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The Alibi Man
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780553583601
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She was a vision. She was a siren. She was a nightmare. She was dead. Now he needed her to disappear. And he knew just how to make it happen. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own—and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once upon a time a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life. Betrayed and disillusioned by those closest to her, she chose the life of an undercover cop, the hunt for justice her own personal passion. Then a tragic, haunting mistake ended her career. Now Elena exists on the fringes of her old life, training horses for a living. But a shocking event is about to draw her back into the painful vortex she’s fought so hard to leave behind. First she finds the body—a young woman used, murdered, and dumped in a canal. Not just a victim, but a friend. As Elena delves into her dead friend’s secret life, she discovers ties not only to the Russian mob but also to a group of powerful and wealthy Palm Beach bad boys known for giving each other alibis to cover a multitude of sins. A group that includes a man Elena once knew very well—her former fiancé, Bennett Walker, a man she knows has already escaped justice at least once in his life. Finding her friend’s killer will put Elena at odds with her old life, with her new lover, and with herself. But she is determined to reveal the truth—a truth that will shock Palm Beach society to its core, and could very well get her killed.

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    The Alibi Man (ANZ)
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1409165248
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Books
  • Everyone has secrets. You only have to scratch the surface to draw blood. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own-and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once upon a time a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life. Betrayed and disillusioned by those closest to her, she chose the life of an undercover cop, the hunt for justice her own personal passion. Then a tragic, haunting mistake ended her career. Now Elena exists on the fringes of her old life, training horses for a living. But a shocking event is about to draw her back into the painful vortex she's fought so hard to leave behind. First she finds the body-a young woman used, murdered, and dumped in a canal. Not just a victim, but a friend. As Elena delves into her dead friend's secret life, she discovers ties not only to the Russian mob but also to a group of powerful and wealthy Palm Beach bad boys known for giving each other alibis to cover a multitude of sins. A group that includes a man Elena once knew very well-her former fiancé, Bennett Walker, a man she knows has already escaped justice at least once in his life. Finding her friend's killer will put Elena at odds with her old life, with her new lover, and with herself. But she is determined to reveal the truth-a truth that will shock Palm Beach society to its core, and could very well get her killed.

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    Dark Horse
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780553583571
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In her latest thriller, New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag takes readers on a suspense-filled ride of shocks and twists leading to an explosive finish. It is the story of an ex-cop, a missing girl, and a killer locked in a race where there can be only one winner—and the losers die trying. In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for eighteen year-old Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying game for a ransom no one can pay, her last hope is a washed-up ex-cop who has already lost it all-not once, but twice. The wealthy world of the Palm Beach horse set seems a long way from a cop's world in the narcotics division. A lifetime ago, undercover sheriff's detective Elena Estes worked the mean streets and BackTop alleys, living by her wits and playing the long odds until she took one risk too many. Now Estes lives on the ragged edge of lost hope and self-hatred, hiding from the past and believing she doesn't deserve to have a future. But the past is about to come back with a vengeance, and the future is about to become a race between life and death. A young woman is missing and her twelve year-old stepsister comes to Estes for help. No one but serious, studious Molly Seabright seems concerned about what's happened to her troubled older sister. But Molly is convinced Erin is in danger. Estes has no P.I. license, no interest in a new career, and no desire to break her self-imposed exile. But the more she learns about the people Erin Seabright was involved with, the more her long-dormant cop instincts come back to life. One trip to the show grounds where Erin worked as a groom, and Estes is quickly pulled to the dark side of a glamorous sport. Behind the glittering, ultra-rich facade is an ultra-ruthless world of drugs, payoffs, and dirty deals. A world of dissolute playboys and crooked horse-dealers, of royalty and rabble, of rivals and enemies. An obscenely wealthy world where anything can be had for a price—including a life. And in that world stalks a killer who will lead Estes down a dark, twisted trail of decadence and deceit, mayhem and murder—from the gilded life of Palm Beach to the darkest corners of the Florida swamps, to a final show-down that could cost her everything. A race against time and evil. A race in which Estes is the dark horse—and no one is betting on her to win.

