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Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Jake Adelstein
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen
The Winemaker Detective

Susan Wittig Albert
Mistletoe Man

Sherman Alexie
Indian Killer

Benjamin Appel
Life & Death of a Tough Guy
Sweet Money Girl

Matilde Asensi
The Last Cato

Raymond L. Atkins
Sorrow Wood

Kate Atkinson
When Will There Be Good News?

Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace

The Man Who Was Poe
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Steven Axelrod
Nantucket Five-Spot: A Henry Kennis Mystery

Steve Aylett


Camille Bacon-Smith
Eyes of the Empress
The Face of Time

David Baldacci
Split Second

Sandra Balzo
Running on Empty

Will Beall
L.A. Rex

Elizabeth Bear
New Amsterdam

David Beasley
Sarah's Journey

K.A. Bedford
Orbital Burn

Alan Beechey
This Private Plot

Nigel Bennett & P.N. Elrod
Keeper of the King

M.D. Benoit
Metered Space

Raymond Benson
Dark Side of the Morgue

Steve Berman
Vintage: A Ghost Story

Jenna Black
Watchers in the Night

Alice Blanchard
The Breathtaker (audiobook)

Robert Bloch
The Lost Bloch: Vol. 3, edited by David J. Schow

Lawrence Block
Burglar on the Prowl
Out on the Cutting Edge
Sinner Man
Small Town

Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness

Leigh Brackett
Stranger at Home

Eileen Brady
A Kate Turner, D.V.M. Mystery: Muzzled
A Kate Turner, D.V.M. Mystery: Unleashed

Simon Brett
Blotto, Twinks & the Dead Dowager Duchess
Blotto, Twinks, & the Ex-King's Daughter

Gil Brewer
Angry Arnold
A Devil for O'Shaugnessy
The Erotics
Gun the Dame Down
The Three Way Split

David S. Brody
Templars in America #1: Cabal of the Westford Knight
Templars in America #4: The Oath of Nimrod

Matt Bronleewe
House of Wolves

Sigmund Brouwer
The Disappearing Jewel of Madagascar
The Volcano of Doom

Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol

Lani Massey Brown
A Margin of Error

Don Bruns
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Michael Buckley
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives, Book 1

Rick Buda

D.W. Buffa
The Legacy

Alafair Burke
Long Gone

James Lee Burke
Crusader's Cross

W.R. Burnett
Iron Man
It's Always Four O'Clock

Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files #1: Storm Front
The Dresden Files #2: Fool Moon
The Dresden Files #3: Grave Peril
The Dresden Files #4: Summer Knight
The Dresden Files #5: Death Masks
The Dresden Files #6: Blood Rites
The Dresden Files #7: Dead Beat
The Dresden Files #8: Proven Guilty
The Dresden Files #9: White Night
The Dresden Files #10: Small Favor

Marguerite Butler
Death by Scandal


Chelsea Cain
Gretchen Lowell #1: Heartsick

James M. Cain
The Cocktail Waitress

Rachel Caine
Devil's Bargain
Devil's Due

Haggai Carmon
The Chameleon Conspiracy

Gail Carriger
The Parasol Protectorate #1: Soulless
The Parasol Protectorate #2: Changeless
The Parasol Protectorate #3: Blameless
The Parasol Protectorate #4: Heartless

R.M. Cartmel
The Richebourg Affair

Jay Caselberg
Metal Sky

Donis Casey
Hell with the Lid Blown Off

George Chesbro
Second Horseman Out of Eden

Lee Child
The Enemy
Nothing to Lose

P.F. Chisholm
An Air of Treason

Janie Chodosh
A Faith Flores Science Mystery: Death Spiral

Philip Cioffari
The Bronx Kill

Judy Clemens
Leave Tomorrow Behind

Harlan Coben
Don't Let Go
Just One Look
No Second Chance
The Stranger

Myke Cole
Shadow Ops: Control Point

Brandilyn Collins
Hidden Faces #2: Stain of Guilt

Max Allan Collins
Quarry in the Black
Seduction of the Innocent

Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
Complex 90
The Consummata
King of the Weeds
Lady, Go Die

Eden Collinsworth
It Might Have Been What He Said

Michael Connelly
Chasing the Dime (audiobook)
City of Bones (audiobook)
The Closers (audiobook)
Crime Beat (audiobook)
The Lincoln Lawyer (audiobook)
The Narrows (audiobook)
Nine Dragons
The Scarecrow

