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Pleasantville: A Novel

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Harper #ad - The accused is none other than the nephew and campaign manager of one of the leading candidates—a scion of a prominent Houston family headed by the formidable Sam Hathorne. His latest case—representing pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire—is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Houston's north side.

Winner of the harper lee prize for legal fictionwall street journal best book of the yearlonglisted for the bailey’s women’s prize for fictionfrom attica locke, a writer and producer of fox’s empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter—hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising—return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.

Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. Not if he wants that new life with his kids. Though jay still believes in doing what's right, he is done fighting other people's battles. Once he has his piece of the settlement, the single father is going to devote himself to what matters most—his children.

Pleasantville: A Novel #ad - His plans are abruptly derailed when a female campaign volunteer vanishes on the night of Houston's mayoral election, throwing an already contentious campaign into chaos. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn't seen a dime. Despite all the signs suggesting that his client is guilty—and his own misgivings—Jay can't refuse when a man as wealthy and connected as Sam asks him to head up the defense.

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Black Water Rising: A Novel Jay Porter Series Book 1

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Attica locke is a writer wise beyond her years. Los angeles times“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced. Attica locke—a writer and producer of fox’s empire—delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justiceLos Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Mystery/ThrillerEdgar Award Nominee Best First NovelThe Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist“A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, and action-oriented plot.

. Akin to george Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane. Subtle and compelling. New york Times.

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The Cutting Season: A Novel

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Harper #ad - From attica locke, a historical novel that thrills, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire:“The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience. Dolen perkins-valdez, a historic landmark in the middle of lousiana’s sugar cane country,  black water rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos,  New York Times bestselling author of WenchAfter her breathtaking debut novel, one on Belle Vie, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first—a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier.

Black water rising was nominated for a los angeles times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U. K.

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Bluebird, Bluebird

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Mulholland Books #ad - Until duty called him home. A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire. From a writer and producer of the emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, Bluebird, color, and nuance of East Texas.

Usa today*winner of the 2018 edgar award for best novel**coming soon to FX as a TV series* "In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it. Ann patchettwhen it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well.

Bluebird, Bluebird #ad - Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could.

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Smaller and Smaller Circles

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Soho Crime #ad - It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands.

Father gus saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. This harrowing mystery, a 50-acre dump northeast of manila’s quezon City, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killerPayatas, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there.

Smaller and Smaller Circles #ad - Together with his protégé, a psychologist, Father Jerome Lucero, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. Smaller and smaller circles, a sensitive depiction of a time and place, widely regarded as the first Filipino crime novel, is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees’ lives.

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Persons Unknown: A Novel Manon Bradshaw Book 2

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Random House #ad - Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Full of winning prose, sympathetic characters and an appreciation of life’s joys as keen as a knowledge of its dangers. The wall street journal“Susie Steiner blends the police procedural and the human drama perfectly. The charlotte observer“Steiner has created a masterful mystery within an engaging narrative perfect for Kate Atkinson fans.

He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman’s name on his lips in his last seconds of life. Readers will be astonished by the unexpected turns at the conclusion,  which will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next book. And as she sidles in on the briefing she learns that the victim, a banker from London worth millions, is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined.

When the case begins to circle in on manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper. But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. Can manon separate what she knows about the people she loves from the suspicion hanging over them? Can she investigate the evidence just as she would with any other case? Persons Unknown shows acclaimed author Susie Steiner writing her most intricate, suspenseful novel yet.

Persons Unknown: A Novel Manon Bradshaw Book 2 #ad - Praise for persons unknown“a police procedural as concerned with the mysteries of human hearts as with who stabbed a banker to death at a park in Cambridgeshire. This series needs to be snapped up by the BBC or PBS. Booklist starred review“an engrossing stunner, dark humor, incorporating social justice issues into the narrative, along with superb plotting, and excellent characterizations.

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Force of Nature: A Novel

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Flatiron Books #ad - Read it!"—david baldacci, #1 new York Times bestselling author“A breathless page-turner … Ms. Named a best book of the year by amazon's editors mystery & Thriller, 2018Goodreads Choice Award Finalist Mystery & Thriller, 2018 Five women go on a hike. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods.

Jane harper, asks: how well do you really know the people you work with?When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Force of Nature: A Novel #ad - Only four return. Federal police agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. But did that lead to murder?“Force of Nature bristles with wit; it crackles with suspense; it radiates atmosphere. Finn, author of the woman in the WindowSelect praise for The Dry:"One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read.

In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and betrayal among the hikers. Every word is near perfect. Harper has made her own major mark. The new york Times.

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The Witch Elm: A Novel

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Viking #ad - Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, and what we're capable of, The Witch Elm asks what we become, when we no longer know who we are.

Her most intricately nuanced novel yet. The new york timesa brilliant new work of suspense from "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" Washington Post and an excellent holiday gift. From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" the New Yorker and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, and "unputdownable" People, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.

The Witch Elm: A Novel #ad - Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Named a new york times notable Book of 2018“French’s best book. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo.

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The Western Wind: A Novel

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Grove Press #ad - But will reve, discover what happened to newman? and what will happen if he can’t?Written with timeless eloquence, and brimming with propulsive suspense, steeped in the spiritual traditions of the Middle Ages, a man with secrets of his own, The Western Wind finds Samantha Harvey at the pinnacle of her outstanding novelistic power.

The Western Wind: A Novel #ad - Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? narrated from the perspective of local priest John Reve—patient shepherd to his wayward flock—a shadowy portrait of the community comes to light through its residents’ tortured revelations. An extraordinary new novel by samantha harvey—whose books have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award—The Western Wind is a riveting story of faith, the Women’s Prize for Fiction formerly the Orange Prize, guilt, and the freedom of confession.

It’s 1491. In the small village of oakham, its wealthiest and most industrious resident, Tom Newman, is swept away by the river during the early hours of Shrove Saturday. As some of their darkest secrets are revealed, the intrigue of the unexplained death ripples through the congregation.

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Snap

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn’t see the point of involving the police. Jack’s in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading I could of killed you.

. And after that long, hot summer’s day, nothing will ever be the same again. A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers. But their mother doesn’t come back. Alone in the house. And jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.

Snap #ad - . Now eleven-year-old jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back. She never comes back. From award-winning crime writer belinda bauer, “the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell” Mail on Sunday UK, Snap is a gripping novel about a teenage boy’s hunt for his mother’s killer.

Three years later, Jack’s fifteen now and still in charge.

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Lethal White A Cormoran Strike Novel Book 4

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Mulholland Books #ad - Plus, but their personal relationship is much, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been-Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, much trickier than that. The most epic robert galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

Lethal white is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series from the international bestselling author Robert Galbraith. I seen a kid killed. He strangled it, up by the horse. When billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled.

Rowling's wizardry as a writer is on fulsome display" USA Today in this #1 New York Times bestseller. But before strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of billy's story, strike and robin ellacott-once his assistant, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, now a partner in the agency-set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

Lethal White A Cormoran Strike Novel Book 4 #ad - And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. While billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story.

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