Best of
Mystery

2005

The Millennium Trilogy (Millennium Trilogy, #1-3)


Stieg Larsson - 2005
    The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you and keep you “reading with eyes wide open” (San Francisco Chronicle). “[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve” (The Independent, U.K.), but “be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.” (The Guardian, U.K.).“Believe the hype . . . It’s gripping stuff.”—People“Stieg Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you.”—USA Today“Larsson has bottled lightning.”—Los Angeles Times The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger’s fate. The Girl Who Played with Fire Mikael Blomkvist, now the crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the murders. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, 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 against the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. “Unique and fascinating . . . Like a blast of cold, fresh air.”—Chicago Tribune“Wildly suspenseful . . . Intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing.”—The Washington Post“A gripping, stay-up-all-night read.”—Entertainment Weekly “Dynamite.”—Variety

Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code


Thea Stilton - 2005
    But when a student disappears, it's up to Thea and five of her students to find out what happened. A nail-biting mystery ensues, complete with secret passages, underground tunnels, and more than a few surprises along the way. Readers will love following the clues to help Thea and her new friends through their first adventure together!

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Chris Sasaki - 2005
    Watson as they unravel the truth behind these cases and many more.(back cover)A Scandal in BohemiaThe Redheaded LeagueThe Adventure of the Blue CarbuncleThe Adventure of the Speckled BandThe Greek InterpreterThe Adventure of the Six Napoleans

The Lincoln Lawyer


Michael Connelly - 2005
    But what he should have been on the watch for was evil.Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence — it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career.Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal — this time to save his own life.

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography


Nick Rennison - 2005
    From his mysterious connections to the British criminal underworld to his early acquaintance with Dr Watson, this text blends what we already know of Holmes's career with social history to answer the questions his admirers have long puzzled over.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Stieg Larsson - 2005
    All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Danger in the Shadows / The Negotiator / True Devotion


Dee Henderson - 2005
    This boxed set includes the introductory books to each of Dee's series, including the prequel to the O'Malley series "Danger in the Shadows." Included in each set is an exclusive first chapter sampler of "The Witness/" free What a great way to get hooked on Dee Henderson and just in time for the release of her brand-new book, "The Witness," in February.

The Beginning


Catherine Coulter - 2005
    "Catherine Coulter can always be counted on to write an exciting thriller" (BookBrowser), and now here are the first two thrillers in the FBI series - The Cove and The Maze - in one volume for the first time ever.The Cove - In this "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) page-turner, the daughter of a murdered high-powered lawyer seeks sanctuary in a quaint little town, only to learnthat she can't escape her past or the FBI agent hunting her.The Maze - "full of twists and turns" (Rocky Mountain News), this cliffhanger teams Savich and Sherlock for the first time in a case that leads them back to the murder of Sherlock's sister seven years ago - and puts both their lives on the line."Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more." - The Best Reviews

Blood Memory


Greg Iles - 2005
    Praying the attack is a one-time event, she continues working, but when the same killer strikes again - raising fears that a serial killer is at large - Cat blacks out over the victim's mutilated corpse. Suspended from the FBI task force, Cat returns to her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, to regroup.Though her colleagues know her as a world-class forensic odontologist, Cat lives a secret life. Plagued by nightmares, and deeply involved with a married homicide detective, Cat holds herself together with iron nerves and alcohol, using her work as a substitute for life.But her family's secluded antebellum estate provides no sanctuary. When some of Cat's forensic chemicals are spilled in her childhood bedroom, two bloody footprints are revealed. This discovery sets in motion a quest to piece together Cat's past - buried memories that could tie her father's murder to the grisly deaths occurring in New Orleans in the present. For only by finding this remorseless killer can Cat save her sanity - and her life.

The Last Coyote / Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, #4, #5)


Michael Connelly - 2005
    A two-in-one, this volume includes "The Last Coyote" in which suspended LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch investigates the unsolved murder of his mother, and "Trunk Music" which finds Harry returning to the force to investigate the murder of a movie producer with Mafia ties.

Tony Hillerman: The Leaphorn Chee Novels: Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, Coyote Waits


Tony Hillerman - 2005
    This stunning collection includes the critically acclaimed novels Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, and Coyote Waits, all of which have been adapted for PBS by producer Robert Redford. This is a must-have anthology from one of the great masters of suspense.In Skinwalkers, three shotgun blasts explode into the trailer of Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. Chee survives to join partner Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn in a frightening investigation that takes them into a dark world of ritual, witchcraft, and blood -- all tied to the elusive and evil "skinwalker." In A Thief of Time, a noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Leaphorn and Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders.And in Coyote Waits, it wasn't the car fire that killed Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez -- a bullet did. Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and a whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with the murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homicide and defended by a woman Chee could either love or loathe. But Pinto won't utter a word of confession or denial. Leaphorn and Chee must unravel a complex plot involving a historical find, a lost fortune, and the mythical Coyote, who is always waiting, and always hungry.