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    The Alibi
  • Author : Sandra Brown
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781848944312
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thriller Born into a fine old Charleston family, Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney - without sacrificing his integrity. Prosecuting the sensational murder of a real estate magnate could be his ticket into office. Yet, while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall. Is it Steffi Mundell, colleague, ex-lover and rival? Rory Smilow, homicide detective and Hammonds avowed enemy? Is it the dead man's widow, wily, beautiful and Hammond's lifelong friend? Or is it Hammond's prime suspect, the mysterious woman who shares the secret that would be fatal to Hammond's ambitions? Praise for Sandra Brown 'Suspense that has teeth' Stephen King 'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller' Publishers Weekly 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!' Star

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    The Perfect Alibi
  • Author : Phillip Margolin
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250117533
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The “master of heart-pounding suspense”—New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin—returns with a new legal thriller starring Robin Lockwood. A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes—which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them. Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.

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    "A" is for Alibi
  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781429901345
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction... A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

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    The Alibi Man
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9780553841206
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She was a vision. She was a siren. She was a nightmare. She was dead. Now he needed her to disappear. And he knew just how to make it happen. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own—and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once upon a time a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life. Betrayed and disillusioned by those closest to her, she chose the life of an undercover cop, the hunt for justice her own personal passion. Then a tragic, haunting mistake ended her career. Now Elena exists on the fringes of her old life, training horses for a living. But a shocking event is about to draw her back into the painful vortex she’s fought so hard to leave behind. First she finds the body—a young woman used, murdered, and dumped in a canal. Not just a victim, but a friend. As Elena delves into her dead friend’s secret life, she discovers ties not only to the Russian mob but also to a group of powerful and wealthy Palm Beach bad boys known for giving each other alibis to cover a multitude of sins. A group that includes a man Elena once knew very well—her former fiancé, Bennett Walker, a man she knows has already escaped justice at least once in his life. Finding her friend’s killer will put Elena at odds with her old life, with her new lover, and with herself. But she is determined to reveal the truth—a truth that will shock Palm Beach society to its core, and could very well get her killed. From the Hardcover edition.

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    Wrong Alibi
  • Author : Christina Dodd
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781488069130
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd delivers an all-new thriller, featuring a bold and brash female protagonist. WRONG JOB Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small-town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But her bright hopes for the future are shattered when Donald White disappears, leaving her to face charges of theft, embezzlement—and a brutal double murder. Her protestations of innocence count for nothing. Convicted, she faces life in prison…until fate sends her on the run. WRONG NAME Evie's escape leaves her scarred and in hiding, isolated from her family, working under an alias at a wilderness camp. Bent on justice, intent on recovering her life, she searches for the killer who slaughters without remorse. WRONG ALIBI At last, the day comes. Donald White has returned. Evie emerges from hiding; the fugitive becomes the hunter. But in her mind, she hears the whisper of other forces at work. Now Evelyn must untangle the threads of evidence before she’s once again found with blood on her hands: the blood of her own family… “This is Dodd at her brilliant best.” —Booklist (starred review) on Strangers She Knows Dodd's twisty suspense will have readers turning the pages and keeping the lights on at night.

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    The Alibi Club
  • Author : Francine Mathews
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780553586305
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s the city’s most infamous after-hours haunt—a glittering hotbed of deals and debaucheries. The sordid death of Philip Stilwell sends shock waves through the Alibi Club...for there’s much more to Stilwell’s untimely end than a sex game gone wrong. His murder and the desperate attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands will bring together the strands of a twisted plot of betrayal, passion, and espionage—one connected to the Alibi Club...and to the most explosive secret of the war. As the Nazis march on Paris and the crisis escalates, four remarkable characters are swept into the maelstrom. Their courage will change the course of history. Epic and yet intimate, a seamless blend of fact and fiction based on a little-known episode of the war, The Alibi Club is a thriller of fierce and complex suspense by a writer whose own life in the spy world makes espionage come uniquely alive.

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    Alibi
  • Author : Joseph Kanon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780805078862
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a historical thriller set in postwar Venice, Adam Miller, a U.S. Army war crimes investigator, is forced to confront a city still at war with itself and haunted by the atrocities of the recent past when he falls in love with a Jewish woman. 200,000 first printing.

