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The Secret History

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is a novel that follows the lives of a group of classics students at a small, elite college in New England. The students, led by their charismatic and eccentric professor, become obsessed with ancient Greek culture and rituals, which leads them to commit a terrible crime. The novel explores themes of guilt, obsession, and the corrupting influence of power. Tartt's masterful prose and richly drawn characters make The Secret History a compelling and thought-provoking read.... Read more about this item
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood is a nonfiction book by American author Truman Capote. The book details the brutal 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a wealthy farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, and his wife and two of their children. When Capote learned of the quadruple murder before the killers were captured, he decided to travel to Kansas and write about the crime.
The Pillars Of the Earth

The Pillars Of the Earth

by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth is an historical novel by Welsh author Ken Follett that centers on the building of a Gothic cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England in the mid-twelfth century. Set against the backdrop of The Anarchy after the sinking of a ship containing King Henry I’s only legitimate heir, the story interweaves themes of intrigue, conspiracy, politics and religion as master builder Tom Builder and the visionary Prior Philip build a cathedral over 50 years. An Oprah Book Club... Read more about this item
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon as he investigates a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.
Still Life

Still Life

by Louise Penny

"Still Life," the captivating debut novel by Louise Penny, has become a cornerstone of the mystery genre, captivating readers with its intricate plot and compelling characters. As we delve into the history of its publication, we uncover a fascinating journey that includes various titles, cover art revisions, identification marks, misprints, critical reception, and remarkable sales figures.Louise Penny's remarkable literary career began with the publication of "Still Life" in 2005. Originally, Penny... Read more about this item
Misery

Misery

by Stephen King

After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse-and captor. Now, she wants Paul to write his greatest work-just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don't work, she can get really nasty...
Killing Floor

Killing Floor

by Lee Child

When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention.
The Shadow Of the Wind

The Shadow Of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a... Read more about this item
The Hunt For Red October

The Hunt For Red October

by Tom Clancy

Published in 1984, The Hunt for Red October follows a Soviet submarine captain who defies orders and charts a course for the United States. Unclear of his motives and fearing a nuclear launch, the protagonist Jack Ryan attempts to track the nearly untraceable vessel as it nears the east coast. The basis for a blockbuster hollywood film of the same title, The Hunt for the Red October catapulted Tom Clancy from insurance salesman to one of the most popular writers of his generation.After being rejected by... Read more about this item
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and again in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum. The story is noted for its complexity and is heavily influenced by classic Greek tragedy, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. -
Die Trying

Die Trying

by Lee Child

When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.
Tripwire

Tripwire

by Lee Child

A stranger looking for ex-military cop Jack Reacher is murdered. Now Reacher follows the man's cold trail back to where he came from--and into Reacher's own haunted past.
The Black Echo

The Black Echo

by Michael Connelly

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the tortuous link that must be... Read more about this item
Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. It revolves around the quest of fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to uncover the mysteries of a secret society called the Illuminati and to unravel a plot to annihilate Vatican City using destructive antimatter.
The Firm

The Firm

by John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction; a collection of stories; and a series for young readers. The recipient of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, he is also the chairman of the board of directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

by Ian Fleming

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for... Read more about this item
World Without End

World Without End

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the most anticipated sequel of the year-World Without End.
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

by Thomas Harris

A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened “The Tooth Fairy.” Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation—Will Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

by John Le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a spy novel by John le Carré, first published in 1974. It is the first volume of a three-book series informally known as The Karla Trilogy, followed by The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. All three novels were published as a single-volume omnibus, The Quest for Karla.
Casino Royale

Casino Royale

by Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was... Read more about this item
Goldfinger

Goldfinger

by Ian Fleming

In Ian Fleming's Goldfinger, we are introduced to Auric Goldfinger. This man is without a doubt the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced!  This evil genius likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed in gold paint - and now he is planning to steal all the gold in Fort Knox. That is, unless Secret Agent 007 can stop him! He must first take on two of the most memorable Bond villains: a human weapon named Oddjob and a luscious crime boss named Pussy Galore.




