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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality.
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood is a nonfiction book by American author Truman Capote. The book details the brutal 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a wealthy farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, and his wife and two of their children. When Capote learned of the quadruple murder before the killers were captured, he decided to travel to Kansas and write about the crime.
Twilight

Twilight

by Stephenie Meyer

In the secluded town of Forks, an enigmatic tale unfolds in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. Isabella Swan, a brooding teenager, moves to the mist-shrouded Pacific Northwest and finds herself captivated by the peculiar and magnetic Edward Cullen. A haunting aura surrounds him, concealing a dangerous secret: Edward is a vampire. As their forbidden love blossoms, Bella is thrust into a perilous world where immortal beings lurk in the shadows. Deeply atmospheric and tinged with the allure of the unknown,... Read more about this item
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon as he investigates a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.
And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title of Ten Little Niggers and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 under the title of And Then There Were None. During the novel, ten people, who previously committed murder but escaped due to technicalities, are tricked into coming onto an island.
Still Life

Still Life

by Louise Penny

"Still Life," the captivating debut novel by Louise Penny, has become a cornerstone of the mystery genre, captivating readers with its intricate plot and compelling characters. As we delve into the history of its publication, we uncover a fascinating journey that includes various titles, cover art revisions, identification marks, misprints, critical reception, and remarkable sales figures.Louise Penny's remarkable literary career began with the publication of "Still Life" in 2005. Originally, Penny... Read more about this item
Killing Floor

Killing Floor

by Lee Child

When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

by Susanna Clarke

Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me ... The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to... Read more about this item
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons in June 1926 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company on the 19th of the same month. It features Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. It is one of Christie's best known and most controversial novels, its innovative twist ending having a significant impact on the genre.
Murder On the Orient Express

Murder On the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on January 1, 1934 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Godfather

Godfather

by Mario Puzo

The Godfather is a classic crime novel by Mario Puzo, detailing the story of a fictional Mafia family in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. This novel introduced America to the first family of crime fiction - the Corleones, and it remains a classic in American popular culture. Power, greed, and family loyalty all play out in this portrayal of the mafia underworld. Author Mario Puzo wrote the book based on his personal need for the cash advance, and the paperback rights for The Godfather went on to sell for... Read more about this item
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

by John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a novel by British
author John le Carré. Set during the political tensions of the Cold War, the revolutionary
espionage novel portrays the intelligence services of both Eastern and Western
nations as sacrificing morality in the name of national security. The Spy Who
Came in from the Cold received critical acclaim at the time of its publication
and became an international bestseller. Named “Best Crime Novel” by the Crime
Writers' Association in 1963 and “Best... Read more about this item
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and again in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum. The story is noted for its complexity and is heavily influenced by classic Greek tragedy, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. -
Die Trying

Die Trying

by Lee Child

When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.
Tripwire

Tripwire

by Lee Child

A stranger looking for ex-military cop Jack Reacher is murdered. Now Reacher follows the man's cold trail back to where he came from--and into Reacher's own haunted past.
The Black Echo

The Black Echo

by Michael Connelly

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the tortuous link that must be... Read more about this item
The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon, author Dashiell Hammett’s
third novel, set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would
be judged. Set in San Francisco in the late 1920s, the novel introduces us to
private detective Sam Spade, who characterizes the archetype of the hard-boiled
detective in his dead-pan pursuit of the recovery of a black figurine. Having
worked for a time for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco, Hammett
reportedly drew upon his years as a detective in creating Spade and... Read more about this item
The Firm

The Firm

by John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction; a collection of stories; and a series for young readers. The recipient of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, he is also the chairman of the board of directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
The Moonstone

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

I address these lines - written in India - to my relatives in England.
Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is a thriller novel written by Gillian Flynn, that follows the disappearance of the character Amy and slowly unweaves into a conflicting, psychological story through the eyes of two characters. Gone Girl, was an international sensation that spent more than eighty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Gillian Flynn, an American author born in Kansas City, Missouri, is a former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly. Flynn has written three novels, Sharp... Read more about this item
You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice

by Ian Fleming

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for... Read more about this item
We Have Always Lived In the Castle