Bruce R. Cook
Philippine Fever

Glen Cook
Angry Lead Skies

Paul Cornell
London Falling

Miles Corwin
Kind of Blue

Robert Crais
The Last Detective
The Monkey's Raincoat

Michael Crichton
Binary, writing as John Lange
Drug of Choice, writing as John Lange
Easy Go, writing as John Lange
Grave Descend, writing as John Lange
Odds On, writing as John Lange
Scratch One, writing as John Lange
The Venom Business, writing as John Lange
Zero Cool, writing as John Lange

Patrick C. Crowell
Hostile Environment

James Crumley
The Last Good Kiss
The Wrong Case

Julie E. Czerneda
A Thousand Words for Stranger


JD Daniels
Quick Walk to Murder: A Jessie Murphy Murder

Jada M. Davis
One for Hell

Lindsey Davis
Two for the Lions

Jeffrey Deaver
The Twelfth Card

Mark De Castrique
The Sandburg Connection

Vicki Delany
Among the Departed

Charles de Lint
The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Nelson DeMille
Night Fall (audiobook)
Up Country (audiobook)

Joolz Denby
Billie Morgan

John Dicke
Proof Evident

Ria Dimitra
The Visconti Devils

John F. Dobbyn
Frame Up

Chris Dolley
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall: A Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mystery

David Donachie
The Privateersman Mysteries #1: The Devil's Own Luck
The Privateersman Mysteries #2: The Dying Trade
The Privateersman Mysteries #3: A Hanging Matter
The Privateersman Mysteries #4: An Element of Chance
The Privateersman Mysteries #5: The Scent of Betrayal
The Privateersman Mysteries #6: A Game of Bones

D.J. Donaldson
New Orleans Requiem

Stephen R. Donaldson
The Man Who Risked His Partner, writing as Reed Stephens
The Man Who Tried to Get Away, writing as Reed Stephens

Tim Dorsey
Orange Crush
Triggerfish Twist

Carole Nelson Douglas
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit
Cat in a Red Hot Rage

Jack L. Douglas
Vanishing Act

Ken Douglas
Dead Ringer

Tim Downs
Plague Maker

Roddy Doyle, et al
Yeats is Dead!

Lee Driver
The Unseen

Dave Duncan
The Alchemist's Apprentice


Warren C. Easley
Dead Float: A Cal Claxton Mystery
Never Look Down: A Cal Claxton Mystery

Rosemary Edghill
Bell, Book, & Murder

P.N. Elrod
Cold Streets
Keeper of the King, with Nigel Bennett

Loren D. Estleman
The Left-Handed Dollar

Janet Evanovich
Motor Mouth

Mary Anna Evans


A.A. Fair, aka Earl Stanley Gardner
The Knife Slipped

Jon Fasman
The Geographer's Library

Robert Fate
Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption

Christa Faust
Choke Hold

Margaret Fenton
A Claire Conover Mystery: Little Girl Gone

Sally Fernandez

Jasper Fforde
Jack Spratt Investigates: The Big Over Easy
Jack Spratt Investigates: The Fourth Bear
Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair
Thursday Next: Lost in a Good Book
Thursday Next: The Well of Lost Plots
Thursday Next: Something Rotten

Joseph Finder
The Fixer

A.S. Fleischman
Danger in Paradise
Malay Woman

Ian Fleming
Casino Royale
Dr. No

Derek Adie Flower
Inquest on Imhotep

Gillian Flynn
Dark Places

G.M. Ford
A Blind Eye
Red Tide

Jack Ford
The Osiris Alliance

Joel Fox
The Mark on Eve

Anne Frasier
Play Dead

Shelly Fredman
Brandy Alexander #1: No Such Thing as a Secret
Brandy Alexander #2: No Such Thing as a Good Blind Date
Brandy Alexander #3: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

J.F. Freedman
Bird's-Eye View (audiobook)

Tana French
Broken Harbor


Alton Gansky
The Incumbent

Eric Garcia
Anonymous Rex
Casual Rex
Hot & Sweaty Rex

Meg Gardiner
Phantom Instinct

Earl Stanley Gardner, writing as A.A. Fair
The Knife Slipped

Elizabeth George
I, Richard

Tess Gerritsen
Body Double

Brent Ghelfi
The Burning Lake

Leslie Glass
Tracking Time

Glen David Gold
Carter Beats the Devil

David Goodis
Shoot the Piano Player

Sherry Gottlieb
Worse Than Death

John Grange
Super-Detective Flip Book: Legion of Robots/Murder's Migrants

Cheryl Gray
Barefootin': A Caribbean Tale of the Paranormal

Simon R. Green
Nightside #1: Something from the Nightside
Nightside #2: Agents of Light & Darkness
Nightside #3: Nightingale's Lament
Nightside #4: Hex & the City
Nightside #5: Paths Not Taken
Nightside #6: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
Nightside #7: Hell to Pay

