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The underground railroad : a novel

by:Whitehead, Colson

"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom"--Publisher's description.

Editions:150  Date:2010 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Novels


The secret sharer

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

A captain, unfamiliar with his crew and questioning his own ability, rescues a strange man from the sea.

Editions:107  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Sea stories, Sea stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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Tar baby

by:Morrison, Toni

Winner of the 1978 National Book Critic's Circle Award for fiction. "Beautiful and satisfying ... an unusually wise and large-spirited book ... consistently picturesque, charged with startling images".--Baltimore Sun.

Editions:194  Date:1977 - 2014  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction


Divine justice

by:Baldacci, David

Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in Baldacci's most astonishing thriller yet when the assassinations Stone carries out prompt the highest levels of the government to unleash a massive manhunt.

Editions:103  Date:2008 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)



by:Harris, Thomas, 1940-

A showdown between two psychopathic killers with a beautiful FBI agent caught in the middle. From his respirator, Mason Verger orders the capture of Hannibal Lecter, the man who put him there, and the bait is Clarice Starling with whom Lecter crossed swords in The Silence of the Lambs.

Editions:245  Date:1943 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)


The innocent

by:Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Some mistakes can change your life forever. The horror of one night is forever etched in Matt Hunter's memory: the night he innocently tried to break up a fight, and ended up a killer. Now, nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife, Olivia, pregnant and the two of them closing on a house in his home town, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call from Olivia's phone. And in an instant, the unraveling begins. A mysterious man who begins tailing Matt turns up dead. A beloved nun is murdered. And local and federal authorities, including homicide investigator, Loren Muse, a childhood schoolmate of Matt's with a troubled past of her own, see all signs pointing to a former criminal with one murder already under his belt: Matt Hunter. Unwilling to lose everything for a second time, Matt and Olivia are forced outside the law in a desperate attempt to save their future together.

Editions:146  Date:1984 - 2021  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Never go back : a Jack Reacher novel

by:Child, Lee

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet--in person--the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces--and makes him question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

Editions:108  Date:2012 - 2020  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction



by:Lu, Marie, 1984-

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Editions:95  Date:2011 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Young adult works


Three to get deadly

by:Evanovich, Janet

Stephanie Plum, the brassy babe in the powder blue Buick is back and she's having a bad hair day -- for the whole month of January. She's been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying concealed, gone no-show for his court appearance. And to make matters worse, she's got Lula, a former hooker turned file clerk -- now a wannabe bounty hunter -- at her side, sticking like glue. Lula's big and blonde and black and itching to get the chance to lock up a crook in the trunk of her car. Morelli, the New Jersey vice cop with the slow-burning smile that undermines a girl's strongest resolve is being polite. So what does this mean? Has he found a new love? Or is he manipulating Steph, using her in his police investigation, counting on her unmanageable curiosity and competitive Jersey attitude? Once again, the entire One for the Money crew is in action, including Ranger and Grandma Mazur, searching for Mo, tripping down a trail littered with dead drug dealers, leading Stephanie to suspect Mo has traded his ice-cream scoop for a vigilante gun.

Editions:94  Date:1995 - 2021  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Chick lit


Gone for good

by:Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death and becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets.

Editions:179  Date:2002 - 2021  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


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