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    Strong Alibi
  • Author : K.C. Turner
  • Publisher : Two Ten Press
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781736741528
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • He’s up for parole. Two years too soon. Elizabeth Strong knew the day would come, but she wasn’t sure she was ready. Over time, she learned to put her own problems and fears aside. A court advocate needs to stay strong. Her clients depend on her. Just as she begins to feel she has her emotions under control, Elizabeth receives news the man she helped send to prison is up for parole after six years. At the same time, she’s assigned a high-profile client; the wife of a journalist for the local newspaper. Concerned, Detective Martinez warns her to keep her distance. After the woman retracts her police statement, Elizabeth deals with the fallout of an angry crime writer’s musings. With Silverton PD and everyone associated with them subject to public ridicule, Elizabeth is torn. Not only does she wonder if her efforts of fighting for her client are futile, she’s weighted with the decision of trying to keep a dangerous man in prison, where he belongs. While dealing with her own personal dilemma, the last thing Elizabeth wants to hear is that her client is found dead in Lake Erie. As she begins to help Martinez gather evidence in hopes to solve a potential murder and avoid media embarrassment, she’s also forced to cope with unexpected news that make her fears about the parole hearing more prominent and justified.

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    Kill the Messenger
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780553898750
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With this new thriller, The New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers her own message to suspense fans everywhere: Don't turn off the lights, and keep reading if you dare. From the gritty streets of Los Angeles to its most protected enclaves of prestige and power to the ruthless glamour of Hollywood, a killer stalks his prey. A killer so merciless no one in his way is safe—not even the innocent. At the end of a long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. But en route to delivering a package for one of L.A.'s sleaziest defense attorneys, he's nearly run down by a car, chased through back alleys, and shot at. Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L.A. allow him to escape with his life—and with the package someone wants badly enough to kill for. Jace returns to Lenny Lowell's office only to find the cops there, the lawyer dead, and Jace himself considered the prime suspect in the savage murder. Suddenly he's on the run from both the cops and a killer, and the key to saving himself and his ten-year-old brother is the envelope he still has—which holds a message no one wants delivered: the truth. In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the murder of a bottom-feeding mouthpiece like Lenny Lowell won't make the headlines. So when detectives from the LAPD's elite robbery/homicide division show up, homicide detective Kev Parker wants to know why. Parker is on the downhill slide of a once-promising career, and he doesn't want to be reminded that he used to be one of the hotshots, working cases that made instant celebrities of everyone involved. Like the case of fading retty-boy actor Rob Cole, accused of the brutal murder of his wife, Tricia Crowne-Cole, daughter of one of the most powerful men in the city, L.A.'s latest "crime of the century." Robbery/Homicide has no reason to be looking at a dead small-time scumbag lawyer or chasing a bike messenger...unless there's something in it for them. Maybe Lenny Lowell had a connection to something big enough to be killed for. Parker begins a search for answers that will lead him to a killer—or the end of his career. Because if there's one lesson he's learned over the years, it's that in a town built on fantasy and fame, delivering the truth can be deadly.

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    The Last Alibi
  • Author : David Ellis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781101621141
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Believing he’s the target of a frame-up, geeky loner James Drinker hires defense attorney Jason Kolarich to take his case. Two women he knows have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he’ll be the police’s main suspect. Something about Drinker seems off from the start, but Kolarich doesn’t give it too much thought. Until another murder occurs. And then another. As he begins to probe his client’s life and story more closely, it quickly becomes clear that nothing about James Drinker is what it seems…and the target of the frame-up isn’t Drinker, but Kolarich. Faced with a murder charge and unable to prove his own innocence without breaking his sworn attorney-client privilege, Jason Kolarich must hunt for the truth about James Drinker, the series of brutal killings, and why he’s been set up to take the fall. The answers will be beyond anything he could have imagined.

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    Alibi
  • Author : Kristin Butcher
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781459807693
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which gives Christine the opportunity to meet local characters and visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the crimes. When the pickpocket targets Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.

