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Young Americans

by Karen Rigby

"Young Americans" is a visceral novel about treachery, filled with colorful period details. In Peter S. Rush’s "Young Americans", a hard-boiled crime novel set in the 1970s, an ambitious marijuana dealer is betrayed after he tries... Read More

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The Agent

by Eileen Gonzalez

"The Agent" is an understated mystery about a scam whose perpetrators are motivated by much more than greed. A trio of con artists converges on their latest mark in Marsha Roberts’s mystery novel, "The Agent". Victoria’s business... Read More

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Winter of the Wolf

by Angela McQuay

In Martha Hunt Handler’s young adult mystery "Winter of the Wolf", a girl recovering from her brother’s death searches for answers. Bean is devastated when her brother, Sam, is found dead after an apparent suicide. As her family... Read More

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Fire and Vengeance

by Delia Stanley

In Robert McCaw’s winding thriller, a conflicted cop wrangles a conspiracy and a family emergency. When a volcanic vent explodes under an elementary school, it leaves ten children dead. There is evidence that people knew about the... Read More

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by Benjamin Welton

With its instances of violence, hatred, and vengeance, "Payback" is a classically styled detective novel that contains messages about healing wide and open wounds. Steve Bassett’s "Payback" is a haunting mystery novel about love, hate,... Read More

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Saving Tuna Street

by Delia Stanley

Nancy Nau Sullivan’s "Saving Tuna Street" is a small-town mystery whose spunky heroine wants to preserve her beloved neighborhood. Blanche doesn’t just live in Santa Maria: she’s part of the island, like its mangrove trees and wild... Read More

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