants) makes his triumphant adult fiction debut with an action yarn that fills in the backstory of Sherlock Holmes’s older and smarter brother, Mycroft. In 1870, the 23-year-old Mycroft, who has a reputation as a daredevil, is serving as a secretary at the War Office when word reaches London of a series of unusual deaths in Trinidad. Someone, or some thing, has been killing children and draining their blood. The locals believe the culprits are supernatural beings known as lougarou, who drain children of their blood, and douen, who leave highly unusual footprints near their victims. The tragic news stuns Mycroft’s fiancée, Georgiana Sutton, who immediately sails home to Trinidad. Disobeying her request to stay behind, Mycroft follows Georgiana to Trinidad, where he must exercise his intellect and his innate diplomatic skills to solve the crimes and remain alive. Sherlockians who relish the screen adventures of Cumberbatch and Downey will be particularly entertained. 


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Eyes Full of Empty Cover Image
By Jeremie Guez, Edward Gauvin (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781939419439
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Published: Unnamed Press - November 17th, 2015

The son of an Algerian immigrant, Idir is a disappointment to his doctor father. Torn between his wealthy school friends and his neighborhood pals, who range from petty thieves to professional criminals, Idir operates easily between worlds, and yet is at home nowhere. Without much effort, Idir becomes one of the Parisian upper crust s most sought-out private dicks, thanks to his understanding of the needs of his privileged clients. The only thing standing in his way is Idir's unfortunate habit of crying uncontrollably. 
Things change when Oscar Crumley, a wealthy media scion that Idir knew at university, reappears in Idir's life, hiring him to find his missing younger half-brother, Thibaut. Idir assumes it is an open and shut case. But when Idir discovers that Thibaut was hiding his homosexuality from his conservative family, his disappearance takes on sinister connotations. 
Distracted by his intense affair with the wife of a wealthy friend, Idir ultimately becomes embroiled in a war of lies and corruption between two of France's most powerful media conglomerates. Inspired by Chandler and the American greats, Guez uses the familiar tropes of noir to create an entirely new language.


Dragon Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616953454
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Published: Soho Crime - August 18th, 2015

Ellie McEnroe is an Iraq War vet living in Beijing, where she represents the work of cutting-edge Chinese political artists. She has one bum leg, a taste for dumplings and beer, and an evangelical mother and a sweet-tempered rescue mutt for roommates. She also has Chinese Domestic Security on her tail and a dwindling number of Percocets to get her through her bad days. 
And she's about to have some bad days. The immensely powerful and occasionally homicidal Shanghai billionaire Sidney Cao has asked Ellie to investigate Marsh Brody, his son's suspicious new American business partner. Ellie knows she can t refuse, and is grudgingly swept up into the elite social circles of Sidney's three children: debauched Guwei, rebellious Meimei and social climber Tiantian. When a waitress is murdered at one of Tiantian's parties, the last thing Ellie wants is to get sucked into a huge scandal involving China's rich and powerful. But Ellie quickly becomes the most convenient suspect and realizes she ll have to figure out who really did it and even that might not be enough to save herself.


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A Likely Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425260746
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Published: Berkley Books - November 3rd, 2015

Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate."


Crowned and Moldering (Fixer-Upper Mystery #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451469212
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Published: Berkley Books - November 3rd, 2015

When Mac Sullivan famous thriller writer and Shannon s new beau first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian. 
But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris the bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago. Locals had always assumed Lily Brogan ran away from her difficult life, but it seems her troubles followed her to the grave. If Shannon has any chance of getting her renovation back on track, she ll need to tackle the cold case. But with new suspects coming out of the woodwork every day, she ll have to be careful to pry the right secrets and clues from the poor girl s problematic past.


Dark Chocolate Demise (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #7) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425258934
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Published: Berkley Books - April 7th, 2015

cottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it's never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes. 
But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery's truck--and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angie's brother and Mel's former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killer--no matter how scary things get... 