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    Octopus Alibi
  • Author : Tom Corcoran
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781466840386
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In three previous novels, Tom Corcoran established himself as a shrewd observer of Key West's eccentricities and landscape. In Octopus Alibi, he delivers Alex Rutledge to labyrinths of the past, agendas of power, and greed that jumps generations. The suspected murder of a long-missing woman, the death of an elderly mentor, and the suicide of Key West's popular mayor are revealed a single April day. Rutledge, a freelance photographer with part-time forensic ties to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the KWPD, must accompany fishing guide and friend Sam Wheeler to identify a body in Broward County. Hours later, back on the island, a Key West detective coerces Alex into documenting Mayor Gomez's demise. Rutledge also learns he must administrate the estate of Naomi Douglas, the woman who encouraged his creative photography. Rutledge soon suspects that nothing is as it appears. The police choose not to see crimes. Only Rutledge senses foul play on the island, a linking of deaths, and the threat of more peril. Home-front troubles compound the dilemma. Teresa Barga, Alex's new housemate, is absorbed by the arrival in town of Whitney Randolph, a college friend with cash, wild stories, bent morals, and more alibis than an octopus has suckers. Randolph, it appears, has already slithered into the unfolding suspense, linking himself to scam victims and murder victims. Rutledge must ignore a relationship gone sour, then focus on wisps of clues to connect the past and present. Friends act out of character, officials become duplicitous, and threats of violence take Alex to the most dangerous confrontation of his life. Filled with edgy characters and insights to island existence, the tight plot of Octopus Alibi promises Tom Corcoran's most unforgettable tale of the hot, crazy tropics.

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    Smoke Screen
  • Author : Sandra Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9781416563068
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The themes of role reversal and the abuse of power figure prominently in a tale in which corruption and betrayals turn friends against one another and force criminals to become heroes.

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    The Man Who Never Died
  • Author : William M. Adler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781608192854
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In 1914, Joe Hill was convicted of murder in Utah and sentenced to death by firing squad, igniting international controversy. Many believed Hill was innocent, condemned for his association with the Industrial Workers of the World-the radical Wobblies. Now, following four years of intensive investigation, William M. Adler gives us the first full-scale biography of Joe Hill, and presents never before published documentary evidence that comes as close as one can to definitively exonerating him. Joe Hill's gripping tale is set against a brief but electrifying moment in American history, between the century's turn and World War I, when the call for industrial unionism struck a deep chord among disenfranchised workers; when class warfare raged and capitalism was on the run. Hill was the union's preeminent songwriter, and in death, he became organized labor's most venerated martyr, celebrated by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, and immortalized in the ballad "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night." The Man Who Never Died does justice to Joe Hill's extraordinary life and its controversial end. Drawing on extensive new evidence, Adler deconstructs the case against his subject and argues convincingly for the guilt of another man. Reading like a murder mystery, and set against the background of the raw, turn-of-the-century West, this essential American story will make news and expose the roots of critical contemporary issues.

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    The Boy
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Dutton
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9781101985410
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Detective Nick Fourcade and Deputy Annie Broussard return to investigate the brutal murder of a seven-year-old boy in Hoag's most harrowing thriller yet.

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    Deeper Than the Dead
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN : 9780451230539
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A serial killer terrorizes a small California town in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag. California, 1985—Four children and young teacher Anne Navarre make a gruesome discovery: a partially buried female body, her eyes and mouth glued shut. A serial killer is at large, and the very bonds that hold their idyllic town together are about to be tested to the breaking point. Tasked with finding the killer, FBI investigator Vince Leone employs a new and controversial FBI technique called “profiling,” which plunges him into the lives of the four children—and the young teacher whose need to uncover the truth is as intense as his own. But as new victims are found and pressure from the media grows, Vince and Anne find themselves circling the same small group of local suspects, unsure if those who suffer most are the victims themselves—or those close to the killer, blissfully unaware that someone very near to them is a murderous psychopath…

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    Night Sins
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 571
  • ISBN : 9780553592153
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sensational New York Times bestseller that was made into a CBS-TV miniseries, Night Sins has confirmed Tami Hoag's reputation as the new modern master of suspense. This gripping tale unfolds in a peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen. But when a young boy disappears, it marks the beginning of a unspeakable nightmare. There are no witnesses, no clues—only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer? Now, a tough-minded investigator on her first make-or-break case, and a local cop who fears that big city evils have invaded his small town, are hunting for a madman. Together, they must outsmart a killer who knows no bounds...and protect a town that may never feel safe again.

