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Angels & demons

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.

Editions:410  Date:2000 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The girl with the dragon tattoo

by:Larsson, Stieg

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.--From publisher description.

Editions:309  Date:2005 - 2017  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The girl who played with fire

by:Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before.

Editions:271  Date:2006 - 2018  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Suspense fiction

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The lost symbol : a novel

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.

Editions:241  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Action and adventure fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The broker

by:Grisham, John

John Grisham, delivers another legal thriller of unparalled suspense. With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first.

Editions:212  Date:2004 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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Inferno : a novel

by:Brown, Dan

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--As he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

Editions:308  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Mystery fiction, Adventure fiction

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The girl who kicked the hornet's nest

by:Larsson, Stieg

After taking a bullet to the head, Lisbeth Salander is under close supervision in intensive care. If and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders and one attempted murder. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

Editions:234  Date:2007 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction

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The last juror

by:Grisham, John

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details and the paper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when he was found guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in Mississippi, in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life" and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County and the retribution began.

Editions:188  Date:2001 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Suspense fiction, Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction)

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The runaway jury

by:Grisham, John

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control. This is a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake which begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?

Editions:230  Date:1995 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Legal fiction (Literature)

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The murder of Roger Ackroyd

by:Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

A widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secrey affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study, but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow's blackmailer. Kings Abbot is crawling with suspects and it's up to famous detective, Hercule Poirot, to solve the case.

Editions:474  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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