Ripped from the Pages (Bibliophile Mysteries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451416001
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Published: Berkley Books - June 2nd, 2015

Excited to explore the secrets of wine country, Brooklyn attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents' commune--and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, a chest of jewelry--and a perfectly mummified body. A closer examination of the murdered man's possessions reveals a valuable first edition of Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Hidden in the book is a secret map that unveils an even greater hoard of treasures brought to California by French winemakers fleeing the Nazi invasion with the commune leader's grandfather, Anton, among them.


At the Drop of a Hat (Hat Shop Mystery #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425258910
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Published: Berkley Books - February 3rd, 2015

Cousins Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont s fashionable London hat shop, Mim sWhims, is visited by a new customer bearing an old hat box. Ariana Jackson is getting married and wants to restore her mother s bridal hat and veil for the occasion. The elegant item was made by Scarlett and Vivian s grandmother over thirty years ago, so Viv is delighted to take the job. 
When Scarlett goes to Ariana's office to consult about the restoration cost, she finds her outside, standing over her boss s dead body. Though Ariana claims to know nothing about his demise, the investigation unveils a motive for murder. Now, with the bride-to-be in custody and the wedding on hold, Scarlett and Viv must find the real killer before Ariana's future is boxed up for good.


The Book Stops Here (Bibliophile Mystery #8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451415998
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Published: Berkley Books - May 5th, 2015

Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show "This Old Attic" as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first-edition copy of the children s classic" The Secret Garden." 
After the episode airs, a man storms onto the set claiming that the owner of the book, a flower seller named Vera, found the book at his garage sale, and he wants it back or else. Afterward, Randolph Rayburn, the show s host, confides in Brooklyn that he s terrified by the man s threats and fears that he is being stalked. 
When several violent incidents occur on the set, Brooklyn and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, are shaken. But Brooklyn s discovery of Vera s corpse in her flower shop convinces her she has to find the killer before her chance at prime time and her life are canceled permanently.


Michael Stanley signs in San Diego

A Death in the Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250070890
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 27th, 2015

"A Death in the Family "is the fifth book in this exceptional series and begins with a bang when Kubu's elderly father is murdered. Kubu is ordered away from the case, but as usual, he has trouble following orders.

Meanwhile, in the small town of Shoshong, the local Chinese-owned mine wants to take over part of the village. A week later, a senior official in the Department of Mines is found dead. Kubu becomes convinced that the official was murdered.

As always, Michael Stanley creates a seamless and complex mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa.


Deadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062221520
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 30th, 2013

 The fourth mystery in the beloved and critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and the mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons. A young girl goes missing after getting into a car with a mysterious man. Soon after, a second girl disappears, and her devastated father, Witness, sets out to seek revenge.


Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062000378
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2011

The best book yet in one of the best series going: a serious novel with a mystery at its core that takes us places we've never been."--Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong

Mystery readers who have not yet made the acquaintance of larger than life African investigator Detective David "Kubu" Bengu are doing themselves a great disservice. Death of the Mantis is the third Kubu novel from author Michael Stanley--following the critically acclaimed A Carrion Death and The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu--and it plunges the robust manhunter into the chaotic center of a murder case involving nomadic Bushmen that is stoking the fires of prejudice and tribal hatred.


The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Detective Kubu Series #2) Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 1st, 2010

 Botswana's Detective Kubu is caught in a twisted tangle of money, murder, andhidden motives, in his second evocative mystery.


A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu (Detective Kubu Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061252419
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 2009

Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour--no body, no case.

But Kalahari game rangers stumble on the human corpse mid-meal. The murder wasn't perfect after all. Enter Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, an investigator whose personality and physique match his moniker, the Setswana word for hippopotamus--which is a seemingly docile beast, but one of the deadliest, and most persistent, on the continent.

Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, Kubu uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country--cold-bloodedly efficient and frighteningly influential enemies who can make anyone who gets in their way disappear.


Mystery Writing Workshop in San Diego

Don’t miss an afternoon with California authors Kathy Aarons and Carlene O’Neill, as the Berkley Prime Crime authors map out their road to publishing success. They’ll discuss how to take best advantage of the conference, learn from the multitudes of helpful writing communities out there, and how they made their books stand out to agents and editors.

