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Contemporary Fiction, World Literature,
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Fictional History some True Adventure and some Humorous Fiction

This is Section II
Bookshelves:
Mystery/Suspense, Detective/Sleuths,
Espionage/Thrillers, Science Fiction,
some True Adventure and some Humorous Fiction

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Moscow Rules

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Missing Witness

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Blonde Faith

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Night Work

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Ratha's Creature

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Orpheus Lost

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Hooked

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The Ever-Running Man

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Hard Row

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The Exception

by Christian Jungersen
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Turing's Delirium

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The Blight Way

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The Song Is You by Megan Abbott (January 2007)

Black Monday by R. Scott Reiss(February 2007)

Damage Control by Robert Dugoni(February 2007)

Con Ed by Matthew Klein(March 2007)

Step on a Crack by James Patterson(February 2007)

By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt (February 2007)

Deceit by James Siegel(August 2006)

A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow (January 2007)

Fear by Jeff Abbott (August 2006)

State of Fear by Michael Crichton (December 2004)

The Narrows by Michael Connelly(May 2004)

Sunset and Sawdust by Joe Lansdale(March 2004)

The Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Friedman(March 2004)

Dead Heat by Caroline Carver(March 2004)

Beyond Infinity by Gregory Benford (March 2004)

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos (March 2004)

3rd Degree by James Patterson & Andrew Gross (March 2004)

The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin (February 2004)

Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard (January 2004)

The Kills by Linda Fairstein (January 2004)

The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson (January 2004)

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Lie Still by David Farris ( October 2003)

The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis (Setpember 2003)

Bold Sons of Erin by Owen Parry (August 2003)

Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown ( October 2003)

Havana by Stephen Hunter (October 2003)

Something Might Happen by Julie Myerson (October 2003)

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How To Meet Cute Boys by Deanna Kizis (October 2003)

Death's Jest-Book by Reginald Hill (September 2003)

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Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett ( September 2003)

The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett ( September 2003)

Diary by Chuck Palahuniak (September 2003)

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Prince Ayodhya by Ashok K. Banker ( August 2003)

Kill Clause by Gregg Hurwitz (August 2003)

Exit Wounds by J.A. Jance (August 2003)

Death Trap by Sue Henry (July 2003)

Four to Midnight by Scott Flanders (July 2003)

Cyanide Wells by Marcia Muller (July 2003)

Ice Hunt by James Rollins (July 2003)

Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (July 2003)

Redemption by Nancy Geary (July 2003)

Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly (July 2003)

A Body to Die For by Kate White (June 2003)

The Last Good Day by Peter Blauner (June 2003)

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett (June 2003)

Luck of the Draw by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera (June 2003)

In the Hall of the Martian King by John Barns (June 2003)

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Fatal Flaw by William Lashner (June 2003)

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Unpaid Dues by Barbara Seranella (May 2003)

Dead Ringer by Lisa Scottoline (May 2003)

The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman (May 2003)

The Rules of Silence by David Lindsey (May 2003)

Master of Rain by Tom Bradby (May 2003 in PB)

Land of the Living by Nicci French (April 2003)

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The White Road by John Connolly (March 2003)

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (March 2003)

The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk by David Ambrose (March 2003)

Soul Circus by George P. Pelecanos (March 2003)

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (March 2003 in PB)

The Last Detective by Robert Crais (February 2003)

The Boy on the Bus by Deborah Schupack (February 2003)

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson February 2003)

Murder in the Hearse Degree by Tim Cockey (February 2003)

Death of a Village by M.C. Beaton (February 2003)

Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (February 2003)

The King of Torts by John Grisham (February 2003)

Sea Hunter by Paul Garrison (January 2003)

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Fat Ollie's Book by Ed McBain (January 2003)

The Frozen Water Trade by Gavin Weightman (January 2003)

Plundering Paradise by Michael D'Orso (November 2002)

Thicker Than Water by P.J. Parrish (January 2003)

Utopia by Lincoln Child (December 2002)

Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling (December 2002)

Dark Winter by William Dietrich (December 2002 in PB)

Hope to Die by Lawrence Block (December 2002 in PB)

Breakout by Richard Stark (December 2002)

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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (November 2002)

Prey by Michael Crichton (November 2002)

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (October 2002)

Doohickey by Pete Hautman (October 2002)

Ghost Image by Joshua Gilder (October 2002)

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The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen (August 2002)

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Dead Midnight by Marcia Muller (July 2002)

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Revenge by Stephen Fry (July 2002)

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The Scar by China Mieville (June 2002)

The Egg Code by Mike Heffner (June 2002)

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Wet Grave by Barbara Hamblin (June 2002)

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Beyond Conception by L.J. Sellers (December 2001)

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Dancing with the Virgins by Stephen Booth (November 2001)

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The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale (September 2001)

Sympathy for the Devil: an Angela Bivens Thriller by Christopher Chambers (September 2001)

The Adventures of Ted and Windy in Nina and the Jets by James Matt (August 2001)

Misfortune by Nancy Geary (July 2001)

Two Truths and a Lie by Katrina Kittle (June 2001)

Honor Bound by John Ratti (June 2001)

The Ring of Five Dragons by Eric Van Lustbader (May 2001)

Hearse of a Different Color by Tim Cockey (February 2001)

Iced by Jenny Siler (January 2001)

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer (January 2001)

Side Effect by Sandra Feder (December 2000)

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven (November 2000)

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (October 2000)

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In Her Defense by Stephen Horn (May 2000)

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Ring of Truth by Nancy Pickard
Fearless Jones  by Walter Mosley
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke
City of Bones by Michael Connelly
Bones in the Attic by Robert Barnard
People Die by Kevin Wignall
Act of God by Susan R. Sloan
Everything's Eventual by Stephen King
Blue Suede Clues by Daniel M. Klein
Bad Seed by Beth Saulnier

Up Country by Nelson DeMile

The Jazz Bird by Craig Holden

Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter
Sinister Heights by Loren D. Estleman
Black Water by T. Jefferson Parker
Muzzy by Margo Pierce Dorksen
Mahogany Row by Wayne J Keeley
The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver
Murder in China Red by  Dean Barrett
Lion's Blood by Steven Barnes
The Cardiac Cartel by David Mucci
The Whole Enchilada by Charlotte Banchi
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Iced by Jenny Siler
 

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