Tim Green
Exact Revenge (audiobook)
The Fifth Angel (audiobook)
The First 48 (audiobook)
The Fourth Perimeter (audiobook)
Kingdom Come (audiobook)

H. Terrell Griffin
Bitter Legacy
Blood Island

Martha Grimes
The Dirty Duck

Davis Grubb
Night of the Hunter

Laurent Guillaume
White Leopard


Brian Haig
The Kingmaker (audiobook)
Mortal Allies (audiobook)
Private Sector (audiobook)

Donald Hamilton
Death of a Citizen
The Wrecking Crew

Laurell K. Hamilton
Guilty Pleasures

Steve Hamilton
Ice Run
Night Work

Elmore Hammes
The Holmes & Watson Mysterious Events & Objects Consortium: The Case of the Witch's Talisman

Elizabeth Hand
Generation Loss

Kristin Hannah
True Colors

Hart Hanson
The Driver

Steven Harper

Charlaine Harris
Harper Connelly #1: Grave Sight
Southern Vampire #1: Dead Until Dark
Southern Vampire #2: Living Dead in Dallas
Southern Vampire #3: Club Dead
Southern Vampire #4: Dead to the World
Southern Vampire #5: Dead as a Doornail
Southern Vampire #6: Definitely Dead
Southern Vampire #7: All Together Dead

Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising

Keith Hartman
Gumshoe Gorilla
The Gumshoe, the Witch, & the Virtual Corpse
Murder Beneath the Buried Sky

Michael Harvey
The Fifth Floor

Richard Hawke
Speak of the Devil

J.M. Hayes
The Spirit & the Skull

Kristen Heitzmann

Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay
The Third Rule of Ten

Sheila Hendrix
Bad Company

Carl Hiaasen
Basket Case
Skinny Dip
Strip Tease

Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley

T.L. Higley
Marduk's Tablet

Reginald Hill
The Woodcutter

Tony Hillerman

T.L. Hines
The Dead Whisper On

Orrie Hitt
The Cheaters
Dial "M" for Man

Michael Hoeye
Time Stops for No Mouse

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Dark Power
The Old Battle-Ax

Tanya Huff
Blood Debt
Blood Lines
Blood Pact
Blood Price
Blood Trail

David Hunt
The Magician's Tale

Charlie Huston
Already Dead

Elisabeth Hyde
The Abortionist's Daughter


Ed Ifkovic
An Edna Ferber Mystery: Cafe Europa
An Edna Ferber Mystery: Cold Morning

Walter Ihlefield
Banshee Rising
Controlled Conclusion

Randy Ingermanson
Double Vision

Bill Ison
KillRod: The Cross of Lorraine Murders


Beth Jacobs
Lizards in Sturgis

P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley

Judith Janeway
The Magician's Daughter

Anna Jansson
Strange Bird

Patrick K. Jassoy
It Isn't Easy Being Johnny Style

James David Jordan
Double Cross

Mari Jungstedt
Killer's Art


Tammy Kaehler
Avoidable Contact
Dead Man's Switch

Kurt Kamm
Tunnel Visions

Wayne J. Keeley
Mahogany Row

Faye Kellerman
The Garden of Eden & Other Criminal Delights (audiobook)
Stone Kiss (audiobook)
Straight into Darkness (audiobook)

Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
Double Homicide (audiobook)

James Kidman
Black Fire

Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Toujours Dead

Lee Killough
Blood Games

Stephen King
The Colorado Kid

Leslie Dana Kirby
The Perfect Game

Peter Kirsanow
Target Omega

Rich Kisielewski
Da Bushes

Joseph Koenig
False Negative

E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Ted Korsmo

Steven Krane
Stranger Inside

Ken Kuhlken
The Good Know Nothing: A California Century Mystery

Allen Kurzweil
The Grand Complication


Camilla Lackberg
The Ice Princess

Mercedes Lackey
Burning Water
The Fire Rose
Sacred Ground

Mercedes Lambert

Kelli Sue Landon
Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood

Robert Lane
Cooler Than Blood

John Lange (Michael Crichton)
Drug of Choice
Easy Go
Grave Descend
Odds On
Scratch One
The Venom Business
Zero Cool

Andrew Lanh
Caught Dead

Joe R. Lansdale
Dead Aim
Leather Maiden

Ward Larsen
Fly By Wire

James Richard Larson
The Right Thing

Batton Lash
Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre: Case Files, Vol. II

William Lashner
A Killer's Kiss

Linda A. Lavid

Ann Lawrence
Do You Believe?