Masterpieces in Miniature: The Detectives: Stories by Agatha Christie


Agatha Christie - 2005
    Harley Quin / by Agatha Christie ; The coming of Mr. Quin ; The shadow on the glass ; At the Bells and Motley ; The sign in the sky ; The soul of the croupier ; The world's end ; The voice in the dark ; The face of Helen ; The dead harlequin ; The bird with the broken wing ; The man from the sea ; Harlequin's Lane ; The love detectives --Part III: Hercule Poirot: The third-floor flat ; The adventure of Johnnie Waverly ; Four and twenty blackbirds ; The double clue ; Double sin ; Wasps' nest ; The theft of the royal ruby ; The second gong --Part IV: Miss Jane Marple: Strange jest ; Tape-measure murder ; The case of the perfect maid ; The case of the caretaker ; Greenshaw's folly ; Sanctuary.

Final Scream


Lisa Jackson - 2005
    When she was only 16, Cassidy Buchanan fell for the 19-year-old bad boy in town, Brig McKenzie - who'd had his share of run-ins with both the law and the local women. Then a terrible fire killed Cassidy's sister, and Brig was the chief suspect. Seventeen years later, an eerily similar fire seriously injures Cassidy's husband Chase, who happens to be Brig's brother. With the earlier fire still an open case, suspicion turns to Cassidy, the only person connected to both tragedies.

The Color of Law


Mark Gimenez - 2005
    Former college football star Scott Fenney has worked his way to the top of the heap at the Dallas firm of Ford Stevens. But when Clark McCall, wayward son of a Texas politician, gets himself murdered after a night of booze, drugs, and rough sex, Scott is assigned to defend the prime suspect, a heroin-addicted hooker named Shawanda Jones. The powers that be want her convicted—and Scott’s future at the firm may depend on it. But unfortunately for Scott, Shwanada claims she’s innocent, and he believes her.

Cold Granite


Stuart MacBride - 2005
    Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather! It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them!

The Camel Club


David Baldacci - 2005
    Led by a mysterious man know as "Oliver Stone," they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit --- until the group witnesses a shocking murder ... and become embroiled in an astounding, far reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil --- an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery


John Feinstein - 2005
      When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists, his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans. While exploring the Superdome, he overhears a plot to throw the championship game. With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol, Stevie has just 48 hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players . . . and why.   John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.   “A page-turning thriller and a basketball junkie’s bonanza.” —USA TodayFrom the Hardcover edition.

Chasing The Falconers


Gordon Korman - 2005
    The Falconers are facing life in prison - unless Aiden and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem? They're trapped in a juvenile detention center. Until they escape one night - and find themselves on the run, both from the authorities and from a sinister attacker who has his own reason to stop them. The Falconers must use their wits to make it across the country - with plenty of tests along the way.THE CHASE IS ON.

The Rosary Girls


Richard Montanari - 2005
    Now Montanari has written an astounding novel that pits two besieged detectives against a fiercely intelligent serial killer.Sprawling beneath the statue of William Penn, Philadelphia is a city of downtrodden crack houses and upscale brownstones. Somewhere in this concrete crazy quilt, one teenage Catholic girl is writing in her diary, another is pouring her heart out to a friend, and yet another is praying. And somewhere in this city is a man who wants these young women to make his macabre fantasy become reality. In a passion play of his own, he will take the girls–and a whole city–over the edge.Kevin Byrne is a veteran cop who already knows that edge: He’s been living on it far too long. His marriage failing, his former partner wasting away in a hospital, and his heart lost to mad fury, Byrne loves to take risks and is breaking every rule in the book. And now he has been given a rookie partner. Jessica Balzano, the daughter of a famous Philly cop, doesn’t want Byrne’s help. But they will need each other desperately, since they’ve just caught the case of a lifetime: Someone is killing devout young women, bolting their hands together in prayer, and committing an abomination upon their otherwise perfect bodies.Byrne and Balzano spearhead the hunt for the serial killer, who leads them on a methodically planned journey. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams–and vanish just as quickly. And while Byrne’s sins begin to catch up with him, and Balzano tries to solve the blood-splattered puzzle, the body count rises. Meanwhile, the calendar is approaching Easter and the day of the resurrection. When the last rosary is counted, a madman’s methods will be revealed, and the final crime will be the one that hurts the most.Relentlessly paced and vividly told, The Rosary Girls is a smart, emotionally complex, fiercely gripping thriller from an author who takes chances, breaks new ground, and leaves readers haunted and moved long after the last page is turned.From the Hardcover edition.

