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Someone Else's Skin: Introducing Detective Inspector Marnie Rome By Sarah Hilary Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780143126188
Published: Penguin Books - June 24th, 2014

All of the women in "Someone Else's Skin" have scars, emotional and/or physical. Including Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. But not all of those women are victims and it will be up to DI Rome and her team to sort out who is who before more lives are ruined. 


Review by Deborah

Review by Deborah

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel #1) By Jussi Adler-Olsen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780452297906
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dutton - July 31st, 2012

Much to his dismay, Det. Carl Morck has found himself Denmark's "Keeper of Lost Causes." Relegated to the basement of police HQ following a horrific ambush, Carl is handed the coldest of the cold cases and an assistant of questionable origins. This is Department Q born.


Review by Deborah

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The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel (7) (Harry Hole Series #7) By Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742995
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - April 17th, 2012

Winter may be a distant memory, but Jo Nesbo's "The Snowman" will chill you to the core. Oslo detective Harry Hole has battled demons both personal and professional throughout his career, but the emergence of Norway's first serial killer may be the greatest challenge he has faced. Dubbed 'The Snowman' after his calling card left at the scene of grisly murders, this evil and cunning killer has very carefully planned his finale and the role Harry Hole will play in it. Suspenseful and thrilling!


Review by Deborah

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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) By Gail Carriger Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316402415
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Published: Orbit - April 1st, 2014

As befits a steampunk novel set in Victorian London, "Soulless" combines the humor and romance of a Julia Quinn novel with a heroine who wields a parasol as effectively as Amelia Peabody. Throw in some vampires, werewolves and, of course, dirigibles, and you have a most original, highly entertaining creation.


Review by Deborah

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Gentlemen and Players: A Novel By Joanne Harris Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060559151
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 26th, 2006

A diabolical chess match is underway between the venerable St. Oswald's school for boys and a ghost from its past bent on revenge. At stake is not only the reputation of the school, but the very lives of its staff and students. This is a quintessential British psychological thriller from a very unexpected source.


Review by Deborah

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood #2) By Charlaine Harris Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780441009237
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Published: Ace - March 26th, 2002

Small town Southern waitress Sookie Stackhouse has come to terms with being a mind reader. She's even getting comfortable with dating a vampire. But there are far more otherworldly things in rural Louisiana (and big city Dallas) than she ever imagined! 


Review by Deborah

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Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week By Isa Chandra Moskowitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316221900
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Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2013

If you're looking for weeknight-friendly, plant-based meals with a comfort-food vibe, pick up Isa Does It!. If you're new to vegan cooking this is the one to grab. The recipes are funny, fresh, delicious, and no-nonsense. There are beautiful, helpful photographs for almost every recipe and the funny headnotes are not to be missed.


Review by Christina

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Who Fears Death By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780756406691
Published: DAW - June 7th, 2011

Who Fears Death is the story of Onyesonwu, a girl and powerful sorceress born into a terrible legacy in near-future dystopian Africa. Onyesonwu undertakes a quest for revenge that turns into something much more complex; along the way, she must fight for acceptance, equality, friendship, and to make peace with her fate.


Review by Christina

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Lagoon By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481440882
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - February 2nd, 2016

The last sentence of this book gave me shivers. In addition, it contains a short chapter written from the perspective of a small bat that is so achingly, hauntingly beautiful it made my heart hurt.

And now I want to go to Nigeria, but I think I'll stay away from the water.


Review by Anje

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