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List created by Melinda C. (isew68) on Sep 29, 2018
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Melinda C. (isew68)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
One of the most popular books ever written about childhood charmingly recounts the homelife of four sisters: literary-minded Jo March; Meg, the older sister who marries a young tutor; fashionable and artistic Amy; and gentle, musically inclined Beth. An unforgettable depiction of mid-19th...  more


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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 8) by Patricia Cornwell
A sadistic serial killer, the weapon a deadly virus Dublin, Ireland and Richmond, Virginia: separated by thousands of miles - linked by murder. For Dr Kay Scarpetta a lecture stint in Ireland provides the perfect opportunity to find out if the murders on both sides of the Atlantic are indeed...  more


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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, Bk 7) by Janet Evanovich
Semi-retired mob guy, Eddie DeChooch, is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeChooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding DeChooch and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such...  more


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The 13 crimes of science fiction by Unknown Author
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The Case of the Sulky Girl (Perry Mason, Bk 2) by Erle Stanley Gardner
Is there evil in the heir? Frances Celane has good reason to pout.  Thanks to a provision in her late father's will administered by her uncle, she's caught in the middle of a family feud between matrimony and money.  If she chooses marriage, she loses a million.  But...  more


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Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World by James Frenkel (Editor)
A collection of nineteen great SF stories over a fifty-year period, all with the same general theme: the end of the world.  Contents: The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke Killing the Morrow by Robert Reed You Can Get Them Wholesale by Neil...  more


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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant...  more


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Murder Games by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening...  more


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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 4) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between...  more


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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Bk 5) by Rick Riordan
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging...  more


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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to...  more


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The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history:  the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their...  more


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Death Masks (Dresden Files, Bk 5) by Jim Butcher
Harry Dresden is not having a good day. A vampire named Ortega is hunting the beleaguered wizard, intending to challenge him to a duel that, Ortega claims, will end the war between the vampires and the wizards. Harry has almost no hope of winning the duel, but soon he is preoccupied by another...  more


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The House With a Clock In Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, Bk 1) by John Bellairs & Ed...
Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of Jonathan's house. Can the three of them save the world from certain...  more


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Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray & Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout thirteenthcentury England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father, meeting various people...  more


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The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
Yearning for a little adventure in life, Anne Beddingfeld gets far more than she bargained for: while at the tube station, she sees a man fall to the tracks and die. A man dressed in brown, claiming to be a doctor, pronounces him dead and hurries away, dropping a scrap of paper with the peculiar...  more


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Vector by Robin Cook
New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream. A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system, Biopreparat, Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreck havoc in his new home....  more


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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Perennial Classics) by Thornton Wilder
"On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence, Thornton Wilder begins The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout...  more


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The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their undertground tanks believe. For fifteen years, subteranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of the never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all-powerful Protector. But on Earth's surface, a...  more


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A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle
In 1887, a young Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, thus creating an international icon in the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this, the first Holmes mystery, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the puzzling line “You have been in Afghanistan,...  more


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The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lo...
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome...  more


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The Red Scream (Molly Cates, Bk 1) by Mary Willis Walker
Texas-based crime reporter Molly Cates has just published her first book, describing the blood-curdling exploits of serial killer Louie Bronk. Now on death row, Louie's sentence is about to be carried out. Molly will be there as a witness, and she wants to write about it -- the final coda to...  more


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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 9) by Patricia Cornwell
A farmhouse destroyed by fire. A body amongst the ruins. Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which...  more


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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, Bk 8) by Janet Evanovich
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. During the divorce proceedings, he and Evelyn signed a...  more


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Casino Royale: A James Bond Novel by Ian Fleming
In the first of Ian Fleming's tales of 007, Bond finds himself on a mission to neutralize lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "le Chiffre."


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Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) by Patricia Cornwell
The case begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond, Virginia's Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. The post mortem performed by the Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, initially...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1) by Frank Herbert
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Case of the Lucky Legs: A Perry Mason Mystery #3 (Perry Mason Mysteries) by Erle ...
Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels?featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason?in striking...  more


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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home—with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery...  more


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When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows, Bk 1) by James Patterson
Frannie O'Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband's murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, Bk 1) by Rick Riordan
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a...  more


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Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse.  A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.  Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character...  more


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I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane
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Melinda C. (isew68)
All the King's Men by Unknown Author
One of the great classics of American fiction reissued as it was originally written.Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize, All the King's Men is one of the most famous and widely read works in American fiction. Its original publication by Harcourt catapulted author Robert Penn Warren to fame and...  more


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The Rest of the Robots by Isaac Asimov
ROBOT TONY is the first robot designed to perform domestic duties by the U S Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation. Is it Tony's fault that the lady of the house where he's field-tested falls in love with him? ROBOT AL was intended for shipment to a mining outfit on the moon. Instead, he's...  more