The EmmaLee Affairs


Michael Lindley - 2005
     One Grand Ship. Two love affairs, decades apart. An idyllic summer resort town torn apart by class struggles, tragic loss, betrayal and murder. (Formerly published as "The Seasons of the EmmaLee".) Jonathan McKendry, the son of a local boatyard owner in a 1940’s northern Michigan resort town, is falling in love with Emily Compton, the daughter of a wealthy family who summer in Charlevoix and own the grand ship, the EmmaLee. As class differences and family pressures threaten any hope of the relationship succeeding, a shocking crime shatters their dreams of being together and throws them into a desperate search for a brutal killer. In a parallel story in present-day, Sally Thomason, a descendant of the Compton’s, is thrilled to join the Charlevoix community in welcoming back the family’s old yacht, the EmmaLee after decades away. When she meets Alex Clark, the new owner of the ship, her life takes a drastic turn that threatens her current relationship and dredges up past memories of a tragic event that continues to haunt her. As Sally and Alex grow closer, they search for common ground to move beyond the past and build new lives together. The EmmaLee Affairs plays out against a beautiful scenic backdrop and compelling historical context while exploring the deep emotions of tragic love and loss, and the chilling effects of evil that often lie just beneath the surface of our fragile lives.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Collection


Alexander McCall Smith - 2005
    1 Ladies' Detective Agency series; THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY; TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE; MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS; THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes / His Last Bow


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2005
    Arthur Conan Doyle provides a rich and fascinating set of mysteries to challenge his sleuth in the new stories. As before, Watson is the superb narrator, and the magic remains unchanged and undimmed.This fascinating volume also includes the collection His Last Bow. In the title story, we are told how Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement to help the government fight the German threat at the approach of the First World War. Here are two sparkling sets of stories featuring the greatest detective of them all.

The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery


Sarah Masters Buckey - 2005
    Is it the curse - or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt?

No Such Thing as a Secret


Shelly Fredman - 2005
    It's not her fault trouble seems to follow her around. Okay, it is her fault, but why quibble over details? When Brandy (a puff piece reporter for a local Los Angeles TV news station) returns to her hometown, after a four year absence, she is thrilled to be reunited with friends and family. But her joy is short-lived when her best friend, John, becomes the victim of a tragic accident. Brandy is alone in thinking that the death is no "accident," and as she sets out to prove her theory, she stumbles upon a political scandal of major proportions. Things begin to heat up when it appears that her former boyfriend, police detective Robert Anthony DiCarlo, is involved in sabotaging the investigation. The one thing Brandy knows for sure is that people keep turning up dead, and if she doesn't get some answers, fast, she could end up on the short list. As Brandy searches out the truth, she gains some unexpected allies, including sexy, dangerous, street-savvy Nicholas Santiago, and the now-married Bobby, who still holds a torch for his former girlfriend. With humor, guts and determination Brandy tackles each challenge, be it dodging a bullet or resisting that box of Tastykakes in the cupboard. Murder, mayhem and romance abound in Shelly Fredman's novel, proving there really is No Such Thing as a Secret.

Haunted Waters


Jerry B. Jenkins - 2005
    Bryce and Ashley are ATV-riding tweens from Colorado who unearth action-packed mystery and adventure wherever they go. From clearing the name of a local miscreant to thwarting a gold-stealing heist, the twins' growing faith and the strong example of their parents guide them through even the most life-threatening situations. With the trademark page-turner style used by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry in the Left Behind: The Kids series, these fast-paced books will keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. Readers will definitely get hooked by the unbelievable cliff-hanger at the end of book one, Haunted Waters. Perfect for ages 8-12.

Blue Smoke


Nora Roberts - 2005
    Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested, although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But she can’t always blame the men. After all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn’t the biggest turn-on in the world. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He’s been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she’s close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go.Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena’s life—with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins—of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction—she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced...