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    The Alibi
  • Author : Claude Guylouis
  • Publisher : Lucky Luke
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1800440383
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A cowboy who shoots faster than his own shadow, his sarcastic horse, a quartet of incredibly stupid bandits - this is the Old West at its funniest. The 80th adventure of Lucky Luke, the Lonesome Cowboy!

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    Man of Her Dreams
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780553591972
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this romance classic about a man in love—and the woman who’s determined to prove it to him… Maggie McSwain should have been thrilled when Rylan Quaid asked her to marry him. Instead, she was crushed. After all her romantic fantasies, Ry’s proposal was missing one crucial element: love. But Maggie would prove to Ry that he had a heart—and then she’d use every teasing, tempting ounce of seductive power she had to capture it. The next time he proposed to her—and there would be a next time—common sense would be the last thing on his mind. As far as Ry was concerned, solid partnerships made for lasting marriages—and that’s what he could have with Maggie. Of course he wanted her, as any man with eyes would want her. But he couldn’t love her…because he’d vowed never to fall in love again. Now it seemed that the only way to make her his wife was to use reverse psychology. He’d just retract his proposal—and pretend to be immune to her charms. He had no idea what a challenge that would turn out to be.

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    Bad Alibi
  • Author : Jessica Prince
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1659742668
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Having grown up trapped in a gilded cage, the events of one tragic night changed everything.Farah Highland was raised with more money than most people could ever dream of, but with that wealth and privilege came cold indifference and cruelty. Determined to start living for herself, Farah cut ties with everything and everyone she'd ever known for the chance at starting over in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.Notorious town playboy, Cannon Banks grew up living the good life. He had it all, loving parents, good friends, and a face and body that drove women wild. Love and commitment were the last things on his mind . . . until he locked eyes with a woman across a crowded bar, and everything changed in a heartbeat.There's just one problem. Bad Alibi's newest waitress wants nothing to do with him. But he's nothing if not determined.Cannon and Farah are about to enter into a battle of wills. May the best man . . . or woman, win.

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    The Original Alibi, a Matt Kile Mystery
  • Author : David Bishop
  • Publisher : David Bishop
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1938135504
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Eleven years ago General Whittaker, long retired, former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bought an alibi for his grandson who had been arrested for the murder of his fiancee, Ileana Corrigan, and the general's unborn great grandson. The charges were soon dropped and the grandson released. General Whittaker is now dying and he can no longer restrain his doubts. The question that has haunted him all these years must be answered. Did his money save his innocent grandson or cheat justice? The general hires Matt Kile to thaw this cold case. The solution of the crime is complicated by the passage of years and an excess of suspects, including the general's grandson, the general's promiscuous adult daughter, and even the general himself. All had means, motive, and opportunity. The Original Alibi is a big story told on a small stage, intimately portrayed primarily among the members of the Whittaker family and those who serve them. Of the secrets and strategies that fester inside an outwardly functional and famous family. Matt Kile is a former homicide detective, and pardoned ex-con who, like several real-life former cops, has gone on to achieve success as a writer of mystery fiction. Matt's efforts are aided by a colorful cast of Damon Runyonesque characters. Chief among them is Axel, Matt's former cellmate whose parole, after more than thirty years in prison, had been advanced by Matt's promise of a job. He is also helped by Hillie, a young inexperienced streetwalker Axel takes under his wing. Then there's Bruno Grunsky, a former mob wheelman, and retired spinster Clara Birnbaum who makes pies in return for Axel's favors. This mixed bag of characters add flavoring to the story, while each, in their own way, help Matt Kile determine the guilt or innocence of General Whittaker's grandson.

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    The Perjured Alibi
  • Author : Walter S. Masterman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781605433455
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  • Genre : Books
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    Alibi II
  • Author : Teri Woods
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780446569798
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ALIBI II picks up where ALIBI left off. The year is 2006 and Diane Praeliou is happily married and living on a horse ranch in Arizona when she receives a letter that threatens her entire world. Someone knows her true identity. In 1986, Daisy was given a second chance at life when she received a new identity and a fresh start as a college student in Arizona courtesy of the witness protection program. Nard wasn't so lucky. He was sentenced to twenty years to life in a western Pennsylvania facility and has endured things that no man should ever have to endure. All Nard can think about is Daisy's testimony and how much he wants revenge. Diane goes on living life, finding love, and getting married until things slowly begin to spiral out of control. What makes matters worse is now Nard is out on parole and Diane is afraid for herself and her family. Feigning innocence, Diane can only turn to one person for help. But if she doesn't come clean about her past secrets, her entire world can come crashing down and there will be no one to protect her. (60,000 words)

