A Good Month for Murder

A Good Month for Murder
Author: Del Quentin Wilber
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780805098822
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Del Quentin Wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad---a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible job Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold "red ball," a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed. Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781984896391
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

Eight Detectives

Eight Detectives
Author: Alex Pavesi
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781405944984
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the most original murder mystery which will have you guessing until the very last page . . . 'One of the year's most entertaining crime novels' SUNDAY TIMES 'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over' A. J. FINN, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window 'Grips like a vice' SOPHIE HANNAH SHORTLISTED FOR THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL _________ All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out. But that was thirty years ago. Now he's living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island - until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories. An author, hiding from his past, and an editor, probing inside it. But as she reads the stories, Julia is unsettled to realise that there are parts that don't make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder. One that's remained unsolved for thirty years . . . If Julia wants answers, she must triumph in a battle of wits with a dangerously clever adversary. But she must tread carefully: she knows there's a mystery, but she doesn't yet realise there's already been a murder . . . _________ **Winner of the Capital Crimes Reader Award for Debut Book of the Year** 'A box of delights . . . Pavesi's revelations are completely unexpected, right up to the end' New York Times 'This super-smart homage to the Agatha Christie tradition is a must. Stylish, ingenious and great fun' Sunday Mirror 'Has an intricacy rare in modern crime fiction. Alex Pavesi deserves huge applause for his plot, constructed with all the skill of the old masters' Sunday Express 'So, so clever. Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one - bravo!' Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes 'Ingenious . . . perfect for fans of Agatha Christie' Best 'An ingenious exploration of the crime genre' Literary Review

June Bug

June Bug
Author: Jess Lourey
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781948584142
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Release: 2019-12-24
Editor: Toadhouse Books, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Diamonds, dives, and dead bodies...oh my! Mira James never imagined life after Minneapolis would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Maybe it has earthy, sexy Johnny Leeson and... jewels? Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, near the bank of the present-day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story behind the legend. Her exhilarating treasure hunt uncovers a new mystery and puts her face to face with a menacing foe from her past. Can she avoid his deadly advances long enough to lock lips with Johnny? June Bug is the second in an ongoing series featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books can be read in any order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today! May Day June Bug Knee High by the Fourth of July August Moon September Mourn October Fest November Hunt December Dread January Thaw February Fever March of Crimes April Fools Or, if you love sinking into a delicious binge read, check out the smart-priced bundles! Mira James Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4 (May, June, July, and August) Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7 (September, October, November) Mira James Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10 (December, January, February) "Move over, Stephanie Plum. There's a new bad girl in town, and her name is Mira James!" ―New York Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger

The Good Nurse

The Good Nurse
Author: Charles Graeber
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781455506125
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Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.

December Dread

December Dread
Author: Jess Lourey
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780738731889
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Release: 2012
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mira James investigates a serial killer who uses online dating sites to seduce and kill women who look just like her--and leaves a candy cane as his calling card. Original.

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781984896360
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Release: 2020
Editor: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of Kara Thomas and Karen McManus, an addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn't add up, and a girl who's determined to find the real killer--but not everyone wants her meddling in the past. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. This is the story of an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. "Fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed." --Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things

August Moon

August Moon
Author: Jess Lourey
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780738717104
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Release: 2010-09-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Maybe it's time for me to leave this crazy town, hightail it back to Minneapolis, and become a cat-collecting, fist-shaking, asexual English professor... Furious after being stood up by local hottie Johnny Leeson, Mira decides to abandon Battle Lake, Minnesota, where the women are churchgoers, the men like to hunt, and the body count is above average. But when a cheerleader bites the dust, Mira loiters long enough to snoop. Mira is highly suspicious of the New Millennium Bible Camp, a disturbing place with a Stepford Wives meets Hee Haw vibe. Before ditching Battle Lake, Mira is hell-bent on confronting her own demons and catching a killer. Praise: "Lourey’s mystery is hilarious, fast paced, and madcap."—Booklist (starred review) "Hilarious, wonderfully funny cozy."—CrimeSpree Magazine "Entertaining."—Library Journal "Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."—Kirkus Reviews "“A fun, fast-paced mystery with a heroine readers will enjoy, even if her foibles are not entirely believable...3 stars."—The Mystery Reader "Lourey has a gift for creating terrific characters. Her sly and witty take on small town USA is a sweet summer treat. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy."—Denise Swanson, author of The Srcumble River Mystery series.

Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book
Author: Lauren Elliott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496720221
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Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn’t expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town . . . Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city, including the unsolved murder of her fiancé and her father’s fatal car accident. After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt, she’s moved to a small New England town founded by her ancestors back in colonial times—and living in spacious Greyborne Manor, on a hilltop overlooking the harbor. Best of all, her aunt also left her countless first editions and other treasures—providing an inventory to start her own store. But there’s trouble from day one, and not just from the grumpy woman who runs the bakery next door. A car nearly runs Addie down. Someone steals a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Then, Addie’s friend Serena, who owns a nearby tea shop, is arrested—for killing another local merchant. The police seem pretty sure they’ve got the story in hand, but Addie’s not going to let them close the book on this case without a fight . . .