Tim Lebbon

John LeCarre
Absolute Friends (audiobook)

Elmore Leonard

Rebecca Lerwill
Relocating Mia

Jonathan Lethem
Motherless Brooklyn

Billie Letts
Shoot the Moon (audiobook)

Barbara Levenson
Justice in June

Paul Levine
Solomon vs. Lord #1: Solomon vs. Lord
Solomon vs. Lord #2: Deep Blue Alibi
Solomon vs. Lord #3: Kill All the Lawyers
Solomon vs. Lord #4: Trial & Error

Paul Levinson
The Consciousness Plague

Beverly & David Lewis

J.R. Lindermuth
Something in Common

Jeff Lindsay
Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Laura Lippman
By a Spider's Thread
I'd Know You Anywhere
The Sugar House
What the Dead Know

David Ryan Long
Quinlin's Estate

Sheila Lowe
Written Off

Janet Lunn
Twin Spell

Eric Van Lustbader
The Testament

Ed Lynskey
Lake Charles


Bruce Macbain
The Bull Slayer

George MacDonald

Ross Macdonald
Sleeping Beauty

James Macomber
A Grave Breach

Catherine Macphail
Dark Waters

J. Wallis Martin
The Bird Yard

William Martin
Harvard Yard

Alexis Masters
The Giuliana Legacy

Jeanne Matthews
Where the Bones are Buried

Maxine McArthur
Less Than Human

Laura McClendon
Too Many Secrets

Frank McCourt, et al
Yeats is Dead!

Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
The Songcatcher

Val McDermid
Beneath the Bleeding

Don McGraw
Sins of a Nation

Kevin Burton McGuire
Fire Gazer: Arson at the Wolfe House

Brad Meltzer
The Millionaires (audiobook)
The Zero Game (audiobook)

Donna Merwick
Death of a Notary

Rosemary & Larry Mild
Death Goes Postal: A Dan & Rivka Sherman Mystery
Death Takes a Mistress: A Dan & Rivka Sherman Mystery

Wade Miller
Devil on Two Sticks
The Killer

Brent Monahan
The Jekyl Island Club: A Novel

Mark Moorstein
Red Reflections

J.P. Morgan
The Copper Indian

David Morrell
Long Lost (audiobook)
The Protector

Walter Mosley
Fear Itself (audiobook)
Little Scarlet (audiobook)

Vasudev Murthy
Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan
Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu

Beverle Graves Myers
Whispers of Vivaldi: A Tito Amato Mystery


J.A. Nevling
Burned: A Tragic Mystery

Michael Norman
Skeleton Picnic

Darden North
The Five Manners of Death

Darryl Nyznyk
The Condor Song


Carol O'Connell
Mallory #1: Mallory's Oracle
Mallory #10: The Chalk Girl

Joseph O'Connor
Star of the Sea

TJ O'Connor
Gumshoe Ghost #1: Dying to Know
Gumshoe Ghost #2: Dying for the Past

Mark Andrew Olsen
The Assignment


Abigail Padgett

Bernadette Pajer
The Edison Effect

Michael Palmer
The First Patient

Dennis Palumbo
Fever Dream

Robin Parrish

Owen Parry
Honor's Kingdom

Sandra Parshall
Poisoned Ground

James Patterson
The Beach House, with Peter de Jonge (audiobook)
Beach Road, with Peter de Jonge (audiobook)
The Big Bad Wolf (audiobook)
The 5th Horseman (audiobook)
Four Blind Mice (audiobook)
4th of July (audiobook)
The Jester, with Andrew Gross (audiobook)
Kiss the Girls (audiobook)
Mary Mary (audiobook)
Season of the Machete (audiobook)
3rd Degree, with Andrew Gross (audiobook)
The Thomas Berryman Number
Violets Are Blue (audiobook)
When the Wind Blows (audiobook)

Eliot Pattison
Bone Rattler

Matthew Pearl
The Dante Club

Ridley Pearson
Parallel Lies

George Pelecanos
Drama City (audiobook)
Hard Revolution
Hard Revolution (audiobook)
The Night Gardener (audiobook)

Sharon Kay Penman
Dragon's Lair, A Medieval Mystery

Lewis Perdue
Daughter of God

J.L. Powers
The Confessional

Tim Powers
A Soul in a Bottle

Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Brimstone (audiobook)
The Cabinet of Curiosities (audiobook)
Dance of Death (audiobook)
Still Life with Crows (audiobook)

Bill Pronzini
The Jade Figurine

Bill Pronzini & Marcia Muller
The Spook Lights Affair


Daniel Quinn
The Holy


Peter Rabe
Anatomy of a Killer
The Return of Marvin Palaver
A Shroud for Jesso
The Silent Wall