Danger at the Zoo: A Kit Mystery


Kathleen Ernst - 2005
    Her reporter's instincts tell her that she's onto something. Includes a tear-off recipe card on the back cover flap. Illustrations. Consumable. Full description

Geronimo Stilton: #4-6


Geronimo Stilton - 2005
    I almost froze my tail off along the way. And then I was kidnapped by a yeti! Yes, it was truly an amazing adventure . . .Book #5 FOUR MICE DEEP IN THE JUNGLEI have never been a brave mouse . . . but lately, my fears were taking over my life! So Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I'm afraid of flying!) all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as tall as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes. How would a 'fraidy mouse like me every survive?Book #6 PAWS OFF, CHEDDARFACE!Holey cheese, it was strange! Rodents kept telling me I'd done things I had not memory of. Was I going crazy? Had the cheese finally slipped off my cracker? No, I soon discovered the truth: There was a Geronimo look-a-like going around, pretending to be me! Worst of all, he was trying to take of The Rodent's Gazette! I had to get that greedy impostor's paws off my newspaper, but how?

Unforgiving Shadows


Ray Flynt - 2005
    The tragedy transformed his life. After helping the police catch their killers, and with the aid of his mentor, Philadelphia Detective Nick Argostino, Brad opened his own private detective agency vowing to help bring justice to others whose lives had been turned upside down. UNFORGIVING SHADOWS opens eleven years later when Brad is invited to the execution by lethal injection of Frank Wilkie, one of two men responsible for the death of his mother and sister. Thinking that Wilkie might have something to say, Brad reluctantly attends. Wilkie remains silent, but as Brad exits the prison the chaplain races after him, thrusting the condemned man’s Bible into his hands.Within hours another man is anxious to get his hands on Wilkie’s Bible, and Brad suspects the motivation could involve the still-missing ransom money. But as the reason becomes clear, Brad’s world is once again turned upside down. Aided by his associate, Sharon Porter, Brad unravels an eleven-year-old mystery that casts new suspicion on family, neighbors and business associates alike.Also included is a preview chapter of TRANSPLANTED DEATH, the next Brad Frame Mystery.

A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery


Alison Hart - 2005
    When Aunt Eleanor, now a WASP pilot, stops for a visit while ferrying a warplane from one airbase to another, a security check uncovers anti-American propaganda stashed aboard her plane. The FBI interrogates Eleanor but quickly zeroes in on another suspect--Anna's 17-year-old brother Max, who works at the local airfield. Though Anna knows her brother is loyal to America, she fears he'll be sent away to an interment camp as an enemy alien, as other German-American friends have been. Molly and Anna decide that the only way to clear Max is to find the person who is smuggling propaganda. With lots of daring and a little luck, the girls manage to finger the real culprit but they discover that that may not be enough to save Max. In a poignant ending, Molly realizes that wartime, even on the home front, changes friends and family forever."

A Triple Shot of Spenser (Spenser, #18-20)


Robert B. Parker - 2005
    In  Double Deuce, when Spenser is drawn into a war against a Boston street gang. And in Paper Doll, a perfect suburban wife and mother is found murdered. A random act? Spenser's isn't convinced.

Do You Know the Monkey Man?


Dori Hillestad Butler - 2005
    Somewhere.A fateful decision sets into motion a chain of events and confrontations that will change Samantha's and her family's lives forever. As she sets out to find her father and discover what really happened the day her sister was presumed drowned, she uncovers painful secrets that threaten to destroy her family all over again.Dori Butler's dramatic, suspenseful, and sensitive story will draw readers into one family's crisis unwittingly brought on by an adolescent girl's search for the truth.

Framed!


Malcolm Rose - 2005
    He barely has time to celebrate his final exams when Malc, his Mobile Aid to Law and Crime, calls him to their first case. A fellow student has been mysteriously shot dead with an arrow. Two more grisly on-campus murders follow, and all the evidence points to Luke himself. The stakes are high as Luke sets out to prove his innocence and show that he has the talent to crack any crime.

The Ghost's Grave


Peg Kehret - 2005
    Willie has been waiting years for some kind soul to dig up his leg and rebury it with the rest of him--only then will he be at peace. Josh agrees to do the grisly deed, but when he digs in the old cemetery, he finds more than Willie's leg bones! Who buried the box of cash in the grave, and why? How far will that person go to get the money back? The Ghost's Grave is a deliciously spooky adventure from a master of suspense.