We Have Always Lived In the Castle

by Shirley Jackson

Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from... Read more about this item
The Power and The Glory

The Power and The Glory

by Graham Greene

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.
The Silence Of the Lambs

The Silence Of the Lambs

by Thomas Harris

Crime Fiction Books & Ephemera

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet\'s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

by Larsson, Stieg

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the... Read more about this item
Casino Royale

Casino Royale

by Fleming, Ian

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was... Read more about this item
The Underground Man

The Underground Man

by MacDonald, Ross

Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar.  Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944.  He served as the President of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award, as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Silver Dagger Award.  He died in 1983.
The Hound Of the Baskervilles

The Hound Of the Baskervilles

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may... Read more about this item
At Bertram\'s Hotel

At Bertram's Hotel

by Christie, Agatha

At Bertram's Hotel is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 15, 1965 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at sixteen shillings (16/-) and the US edition at $4.50. It features the detective Miss Marple.
Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

by Fleming, Ian

"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable." Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr... Read more about this item
The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

by Chandler, Raymond

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to... Read more about this item
Peril At End House

Peril At End House

by Christie, Agatha

E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on Peril at End House;2) "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective.Nick is an unusual name for a pretty young woman. And Nick Buckley has been leading an unusual life of late. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside, the brakes on her car fail. Then, on a coastal path, a falling boulder misses her by inches. Safe in bed, she is almost crushed by a painting. Upon discovering a bullet hole in... Read more about this item
The Tiger In the Smoke

The Tiger In the Smoke

by Allingham, Margery

Margaret Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.
A Pocket Full Of Rye

A Pocket Full Of Rye

by Christie, Agatha

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 9, 1953 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence (10/6) and the US edition at $2.75. The book features her detective Miss Marple.
Nemesis

Nemesis

by Christie, Agatha

E-book exclusive extras:1) Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on Nemesis;2) "The Marples": the complete guide to all the cases of crime literature's foremost female detective.Even the unflappable Miss Marple is astounded as she reads the letter addressed to her on instructions from the recently deceased tycoon Mr Jason Rafiel, whom she had met on holiday in the West Indies (A Caribbean Mystery). Recognising in her a natural flair for justice and a genius for crime-solving, Mr Rafiel has... Read more about this item
Hallowe\'En Party

Hallowe'En Party

by Christie, Agatha

E-book exclusive extras: Christie biographer Charles Osborne's essay on Hallowe'en Party; "The Poirots": the complete guide to all the cases of the great Belgian detective. Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver has been invited to a Hallowe’en party at Woodleigh Common. One of the other guests is an adolescent girl known for telling tall tales of murder and intrigue -- and for being generally unpleasant. But when the girl, Joyce, is found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub, Mrs Oliver wonders after the fictional... Read more about this item
From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

by Fleming, Ian

Originally published: Cape, 1957.
Pan #G229.
Cover by Sam Peffer.
Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

by Christie, Agatha

Hilary Craven has lost the will to live, Mrs Betterton is already dead. Then Hilary is asked to impersonate the dead woman and to trace her husband - a missing nuclear scientist - and her will to live returns. A faked air disaster, a string of radio-active pearls, a leper colony floundering in the dry heat of the Moroccan desert. Hilary is lead towards a terrifying discovery and her new found enthusiasm for life turns into ice-cold fear...Christie based this book partly on the activities of two famous... Read more about this item
Playback

Playback

by Chandler, Raymond

Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never herd of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it."Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence:" -- Ross MacdonaldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Casca

Casca

by Sadler, Barry

Crime Fiction 1749-1980

Crime Fiction 1749-1980

by Hubin, Allen J

The Hooky Cop

The Hooky Cop

by Gabrielson, James