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The Gates – John Connelly

Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, The Gates is about the pull between good and   evil, physics and fantasy.  It is about a quirky and eccentric boy, who is impossible not to love, and the unlikely cast of characters who give him the strength to stand up to a demonic power.

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The Jack Daniel’s series – J.A. Konrath

Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is a member of the Violent Crimes Unit in Chicago, Illinois. She and her partner, Herb Benedict, catch some of the strangest and most dangerous cases. Part humor and part suspense, this series will keep you laughing as you’re glued to your seat.

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Dexter series – Jeff Lindsay

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims.

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Perfume:  Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind

“Perfume” is a terrifying story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille has a unique talent for discerning the sc… 

Perfume is a terrifying story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille has a unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that swirl around him, which he uses to create the world’s finest perfumes. Strangely lacking any scent of his own, he becomes obsessed with capturing the irresistible but elusive aroma of young womanhood. As Grenouille’s obsession turns deadly, 12 young girls are found murdered. Panic breaks out as people rush to protect their daughters, while an unrepentant and unrelenting Grenouille still lacks the final ingredient …

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The Hole – Guy Burt

Taut and eerie, suspenseful and disturbing, The Hole is a compelling novel of physical endurance, psychological survival, and unforgettable revelations made all the more stunning by its shocking end.

 

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Mistress of the Art of Death – Ariana Franklin

Critics agree that Mistress is an unusually smart and intriguing story.  Franklin perfectly recreates the barbarous culture of the Middle Ages and the Crusades—an era of religious persecution and idealism that clashed with the burgeoning importance of science and the rule of law. Grisly forensic details, combined with whodunit suspense, fascinating characters, timely themes, and even a little romance make for an excellent read.

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The Hangman’s Daughter  – Oliver Potzsch

Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play. So begins The Hangman’s Daughter – the chillingly detailed, fast-paced historical thriller from German television screenwriter Oliver Pötzsch, a descendant of the Kuisls, a famous Bavarian executioner clan.

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Head Count – Ingrid Noll

Maya’s only memory is being at odds with her mother and brother.  Her father seemed to love her but he disappeared. Maya’s life is embattled until she meets Cora.  The two form a friendship founded on a conviction that they are somehow separate from society and do not have to abide by its rules.

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Silence – Jan Costin Wagner

One ordinary summer’s day, a young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice.  Her abandoned bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was assaulted and murdered thirty-three years previously.  Detective Kimmo Joentaa calls upon the help of his older colleague Ketola, who worked on the original murder, in the hope that they can solve both cases.  While they are following up leads, the ripples from the impact of the new disappearance spread, and Kimmo discovers that the truth is not always what you expect.

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Sorry – Zoran Drvenkar

Kris, Tamara, Frauke, and Wolf are four friends.  Sick of being treated badly at work, they decide to start a business of their own: Sorry, an agency that brings the human touch back to corporate life by offering to apologize to those who’ve been unjustly accused, unfairly dismissed and otherwise mistreated.  The corporate clients are more than happy to let someone else handle their emotional dirty work, making Sorry an instant success.
But one client hides a darker agenda.  Expecting an ordinary apology job, Wolf is dispatched to the scene of a crime. In an abandoned apartment, there is a dead woman nailed to the wall.  Then his phone rings and the nightmare begins: The client wants to make sure his apology is properly delivered.

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