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    Taken by Storm
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780553904918
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this bittersweet romance classic about a woman who’s rebuilt her life—and her heart—after the disappointments of the past, only to find her carefully laid plans shattered by a knock on the door.… As a trauma nurse, Julia McCarver is accustomed to dealing with life-and-death emergencies. But she is the one in shock when she answers the door and finds the past standing there in the person of S. T. “Storm” Dalton. Julia had painstakingly put her life together not just once but three times in the wake of his abrupt and devastating departures, and she has no intention of doing it a fourth time. Because that’s what S.T. promises he will do—break her engagement to another man, her heart, and her future all over again. Except, of course, that’s not what he calls his plan to win her back. He gives himself two weeks to convince Julia that he’s changed, that she is still in love with him, and that—despite conventional wisdom—the fourth time lightning struck can be a charm.

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    Where the Crawdads Sing (Movie Tie-In)
  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 9780593540350
  • Reader Reviews : 235
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 15 million copies sold, “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature” (The New York Times Book Review). For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Delia Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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    Every Breath You Take
  • Author : Ann Rule
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780743229272
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : True Crime
  • America’s #1 true-crime writer fulfills a murder victim’s desperate plea with this shattering New York Times bestseller. “If anything ever happens to me…find Ann Rule and ask her to write my story.” In perhaps the first true-crime book written at the victim's request, Ann Rule untangles a web of lies and brutality that culminated in the murder of Sheila Blackthorne Bellush—a woman Rule never met, but whose shocking story she now chronicles with compassion, exacting detail, and unvarnished candor. Although happily ensconced in a loving second marriage, and a new family of quadruplets, Sheila never truly escaped the vicious enslavement of her ex-husband, multi-millionaire Allen Blackthorne, a handsome charmer— and a violent, controlling sociopath who subjected Sheila to unthinkable abuse in their marriage, and terrorized her for a decade after their divorce. When Sheila was slain in her home, in the presence of her four toddlers, authorities raced to link the crime to Blackthorne, the man who vowed to monitor Sheila's every move in his obsessive quest for power and revenge.

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    Confessions of a Serial Alibi
  • Author : Asia McClain Chapman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781682611586
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • "When This American Life's Serial podcast by Sarah Koenig was first released in 2014 no one could have known it would become one of the most listened to of all time with over 175 million downloads. The story of a possibly innocent man convicted of murder gripped listeners all over the world. Now, in Confessions of a Serial Alibi, Asia McClain Chapman shares her memories of the victim Hae Min Lee, accused murderer Adnan Syed and witness Jay Wilds as well as her private conversations with Sarah Koenig and prosecutor Kevin Urick, among others. She openly and honestly addresses many of the questions that have been directed toward her as well as sharing personal insight into her actions." -- Dust jacket.

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    The Body
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780385539319
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Science
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body—with a new afterword for this edition. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Brysonesque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, “We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted.” The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for every body.

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    A Thin Dark Line
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9780399178917
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge. He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an alliance with a man she doesn’t trust and making enemies of the men she works with. It will mean being drawn into the confidence of a killer. For Annie Broussard, finding justice will mean risking everything—including her life. The search for the truth has begun—one that will lead down a twisted trail through the steamy bayous of Louisiana, and deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart.

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    Haunted
  • Author : Mary Grimm
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 098993618X
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  • Genre : Books
  • Seven years ago, Ava Murdoch's world collapsed and left her devastated. Now, she spends her days helping those who've suffered the same fate, and her nights longing for what she can never have--a normal life. Haunted by nightmares and invisible scars, she is unable to form a relationship with any man.Then she met him.Kirk Lombardo's world is anything but ordinary. As drummer for alternative rock band Blind Man's Alibi, Kirk has known nothing but success and fame. But fame is vacuous, and being a rock god is highly over-rated. Especially when devastating loss taints his world not once, but twice, leaving him with no one to help ease the pain and anger. Until he met her.The last person Ava ever imagined she'd feel safe around is a tattooed, irresistible rocker with hypnotic eyes. But something about Kirk calls to her, promising an end to her nightmares and a happiness she's never dared dream of.

