The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Read by Peter Berkrot. Reading time 12 hours, 17 minutes
After his wife Sheila is killed in a drunk-driving accident she caused, struggling contractor Glen Garber is angry and confused--Sheila never drank that much. When the mother of his eight-year-old daughter's best friend also dies mysteriously, Glen's suspicions deepen. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2011.
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At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession by Stephen J. Cannell
Read by Scott Brick. Reading time 8 hours, 33 minutes
While on vacation in Hawaii, middle-aged, married California businessman Chick Best falls madly in love with newlywed Paige Ellis. Chick befriends Paige and her wealthy North Carolinian husband Chandler but, once home, Chick commits murder to possess Paige. Commercial audiobook. 2008.
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Bel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 7 hours, 8 minutes
Stone Barrington helps Arrington Calder, Stone's ex-lover and mother of his son, gain control of Centurion Studios. Arrington's late husband owned a third of the shares, but ruthless investor Terrence Prince wants the business for its real-estate value. Stone Barrington series, book 20. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
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The Casebook of Sidney Zoom by Erle Stanley Gardner
Read by Guy Williams. Reading time 11 hours, 59 minutes
Ten short stories and novelettes written between 1930 and 1934 that feature Depression-era sleuth Sidney Zoom, champion of the downtrodden and master of disguise. Includes "Cheating the Chair" and other tales involving stolen jewels, confidence swindles, hidden fortunes, missing wills, disappearing bodies, and murder frames. Edited by Bill Pronzini. 2006.
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Caught by Harlan Coben
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 10 hours, 43 minutes
Dan Mercer grew up in foster care before graduating from Princeton and taking a job working with troubled teens. His life implodes when an investigative reporter accuses him of being a pedophile. Meanwhile, in the same New Jersey community, a seventeen-year-old girl disappears without a trace. Some violence. Bestseller. 2010.
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Cold Case by Linda Barnes
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time 12 hours, 41 minutes
Adam Mayhew hires Boston cop-turned-private investigator Carlotta Carlyle to find out whether teen prodigy Thea Janis, who presumably committed suicide twenty-four years ago, could have written a new manuscript. While researching Thea's disappearance, Carlotta uncovers Adam's true identity and the dark secrets of Thea's prominent family. Some strong language.
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Dead Watch by John Sandford
Read by Nick Sullivan. Reading time 11 hours
After someone murders Lincoln Bowe, a former Republican U.S. senator from Virginia, the White House asks operative Jake Winter to investigate. Lincoln's wife, Madison, suspects rival Democratic governor Arlo Goodman and his henchmen. Jake uncovers backroom political conspiracies as he falls for Madison. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2006.
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Death Comes to Pemberley P.D. James
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 10 hours, 4 minutes
Derbyshire, England; 1803. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife Elizabeth (née Bennet), who have been married six years and have two sons, are relaxing on the night before their annual autumn ball. Elizabeth's wayward sister Lydia arrives unexpectedly, declaring that her husband Wickham has been murdered on Darcy's estate. Bestseller. 2011.
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A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block
Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time 8 hours, 15 minutes
As his drinking spins out of control, a young Matt Scudder joins AA. During a meeting he reconnects with Jack, a childhood schoolmate and petty criminal who soon ends up dead--a result, Matt suspects, of Jack's efforts to make amends to someone he had wronged. Strong language. 2011.
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Edge by Jeffery Deaver
Ready by Mark Ashby. Reading time 14 hours, 10 minutes
As a bodyguard, or "shepherd," federal agent Corte is assigned to protect Washington, D.C., detective Ryan Kessler and his family. The torturer, or "lifter," after them is Henry Loving, who murdered Corte's mentor. Corte moves the family frequently while searching for Loving's motive--and employer. Violence and some strong language. 2010.
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Endless Night by Agatha Christie
Read by David Cutler. Reading time 6 hours, 32 minutes
England. Chauffeur Michael Rogers's dream of owning a beautiful home seems out of reach until he marries American oil heiress Ellie Goodman. Despite warnings from locals and other sinister omens, they acquire a property rumored to be cursed by gypsies. Michael soon succumbs to resident evil. Some strong language. 1967.
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Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time 7 hours, 18 minutes
Charlotte, North Carolina. As NASCAR enthusiasts arrive for Race Week, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is asked to identify the body found by the speedway. Brennan's unofficial investigation leads to a long-missing female race-car driver and her boyfriend. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
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Fire and Ice by Judith Jance
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 11 hours, 6 minutes
Seattle, Washington, detective J.P. Beaumont looks into the murders of six young women. Meanwhile, Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff Joanna Brady probes the death of a man crushed by an all-terrain vehicle. The two investigators--first seen together in Partner in Crime (DB 54929)--find connections between their cases. Some strong language. 2009.
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Hangman by Faye Kellerman
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 12 hours, 46 minutes
When Terry McLaughlin disappears, detective Peter Decker suspects her sociopathic husband Chris, who's also missing. Decker has known both halves of the couple for years and investigates while looking after their gifted teenage son Gabe. Meanwhile, a nurse is found murdered--and witnesses die or drop out of sight. Violence and strong language. 2010.