Chill Factor


Sandra Brown - 2005
    Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there’s always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace. It is to this backdrop that Lilly Martin returns to close the sale of her mountain cabin, marking the end of her turbulent eight-year marriage to Dutch Burton, Cleary’s chief of police. Dutch’s reluctance to let her go isn’t Lilly’s only obstacle. As she’s trying to outrun a snowstorm, her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man who emerges from the woods on foot. She recognizes the injured man as Ben Tierney, whom she’d met the previous summer. They’re forced to wait out the storm in the cabin, but as the hours of their confinement mount, Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn’t the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her. Is Ben Tierney the feared abductor? Or is he who he claims to be...her rescuer from harm and from the tragedy that haunts her?

Bloody Point


Linda J. White - 2005
    When her former partner, Jake, is assaulted and nearly killed and then her marina is torched, Cass knows she must find out why. She believes the crimes are connected and unofficially investigates, not knowing that she is both the hunter and the hunted. She must connect the evidence, help Jake deal with his brain injury, and find the perpetrator before she becomes the next victim.

Extreme Danger


Franklin W. Dixon - 2005
    LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Top extreme athletes in the country. Thousands of spectators. SUSPECTS: There may be a group of extremists working together. There may be just one.

Cold Truth


Mariah Stewart - 2005
    Back then, Cassie was a scared kid—now she’s a homicide cop. Back then, the suspect was caught and convicted—he died in prison. But now the killing has started again. And all signs indicate that the Bayside Strangler has come back for more. With too many victims and too few suspects, Cassie has her hands full investigating the case, while working through the old trauma it has brought to the surface. Luckily, FBI agent Rick Cisco is dispatched to lend support. Together, Cassie and Rick must uncover the link between the dark past and the dangerous present to bring this small town’s long nightmare to an end. If they fail, an elusive fiend will slip back into the shadows ... to watch and wait—and kill another day. In matters of crime, there are many versions of the truth.

A Shred of Evidence


Kathy Herman - 2005
    When Ellen goes to the husband’s employer and cannot get answers, she digs through old newspaper articles and stumbles onto information too frightening to keep to herself. Will Ellen become enmeshed in speculation and gossip—or will she take the lead and become a catalyst for truth and healing?Story Behind the Book“My novels don’t come to me ahead of time; each book flows off the tips of my fingers as I sit down and begin to ‘feel’ the issues deep inside myself. For me, the most intriguing aspect of my writing style is that I don’t plan and outline the stories. I turn my fingers loose and get inside the characters and instinctively know where I need to go. After all the suspense is said and done, my hope is that each story will give us pause. That in the deepest part of our souls, we’ll embrace the depth of what it means to be believers and then be moved to share its powerful simplicity with those who struggle without hope. I want to take my readers inside my characters’ hearts and minds so they will ‘experience’ just how destructive gossip really is and see that it never accomplishes anything God-honoring, whether or not it’s true.”-Kathy Herman

Busted Flush


Brad Smith - 2005
    Renovating the home, Dock stumbles upon a treasure trove of Civil War memorabilia squirreled away in an old root cellar, including pictures and possibly even a recording of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. As he's forced to defend his new find from the onslaught of collectors, history buffs, and media hounds, Dock discovers that, much like Honest Abe himself, he's the right man for the fight--independent, funny, loyal, and stubborn as a Missouri mule. When the scallywags and opportunists--including an easy-on-the-eyes television reporter with one hell of an attitude--start crawling out of the woodwork, he'll need all of that and a bit more.

Poirot: The Complete Ariadne Oliver, Vol. 1


Agatha Christie - 2005
    world-famous detective who dealt with fact and a prolific crime writer who dealt with fantasy. But their paths crossed six times, and Mrs Oliver was to become one of Poirot's staunchest allies. when they attend a bridge party in which the host is silently murdered in full view of a roomful of guests. old widow is murdered in the parlour of her cottage. into the real thing when Poirot and Mrs Oliver have to face up to their first case of a child murder.The Case of the Discontented Soldier and The Case of the Rich Woman are two bonus stories in which Mrs Oliver makes an appearance alongside the private eye Christopher Parker Pyne.

