While reading ideas are included here and displays featured in most library locations, what you read is entirely your choice. To participate in the program, you must read one book each from five different categories. See the main page for complete details and all ten categories.
||The Neruda Case |
By Ampuero, Roberto
2012-06 - Riverhead Books
9781594487439 Check Our Catalog
Published for the first time in English, an atmospheric, brilliant novel from an internationally bestselling literary luminary about a wonderfully roguish detective navigating the rough terrain of 70's-era Chile, Cuba, and East Berlin.
||Trust Your Eyes |
By Barclay, Linwood
2012-09 - New American Library
9780451237903 Check Our Catalog
Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves his bedroom. But with a new computer program, he travels the world while never stepping out the door. That is until he sees something in downtown New York City.
||Red on Red |
By Conlon, Edward
2011-04 - Spiegel & Grau
9780385519175 Check Our Catalog
The author of the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling memoir "Blue Bloods" delivers his first novel--the story of two NYPD detectives with radically different approaches to life and work.
||The Gods of Gotham |
By Faye, Lyndsay
2012-03 - Amy Einhorn Books
9780399158377 Check Our Catalog
"'The Gods of Gotham' is a wonderful book. Lyndsay Faye's command of historical detail is remarkable, and her knowledge of human character even more so. I bought into this world in the opening pages and never once had the desire to leave. It's a great read!" --Michael Connelly
||Catch Me |
By Gardner, Lisa
2012-02 - Dutton Books
9780525952763 Check Our Catalog
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest D.D. Warren thriller, the relentless Boston investigator must solve a coldly calculated murder--before it happens.
By Hayder, Mo
2011-02 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802119643 Check Our Catalog
In her latest page-turner, the author of "Skin" and "Ritual" delivers a thrilling and horrifying story that follows the investigation of a brilliant yet twisted carjacker with a disturbing game to play.
||Into the Darkest Corner |
By Haynes, Elizabeth
2012-06 - Harper
9780062197252 Check Our Catalog
Gorgeous, charismatic, and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true for Catherine. But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee.
||Learning to Swim |
By Henry, Sara J.
2011-02 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307718389 Check Our Catalog
After she witnesses a small boy being thrown into Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives into the frigid water. She rescues the frightened boy only to discover that he had been kidnapped, and he is the victim of a bizarre and bloody plot.
||The Devotion of Suspect X |
By Higashino, Keigo
Translator Smith, Alexander O.
Translator Alexander, Elye J.
2011-02 - Minotaur Books
9780312375065 Check Our Catalog
Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.
||The Dark Rose |
By Kelly, Erin
2012-02 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670023288 Check Our Catalog
Paul was led into a life of crime by his boyhood protector, a bully named Daniel; but one night, what started as a petty theft turned into a grisly murder. Now, at 19, Paul must bear witness against his friend to avoid prison. Louisa's own dark secrets led her to flee a desperate infatuation gone wrong many years before. Now she spends her days steeped in history, renovating the grounds of a crumbling Elizabethan garden. But her fragile peace is shattered when she meets Paul; he's the spitting image of the one person she never thought she'd see again. "The Dark Rose" explores the extremes of obsessive love and loyalty, devotion and desperation. Like Kelly's critically acclaimed debut novel, "The Poison Tree," this fantastically creepy, atmospheric novel thrills until the final shocking moments.
||The Stonecutter |
By Lackberg, Camilla
2012-05 - Pegasus Books
9781605983301 Check Our Catalog
In the third novel from the bestselling female writer in Sweden and for the first time in English, the mysterious drowning of a little girl threatens to tear apart the town of Fjallbacka.
||Live by Night |
By Lehane, Dennis
2012-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780060004873 Check Our Catalog
Lehane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today. He's back with an epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era.
By Lupton, Rosamund
2012-04 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307716545 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the acclaimed best-seller "Sister" comes a gripping, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child when a school catches on fire.
||Before the Poison |
By Robinson, Peter
2012-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062004796 Check Our Catalog
A man's obsession with a decades-old murder leads him down a dark and deadly path to find the truth in this superb stand-alone novel that combines the rich, atmospheric narrative of the award-winning "In a Dry Season" with the twisting suspense of the classic film "Laura."
||Bent Road |
By Roy, Lori
2011-03 - Dutton Books
9780525951834 Check Our Catalog
In her promising debut novel ... Roy proves that dark secrets hide even in the most wide-open places. Set in the beautifully rendered Kansas plains, 'Bent Road' is a family story with a suspenseful gothic core." - Michael Koryta, author of "Tonight I Said Goodbye."
||Purgatory Chasm |
By Ulfelder, Steve
2011-05 - Minotaur Books
9780312672928 Check Our Catalog
This riveting debut mystery features a gritty, razor-sharp new voice in fiction--Conway Sax, a recovering alcoholic and car mechanic who owes everything to the Alcoholics Anonymous group that saved him. When a member turns up dead, Conway must catch the killer.
||The Twenty-Year Death |
By Winter, Ariel S.
2012-08 - Hard Case Crime
9780857685810 Check Our Catalog
A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre. Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story.
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