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I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time 9 hours, 57 minutes
Zan Moreland's three-year-old son Matthew was kidnapped two years ago. Now pictures have emerged showing a Zan look-alike taking Matthew from his stroller as Matthew's babysitter sleeps in the park. Zan soon realizes that someone has stolen her identity as well as her son--but will anyone believe her? Bestseller. 2011.
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In the Name of Honor Richard North Patterson
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 14 hours, 6 minutes
Captain Paul Terry, a JAG lawyer, defends Lieutenant Brian McCarran, son of the army chief of staff, after McCarran kills his own commanding officer. McCarran's attorney sister Meg joins Paul on the defense and the two uncover post-traumatic stress disorder among Iraq war veterans. Strong language. 2010.
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Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritsen
Read by Montana Chase. Reading time 8 hours, 39 minutes
After Nina Cormier is jilted at the altar the empty church explodes. Later, when she's run off the road, Nina knows that someone wants her dead. Detective Sam Navarro tries to find out who and why. Explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
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The Litigators by John Grisham
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 14 hours, 50 minutes
Oscar Finley and Wally Figg run an ambulance-chasing law practice out of a Chicago bungalow. Just as Wally finds a potentially lucrative drug case, new associate David Zinc, a Harvard Law grad who has burned out at a major firm, joins Finley and Figg. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 8 hours, 51 minutes
Twelve years after finding kidnapped Amanda McCready in Gone, Baby, Gone (DB 68819), investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are married and parents of four-year-old Gabriella. Then Amanda's aunt shows up and tells Patrick that Amanda, now a sixteen-year-old honors student, is missing again. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
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Motion to Kill by Joel Goldman
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 9 hours, 25 minutes
Kansas City. Three months after Lou Mason joins the law firm Sullivan and Christenson, senior partner Richard Sullivan dies mysteriously amid rumors of shady business dealings with banker Victor O'Malley. When the U.S. Attorney indicts Victor, Lou defends him and encounters more incriminating information and murder. Some strong language. Lou Mason series, book 1.
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Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 10 hours, 12 minutes
LAPD detective Milo Sturgis asks psychologist Alex Delaware for help on a homicide case. Alex recognizes the victim from a party he had attended at a restaurant the night before. The investigation ties the woman, nicknamed Mystery, to an elite online dating service. Strong language and some violence. 2011.
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One Summer by David Baldacci
Read by Guy Williams. Reading time 8 hours, 53 minutes
As former army ranger Jack Armstrong lies dying, his wife Lizzie is killed in a car accident, and his three children are sent to various relatives. But Jack miraculously recovers, collects his kids, and moves to Lizzie's childhood home on the South Carolina coast. Bestseller. 2011.
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Parallel Lies by Ridley Pearson
Read by Ridley Pearson. Reading time 11 hours, 38 minutes
Ex-homicide detective Peter Tyler, now with the National Transportation Safety Board, and railroad investigator Nell Priest pursue Umberto Alvarez, a madman who has been derailing trains. But Alvarez has reasons for his actions. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2001.
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Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 7 hours, 13 minutes
PI Jack Morgan arrives home and finds his ex-lover Colleen in his bed--dead. Morgan soon becomes the prime suspect in Colleen's murder. While under investigation himself, Morgan and his colleagues look into a series of hotel killings and, reluctantly, a Mafia pharmaceutical van-jacking. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2012.
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Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues by Robert B. Parker
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 5 hours, 8 minutes
Paradise, Massachusetts. Police chief Jesse Stone investigates auto thefts, pet killings, arson, and a case of school bullying. Meanwhile, a criminal Stone once sent to jail in California has been released--and is gunning for Stone. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.
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Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
Read by Jill Fox. Reading time 11 hours, 12 minutes
A volunteer at her daughter Melly's school cafeteria, Rose McKenna is scolding third-grader Amanda for teasing Melly about her birthmark when an explosion occurs. Rose escorts Amanda and her friends toward the exit before returning to find Melly. When Amanda is severely injured, others blame Rose. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
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The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 11 hours, 32 minutes
Los Angeles Times reporter Jack McEvoy, from The Poet (DB 44935), wants a big story for his last two weeks on the job. He stumbles upon a high-tech serial-killer case and a chance to work again with FBI agent Rachel Walling. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
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Where There's a Will by Rex Stout
Read by Conrad Feininger. Reading time 5 hours, 55 minutes
Nero Wolfe and sidekick Archie Goodwin investigate the will of the late, wealthy Noel Hawthorne. The deceased forty-nine-year-old's sisters and widow, furious he left the bulk of his fortune to his mistress, are further shocked when the police announce that Hawthorne was murdered. Nero Wolfe series, book 8. Includes 1992 introduction by Dean Koontz. 1940.
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The Whisperers by John Connolly
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 14 hours, 21 minutes
After a veteran of the war in Iraq kills himself, his father hires Maine PI Charlie Parker to investigate. Parker uncovers other suicides among former soldiers and a ring that is smuggling looted antiquities from the Iraq Museum--including a golden box sought by an assassin. Violence and strong language. 2010.
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Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Read by Faith Potts. Reading time 6 hours, 57 minutes
After inheriting a house near Salem, Massachusetts, baker Lizzy Tucker encounters two supernatural men: Diesel, from Visions of Sugar Plums (DB 55055), and his cousin Wulf. Diesel and Wulf believe Lizzy has the power to find seven magical stones--and each wants to keep the other from possessing the objects. 2010.
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