The Best of John Bellairs 2: The Johnny Dixon Mysteries


John Bellairs - 2005
    Includes "The Curse of the Blue Figurine", "The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt" and "the Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull"

The Complete Kidnapped Trilogy, #1-3


Gordon Korman - 2005
    But life isn’t getting any easier. Somebody wants to make them pay for their “criminal” past, and will stop at nothing to make it happen. When Meg is suddenly kidnapped, the police and the FBI are baffled. Is this for ransom? Revenge? A random crime? Now Aiden has to take the law into his own hands and risk everything to rescue his sister.This edition includes all three books in the Kidnapped series; The Abduction, The Search and The Rescue. The Kidnapped Trilogy is a sequel series to On the Run. The Abduction It's every brother's worst fear: As Aiden and his sister, Meg, are walking home from school one day, a van pulls over and Meg is kidnapped. There's no way for Aiden to stop it from happening. He's the only witness to his sister's disappearance. Why has Meg been kidnapped? The Search Everybody wants to know. Where is Meg Falconer? The FBI, led by the very serious Agent Harris, wants to know. Aiden wants to know. Her parents, who fear their pasts have something to do with why Meg was taken, want to know. Even Meg's kidnappers want to know. Because catching her doesn't mean keeping her. The Rescue Aiden Falconer and FBI Agent Harris are closing in on the people who kidnapped Aiden's sister. Meg. There's just one hitch: Meg is trying to escape from them on her own and is never where she's supposed to be. As tension mounts and the net tightens, only one thing is clear: The kidnappers aren't going down without a fight.

The Innocent


Harlan Coben - 2005
    Now, nine years later, he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are closing on their dream house. But all it will take is one shocking, inexplicable call from Olivia’s phone to shatter Matt’s life a second time….An electrifying thrill ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave.

Rise of the Iron Eagle


Roy A. Teel Jr. - 2005
    “The Iron Eagle” appears to only hunt and capture serial killers. Time is of the essence as with each passing day “The Eagle” gets more brazen. The deeper O’Brian and Hoffman dig into profiling the killer, the more they realize that this is more than a race against time – it’s a race laden with the realization that the killer may be one of their own. From the inside flap: The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a colorful and grotesque history with it. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are also no strangers to the violence of the sprawling metropolis, but in the past decade something has changed. There’s a serial killer preying on other serial killers – some known by law enforcement, others well off radar. “The Iron Eagle,” a vigilante, extracts vengeance for the victims of Los Angeles’ serial killers. His methods are meticulous and his killings brutal. With each passing day, “The Iron Eagle” moves with impunity through the streets of Los Angeles in search of his prey. O’Brian and Hoffman create an elite task force with the sole purpose of catching “The Eagle” and bringing him to justice. But the deeper they delve, the more apparent it is that he may very well be one of their own. As the two men stare into the abyss of their search, the eyes of “The Iron Eagle” stare back.

Sin and Vengeance


C.J. West - 2005
    The fallen college superstar joins the family winemaking business, but working alongside his parents is not the future he had planned. He escapes work whenever he can and soon finds a new friend named Randy Black. Randy is part stunt-pilot, part Casanova, and part drunken Pied Piper. Randy introduces Charlie to Deirdre Deudon, the provocative wife of a French farmer. They come together in an ill-conceived stunt that explodes into consequences that chase Charlie and Randy back home to Massachusetts and change Deirdre's life forever. The after-effects of this tragic mistake bind the three of them together and threaten everything they hold dear.

Deep Freeze


Lisa Jackson - 2005
    Colder than she's ever been in her life. She can't move or speak. And then she sees him. The one who took her. And before she dies, she wishes she could scream...IS ABOUT TO BECOME ...Former movie star Jenna Hughes left Hollywood for an isolated farm in Oregon to get away from fame. But someone has followed her - an obsessed fan whose letters are personal and deeply disturbing. And while Jenna's already shaken up by what she's seen on paper, she'd be terrified if she knew what Sheriff Shane Carter is investigating. It's a shocking case that started with the discovery of a dead woman in the woods. Now two more women are missing, one of whom bears a striking resemblance to Jenna...HER WORST NIGHTMARE ... As a winter storm bears down on the pacific northwest, a merciless killer's grisly work has only just begun. And Jenna is Getting Closer to meeting her biggest fan.. one who wants nothing more than to see her dead..

The High Strangeness of Dimensions, Densities, and the Process of Alien Abduction


Laura Knight-Jadczyk - 2005
    It is in sound condition but the top of the flyleaf has been torn - hence price.

Poirot: The Post War Years


Agatha Christie - 2005
    But human nature remains the same whatever the decade, and Poirot can console himself in the knowledge that he is still an expert of human nature, of greed, jealousy -- and murder. After the Funeral The Master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly -- and his sister thinks it was murder... Hickory Dickory Dock Odd things are happening in a London youth hostel... Cat Among the Pigeons Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls... The Clocks A typist discovers a man's body behind a sofa...