May Day

May Day
Author: Jess Lourey
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1948584026
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Release: 2018-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This second edition of May Day is bigger, better, and bawdier¿ Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. A dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend have dulled the Twin Cities' charm, and Mira heads out to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. She falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems perfect until he turns up dead between the reference stacks at her new part-time gig.Anxious to learn more about the man who had stolen her heart, Mira delves into the mysteries of Battle Lake, including an old land deed obscuring ancient Ojibwe secrets, an octogenarian crowd with unusually sexy social lives, and a handful of thirty-something high school buddies who hold bitter, decades-old grudges. Mira soon discovers that unknown dangers are concealed under the polite exterior of this quirky small town, and revenge is a tator-tot hotdish best served cold.A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of sexy, romantic amateur sleuth mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots.

Swipe Right for Murder

Swipe Right for Murder
Author: Derek Milman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316451055
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller. Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do—tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive . . . two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run—from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him—and especially from his own troubled past. Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of the year. Entertainment Weekly's Best YA Books of the Summer Seventeen Magazine's Best YA Books of the Year Goodreads Most Anticipated YA Books of the Year Buzzfeed's Best YA Summer Reads Most Anticipated Queer Books of 2019 (Hypable) Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YAs of the year 11 New YA Books to Get Excited About (Pure Wow) 29 New LGBTQ+ YA Books To Add To Your Reading List (Pride.com)

Ghettoside

Ghettoside
Author: Jill Leovy
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780385529983
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Release: 2015
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.

September Mourn

September Mourn
Author: Jess Lourey
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781948584135
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Release: 2019-12-24
Editor: Toadhouse Books, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

★ "Once again, the very funny Lourey serves up a delicious dish of murder, mayhem, and merriment." ―Booklist (starred review) The Minnesota State Fair is the beloved home of 4H exhibits, Midway rides, and everything on a stick. The festival fun is riding high until the recently crowned Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a Battle Lake native, is brutally murdered while her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, covering the fair for the Battle Lake Recall, manage make-out time with guitar-slinging Johnny Leeson while winning a blue ribbon for caging a killer? You bet your last deep-fried Nut Goodie! September Mourn is the fifth in an ongoing series featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books can be read in any order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today! May Day June Bug Knee High by the Fourth of July August Moon September Mourn October Fest November Hunt December Dread January Thaw February Fever March of Crimes April Fools Or, if you love to sink into a delicious binge read, check out the smart-priced bundles! Mira James Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4 (May, June, July, and August) Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7 (September, October, November) Mira James Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10 (December, January, February) PRAISE FOR SEPTEMBER MOURN "Janet Evanovich fans have a new reason to celebrate! September Mourn is fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end." ―Gemma Halliday, best-selling author of Mayhem in High Heels

A Good Weekend for Murder

A Good Weekend for Murder
Author: Jennifer Jordan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0708920896
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Release: 1989
Editor: Ulverscroft
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Murder of the Month Club Murder is a Charade Until

The Murder of the Month Club  Murder is a Charade  Until
Author: Walter Oleksy
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1951727320
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Release: 2019-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Six senior citizen residents of an old inn in a village on the Channel Coast in England form a club to do in six other seniors whose factory smoke creates a killer smog. They merely plan a charade of murder, one a month from spring to autumn. But those on their list do die, and in the order and by the method they choose. Who is actually doing in those on their list?

Room for Murder

Room for Murder
Author: Tim Myers
Pages: 181
ISBN: 0425193101
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Release: 2003
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alex Winston, the innkeeper of the quaint Hatteras West Inn and Lighthouse, finds his new role as best man in Mor Pendleton's wedding on hold when the bride-to-be's ex is found murdered in Mor's truck and the town's favorite mayoral candidate vanishes. Original.

Such a Good Boy

Such a Good Boy
Author: Lisa Hobbs Birnie
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0770425739
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Release: 1993
Editor: Seal Books
Language: en

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Books of the Month

Books of the Month
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:$B263475
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062367709
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

COMING SOON FROM AMAZON AND NICOLE KIDMAN’S BLOSSOM FILMS A New York Times Summer Reads Selection | A People Best Book of the Summer | A Library Reads Pick | A Book Riot Addictive New Thriller to Add to Your TBR Pile | A Book of the Month Selection | A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Pick | A Bookish Most-Anticipated Novel | A Good Morning America "Binge This!" Pick Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this “irresistible domestic drama” (Washington Post) from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together. Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes. The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.

You Owe Me a Murder

You Owe Me a Murder
Author: Eileen Cook
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781328519023
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Release: 2019
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a school trip to London that includes her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, Kim meets risk-taker Nicki, who proposes a diabolical deal.