Frederick Ramsay
The Wolf & the Lamb

Brant Randall
Blood Harvest

Brant Randall & Bruce Cook
Tommy Gun Tango

Peter Rennebohm
French Creek

J.D. Robb, a.k.a. Nora Roberts
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death

Lorene Robbins
The Dead Detective

Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death

Craig Robertson

Madeleine E. Robins
Point of Honour

Peter Robinson
Before the Poison

Jimmy Root Jr.
The Lightning Chronicles I: Distant Thunder

M.J. Rose
The Reincarnationist
The Venus Fix

Selina Rosen
Strange Robby

Brian Rouff
Dice Angel

Priscilla Royal
Satan's Lullaby

Greg Rucka
Patriot Acts

Matt Ruff
Bad Monkeys

Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Disappeared

Patricia H. Rushford
Grave Matters


C.J. Sansom
Dark Fire

Clyde Lynwood Sawyer Jr. & Frances Witlin
An Uncertain Currency

Regis Schilken
The Island Off Stony Point
The Oculi Incident

James Schmerer
Twisted Shadows

David J. Schow
Gun Work

Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Will Shetterly

James Siegel
Deceit (audiobook)
Derailed (audiobook)
Detour (audiobook)

Daniel Silva
The Rembrandt Affair

Robert Silverberg
Blood on the Mink

Clea Simon
A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir: Kittens Can Kill
A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir: Panthers Play for Keeps

Susan Slater
Rollover: A Dan Mahoney Mystery

Jeffrey Small
The Breath of God

Wen Spencer
Bitter Waters
Dog Warrior

Mickey Spillane
From the Files of Mike Hammer

Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Complex 90
The Consummata
King of the Weeds
Lady, Go Die

Patricia Sprinkle
When Will the Dead Lady Sing?

Dana Stabenow, editor
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy

Jason Starr
Fake I.D.

Daniel Stashower
The Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Dime Museum Murders
The Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Floating Lady Murder

Charlie Stella
Eddie's World
Johnny Porno
Rough Riders

Reed Stephens (Stephen R. Donaldson)
The Man Who Risked His Partner
The Man Who Tried to Get Away

Bruce Sterling
The Zenith Angle

Shane Stevens
By Reason of Insanity

Warren Stockholm
Scorpion Magazine, No. 1: The Sting of the Scorpion

Robert Stone
Bay of Souls

Barbara Sullivan
Ripping Abigail
Unraveling Ada

Duane Swierczynski
The Blonde
Severance Package
The Wheelman


Jon Talton
A David Mapstone Mystery: High Country Nocturne

Donna Tartt
The Secret History

R. Scott Taylor
Stingy Jack

Jane Tesh
Just You Wait

Thomas Thorpe
Darmon Mysteries #3: The Patriote Proposition
Darmon Mysteries #4: Night Wind to Bahia

Denise Tiller
Calculated Risk
Calculated Risk (audiobook)

Peter Tremayne
Our Lady of Darkness

Kathy Tyers
Shivering World


Lisa Unger
Beautiful Lies
Sliver of Truth


Andrew Vachss
Dead & Gone
Down Here
The Getaway Man
Only Child
Two Trains Running

Edo Van Belkom

Barbara Vine
The Minotaur


David P. Wagner
Death in the Dolomites

Minette Walters
The Devil's Feather

Tracy Weber
A Downward Dog Mystery: A Fatal Twist
A Downward Dog Mystery: Karma's a Killer

Robert Weinberg
The Occult Detective

Diane Weiner
Murder is Chartered

Alexandrea Weis

Debbie Lee Wesselmann

Donald E. Westlake
The Comedy is Finished

Christopher Whitcomb

Kate White
A Body to Die For (audiobook)
If Looks Could Kill (audiobook)
'Til Death Do Us Part (audiobook)

Harry Whittington
Body & Passion
A Haven for the Damned
Like Mink, Like Murder
To Find Cora

Tina Whittle
Deeper Than the Grave

Kate Wilhelm
The Deepest Water

Gordon Williams
The Siege of Trencher's Farm

Wayne Williams
Mystery of the Golden Table

Chet Williamson
McKain's Dilemma

D.L. Wilson
Unholy Grail

Jenine Wilson
The Shadow Within

R.D. Wingfield
A Killing Frost

Ariel S. Winter
The Twenty-Year Death

Reavis Z. Wortham
Vengeance is Mine

Allen Wyler
Dead End Deal
Deadly Odds
Dead Wrong


Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind (La Sombra del Viento)

John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem
The Doomsday Brunette