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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2004, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2003, Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2003

by Mark Haddon

   Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot...


Letter From Home

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2003

by Carolyn Hart

World-renowned journalist G.G. Gilman does her best not to think of the past. But one day she gets a letter—sent from the small Oklahoma town where she grew up—that brings it all back. Memories of people...


Blackwater Sound

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2003

by James W. Hall

The Braswell family had everything people would kill for: money, looks, power. But their eldest son, the family's shining light, died in a bizarre fishing accident. And when he disappeared-hauled into the depths...


The White Road: A Thriller

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #4

Barry Best British Novel 2003

by John Connolly

John Connolly thrilled readers with his bestselling novels, Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and The Killing Kind. Now he delivers spellbinding suspense as Charlie Parker races to unravel a brutal crime committed...


Winter and Night

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #8

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2003, Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2003

by S. J. Rozan

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning S. J. Rozan comes her finest novel to date - an explosive novel about the corrosive power of secrets and corruption in a small town.

In the middle of the night, private...


The Seduction of Water

Hammett Prize 2003

by Carol Goodman

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother,...


Spies

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2002, Whitbread Book Award for Novel 2002

by Michael Frayn

From the bestselling author of Headlong, a mesmerizing novel about secrecy, imagination, and a child's game turned deadly earnest

The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to...


In the Bleak Midwinter

Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne #1

Barry Best First Novel 2003, Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2002

by Julia Spencer-Fleming

It's a cold, snowy December in the upstate New York town of Millers Kill, and newly ordained Clare Fergusson is on thin ice as the first female priest of its small Episcopal church. The ancient regime running...


Reflecting the Sky

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #7

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2002

by S. J. Rozan

S. J. Rozan is widely regarded as one of the finest crime writers to emerge in the past decade. Praised by critics and colleagues alike, her works have been finalists for most of the major awards and have won...


Chasing the Devil's Tail

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2002

by David Fulmer

Storyville, 1907: In this raucous, bloody, red-light district, where two thousand scarlet women ply their trade in grand mansions and filthy dime-a-trick cribs, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter,...


Open Season

Joe Pickett #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2002, Barry Best First Novel 2002

by C. J. Box

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular....


Folly

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2002

by Laurie R. King

An acclaimed master of suspense creates a heroine you will never forget in this superbly chilling novel of a woman who begins a desperate undertaking that may transform her life -- or end it.

What happens if...


Cold Is the Grave

Inspector Banks #11

Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2001

by Peter Robinson

The nude photo of a teenage runaway shows up on a pornographic website, and the girl's father turns to Detective Chief Inspector Alan banks for help. But these are typical circumstances, for the runaway is the...


Murphy's Law

Molly Murphy #1

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2001

by Rhys Bowen

From the creator of the much-loved Constable Evan Evans mysteries comes a colorful new series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. When spirited redhead Molly Murphy was growing up a peasant on the coast...


Deep South

Anna Pigeon #8

Barry Best Novel 2001

by Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr's ever-popular Anna Pigeon series is consistently praised as "exceptional" (Denver Post), "stunning" (Seattle Times), and "superb" (New York Times Book Review). In Deep South, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon...


A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2001, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2001, Barry Best First Novel 2001

by David Liss

THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR

Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels...


Every Dead Thing

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2000

by John Connolly

Hailed internationally as a page-turner in a league with the fiction of Thomas Harris, this lyrical and terrifying bestseller is the stunning achievement of an "extravagantly gifted" (Kirkus Reviews) new novelist....


California Fire and Life

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2000

by Don Winslow

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap....


In Big Trouble

Tess Monaghan #4

Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2000

by Laura Lippman

Join the world of New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan in the Shamus and Anthony Award-winning fourth book in the acclaimed series

In Big Trouble

Tess Monaghan has learned the hard way...


The Skull Mantra

Inspector Shan #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2000

by Eliot Pattison

The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to...