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Par Dennis Lehane. 2008
Boston, early twentieth century. Policeman Danny Coughlin goes undercover to infiltrate Bolsheviks and anarchists who are recruiting immigrants and workers…to cause civil strife. Soon Danny sympathizes with their plight, befriending his family's Irish maid and an African American fugitive. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
Par Lillian O'Donnell. 1996
Private investigator Gwenn Ramadge is hired to find out who is robbing guests on a cruise ship. While on board…she meets Minerva Aldrich, who (along with her sisters) inherited her late mother's prestigious dress company, Goddess Designs. When terminally ill Minerva is found dead in the pool, Ramadge's investigation expands to murder. 1996.
Par Joan Hess. 2005
Bookstore owner Claire Mallow and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter, Caron, accept a customer's offer to stay in her palatial…home while work is being done on their house. No sooner are they ensconced than disquieting events start to occur. The owner turns out not to be who she claimed; and a dead body keeps turning up. 2005.
Par Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler. 1999
Japan, 1735. While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's fourteen-year-old son who longs to…be a samurai, joins a group of Kabuki actors. Junior High. 1999.
Par Ridley Pearson. 1999
A container spotted off Seattle's coast carries dead and ill Chinese women. As cop Lou Boldt works the homicide angle…and INS agents work theirs, anchorwoman Stevie McNeal and her Chinese adopted sister, Melissa, begin their own investigation. When Melissa disappears, McNeal must turn to the police. Violence and some strong language. 1999.
Par Faye Kellerman. 2001
Hate crime leads to murder after a small synagogue is vandalized. As Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD detective Peter…Decker, investigate, they learn their son, Jacob, knows the teenage suspect, Ernesto Golding. Then Golding and his therapist are found dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to "Stalker", followed by "Stone kiss". 2001.
Par Tony Hillerman. 1998
Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee arrests the poacher he finds standing over a dying police officer. But when Jim's mentor,…retired cop Joe Leaphorn, begins looking for a missing scientist last seen in that same area that same day, the case takes on new dimensions. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Robert Hellenga. 1998
A terrorist bomb planted in an Italian railway station in 1980 kills American student Cookie Woodhull. Sara, the middle daughter,…and Woody, the college-professor father, recount the long-term repercussions, including the family's separation. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1998.
Par Ian Rankin. 2000
Edinburgh's Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates the murder of wealthy coed Philippa Balfour. He follows the hard clues, while Constable…Siobhan Clarke researches a computer role-playing game found on the victim's laptop. Rebus uncovers a serial killer before he is suspended for his unorthodox methods. 2000.
Par Joyce Carol Oates. 2004
Ariah is widowed on the first day of her honeymoon in Niagara Falls. Local lawyer Dirk Burnaby falls in love…with Ariah and marries her. But when he later takes on the Love Canal lawsuit he becomes estranged from his family. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.
Par Jeffery Deaver. 2000
Quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is in North Carolina for experimental surgery, when he and his colleague Amelia Sachs are recruited…for a local case. An odd teen nicknamed "Insect Boy" has killed a youth and kidnapped two young women, and the cops can't find him. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. Sequel to “The coffin dancer”, followed by “The stone monkey“. 2000.
Par Thomas Perry. 1998
Jane used to help people in trouble start over with new identities. Her new husband, Carey, convinced her to stop,…but now he needs her help. His mentor, a surgeon, is being falsely accused of murder and believes he will be killed. Meanwhile, someone is posing as Jane - and the impostor isn't out to help anybody. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 1998.
Par Iris Johansen. 1998
When the man who murdered Eve Duncan's daughter was executed, Eve lost the chance to find her daughter's body. Now,…as a forensic sculptor, she reconstructs faces to identify juvenile skulls. When a billionaire wants to hire her to work on a mysterious adult skull, she reluctantly agrees. Strong language and descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 1998. (The Eve Duncan series ; 1)
Par Elizabeth Peters. 1999
Amelia Peabody and her extended family, including her niece Lia and Lia's new husband, David, are headed to Egypt for…the 1911 archaeological season. But their expedition is overshadowed by the accusation that David has been selling forged antiquities. Amelia's son, Ramses, strives to clear David as numerous bodies turn up. 1999. (Amelia Peabody mystery ; 11)
Par Elmore Leonard. 2005
Oklahoma, 1930s. Young U.S. marshal Carlos "Carl" Webster loves chasing felons and savours the publicity. While searching for rich-boy-gone-bad Jack…Belmont, Carl falls for gun moll Louly Brown. Hack writer Tony Antonelli tags along looking for new material. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2005.
Three mystery stories featuring brothers Joe and Frank Hardy, entitled Beyond the Law, Spiked!, and Open Season. The boys investigate…crooked cops, compete in a deadly volleyball tournament, and struggle to survive a cross-country ski trek. For grades 4-7. 1992.
Par Neil Gordon. 1998
In July 1994, third-year law student Allison (Esther) Rosenthal learns of her father's arrest on the charge of illegally selling…military supplies to Bosnian Muslims. The prosecutor turns out to be her intimate friend from Martha's Vineyard, and Allison applies her own brand of justice to save her father. Some strong language. 1998.
Par Corinne Holt Sawyer. 1996
Amateur sleuths Angela Benbow and Caledonia Wingate are back in action. The ladies' plush retirement community on California's Gold Coast…is absorbing tenants from a rival establishment. When one of these new residents is found dead in a fountain, they become suspicious and decide to investigate. 1996.
Par Stephen J Cannell. 1999
Suspecting a cover-up when told that her microbiologist husband has committed suicide, microbiology doctoral student Stacy Richardson goes undercover to…find out about the work he was doing at Fort Detrick, Maryland. She links up with a former war hero, alcoholic hobo Lucky Cunningham, to stop a bio-weapons scheme. Strong language and violence. 1999.
Par Jeffery Deaver. 1999
New Years Eve, 1999 and Washington D.C. is under siege by a madman. If 20 million dollars is not paid…by midnight, random massacres will proceed every four hours. It is up to bookish document analyst Parker Kincaid to decipher the clues in the ransom note to identify and defeat the killer. Some descriptions of violence. 1999.