The Famous Five Mystery Collection


Enid Blyton - 2005
    - Five on a Secret Trail - Five Go to Demon's Rocks - Five Have a Mystery to Solve

The Innocence and Wisdom of Father Brown


G.K. Chesterton - 2005
    K. Chesterton's Father Brown is not senile, nor easily rattled. In fact, this village priest wanders into challenges that pale in comparison to the things he has heard through the screen of the confessional. For to hear Father Brown tell it, crime is a manifestation of sin: the criminal must be caught, but he or she must also be saved; the culprit has to be locked up, but the spirit must be freed.G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a larger-than-life writer who fascinates and perplexes us to this day. An art student who became a poet, and then by turns a journalist, playwright, biographer, novelist, storyteller, philosopher, and "Christian apologist," his fame rested on an uncanny ability to produce vast quantities of crystalline prose quickly and without apparent effort. His fiction--particularly the Father Brown stories and the delirious suspense novel The Man Who Was Thursday--remains his most widely read and entertaining works.

The Future Widows' Club


Rhonda Nelson - 2005
    Welcome to the Future Widows' Club--a secret society of women who've been treated like trash by their no-good husbands and prefer waiting for widowhood over divorce. But sometimes waiting can be murder… Jolie Marshall's husband Chris is definitely no good. He conned Jolie into an "I do"--and her mother out of her life's savings! Now Jolie is sticking out the marriage--with a little help from the Future Widows' Club--while she gathers evidence to send him to prison. Then Chris is murdered--and Jolie's the prime suspect. And her alibi, a meeting of the FWC, isn't likely to convince anybody of her innocence. But when she discovers the detective on the case is Jake Malone--the man Jolie ditched to marry Chris--she knows she's really in trouble. Because all of a sudden, she's thinking that a life sentence wouldn't be too bad…with him!

The Stink Files, Dossier 003: You Only Have Nine Lives


Jennifer L. Holm - 2005
    Stink) has won a competition to be the new spokescat for the delicious cat food Le Chat Gourmet. So he and the Green family are off to France, land of fine food and beautiful felines. What starts off as a pleasant holiday takes a sinister turn as a mysterious assassin shadows Mr. Stink's every move. Who is the dark figure lurking in the background? A secret will soon be revealed and the hidden paw will at last appear. . . .

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus


Caroline Lawrence - 2005
    Will they discover who is killing the dogs of Ostia, and why?   The Secrets of Vesuvius Flavia is spending the summer with her uncle who lives near Pompeii. She and her friends are absorbed in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to a great treasure. Then Mount Vesuvius erupts and the four children find themselves in desperate danger.   The Pirates of Pompeii Following the volcano's eruption, hundreds of refugees from the cities of Vesuvius try to come to terms with disaster. When children begin to go missing from the camp, Flavia Gemina and her friends investigate a powerful and charismatic man known as the Patron and come face to face with pirates, slave-dealers, and death. About The Author: Caroline Lawrence is the author of the Roman Mysteries, which have been turned into a television series for BBC.

Dead Reckoning


Linda Castillo - 2005
    Kate Megason is about to prosecute the case of her career when someone starts sending her terrifying messages. Someone who obviously knows her deep, dark secret. Now, she needs the help of Frank Matrone--an investigator with his own shadowy past--or else Kate may have no chance of surviving a killer's brutal wrath.

The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2005
    Others include the well known "The Red headed League," "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." These stories which originally captivated readers of the Strand Magazine in England, are perennial classics, still enthralling readers as well as audiences of movies, television and listeners of audiobooks worldwide. Ralph Cosham, a Shakespearean actor and award winning narrator, gives an exceptional performance. Once again, 'the game is afootScandal in Bohemia --Red-Headed League --Case of identity --Boscombe Valley mystery --Five orange pips --Man with the twisted lip --Adventure of the blue carbuncle --Adventure of the speckled band --Adventure of the engineer's thumb --Adventure of the noble bachelor --Adventure of the Beryl coronet --Adventure of the Copper Beeches.

The Tin Collectors / The Viking Funeral


Stephen J. Cannell - 2005
    Or was his mind playing tricks? Shane's lover, Alexa Hamilton, herself a lauded LAPD officer, happens to think so. But Shane knows what he saw. And for a rogue cop with nothing left to lose, the search for Dean has become more than an investigation. It's become an obsession.The first clue to Dean's secret lifeand suspicious deathis murder. The victim is Dean's former commanding officer. The connection taps into a corrupt, high-level conspiracy among L.A.'s finest that will put Shane and everyone he loves in harm's way. It will cut deep into the heart of betrayal and the meaning of friendship. And it will dare one cop already on the brink of madness to take on step further into darkness...

