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1 - Down the River unto the Sea

Walter Mosley · Mulholland Books

From trailblazing novelist Walter Mosley: a former NYPD cop once imprisoned for a crime he did not commit must solve two cases: that of a man wrongly condemned to die, and his own.
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief,...
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2 - Bearskin: A Novel

James A McLaughlin · Ecco

"Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling - filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It's a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin's writing...

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3 - If I Die Tonight: A Novel

ALISON GAYLIN · William Morrow Paperbacks

Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben - with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things - an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling...
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4 - Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation


An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community.

Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement....
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5 - Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s

Leslie S. Klinger · Pegasus Books

A riveting collection of five of the most famous crime novels of the 1920s, presenting anew some of the most admired authors of the era -- with insightful annotations by the Edgar-winning anthologist Leslie S. Klinger. American crime writing was reborn in the 1920s. After years of dominance...
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6 - Otherwood

PETE HAUTMAN · Candlewick

What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman's riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries - and the power of connections with family and friends.

"Hatred combined with lies and secrets can break the world." Grandpa Zach used to say that...
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7 - Sadie

COURTNEY SUMMERS · Wednesday Books

A New York Times bestseller!
An Edgar Award Winner!

A BOOKLIST Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers
One of the Best YA Novels of 2018 by Publishers Weekly
One of B&N Teen Blog's Best YA Books of 2018
Bustle's Best Young Adult Books of 2018

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8 - The Widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey · Soho Crime

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric...
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9 - Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

Sara Paretsky · William Morrow

Sara Paretsky follows her instant New York Times bestseller Fallout - her most widely read novel in years - with an extraordinary adventure that pits her acclaimed detective, V.I. Warshawski, against some of today's most powerful figures.

Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns...

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