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The Expats

The Expats

by Chris Pavone

Paperback, 352 pages, Broadway Books, $15, published January 22 2013 | purchase
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In The Expats, American Kate Moore is a working mother who finds herself abroad in Luxembourg after her husband is offered a banking job. As she becomes increasingly suspicious about her husband's job, Kate discovers the situation she's living in is a maze of intrigue filled with underlying secrets.NPR Bestseller

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Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes To Pemberley

by P.D. James

Paperback, 291 pages, Vintage , $15, published January 1 2013 | purchase
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Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband, Wickham, has been murdered.NPR Bestseller

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Operation Family Secrets

Operation Family Secrets

How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family

by Frank Jr Calabrese, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman and Paul Pompian

Paperback, 323 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published March 6 2012 | purchase
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The son of notorious mobster Frank Calabrese describes the violent world he endured before making the life-threatening decision to work with the FBI to shut down the family syndicate, recounting the months he worked as an undercover insider to collect evidence for dozens of murders.

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Lunatics

Lunatics

by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

Paperback, 350 pages, Berkley Trade, $15, published December 31 2012 | purchase
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  • Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists and a pizza chain mascot. One character, Philip Horkman, is a happy man, the owner of a pet store called the Wine Shop and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. The other, Jeffrey Peckerman, is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives.

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A Grain of Truth

A Grain of Truth

by Zygmunt Miloszewski

Hardcover, 380 pages, Bitter Lemon Press, $11.47, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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Zygmunt Miloszewski's mystery delves deep into the ways that modern Polish society handles — and avoids — the historical memory of anti-Semitism during and immediately after World War II. Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

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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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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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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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Sweet Tooth

by Ian McEwan

Paperback, 378 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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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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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 Intercept

The Intercept

by Dick Wolf

Hardcover, 387 pages, William Morrow, $27.99, published December 26 2012 | purchase
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When the hijacking of a commercial jet over the Atlantic Ocean is thwarted, iconoclastic New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk — believing that this is more than a simple open-and-shut case of an attempted terrorist act — and his partner Krina Gersten match wits with opponents who are smarter and more agile than any they have ever faced.

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Raylan

Raylan

by Elmore Leonard

Paperback, 263 pages, William Morrow Paperbacks, $14.99, published December 26 2012 | purchase
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After discovering his quarry naked in the bathtub, doped up and missing his kidneys, federal marshal Raylan Givens becomes involved in a case regarding the harvesting of organs for sale on the black market.NPR Bestseller

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The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen

The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen

by Thomas Caplan and Bill Clinton

Paperback, 386 pages, Penguin Books , $16, published December 24 2012 | purchase
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Recruited on a clandestine mission to thwart the transfer of nuclear warheads into rogue hands, covert operative turned A-list movie star Ty Hunter uses all his skills as a spy, soldier, and actor to match wits with an enigmatic billionaire.

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The Stonecutter

The Stonecutter

by Camilla Lackberg

Hardcover, 480 pages, Pegasus, $25.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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The mysterious drowning of a little girl threatens to tear apart the resort town of Fjallbacka, as Patrik Hedstrom's investigation begins to uncover dark secrets of past generations.

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Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor

by Tana French

Paperback, 450 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher's haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.NPR Bestseller

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The Beautiful Mystery

The Beautiful Mystery

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

by Louise Penny

Hardcover, 373 pages, Minotaur Books, $25.99, published August 28 2012 | purchase
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When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of its renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.NPR Bestseller

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Gaudy Night

Gaudy Night

by Dorothy L. Sayers

Paperback, 528 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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I Own the Dawn

I Own The Dawn

by M. L. Buchman

Paperback, 404 pages, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99, published August 1 2012 | purchase
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  • M. L. Buchman

Determined to prove herself to the members of SOAR, sharpshooter Kee faces an unexpected dilemma when she develops an attraction to the navigation officer, lieutenant Archibald Jeffrey Stevenson II.

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Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour?

by Lemony Snicket and Seth

Hardcover, 258 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.

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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Hardcover, 180 pages, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

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