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Agnes Canon's War

Agnes Canon's War

by Lincoln, Deborah

Agnes Canon is tired of being a spectator in life, a small-town schoolmarm and an invisible daughter among seven sisters, meat for the marriage market. The rivers of her Pennsylvania countryside flow west, and she yearns to flow with them, explore new lands, know the independence that is the usual sphere of men...

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Behind Every Door

Behind Every Door

by Graham, Cynthia A.

When a school secretary is found murdered alongside a ditch outside of Cherokee Crossing, Arkansas, none of the usual scenarios seem to fit. Hick Blackburn, a sheriff more interested in finding justice than keeping peace, is compelled to construct the last months of her life to unearth what may have led to her death...

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Beneath Still Waters

Beneath Still Waters

by Graham, Cynthia A.

The swamps and bayous around Cherokee Crossing, Arkansas have always been dark and mysterious, but on this summer day two boys stumble across the remains of a baby girl, headless and badly decomposed. Hick Blackburn, a reluctant sheriff with a troubled past is called to the scene...

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Between the Lies

Between the Lies

by Graham, Cynthia A.

When the corrupt sheriff of Broken Creek, Arkansas detains a young black boy on charges of accidental homicide, his sister asks Hick Blackburn, Sheriff of Cherokee Crossing, to investigate. Hick is reluctant at first. Not only is Broken Creek out of his jurisdiction, but Hick and Sheriff Brewster have a history, and Hick knows Brewster won’t look kindly on his interference...

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The Bricklayer of Albany Park

The Bricklayer of Albany Park

by Malik, Terry John

IBPA-Benjamin Franklin Award, Gold Medal; MIPA-Midwest Publishers Association Award, Finalist; Great Midwest Book Festival, First Runner Up Does it take a monster to catch a monster? As a student, Francis Vincenti asked his mentor, former Chicago PD detective Thomas Aquinas Foster, if it took a monster to catch a monster...

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Broken Homes & Gardens

Broken Homes & Gardens

by Kelley, Rebecca

A girl, a guy, a broken-down house. Not exactly on-again, off-again, Malcolm and Joanna are in-again, out-again: in love, out of each other's arms, in an awkward co-living arrangement, out of the country. Their unconventional relationship is the only way, Joanna says, to protect herself from the specter of commitment, which inevitably leads to heartbreak...

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

by Martin, Jack

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s life is threatened, FBI Director Hoover has no choice but to dispatch Agent Harry Bierce, the one man he can trust to stop an assassination. Problem is, Bierce is no ordinary agent. With no verifiable history, Hoover has no way to control him or his methods...

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A Bullet Apiece

A Bullet Apiece

by Ryan, John Joseph

All is not well in post-World War II St. Louis, and private eye Ed Darvis, a man pegged as liking justice too much, discovers there’s a fine line between solving a crime and being an accomplice. Ed Darvis, a St. Louis private eye, is pegged as a man who “likes justice too much.” Maybe that’s why business is slow; turns out not everyone in St. Louis is looking for justice...

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The Christos Mosaic

The Christos Mosaic

by Czyz, Vincent

A #1 BESTSELLER IN KINDLE HISTORICAL THRILLERS Ancient scrolls hold the key to the origins of Christianity—but some will stop at nothing to hide the truth A suspicious death in Istanbul leaves one ancient scroll and clues to finding another in the hands of Drew Korchula, a thirty-two-year-old American expat, a Turkish dwarf named Kadir, and Zafer, a Special Forces washout...

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Code Name: Infamy

Code Name: Infamy

by Shanle, Leland

Together, the ruthless SS Director of Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons program and an Imperial Japanese pilot who has lost everything commandeer one of Japan’s top-secret submarine aircraft carriers and have two American cities in the crosshairs. Can they be stopped in time? A Nazi’s Nazi, SS Generalleutnant von Bassenheim has no intention of surrendering...

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Counterfeit

Counterfeit

by Miller, Scott L.

