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Alif the Unseen

Alif The Unseen

by G. Willow Wilson

Hardcover, 433 pages, Grove Press, $25, published June 19 2012 | purchase
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  • G. Willow Wilson

Forced underground when his ex-lover's new fiancee breaches his computer, putting him and his clients in jeopardy, young Arab-Indian hacker and shielder Alif discovers the secret book of the jinn and uses its insights to enable life-threatening developments in information technology. By the creator of the acclaimed comics Air and Vixen.

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Daughters of Eve

Daughters of Eve

by Lois Duncan

Paperback, 288 pages, Little Brown & Co, $7.99, published October 3 2011 | purchase
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  • Lois Duncan

As the club sponsor for the Daughters of Eve at Modesta High, Irene Stark, a popular and dedicated teacher, uses feminist philosophy to manipulate the girls' lives in a bizarre plan to avenge past injustices.

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The Midnight House

The Midnight House

by Alex Berenson

Paperback, 481 pages, Jove, $9.99, published January 25 2011 | purchase
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  • Alex Berenson

Summoned to Langley in the aftermath of two murders, CIA agent John Wells learns that the victims were part of a secret interrogation team that used brutal methods to break tough jihadis, a case with ties to unexpected places.

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The Round House

The Round House

by Louise Erdrich

Paperback, 321 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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After a brutal attack on his mother, 13-year-old Joe Coutts pursues the truth — and a sense of justice, separate from law enforcement. In this National Book Award-winning novel, Louise Erdrich unspools a mystery that has upturned both a North Dakota reservation and the family that Coutts hopes to save.NPR Bestseller

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Paperback, 560 pages, Random House, $7.99, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Gillian Flynn

After a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage. Her husband is desperate to clear himself of suspicion and soon discovers that the truth about what happened is even more disturbing than murder.NPR Bestseller

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Sweet Tooth

by Ian McEwan

Paperback, 378 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Ian McEwan

Serena Frome isn't much of a spy. She got recruited into MI5 by her Cambridge history tutor and winds up on the clerical side of the operation, cross-filing schemes and plots to stop terrorists. Then one day, in the middle of the Cold War, she's handed her first secret mission: to cultivate and fund British intellectuals whose politics align with those of the government. Its code name is "Sweet Tooth."NPR Bestseller

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The Art Forger

The Art Forger

by B.A. Shapiro

Hardcover, 360 pages, Algonquin Books, $23.95, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • B.A. Shapiro

An artist whose reputation has been tarnished stumbles on a piece of art that disappeared 25 years ago and agrees to forge it for a gallery owner — until she realizes that the art she is forging may itself be a forgery.NPR Bestseller

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The Double Game

The Double Game

by Dan Fesperman

Hardcover, 355 pages, Knopf, $26.95, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • Dan Fesperman

Decades after his favorite author confesses that he considered spying for the enemy during the Cold War, former journalist Bill Cage follows a trail of literary bread crumbs through Vienna, Prague and Budapest to discover links between the author, a beautiful woman and the CIA.

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Uncle Silas a Tale of Bartram Haugh

Uncle Silas a Tale of Bartram Haugh

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Paperback, 436 pages, Dover Pubns, $14.95, published June 1 1966 | purchase
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  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Maud Ruthyn and her father are haunted by premonitions of death during their sojourn in a gloomy old mansion

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Colin Fischer

Colin Fischer

by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz

Hardcover, 228 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17.99, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz

The screenplay writers for X-Men: First Class present the story of a boy who taps the investigative talents of a peer with Asperger's syndrome to prove he is innocent of blowing up a birthday cake in the school cafeteria, a case that teaches both boys about the mysterious qualities of human emotions.

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Return of the Thin Man

Return Of The Thin Man

The Original Screen Stories, After The Thin Man, Another Thin Man, "Sequel To The Thin Man"

by Dashiell Hammett

Hardcover, 320 pages, Mysterious Press, $25, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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Return Of The Thin Man presents two previously unpublished novellas featuring Nick and Nora Charles that became the basis for the 1930s films After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man. Edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett.

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The Exorcist

The Exorcist

by William Peter Blatty

Hardcover, 379 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published October 4 2011 | purchase
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  • William Peter Blatty

In D.C. to shoot a film, adored film star Chris MacNeil finds her stay turning into a nightmare when her young daughter, Regan, is possessed by the devil and must endure a brutal exorcism.

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