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The mystery of Edwin Drood

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood.

Editions:639  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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King Solomon's mines

by:Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925

Allan Quatermain relates the events of his safari into the interior of South Africa in search of the legendary lost treasure mines of King Solomon.

Editions:841  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure stories

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The girl with the dragon tattoo

by:Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.

Editions:310  Date:2005 - 2017  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Fictional Work, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction


Gone girl : a novel

by:Flynn, Gillian, 1971-

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isnt doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifes head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge

Editions:215  Date:2012 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)


The subtle knife

by:Pullman, Philip, 1946-

As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

Editions:207  Date:1845 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Young adult works, Juvenile works


Paper towns

by:Green, John, 1977-

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

Editions:143  Date:1970 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Bildungsromans, Detective and mystery fiction, Bildungsromans, Detective and mystery fiction


The golden compass

by:Pullman, Philip, 1946-

The Golden Compass forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a world like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the world we know. The third moves between many worlds. In The Golden Compass, readers meet for the first time 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Jordan College in Oxford, England. It quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own -- nor is her world. In Lyra's world, everyone has a personal dæmon, a lifelong animal familiar. This is a world in which science, theology and magic are closely intertwined. These ideas are of little concern to Lyra, who at the outset of the story, spends most of her time with her friend Roger, a kitchen boy. Together, they share a carefree existence scampering across the roofs of the college, racing through the streets of Oxford, or waging war with the other children in town. But that life changes forever when Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, prevent an assassination attempt on her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, and then overhear a secret discussion about a mysterious entity known as Dust. It is at this time that children mysteriously began to disappear. Children, and only the children, are vanishing at the hands of what become known as the "Gobblers." Who the Gobblers are and what they want is unknown, but soon, children from far and wide are disappearing with out a trace, even Lyra's good friend, Roger. - Publisher.

Editions:89  Date:1982 - 2017  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Steampunk fiction, Steampunk fiction, Fantasy fiction


"S" is for silence

by:Grafton, Sue

Thirty-four years after Violet Sullivan's unexplained disappearance, Daisy--the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter she left behind--enlists the assistance of private detective Kinsey Millhone to help her find the truth.

Editions:115  Date:1984 - 2016  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Echo Park : a novel

by:Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Detective Harry Bosch, now in the Open-unsolved Unit, receives a call from the DA telling him a serial killer has confessed to several murders. Harry must interview the man about a case he couldn't crack involving the murder of a 22-year-old woman whose body was never found.

Editions:152  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Hold tight

by:Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Just how far parents will go to protect their kids? When their son Adam is implicated in the death of his classmate, Tia and Mike Baye install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent.

Editions:103  Date:2001 - 2015  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction


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