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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist … Read more

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of … Read more

Money for Nothing, Aaron Palmer

Murder & Crime

Chicago. Taylor Street. 1986. Accomplished burglar Ralph “Beans” Trombino surrounds himself with the fringe elements that frequent the neighborhood social clubs. Outfit guys, dirty cops, thieves, bookies, and gamblers. With his photographic memory and almost supernatural instincts, Beans has developed a reputation among his kind as an exceptional planner of heists. He and his lifelong … Read more

Recruiting Murder, Frank Lazarus

Murder & Crime

Lenny Goldstein & his company, Future Stars, evaluate high school and collegiate basketball talent and sell their rankings to colleges and NBA teams respectively. From its humble beginnings in 1975, Future Stars had grown into a behemoth; with fifteen NBA teams and seventy-eight colleges paying subscriptions for his rankings. Lenny is semi-retired these days, with … Read more

Bright Air Black, David Vann

Murder & Crime, Myth's & Legends

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea … Read more

Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Murder & Crime, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of … Read more