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Running Blind

Running Blind

by Lee Child

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are perfect crimes. In fact, only one thing links each victim: they all knew Jack Reacher.
Echo Burning

Echo Burning

by Lee Child

Echo Burning is the fifth novel in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published in 2001 by Putnam in America and Bantam in the United Kingdom.
Jaws

Jaws

by Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley began his career as a novelist in 1974 with the publication of Jaws, which was made into a hugely successful film. His other books include The Deep, The Island, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, “Q” Clearance, Rummies, Beast, White Shark, and Shark Trouble. He was also a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and a journalist for such magazines as Newsweek and National Geographic. Benchley died in 2006. For more information, please visit www.peterbenchley.com.
The Silence Of the Lambs

The Silence Of the Lambs

by Thomas Harris

Suspense Books & Ephemera

Blood Work

Blood Work

by Connelly, Michael

New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly presents his most ambitious, most gripping achievement to date--a novel of masterly suspense and righteous obsession that will never let you go.When Graciella Rivers steps onto his boat, ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has no idea he's about to come out of retirement. He's recuperating from a heart transplant and avoiding anything stressful. But when Graciella tells him the way her sister Gloria was murdered, it leaves Terry no choice. Now the man with the... Read more about this item
The Lonely Silver Rain

The Lonely Silver Rain

by MacDonald, John D

The Lonely Silver Rain (1985) is the 21st and final novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The work was published a year prior to the author's death, and was not intentionally the end of the series. It is also notable for the introduction of McGee's daughter Jean, who he unwittingly (but not unwillingly) sired with the now-deceased love interest Puss Killian from the ninth book in the series: Pale Gray for Guilt.
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

by Grisham, John

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
The Runaway Jury

The Runaway Jury

by Grisham, John

John Grisham's bestselling backlist repackaged with fantastic new coversEvery jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and a least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the juror's increasingly odd behaviour. Is... Read more about this item
Executive Orders

Executive Orders

by Clancy, Tom

Executive Orders is a political and military thriller novel by Tom Clancy. It was published in 1996, and is a canonical part of the 'Ryanverse'.
A Perfect Spy

A Perfect Spy

by Le Carre, John

A Perfect Spy (1986) by John le Carré, is a novel about the mental and moral dissolution of a secret agent.
Cause Of Death

Cause Of Death

by Cornwell, Patricia

Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of death and violence to the heart of sinister darkness. *San Francisco Chronicle
The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

by Brown, Dan

The Lost Symbol, formerly known as the working title The Solomon Key, is a 2009 novel by American writer Dan Brown. It is a conspiracy theory thriller, set in Washington DC. Released on September 15, 2009, it is the third Brown novel to involve the character of Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon, after 2000's Angels & Demons and 2003's The Da Vinci Code.
Without Fail

Without Fail

by Child, Lee

Without Fail is the sixth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published by Putnam in 2002.
The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer

by Grisham, John

He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law.Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable.... Read more about this item
The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

by Grisham, John

The Pelican Brief is a legal-suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. The hardcover edition was published by Doubleday in that same year. Two paperback editions were published, both by Dell Publishing in 1993.
Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

by Fleming, Ian

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was... Read more about this item
All That Remains

All That Remains

by Cornwell, Patricia

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past,... Read more about this item
Hannibal

Hannibal

by Harris, Thomas

Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.
Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Octopussy and The Living Daylights

by Fleming, Ian

Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming. It is a collection of short stories published posthumously in the United Kingdom and the United States by Glidrose Productions, in 1966, as a postscript to his James Bond canon. It originally contained "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights". More recent editions also include "The Property of a Lady" – added in 1967 and "007 in New... Read more about this item
Rising Sun

Rising Sun

by Crichton, Michael

Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

by Ludlum, Robert

The Bourne Supremacy is the second Jason Bourne novel written by Robert Ludlum, first published in 1986. It was the sequel to Ludlum's bestseller The Bourne Identity (1980) and precedes Ludlum's final Bourne novel, The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). The Bourne Supremacy was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004 starring Matt Damon, although the film has a completely distinct (and contradictory) plot to the novel.
The Night Manager

The Night Manager

by Le Carre, John

John Le Carre's psychological spy thrillers continue with the much-acclaimed The Night Manager.
Jonathan Pine is a British ex-serviceman and the manager of a hotel in Switzerland. But his placid exterior hides his intention to bring down Roper, a man who is a millionaire philanthropist as well as the leader of a gun-running gang.
The Story Of Henri Tod

The Story Of Henri Tod

by Buckley, William F , Jr

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

by Morrell, David

The Stars Shine Down

The Stars Shine Down

by Sheldon, Sidney

Polar Star

Polar Star

by Smith, Martin Cruz