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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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Live By Night

Live By Night

by Dennis Lehane

Paperback, 401 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • Dennis Lehane

During Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict, law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime. Starting as a petty thief in Boston, he travels south and eventually becomes the Gulf Coast's most successful rumrunner. In Tampa, Fla., and in Cuba, he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.NPR Bestseller, Literary Award Winner

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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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Mad River

Mad River

by John Sandford

Hardcover, 387 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • John Sandford

Investigator Virgil Flowers sets out after three teenagers on a killing and robbery spree through rural Minnesota.NPR Bestseller

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Sutton

Sutton

by J.R. Moehringer

Hardcover, 334 pages, Hyperion Books, $27.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • J.R. Moehringer

Sutton provides a clever imagining of the surprise pardon of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals in American history. It traces the remarkable life of this mysterious man, who was known to police as the Babe Ruth of Bank Robbers, and his doomed, dangerous romance with his first love.NPR Bestseller

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Pop. 1280

Pop. 1280

by Jim Thompson

Paperback, 217 pages, Random House Inc, $13, published October 1 1990 | purchase
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The Cutting Season

The Cutting Season

by Attica Locke

Paperback, 384 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • Attica Locke

When the body of a young woman is found on the grounds of a Louisiana plantation named Belle Vie, manager Caren Gray launches her own investigation into the estate's history. A century-spanning story of two murders unfolds as Gray delves deeper into a mystery involving the plantation's slave quarters — and her own past. In this historical thriller, novelist Attica Locke examines the troubled racial past of a United States that, according to her, remains in its "adolescent phase."

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The Malice of Fortune

The Malice of Fortune

by Michael Ennis

Hardcover, 396 pages, Doubleday, $26.95, published September 11 2012 | purchase
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  • Michael Ennis

Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci team up to expose a serial killer when Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan to discern the truth about his beloved illegitimate son's murder, an investigation that reveals the secret history behind the controversial political work, The Prince.

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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 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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  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • Louise Penny

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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Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor

by Tana French

Paperback, 450 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Tana French

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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A Wilderness of Error

A Wilderness Of Error

The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

by Errol Morris

Paperback, 544 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published January 22 2014 | purchase
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  • The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
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More than 30 years ago, Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of murdering his family, despite his claim that his loved ones were slaughtered by four hippies. In A Wilderness Of Errors, writer, filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris suggests that the infamous Army doctor might not be guilty after all.

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Death and the Penguin

Death and the Penguin

by Andrey Kurkov and George Bird

Paperback, 227 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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