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  • Fake Like Me. Barbara Bourland. Audio. Homeless and desperate after a work-destroying fire, a young painter begs her way into a retreat notorious for the lake where brilliant prodigy Carey Logan drowned herself. Taking up residence in Carey's studio, she begins to uncover strange secrets and falls hard for Carey's mysterious boyfriend.
  • The River. Peter Heller. Audio. While canoeing the northern Canadian Maskwa River, two friends learn about a nearby wildfire. Hearing a man and woman arguing on the riverbank, they stop to warn them, but find no one. The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Where is the woman
  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead. #10 Flavia de Luce Mystery. C. Alan Bradley. Audio, Braille. Deciding to go professional with her detecting skills, twelve-year-old Flavia sets up shop with estate gardener and sounding board extraordinaire Dogger. Their first case is extremely close to home and begins with the unwelcome discovery of a finger in the wedding cake of Flavia's sister Ophelia.
  • In Hoffa's Shadow: a stepfather, a disappearance in Detroit, and my search for the truth. Jack L. Goldsmith. Audio. The author came to doubt and distance himself from his stepfather, Chuckie O'Brien, the Jimmy Hoffa associate suspected of perpetrating Hoffa's disappearance. Goldsmith describes why to reconsidered his estranged stepfather and understand Hoffa's true legacy.
  • CIA Agent Mitch Rapp. Vince Flynn. Audio, Large Print. Mitch Rapp is a counter-terrorist operative working for the CIA. Minnesota author began the series.
  • Neon Prey. John Sandford. Audio, Large Print, Braille. This is the twenty-ninth book in the Lucas Davenport series. Clayton Deese skips bail after a job that went south. The US Marshals come after him and find a jungle full of graves behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice.
  • The Long Call. Ann Cleeves. Audio. Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the North Devon church as his estranged father's funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. But before he leaves again, he learns that a body has been found on the nearby beach.
  • The Murder List. Hank Phillippi Ryan. Audio. Law student Rachel North knows that she is smart, hardworking, has a devoted husband, and her internship with the Boston DA's office is her ticket to a successful future. Problem is--she's wrong. And in this cat and mouse game, the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
  • Down the River Unto the Sea. Walter Mosley. Audio. NYPD investigator Joe King Oliver was framed for assault by someone within the force. A decade later, King, now a PI, receives a card from a woman admitting she was paid to frame him. King decides to investigate. Meanwhile, a radical journalist is accused of killing two corrupt police officers.
  • Bluebird, Bluebird. Attica Locke. Audio, Large Print. This is the first book in the Highway 59 series. Black Texas Ranger Darren Mathews travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes before Lark's long-simmering racial tensions erupt.
  • The Astonishing Maybe. Shaunta Grimes. Audio. Soon after his family's move from New Jersey to Nevada, Gideon befriends an intriguing neighbor, Roona, who is hiding secrets about her past. For grades 4-7.
  • Down City: a daughter's story of love, memory, and murder. Leah Carroll. Audio. True crime story. Author explores mother's murder and Mafia connections from her childhood.
  • The Mystery of the Purple Pool. Gertrude Chandler Warner, Charles Tang. Audio, Braille. This is the thirty-eighth book in the Boxcar Children series. Their grandfather is in New York on a business trip, and the Aldens have come along to do some sightseeing. Instead, they end up investigating mysteries plaguing the hotel--the swimming pool is purple, sugar and salt have switched places in the dining room, and the elevator stops between floors. For grades 3-6.

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