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Star-Spangled Scandal, Lori Swerda

Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

Based on the true story of an 1859 murder that occurred in front of the White House in Washington D.C. Philip Barton Key, son of Francis Scott Key, carried on a love affair with the young, beautiful wife of Congressman Dan Sickles. The affair is revealed in an inflammatory anonymous letter to Dan, the author … Read more

The Blow-up Man, Nina Blakeman

Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

The Blow-Up Man is a psychological thriller that takes place in a dispirited region of West Texas. It is where pests, weeds, predators, and strong winds make living in the region a burden to most. West Texas is not a place for the weak …or a naive, young woman with a head full of fantasy. … Read more

The Oldest Enemy, Michael Jack Webb

Christian Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

David Lighthouse was once a hard-hitting investigative reporter for the Denver Post – before he was accused of the brutal murder of his fiancée and his life unraveled. Now, six years later, he’s once again the prime suspect in the murder of someone close to him. Beth Barkley’s body has been drained of all its … Read more

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Literature & Fiction, 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

Literature & Fiction, 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

Room, Emma Donoghue

Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick … Read more

You Say Goodbye, Keith Steinbaum

Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

After a temperamental meltdown on stage, Sean Hightower, a regretful and resentful “one-hit wonder” rock musician hoping for a comeback, returns to his girlfriend’s condo seeking comfort from the woman he loves. But after letting himself in, he discovers her naked body on the bed, murdered from a bullet to the head. When the police … Read more