The last person social worker Mitch Adams wants to hear from is St. Louis Homicide Detective JoJo Baker, a man with whom Mitch shares a tangled past. Baker wants Mitch to counsel Lonnie Washington, a disabled African-American arrested for counterfeiting and armed robbery. The evidence points to an open and shut case, but Baker insists it's not so black and white...

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Dancing with Gravity

Dancing with Gravity

by Tressler, Anene

Painting an unforgettable portrait of the grand and petty motivations of the human heart, this poignant novel tells the story of Father Samuel Whiting, who simply exists, asleep in his own life, adrift in a loneliness of his own creation...

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Decker's Dilemma

Decker's Dilemma

by Ambraw, Jack

Subic Bay, Philippines. The navy’s Cold War outpost in the western Pacific. The USS Harvey. A bastion of American sea power in the Far East. But Elliott Decker doesn’t give a hoot about all that. He’s been on board ship a year, relishing the laid-back lifestyle of the tropical locale. It’s not just a job, it’s a dream assignment...

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Fail

Fail

by Skwiot, Rick

Exiled to the city's tough North Side, disgraced St. Louis Police Lieutenant Carlo Gabriel wants nothing more than to return to the headquarters hierarchy. To get his wish, all he has to do is track down the missing husband of the mayor's press secretary...

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Graveyard of the Gods

Graveyard of the Gods

by Newman, Richard

Although the extra cash helps keep him solvent, hog farmer Gene Barnes isn’t proud of his role in disposing of the occasional body for an old Marine buddy mixed up with who knows what. Gene definitely doesn’t want to know and has been warned not to ask. That is, until he recognizes one of the bodies he’s about to feed to the hogs...

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The Hemingway Files

The Hemingway Files

by Bush, H. K.

The allure of literary letters and rare first editions captures the imaginations of three professors of English literature and leads to tragedy in the wake of the Great Kobe Earthquake of 1995. An English professor receives a mysterious package with several smaller packages within it, including a manuscript, from a recently deceased former student...

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I am Mrs. Jesse James

I am Mrs. Jesse James

by Wahler, Pat

A penny for a promise will change her life forever. For Jesse James, the war will never be over. For Zee Mimms, the war is only the beginning. The long, bloody Civil War is finally at an end when Zee Mimms, the dutiful daughter of a Missouri preacher, is tasked with nursing her cousin, Jesse James, back to health after he suffers a near-fatal wound...

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

by Macbain, Bruce

In this second volume of his saga, Odd Tangle-Hair travels to Russia to take up his post as skald to Harald, the young renegade prince of Norway. Intrigue and danger await him when Odd finds himself ‘caught between two wolves’—the arrogant, bullying Harald and his sworn enemy, Ingigerd, Grand Princess of Novgorod, who schemes against Harald by seducing Odd...

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Interrogation

Interrogation

by Miller, Scott L.

Competitive, cocky Mitchell Adams is a Ph.D. social worker in St. Louis who has it all-intelligence, good looks, a thriving private practice and a beautiful girlfriend-until his highly ordered world is suddenly turned inside out by her brutal murder. All evidence points to Mitch himself until he starts receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be her killerand one of his clients...

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The Language of Trees

The Language of Trees

by Wiegenstein, Steve

The inhabitants of Daybreak, a quiet 19th-century utopian community, are courted by a powerful lumber and mining trust and must search their souls as the lure of sudden wealth tests ideals that to some now seem antique. And the courtship isn't just financial...

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The Lazarus Vector

The Lazarus Vector

by Obey, Erica

When Professor Clare Malley, a medievalist teaching at a Catholic university in New York City, is asked to discover why sixteen-year-old Jonas Crosswell did not die in a drug-related shoot-out at a neighborhood church, the last thing she expects is a modern-day miracle...

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The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon

The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon

by Gautreau, Norman G.

A remembrance of love in a time of war.

92-year-old Henry Budge defies most of his family by escaping a rehab hospital to make his way to France for the ceremonies of the 70th observance of D-Day...

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Looking for Garbo

Looking for Garbo

by Miller, Jon James

James Main has a film to make. Seth Moseley has a story to tell. Neither had any idea how looking for Garbo would change their lives...

