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—Richard Daley, mayor Chicago

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The Ways of Evil Men

by Leighton Gage

Ann effective thriller with subtle social and political messages.


Short Stories

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

by edited by Lisa Scottline

More mystery than ever in gem after gem in the 2013 anthology.  


Sycamore Row

by John Grisham

A return to Mississippi to follow up on attorney Jake Brigance three years after A Time to Kill.


The Deepest Secret

by Carla Buckley

A suburban suspense all the more devastating for its everyday reality.


Paperback Confidential: Crime Writers of the Paperback Era

by Brian Ritt

Profiles of over 130 paperback authors of the '50s and '60s.  


The Wrong Girl (audiobook)

by Hank Phillippi Ryan

  A fast-paced yarn delivered in a whispery, breathy vocal that intrigues