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# 1 Bake Sale Murder Bake Sale Murder
Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone's farmhouse, life just hasn't been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy's lawn to another neighbor's lovable dog, quaint Tinker's Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And when Mimi doesn't show up for her shift at The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor--with a knife in her back. . While the police start their investigation, L...Bake Sale Murder
# 2 Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
“This book has got it all—an instant classic.”—Lee Child, author of . The Hard Way.   . “It is a pleasure marching off to war with the spirited Billy Boyle. He is a charmer, richly imagined and vividly rendered, and he tells a finely suspenseful yarn.”—Dan Fesperman, author of . The Prisoner of Guantanamo.   . What’s a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who’s never been out of Massa-chusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home...Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
# 3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's . The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap i...The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
# 4 I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel
The acclaimed . New York Times. bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel—a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life..... I'd Know You Anywhere. Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects—or wants—to hear from: Walter Bowman. . There was your photo, in a maga...I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel
# 5 The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
James Lee Burke’s eagerly awaited new novel finds Detective Dave Robicheaux back in New Iberia, Louisiana, and embroiled in the most harrowing and dangerous case of his career. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high school honor student, doesn’t fit: she is not the kind of hapless and marginalized victim psychopaths usually prey upon. Robicheaux and his best friend, Clete Purcel, confront Herman Stanga, a notorious pimp and crack d...The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
# 6 Hangman: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Hangman: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
Murder, a missing woman, and a sociopath from the past sweep Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus into a labyrinth of mystery and danger in this electrifying new tale of suspense from . New York Times. bestselling author Faye Kellerman. . . .. Fifteen years ago, high school senior Chris Whitman went to jail for murdering his girlfriend, Cheryl Diggs. Propelled by a misguided sense of chivalry, he confessed, determined to save another classmate, the beautiful and vulnerable Terry McLaughlin, from having to testify at his trial. When the truth came out, Chris was released from prison, married Terry&md...Hangman: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
# 7 Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide..  . On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.. Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down...Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
# 8 Deed To Death Deed To Death
Real estate agent Toni Matthew's problems begin when her fiancé, Scott, is murdered. Having to bury the man she loves on the very day they planned to be married is almost more than Toni can take. Dealing with her loss becomes even harder when Scott's estranged brother, Brian, contests the will, threatening to take away her home.. After learning Brian is in deep financial trouble, Toni suspects he may be the one who killed Scott. Determined to find the truth and frustrated with the police, she begins her own investigation. Toni soon realizes she didn't know her fiancé quite as...Deed To Death
# 9 Wet Desert, a Novel Wet Desert, a Novel
Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams. He never imagined he would be swept into a desperate race against an environmental terrorist bent on restoring the Colorado River by blowing up the dams. Left temporarily in charge of the Bureau, Grant must react when the first dam is attacked. He faces the unthinkable task of mitigating the massive flood roaring down the Colorado. The flood will eventually threaten the mighty Hoover Dam, and if Hoover fails, the other dams downstream will fall like dominos. Working with the FBI, Grant uses his enginee...Wet Desert, a Novel
# 10 The Surgeon: with Bonus Content The Surgeon: with Bonus Content
This enhanced eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:. • An exclusive preview chapter from Tess Gerritsen’s . Ice Cold. , on sale in hardcover June 29, 2010 . • Rizzoli & Isles, In Their Own Words: learn more about the lead characters in these special essays written by the author . • Rizzoli & Isles TV Pilot script: read pages from the script for the pilot episode of the TNT drama . In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, . New York Times. bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable...The Surgeon: with Bonus Content


Runner Ups

The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors….. This is what happened…. It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy—a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.. In the last six hours…. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arriv...The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel
A passenger train hurtling through the night. An unwed teenage mother headed to Moscow to seek a new life. A cruel-hearted soldier looking furtively, forcibly, for sex. An infant disappearing without a trace. . So begins Martin Cruz Smith’s masterful . Three Stations. , a suspenseful, intricately constructed novel featuring Investigator Arkady Renko. For the last three decades, beginning with the trailblazing . Gorky Park. , Renko (and Smith) have captivated readers with detective tales set in Russia. Renko is the ironic, brilliantly observant cop who finds solutions to heinous crimes wh...Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel
The Lost Symbol The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, . The Da Vinci Code. , which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on September 15, 2009.. THE LOST SYMBOL will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown’s unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. Brown’s longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Da...The Lost Symbol


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