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The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, Bk 1) by Agatha Christie
Two bright young characters of the Jazz Age start out looking for adventure and wind up saving England in Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary. Childhood friends Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Crowley have hit hard times. It's 1920, and the Great War is blessedly...  more


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Time Travelers: Fiction in the Fourth Dimension by Peter Haining & Edward Page Mi...
Sir Isaac Newton found the concept nonsensical. Albert Einstein hypothesized that travel at tremendous speeds would make it possible. In 1995 Stephen Hawking completely reversed his long-held skeptic's view. But the feasibility of such a journey has never proven to be an impediment to science...  more


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In Milton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick
In The Novels of Philip K. Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson states that "In Milton Lumky Territory . . . is probably the best of Dick's realist novels aside from Confessions of a Crap Artist," and calls it a "bitter indictment of the effects of capitalism." Dick, on the other hand, in his forward,...  more


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Live and Let Die (James Bond Novels) by Ian Fleming
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Melinda C. (isew68)
The Case of the Turning Tide by Erle Stanley Gardner
-He'd saved the blonde when she fell off the yacht. -For that he'd espected thanks. -But not a proposition! -He'd also found the two dead bodies. -And the D.A. had made it very plain that he wasn't to leave town. So when Nita Moline asked him to spend three or hour days on another yacht,...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Bk 3) by Agatha Christie
A short story collection involving greed, and jealousy and revenge. The stories included in this collection are: The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan" - Locked-room theft. Hastings, having had a windfall, persuades Poirot to join him on holiday at the Grand Metropolitan in...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Lake House (When the Wind Blows, Bk 2) by James Patterson
The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling new novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things...  more


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The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, Bk 2) by Rick Riordan
Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command; but the devious gods haven't given them time to master their skills at Brooklyn...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, Bk 3) by Rick Riordan
When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma'at -- order -- to the world. What they didn't know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
My Gun Is Quick (Mike Hammer) by Mickey Spillane
Mike Hammer stops in a joint for a cup of coffee and for a few minutes share a second cup with a haunted young woman he calls Red in MY GUN IS QUICK by Mickey Spillane.      The girl is down on her luck and when a tough guy tries to pull of the cafe Mike sends the jerk on...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, Bk 2) by Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple, Bk 2) by Agatha Christie
Miss Jane has gathered together an intimate group of friends and family for an evening of fun, games, and mystery. What results is a baker's dozen of fiendishly told tales of malicious misdeeds, delightful deductions, airtight alibis, and tantalizing clues. Also published as The Tuesday Club...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.


Melinda C. (isew68)
Moonraker by Ian Fleming
Moonraker, Britain's new ICBM-based national defense system, is ready for testing, but something's not quite right. At M's request, Bond begins his investigation with Sir Hugo Drax, the leading card shark at M's club, who is also the head of the Moonraker project. But once Bond delves deeper...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Family Lawyer by James Patterson
From the world's #1 bestselling writer--3 pulse-pounding novels in one book! THE FAMILY LAWYER: Criminal defense attorney Matthew Hovanes is at the height of his career with a good marriage and popular athlete daughter Hannah, and smart computer whiz son Daniel. But their lives are shattered...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Case of the Howling Dog (Perry Mason) by Erle Stanley Gardner
When Arthur Cartright files a complaint about his neighbor's noisy dog, Perry Mason decides to visit. On his first trip to Foley's house he encounters a bandaged housekeeper, a poisoned police dog, and a vanished wife. On his next visit? A corpse. Only the cunning combination of Perry Mason,...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the four famous March sisters in Little Women, were more than just storybook characters. The Author, Louisa May Alcott, based that book on her own loving family - per parents and her sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May. Jo was the real-life Louisa - the invincible...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to...  more


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Vengeance is Mine by Mickey Spillane
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
"The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world."--John BrunnerTHE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . . Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.By 2021, the World War had killed millions,...  more


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The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
Many thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman & Peter Sis (Illustrator)
A shout comes echoing up the stairway "Fetch the whipping boy!" A young orphan named Jemmy rouses from his sleep. "Ain't I already been whipped twice today? Gaw! What's the prince done now?" It was forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. Jemmy...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
The Robots of Dawn (R. Daneel Olivaw, Bk 3) by Isaac Asimov
A puzzling case of roboticide sends New York Detective Elijah Baley on an intense search for a murderer. Armed with his own instincts, his quirky logic, and the immutable Three Laws of Robotics, Baley is determined to solve the case. But can anything prepare a simple Earthman for the...  more


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Blood Rites (Dresden Files, Bk 6) by Jim Butcher
HARRY DRESDEN--WIZARD Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the...  more


Melinda C. (isew68)
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese was acclaimed by critics across the nation and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this contemporary classic by one of America's...  more


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The High Window: Classic Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction by Raymond Chandler
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