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Madagascar

Madagascar

by Holgate, Stephen

An American diplomat--reformed alcoholic, unreformed gambler, and inveterate smart-ass-- finds himself under threat of disgrace and murder even as he seeks love and redemption on the strange and spirit-ridden island of Madagascar. Author Steve Holgate brings the mystery and mysticism of Madagascar to life in his haunting and exciting second novel. 

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A Matter of Mercy

A Matter of Mercy

by Hugo, Lynne

Caroline Marcum thought she'd escaped the great mistake of her life by leaving Wellfleet harbor, but is forced to face it when she returns, reluctantly, to care for her dying mother. Ridley Neal put his past-and his prison term-behind him to return home to take over his father's oyster and clam beds...

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The Moment Before

The Moment Before

by Makansi, Jason

America’s global ambitions are reduced to one father, his daughter, and the two men who seek to reunite them.  The unflinching story of an American-Arab’s life in limbo.  Tricked by the two people closest to him, Elias Haddad leaves his beloved daughter Cheryl Halia for what he believes is a short trip home to Syria to visit his dying father...

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Most Improved Sophomore

Most Improved Sophomore

by Killeen, Kevin

Love, death, sex, homework—it's all part of the same problem when you're sixteen. Tony Vivamano steps out of the shower—steaming hot naked—and tries to eat a roast beef sandwich while he shaves and admires his muscles. It's clear to him that he is a millionaire in biological gold and he should be prepared to share his riches...

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Nemesis

Nemesis

by Yogerst, Joe

Forget Deadwood, Dodge, and Tombstone, the biggest, baddest boomtown of the 1880s was San Diego, California. The attraction wasn’t gold or silver but cheap land, the promise of an oceanfront paradise where it never snows and rarely rains, and the too-good-to-be-true deals offered by local real estate merchants...

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Never Hug a Nun

Never Hug a Nun

by Killeen, Kevin

Kevin Killeen's debut novel, winner of a Silver Benjamin Franklin award from the Independent Book Publishers Association, is written with a keen sense of comic timing, and is a sweet, laugh-out-loud look at the innocence of childhood in the leafy Webster Groves suburbs of 1960s Saint Louis...

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Odin's Child

Odin's Child

by Macbain, Bruce

An old grudge erupts into violence as Odd Tangle-Hair refuses to back down from the men he believes shamed his father and betrayed their heritage by turning away from the old gods in favor of the White Christ. But when the violence escalates and Odd's family bears the brunt of it, he must leave his beloved Iceland behind and find his own way in the world...

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Off the Leash

Off the Leash

by Whatley, Jean Ellen

In this memoir about having the courage to break free from thinking one's life is predestined to be hard, sad, or screw up, Jean Ellen Whatley and her dog Libby set out from St. Louis and drive nearly 9,000 miles across America to revive her life...

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Oracles of Delphi

Oracles of Delphi

by Savage, Marie

All Althaia wants on her trip to Delphi is to fulfill her father's last wish and enjoy time away from her tiresome new husband. Finding the body of a young woman on the altar of Dionysos in the theater of the Sacred Precinct on her first day in town is not in her plans...

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Similar Titles

  • Behind Every Door
  • Beneath Still Waters
  • Between the Lies
  • The Bricklayer of Albany Park
  • Broken Homes & Gardens
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  • A Bullet Apiece
  • The Christos Mosaic
  • Code Name: Infamy
  • Counterfeit
  • Dancing with Gravity
  • Decker's Dilemma
  • Fail
  • Graveyard of the Gods
  • The Hemingway Files
  • I am Mrs. Jesse James
  • The Ice Queen
  • Interrogation
  • The Language of Trees
  • The Lazarus Vector
  • The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon
  • Looking for Garbo
  • Madagascar
  • A Matter of Mercy
  • The Moment Before
  • Most Improved Sophomore
  • Nemesis
  • Never Hug a Nun
  • Odin's Child
  • Off the Leash
  • Oracles of Delphi
  • Agnes Canon's War
 

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