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    Reilly's Return
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780553806434
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A classic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag, Reilly’s Return is the wonderful story of a woman who seeks sanctuary and stability as she reconnects with a man who lives life on the edge. In a small town on California’s northern coast, Jayne Jordan thinks that she has found the perfect place to live. Recovering from her husband’s death, searching for spiritual harmony, Jayne still manages to crank out bluntly honest—often scathing—movie reviews read by millions. Then into her life strides international movie star and sex symbol Pat Reilly, a friend of Jayne’s late husband. Reilly has waited a year to contact Jayne. Now, certain that he and Jayne fell in love the first time they met, Reilly has arrived to give destiny a nudge. For any other woman this would be a no-brainer, but Jayne is picking up confusing vibes. And Reilly’s latest action-adventure blockbuster is about to draw the wrath of her next review. Can Jayne really give in to this big, reckless matinee idol and stay true to herself? In a little town where anything can happen, there will be only one way to find out.

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    Deceit, Lies, and Alibi's 2
  • Author : Shontaiye
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0986321249
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Poor decisions caused from his own hands has Noah's former "perfect" life in disarray. Still trying to win Shaleea back and end his relationship with Eve for good, Noah finds that a new threat lingers in the air. When startling revelations are made by everyone around him, Noah finds his back against the wall and willing to risk everything to have things the way he wants. Going back to the old Noah he does what he knows best: seize through force.With Mann's newfound wealth going to his head, he feels that he can have whatever he wants, even if it means taking it again. Things get blurry when that something he wants happens to belong to someone else that will do anything to keep it.What started off as revenge has Shaleea up shit's creek with no paddle. A storm is brewing and she finds herself right at the center.Refusing to be left out in the cold, Eve is still hell bent on having Noah for herself. However, when her plan to get Noah backfires, Eve finds herself back to square one but this time with baggage. She shifts her focus to retribution but this time the stakes are higher and she soon finds out who she's playing with, and just how serious the game has gotten.

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    The Sun Does Shine
  • Author : Anthony Ray Hinton,Lara Love Hardin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781250124715
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit"--

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    Black Alibi
  • Author : Cornell Woolrich
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1613471467
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Cornell Woolrich, along with Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, was one of the creators of the noir genre.

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    Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi
  • Author : Emily Brightwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781101644898
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. When Inspector Witherspoon becomes the main suspect in a murder case, Scotland Yard refuses to let him investigate. But no-one said anything about Mrs. Jeffries and her polished detection skills.. proving that behind every great man there's a woman - and that a crime-solver's work is never done!

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    Taken by Storm
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780553590913
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this bittersweet romance classic about a woman who’s rebuilt her life—and her heart—after the disappointments of the past, only to find her carefully laid plans shattered by a knock on the door.… As a trauma nurse, Julia McCarver is accustomed to dealing with life-and-death emergencies. But she is the one in shock when she answers the door and finds the past standing there in the person of S. T. “Storm” Dalton. Julia had painstakingly put her life together not just once but three times in the wake of his abrupt and devastating departures, and she has no intention of doing it a fourth time. Because that’s what S.T. promises he will do—break her engagement to another man, her heart, and her future all over again. Except, of course, that’s not what he calls his plan to win her back. He gives himself two weeks to convince Julia that he’s changed, that she is still in love with him, and that—despite conventional wisdom—the fourth time lightning struck can be a charm.

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    Down the Darkest Road
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780593187326
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A woman will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth about her missing daughter in this taut thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag. California, 1990—four years after Lauren Lawton’s sixteen-year-old daughter disappeared, the world has given up the girl for dead. Lauren’s husband took his own life. Her younger daughter Leah is still looking for what’s left of her childhood. But Lauren never surrendered. She knows who took her child, and there’s not a shred of evidence against him. Seeking a fresh start, Lauren and Leah move to idyllic Oak Knoll. So does Lauren’s suspect. And suddenly it feels like history is about to repeat itself. Leah is turning sixteen, and Oak Knoll has a cunning predator on the hunt. But as sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez and his team sift through the circumstances of an increasingly disturbing case, a stunning question changes everything they thought they knew. . . .