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She Left Me the Gun

She Left Me the Gun

My Mother's Life Before Me

by Emma Brockes

Hardcover, 298 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published May 16 2013 | purchase
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  • Emma Brockes

Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country.

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NOS4A2

NOS4A2

by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Hardcover, 692 pages, HarperCollins, $28.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Victoria McQueen is the only person to have ever escaped the unmitigated evil of Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness. When Manx kidnaps McQueen's son, she must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get him back.NPR Bestseller

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Midnight in Mexico

Midnight in Mexico

A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

by Alfredo Corchado

Hardcover, 284 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published May 30 2013 | purchase
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  • A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness
  • Alfredo Corchado

A Mexican-American journalist traces his 2007, twenty-four-hour effort to end a threat against his own life by a paramilitary group that sought to prevent his investigations into Mexico's drug trafficking and government corruption.

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Skinner

Skinner

by Charlie Huston

Hardcover, 389 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26, published July 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Charlie Huston

A fringe CIA agent unites with a roboticist to help bring down an elaborate cyber-terrorist attack that originated in Mumbai.

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Black Star Nairobi

Black Star Nairobi

by Mukoma wa Ngugi

Paperback, 268 pages, Melville International Crime, $15.95, published May 29 2013 | purchase
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  • Mukoma wa Ngugi

An American cop and his Kenyan partner investigate a murder tied to a hotel bombing in Nairobi that the CIA and police wrongly believe was an al-Qaida attack. Soon, they find themselves on a round-the-world pursuit for the perpetrators.

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The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs

A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

by Lindsey Davis

Paperback, 327 pages, St Martins Pr, $16.99, published September 13 2011 | purchase
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  • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
  • Lindsey Davis
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The Dead Man

The Dead Man

by Joel Goldman

Paperback, 341 pages, Createspace Independent Pub, $13.97, published November 27 2011 | purchase
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  • Joel Goldman

Jack Davis' formidable detection skills are in demand again, as state-of-the-art research into the human brain is going badly wrong. People are having terrible nightmares and they're dying in exactly the same way they dreamed.

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No Way Out

No Way Out

by Joel Goldman

Paperback, 354 pages, Createspace Independent Pub, $13.97, published April 14 2012 | purchase
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  • Joel Goldman

Jack Davis meets Roni Chase in the middle of a shoot-out. He follows her into a complex web of deceit, as lives are at stake, unaware of how deadly the case will become.

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Shakedown

Shakedown

by Joel Goldman

Paperback, 356 pages, Createspace Independent Pub, $13.97, published November 27 2011 | purchase
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  • Joel Goldman

This dark tale of betrayal, murder and cold revenge follows FBI Agent Jack Davis as he investigates a series of murders while grappling with a debilitating medical condition.

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Joyland

Joyland

by Stephen King

Paperback, 288, Hard Case Crime, $7.77, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Stephen King

In a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. NPR Bestseller

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World War Z

World War Z

An Oral History of the Zombie War

by Max Brooks

Paperback, 342 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • An Oral History of the Zombie War
  • Max Brooks

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors — soldiers, politicians, civilians and others — who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.NPR Bestseller

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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son

A Novel

by Adam Johnson

Paperback, 456 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • A Novel
  • Adam Johnson

Pak Jun Do, the son of an influential man who runs an orphan work camp, rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il.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 Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling

by Robert Galbraith

Hardcover, 455 pages, Little Brown & Co, $26, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Robert Galbraith

Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel's suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multimillionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, desperate designers and hedonist pursuits. Author Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. NPR Bestseller

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Pilgrim's Wilderness

Pilgrim's Wilderness

A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

by Tom Kizzia

Hardcover, 336 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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  • A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
  • Tom Kizzia

Years after Robert "Papa Pilgrim" Hale and his anti-establishment family settlement in remote Alaska, they were exposed as a cult-like prison where Hale brutalized and isolated his wife and 15 children. The family endured torturous abuse before the older children escaped and reported Hale to authorities.

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No Regrets, Coyote

No Regrets, Coyote

by John Dufresne

Hardcover, 328 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published July 15 2013 | purchase
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  • John Dufresne

Forensic consultant Wylie "Coyote" Melville is at odds with the police after viewing a crime scene where a family of five was brutally murdered, and begins his own investigation that uncovers a web of corruption.

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Hour of the Red God

Hour of the Red God

A Detective Mollel Novel

by Richard Crompton

Hardcover, 190 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Hour of the Red God
  • A Detective Mollel Novel
  • Richard Crompton

Detective Mollel, a former Maasai warrior in Nairobi, investigates the brutal murder of a prostitute. He suspects the killing is part of a far more extensive plot associated with the turbulent elections of 2007.

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The Black Country

The Black Country

by Alex Grecian

Hardcover, 384 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published May 21 2013 | purchase
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  • Alex Grecian

When members of a prominent coal-mining family go missing, Scotland Yard's Murder Squad teammates Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith, aided by newly arrived forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley, investigate dark secrets and realize that the family's village is slowly sinking into underground mines.

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Brilliance

Brilliance

by Marcus Sakey

Paperback, 439 pages, Amazon Pub, $14.95, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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  • Marcus Sakey

Federal agent Nick Cooper draws on his supernatural ability to eliminate terrorists to hunt down a dangerous man who committed a horrific massacre on Wall Street that left hundreds dead and injured.

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