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The Language of Secrets

In her first book, The Unquiet Dead, Ausma Zehant Khan introduced us to Inspector Esa Khattak and his partner Rachel Getty of the RCMP in Ontario. Their unit—Community Policing Section—is charged with bridging gaps between the Muslim community and the police. The Language of Secrets takes up where the first novel left off: Khattak finds himself, as a devout Muslim, caught between his job and his faith community and undergoing an internal review based on his handling of a previous case.

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ISBN: 9781250055170
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2017

Detective Esa Khattak heads up Canada's Community Policing Section, which handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. Khattak is still under scrutiny for his last case, so he's surprised when INSET, Canada's national security team, calls him in on another politically sensitive issue.


Jane Steele

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is a wickedly thrilling read!  In the first chapter when Jane, the narrator says, “Reader, I murdered him” I was hooked.  Set in 19th century England, Jane lives at Highgate House with her mother and unfeeling aunt.  Her mother dies and Jane is sent to a dreadful boarding school for girls that’s run by a sadistic and cruel headmaster.  Jane escapes and flees to London, living by her wits for a few years.  (She has something in common with other literary characters who do bad things to bad people.).  She spies an a

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ISBN: 9780425283202
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017

Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel


A Curious Beginning

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn is the first book in a new series featuring the intrepid Veronica Speedwell, an adventurous lepidopterist and world traveler.  The year is 1887 and in London Veronica fends off an abductor with the help of a mysterious German baron.  His friend Stoker, an ill-tempered natural historian, is asked to look after her (although Veronica does very well all by herself!).  Soon Veronica and Stoker are on the run as they look for the baron’s murderer.  Witty, smart dialogue, a clever sense of humor and a fast pace make this a very e

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ISBN: 9780451476029
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Published: Berkley Books - July 12th, 2016

In her thrilling new series, Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England...and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.


Greenglass House

Greenglass House by Kate Milford won the prestigious Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery. It was a New York Times bestseller, a National Book Award finalist and it received several starred reviews. Milo Pine and his parents own and live in Greenglass House, a huge old rambling guest house with many rooms to rent. It had been a smuggler’s inn in the past. It’s almost Christmas, a blizzard is howling and several mysterious guests have arrived, each one with a strange story and a secret.

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By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544540286
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 1st, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
National Book Award Nominee
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery



The Coroner's Lunch

Dr. Siri, the Communist-appointed coroner of Laos, provides a glimpse into the corruption that rattles his country. As a member of the revolution himself, he fights for the rights of his people, both living and dead. Truly funny and fierce, 72-year-old Dr. Siri reminds me of my Nonno, my highly opinionated Italian grandfather. He is kind to those deserving, quick to stand strong in opposition, and boldly offends proudly. Laos is a country we know little about, yet it has such a colorful history.

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ISBN: 9781616956493
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Published: Soho Crime - April 7th, 2015

Laos, 1978: Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old medical doctor, has unwillingly been appointed the national coroner of the new socialist Laos. His lab is underfunded, his boss is incompetent, and his support staff is quirky, to say the least. But Siri's sense of humor gets him through his often frustrating days.


Mickey Bolitar Series by Harlen Coben

Harlan Coben, a talented writer of mysteries for adults, whose main character is Myron Bolitar, has written a trio of young adult books, starring Mickey Bolitar, Myron’s nephew. The same intense pace is there, and Mickey has the gift of basketball, just like his uncle.

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ISBN: 9780142422038
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Published: Speak - August 21st, 2012

From internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben comes this first action-packed installment of his bestselling Mickey Bolitar series.


Cocaine Blues

The first of Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series introduces this unique and intriguing character, who eschews the London society scene of the 1920s to become a detective in Melbourne, Australia.  Greenwood’s Australia-based mysteries are now almost all available from Poison Pen Press in the United States, and they are a real treat.  Phyrne Fisher is a feisty, smart and flashy woman with as much sense as she has money and a real flair for the dramatic.

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ISBN: 9781590583852
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 1st, 2007

This is where it all started The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back.


Midnight Crossroads

Charlaine Harris offers up the first of a new trilogy with this release.  Harris has achieved great success with the Dead Until Dark books with vampire character Sookie Stackhouse and has had other successful series with characters Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard.  Her work is usually on the grittier side of cozy—a mash-up of mystery, romance, crime,  and the supernatural--

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ISBN: 9780425263150
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Published: Ace Books - May 6th, 2014

SOON TO BE A NBC TV SERIES
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale--populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it...


Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film by Marisha Pessl is a stylish literary thriller that’s impossible to put down. Investigative journalist Scott McGrath (also a film buff) questions the suicide-ruled death of the daughter of a reclusive film director. You’ll enjoy winding your way through the clues and red herrings, as well as the photo inserts that add a bit of realism to the story.

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ISBN: 9780812979787
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Published: Random House Trade - July 1st, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR - Cosmopolitan - Kirkus Reviews - BookPage


The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Is it necessary to offer a recommendation for Sherlock Holmes? What an extraordinary creation is Doyle’s great detective. He has inspired writers and readers for a hundred years. If you are a fan of the new PBS Sherlock series, you will love going back to the originals, some of which have been the inspiration for the new TV episodes.

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ISBN: 9780553212419
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Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Novels and Stories


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