One Foot in the Grape (Cypress Cove Mystery #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425274019
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Published: Berkley Books - May 5th, 2015

In California wine country, the town of Cypress Cove may seem peaceful. But someone's about to pop their cork...After losing her job as a photojournalist, Penny Lively is trying to get her life back in focus. Inheriting the family winery from her late aunt may be the fresh start she needs. Thankfully she's got her niece Hayley and her handsome winery manager Connor to help. But the person in need of more urgent assistance is Antonia Martinelli, the owner of the neighboring winery, who has her own barrel full of problems. Someone's spoiling her wine, and with the upcoming Autumn Festival, she needs Penny's nose for clues to sniff out the culprit. But Penny's search for answers sours after the body of a staff member is found in a grape crusher. Since Hayley was the last to see him alive, she's the prime suspect in the case. Now Penny must hurry to find the real killer before Hayley withers on the vine.


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Truffled to Death (Chocolate Covered Mystery #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425267240
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Published: Berkley Books - June 2nd, 2015

When the antiquities on display in their book/chocolate shop bring about murder and mayhem, two best friends--Michelle and Erica--must clear their own names by tracking down a killer with both a sweet tooth and a penchant for priceless treasure.


Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates (Chocolate Covered Mystery #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425267233
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Published: Berkley Books - September 2nd, 2014

Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town s Memorial Day weekend ArtsFestival.But success turns bittersweet when Main Street s portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle s signature truffles. 
As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before thefuture of their dream store melts away.


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Blue Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780986203114
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Published: Reputation Books - October 6th, 2015

Birdie Keane is back in this thrilling third novel in the critically acclaimed and award nominated series that began with Burden of Truth and continued with Glass Houses. Some secrets should remain hidden and Birdie Elizabeth Keane has the mother of them all. Until she confronts it—lying in wait in Kentucky—she can’t have a future. Her boyfriend, Ron Hughes, doesn’t agree. His agenda does not include the ghost that haunts his girl and prevents her from forming a lasting bond. Their relationship is racing toward a head-on collision as Birdie’s past threatens everything. Their problems become dangerous when Birdie runs afoul of the law. With Ron too volatile to trust, can Birdie prevent herself from becoming a victim yet again?


Glass Houses (Birdie Keane Novels) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738736358
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Published: Midnight Ink - February 8th, 2014

When investigative journalist Birdie Keane's latest story reveals the shocking truth about a famous cold case, she teams up with her cousin, homicide detective Thom Keane, to deal with the aftermath.

But Thom may be in more trouble than Birdie. Assigned to a high-profile murder he should have nothing to do with, Thom suspects he's being set up by the top brass. Still fighting the fallout from their family's past misdeeds, the Keane cousins have a lot to lose . . . including their lives.


Burden of Truth (Birdie Keane Novels) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738735825
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Published: Midnight Ink - January 8th, 2013

Investigative journalist Birdie Keane would give anything--even her Pulitzer--to see the love of her life, one more time. The sudden death of the Los Angeles cop has left her devastated, angry, and baffled. Coming from a traditional Irish-Catholic family of cops, Birdie can't ignore the bizarre coincidences surrounding his "accidental" death.


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Art in the Blood (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008130831
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Published: Collins Crime Club - October 6th, 2015

London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.


In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605988757
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 15th, 2015

 A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of Poe, by one of America's foremost anthologists.


Sarah Weinman signs in San Diego

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set Cover Image
By Sarah Weinman (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781598534511
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Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2015

The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of eight brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s best seller lists, the extraordinary creations of the mid-century female pioneers of the genre are largely unknown. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting, is long overdue for rediscovery. Now The Library of America makes these classic books available in a deluxe two-volume collector s edition. 
From the 1940s, here are Vera Caspary s famous career girl mystery "Laura"; Helen Eustis s intricate campus thriller "The Horizontal Man"; Dorothy B. Hughes s "In a Lonely Place," the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer; and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding s "The Blank Wall," in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened. 
The 1950s volume includes Charlotte Armstrong s "Mischief, " the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter; Patricia Highsmith s brilliant "The Blunderer," which tracks the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder; Margaret Millar s "Beast in View," a relentless study in madness; and Dolores Hitchens s "Fools Gold," a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption."


Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s: Laura / The Horizontal Man / In a Lonely Place / The Blank Wall (Library of America #268) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781598534306
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Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2015

The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the first of a two-volume collector s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today s leading crime writers. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary s famous career girl mystery "Laura," Helen Eustis s intricate academic thriller "The Horizontal Man," Dorothy B. Hughes s "In a Lonely Place," the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding s "The Blank Wall," in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened.


Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s: Mischief / The Blunderer / Beast in View / Fools' Gold (Library of America #269) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781598534313
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Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2015

The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the second of a two-volume collector s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today s leading crime writers. From the 1950s here are Charlotte Armstrong s "Mischief," the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter, Patricia Highsmith s "The Blunderer," brilliantly tracking the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder, Margaret Millar s "Beast in View," a relentless study in madness, and Dolores Hitchens s "Fools' Gold," a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption.


Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451679175
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Published: Gallery Books - August 14th, 2012

Only one person knows where Julia Sayre is: her killer. Four years ago, the young mother of two disappeared, a story that soon became a personal mission for Irene Kelly. But the search for Julia proved fruitless. Now on death row for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, inmate Nick Parrish is plea-bargaining for a life sentence, promising to lead investigators—and Irene—into the dark isolation of the Sierra Nevadas, where they will discover what really happened to Julia Sayre. But Parrish has other terrifying secrets and plans, and now his deadly focus is on a new potential victim—Irene Kelly.


Karin Slaughter signs in San Diego

Pretty Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062429056
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Published: William Morrow - September 29th, 2015

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.


Indelible: A Grant County Thriller (Grant County Thrillers) Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - August 25th, 2015

Two armed men enter the police station in tiny Heartsdale, Georgia, and open fire. When the shooting stops, an officer is dead, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver is seriously wounded, and the survivors including a class of grade-school children and medical examiner Sara Linton are held hostage. In a tense standoff that could erupt at any moment into more bloodletting with her ex-husband on the threshold of death Sara must search for answers and an escape in the memories of a time at the start of their relationship when another brutal, shocking crime shattered their small-town world. Because the sins of the past have caught up with Sara and Jeffrey ... with a vengeance.


A Faint Cold Fear: A Grant County Thriller (Grant County Thrillers) Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - August 25th, 2015

An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones.

A small town is being transformed into a killing ground. And the key to a sadistic murderer's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a campus security guard a former police detective driven from the force by the hellish memories that will never leave her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating price. Now the survival of future victims may depend upon her ... when she can barely protect herself.


Kisscut: A Grant County Thriller (Grant County Thrillers) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062385390
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Published: Harper - May 26th, 2015

Saturday night dates at the skating rink have long been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver find themselves entangled in a terrible tragedy.

Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime, one more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, Detective Lena Adams, recovering from a staggering personal loss, finds herself drawn to a young man who might hold the answers. But unless Lena, Sara, and Jeffrey can uncover the dark truth, someone will die again.


Cop Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345547507
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Published: Dell - January 27th, 2015

Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She s determined to defy her privileged background by making her own way wearing a badge and carrying a gun. But for a beautiful young woman, life will be anything but easy in the macho world of the Atlanta PD, where even the female cops have little mercy for rookies. It s also the worst day possible to start given that a beloved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the city is on the edge of war. 
Kate isn t the only woman on the force who s feeling the heat. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When she and Kate, her new partner, are pushed out of the citywide search for a cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach the boiling point. With a killer poised to strike again, they will pursue their own line of investigation, risking everything as they venture into the city s darkest heart. 


Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062442819
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Published: Witness Impulse - August 17th, 2015

A beautiful young girl was walking down the street―when suddenly…

Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. Beautiful, intelligent, a nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree. But instead she is frightened. Because girls are disappearing.

A fellow student, Beatrice Oliver, is missing. A homeless woman called Mona-No-Name is missing. Both taken off the street. Both gone without a trace.

Julia is determined to find out the reasons behind their disappearances. And she doesn't want to be next…

Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter "unrivaled among thriller writers." This gripping, unforgettable short story proves why.


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