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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike) (by Robert Galbraith)

Sphere (21 Apr, 2016)

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one s ...

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Doc (by Mary Doria Russell)

Ballantine Books Inc. (06 Mar, 2012)

Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Maria Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian whore. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City ...

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Private Life (by Jane Smiley)

Faber & Faber (03 Mar, 2011)

Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at twenty-seven when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. He's the most famous man their Missouri town has ever produced: a naval officer and an astronomer-a genius who, according to the local paper, has changed the universe. Margaret's mother calls the match "a piece of luck." Yet Andrew confounds Margaret's expectations from the moment their train le ...

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The Sisters Brothers (by Patrick deWitt)

Granta Books (27 Oct, 2011)

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlies Sisters, ride - fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. But their prey isn't an easy mark, the road is long and bloody, and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. The Sisters Brothers pays homage to the classic W ...

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Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1) (by Garth Nix)

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (05 Jan, 2004)

Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world – where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe – but his world is not. Along ...

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The Fate of the Tearling: (The Tearling Trilogy 3) (Queen of the Tearling 3) (by Erika Johansen)

Bantam (29 Jun, 2017)

Kelsea Glynn returns as this unforgettable trilogy full of magic and adventure is drawn to a thrilling close. Since ascending to the throne, Kelsea Glynn has grown into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice within the Tearling, she has made many enemies. Chief amongst them is the evil and feared Red Queen, who now holds Kelsea – and her mag ...

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Cover Me in Darkness: A Novel (by Eileen Rehdahl)

Midnight Ink (01 Jan, 2017)

Amanda Sinclair has to fight harder than most for everything she has after fleeing the cult that left her brother dead at her mother s hand. Amanda works a quiet job in quality control for a small cosmetics company, trying to leave her past behind her until she learns that her mother has committed suicide in the mental ward where she s been locked away for the past ten years. At first, Amanda believes th ...

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The Fall: A murder brings them together. The truth will tear them apart. (by Claire Mcgowan)

Headline (16 Aug, 2012)

What would you do if the man you love was arrested for murder? Bad things never happen to Charlotte. But her fiancé Dan has been hiding a secret, and the pressure is pushing him over the edge. When he's arrested for killing a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered. Then she opens her door to Keisha, an angry and frustrated stranger with a story to tell. Convinced of Dan's innocence ...

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The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty (by Tracy Borman)

Hodder Paperbacks (09 Mar, 2017)

The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These ...

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The Color Purple (by Alice Walker)

W&N (05 Jun, 2014)

Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has ta ...

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series) (by Stieg Larsson)

MacLehose Press (04 Jun, 2015)

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his maga ...

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Ink and Bone (Novels of the Great Library) (by Rachel Caine)

Allison & Busby (07 Jul, 2015)

Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time. In 48 AD, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. It was the first of several disasters that resulted in the destruction of the accumulated knowledge of the ancient world. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the Libr ...

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