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# 1 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy. Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority w...The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
# 2 A Little Death In Dixie A Little Death In Dixie
The Blues were born out of need, anger and pride. Murder comes from those same dark places. Memphis has both. One of Memphis' most seductive and notorious socialites has vanished. Either she's off on another drunken escapade or the disappearance is something much more frightening. What begins as an ordinary day's work for Detective Billy Able quickly grows into a complex spider's web of tragedy, mystery, suspicion, and sordid secrets including a few of Billy's own. With the help of Mercy Snow, the estranged sister of the missing socialite, Billy follows a twisted trail of human frailty and cor...A Little Death In Dixie
# 3 Hostile Intent Hostile Intent
The Vince Flynn for the 21st Century is here!--John Fasano, producer of . Another 48 Hours. and . Darkness Falls. "Hostile Intent. kept me up most of the night. Hold on, is all I can tell you."--Jay Nordlinger, . National Review. It starts with the unthinkable--the most horrific act of violence ever committed on American soil.. Only one man can stop them.. Hostile Intent. Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the United States government--operating off the grid as the NSA's top agent. He's their most lethal weapon-and their most secret. But someone is trying to draw him out...Hostile Intent
# 4 The Postcard Killers The Postcard Killers
Paris is stunning in the summer. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.. The killing is simply marvelous. Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. . Wish you were here. Now Kanon teams up wit...The Postcard Killers
# 5 The Rembrandt Affair The Rembrandt Affair
"Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best." . -. The Kansas City Star. "The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go." . -. The Associated Press. Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. . Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has established himself as "the gold standard" of thriller writers (. Dallas Morning News. ) who "has hit upon the perfect formu...The Rembrandt Affair
# 6 The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage) The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage)
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, . The Girl Who Played with Fire. is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. .  . Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine . Millennium. , has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Saland...The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage)
# 7 Fragile: A Novel Fragile: A Novel
Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teen...Fragile: A Novel
# 8 Beautiful Lies: A Novel Beautiful Lies: A Novel
If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect—with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole. . But that’s not what happened. Instead, those inconsequential decisions lead her to perform a good deed that puts her in the right place at...Beautiful Lies: A Novel
# 9 Spider Bones: A Novel Spider Bones: A Novel
Kathy Reichs—#1 . New York Times . bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit . Bones. —returns with the thirteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan. .  . John Lowery was declared dead in 1968. —the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Low...Spider Bones: A Novel
# 10 Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel: with Bonus Content Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel: with Bonus Content
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:.    • 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 . New York Times. bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-sea...Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel: with Bonus Content


Runner Ups

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


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