Book Genre: Mystery

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Gillian Flynn
Lauren
2

Gone Girl feels like it's been the book of the summer. Nick Dunne's wife, Amy, goes missing on the morning of their fifth anniversary. All signs point to Nick (especially Amy's interspersed diary entries), but the story of what really happened is not as neat a solution as the...

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J. K Rowling
Mary P
4

Harry Potter and his friends return for their second year of school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in this second novel in J.K. Rowling's beloved series.  Before they even arrive, Ron and Harry go on an exciting (and illegal) adventure, which sets the stage for the events in...

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Ingrid Thoft
Emily
2

Meh,... uh let's see, this chick is supposed to be hard boiled or something but I found her to be ridiculous... Immature, angsty, slutty, uneven... The story was absurd... I have no idea how she has all these people that are so loyal to her; she's just a crappy person... Uhm, there were so many...

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Catherine Jinks
Ken
4

This book was about a girl named Birdie McAdam, who is an apprentice to a Bogler named Alfred Bunce. It is set in London during the Victorian era. Alfred, as a Bogler, is paid to lure out and kill Bogles, which are different types of monsters that eat children. Bogles live in chimneys, sewer...

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Sophie McKenzie
KristinR
3

Geniver Loxley lost her baby at birth eight years ago, and her life seemed to have stopped that day.  She goes through the motions--being married to a successful husband, teaching part-time at a nearby college, and still trying to get pregnant again--but normal life has lost its meaning...

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Dan Brown
Chuckie
4

I know I don't need to promote the current Dan Brown book, Inferno, Dan Brown has plenty of fans and followers. What I am promoting is reading Dan Brown's books in the format of an eBook. First I want to say I did enjoy the Inferno Book. It's about a topic that I can get preachy about! So thanks...

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Nina Milton
Janet Q
2

This novel started out promisingly. The protagonist, Sabbie Dare, is British, female, and a working shaman. She is an engaging, unusual character, and the details of her life and the work that pulls her into a police investigation are quite fascinating. Unfortunately, the last third of the novel...

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Gillian Flynn
Jennifer D
3

On the day of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick is shocked when his wife Amy disappears. Their front door is open, the cat is out on the porch, a kettle is boiling on the stove, and there are signs of a struggle in their living room. As the story takes you back and forth between Nick’s bizarre...

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Gillian Flynn
Lauren
2

I read all three of Gillian Flynn's novels this summer. I, for one, didn't like Gone Girl, but I had to check out her other novels to see if she was worth the hype. I completed my journey with Dark Places, which tells the story of Libby Day, who at age seven put her teenage...

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Louise Penny
KristenA
4

The Hangman is a special release novella from bestselling author Louise Penny. It features Chief Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Surete and many of the other characters  from her beloved Inspector Gamache mystery series. This time a body has been found hanging in the woods outside...

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Geoffrey Girard
Josh
4

     Author Geoffrey Girard's protagonist Shawn Castillo is as flawed as they come. You can't help but root for him though especially when you realize who...and what he is up against.  Girard skillfully combines philosophy,  bio-ethics, history, psychology and political...

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1937- Avi
Jennifer H
4

Horace wants to be photographer. He is an apprentice to a photographer and is fulfilling his dream. They are commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht to take a photograph, but when the photo is developed, there is a girl in the picture. Horace discovers that the girl is the daughter of the...

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Martin Walker
KristenA
5

When a much more recently killed body, its hands tied behind its back, turns up at an archaeological dig near St. Denis, France, the sole local police officer is called to the scene. Lucky for us, it’s Bruno Courrèges, star of Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police series. In this fourth novel...

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Marisha Pessl
Kristi
5

Sam McGrath is a disgraced journalist out running late one night when he sees a menacing, seemingly supernatural, woman in a memorable red coat.  The next day he learns about her suicide and realizes it was Ashley Cordova, the daughter of the reclusive, avant -garde filmmaker, Cordova,...

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Jamie Delano
Ken
3

The biggest problem with this graphic novel is it's unevenness. The first story arc is good with John Constantine gaining the help of Papa Midnight to stop a hunger demon that possesses people and causes them to gorge themselves while still starving to death. Then there is a stand alone issue...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...

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Eric Ambler
Lisa B.
4

With Passage of Arms (1959), British crime writer, Eric Ambler weaves a thriller that combines suspense and exoticism with a disciplined attention to detail and procedure.  Ambler began his writing career in the late-1930s, specializing in the kind of wrong-man and amateur detective...

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Chris F Holm
Emily
3

Chris Holm introduces a John Constantine type of character here in Sam Thronton, his job is to collect souls, souls that are bound for a very specific place. This is not a cushy job, this job is a punishment for the sins Sam committed in life. Sam took a man's life and by doing so gave away his...

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Sara Gran
Emily
4

Oh Claire, I love you, my heart breaks for you, I want you to be my friend but honestly I don't think it would work out.

Claire deWitt should be dead, it's true, my god the things she does to her body... Ms. Gran, you write such wonderful, messy, broken, hopeful, sad, lonely, damaged,...

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Robert B. Parker
Emily
4

These are great, I love how open minded Parker is. I love the attention to food and fashion! I can't wait to read more...

Spenser (like the poet) is not your average PI, sure he drinks, and he womanizes but he also stands for equality and when he goes outside the line its not because he...

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Abigail Haas
KristinR
4

Looking for a fast-paced summer thriller? Dangerous Girls is it! Anna, Elise, and Tate are all privileged high schoolers enrolled in an elite Boston school. They decide, along with some other friends, to fly to Aruba for spring break, just as Anna and Tate's relationship starts to heat...

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Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jennifer H
2

Allie, Rob and Juliet are best friends bound together by their common weakness...Sunlight. All have a serious allergy to sunlight which causes them to lead their lives in the secrecy of darkness. With the desire to feel "alive", the trio eagerly begin to train in parkour. While training one day...

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Lyndsay Faye
Beckyr
5

Great historical novel and mystery rolled up in one. The setting is 1840s New York City, a place with lots of poor immigrants and suffering. Firefighters were volunteers and the police force was just getting established. The main character is one of the first "copper stars" on the new force. He...

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Warren Ellis
Zac
4

The Hero:
NYPD Detective John Tallow – a traumatized loner, who after witnessing his partner’s gruesome murder stumbles into a crime scene like no other: an apartment loaded with guns – displayed in cascading designs covering the walls and floor.

The...

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Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Dawn
4

A paleontologist who was working in Canada is missing.  A woman's body is pulled out of the bay. Join Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta as she unravels these cases.