The Tuesday Night Club And Other Stories


Agatha Christie - 2005
    The Tuesday Night Club read by Joan Hickson The Fourth Man read by Christopher Lee The Affair at the Victory Ball read by David Suchet The Case of the Discontented Soldier read by Hugh Fraser

Stand By Your Man


Bobby Hutchinson - 2005
    And she's pretty certain Sebastian is guilty as charged, so she’s trying her best not to find evidence to the contrary. She's doing the exact opposite of what Finn hired her to do, betraying the guy she—well, the guy she’s supposed to be working for, the guy she just might, maybe, almost be falling for . . .

The Black Book / Mortal Causes


Ian Rankin - 2005
    

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle - 2005
    Watson's Sherlock Holmes reports-The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It includes such outstanding investigations as the The Speckled Band, The RedHeaded League, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter and The Adventure of the Final Problem. They are read by the award winning David Timson, widely regarded as one of the finest presenters of the Sherlock Holmes canon. All tales are enhanced with Music, making this an exceptional set. CD 1. The adventure of the speckled band --CD 2. The adventure of the stock-broker's clerk. The adventure of the Copper Beeches --CD 3. The adventure of the Copper Beeches (cont.). The Red-Headed League --CD 4. A scandal in Bohemia. The adventure of the engineer's thumb --CD 5. The adventure of the engineer's thumb (cont.). The five orange pips --CD 6. The adventure of Silver Blaze --CD 7. The adventure of the man with the twisted lip. The adventure of the Musgrave ritual --CD 8. The adventure of the Musgrave ritual (cont.). The adventure of the cardboard box --CD 9. The adventure of the cardboard box (cont.). The adventure of the blue carbuncle --CD 10. A case of identity. The adventure of the crooked man --CD 11. The adventure of the crooked man (cont.). The adventure of the naval treaty --CD 12. The adventure of the naval treaty (cont.). The adventure of the Greek interpreter --CD 13. The adventure of the reigate squire. The Boscombe Valley mystery --CD 14. The Boscombe Valley mystery (cont.). The adventure of the beryl coronet --CD 15. The adventure of the Beryl coronet (cont.). The adventure of the yellow face --CD 16. The adventure of the "Gloria Scott". The adventure of the resident patient --CD 17. The adventure of the resident patient (cont.). The adventure of the noble bachelor --CD 18. The adventure of the final problem.

The Riddles of Epsilon


Christine Morton-Shaw - 2005
    But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage, and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles. As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume, she finds the writings of Sebastian, a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own. To her horror, the dangers he unearthed in 1894 now begin to threaten Jess and her family . . . and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time, she may lose her mother forever.

The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery


Janet Beeler Shaw - 2005
    The young woman doesn't speak, and no one can reach her but Kaya's beloved dog, Tatlo. Who is the stranger, and why is she so silent and alone? Will she bring harm to the village--or take Tatlo away from Kaya? Kaya searches for clues about the woman-- but she must look deep inside her own heart to truly understand her. When she does, Kaya not only solves the mystery but takes a brave step toward growing up.

That Old Black Magic


Laurie Carroll-Kuna - 2005
    . . When Endora Bast is asked for help by the same witch Tribunal that reduced her magic to almost nothing, she wonders why she should bother. Years ago, they punished her harshly, all because she'd fallen in love. Now, they desperately need her to save the entire witch community. Endora is in for a shock when she's told she must stop her old nemesis, Obsidian Ashmedai, before he regains his full magical powers. If she does, she'll regain all of her magic and have her record expunged. If she doesn't, Ashmedai will become the most powerful being in the world. Only one other witch can help Endora defeat Ashmedai. Marcus Morion, her former lover, was also punished by the Tribunal. As a penalty, Endora and Marcus were forced to remain apart, indefinitely. But now, without benefit of full magical powers, they are the witches' only hope of survival. Failure might cost them their lives. But if they succeed, the happiness they've always yearned for will be theirs for the taking . . .

Bloodtrail


David R. Lewis - 2005
    A four hundred-year-old Nosferati now in the power of mere humans, he asks for only one thing in return: help in finding his fourteen-year-old daughter, a young woman he has not seen in over one hundred fifty years, and who is the most heartless serial killer ever to walk the earth. From a slave ship run aground in the Plymouth Colony during the hurricane of 1635 to the secret Kansas City laboratories of The Proteus Trust; from the sub-basement of Chicago’s Field Museum to the wilds of northern Arkansas; from the beauty of the Colorado high country to the legendary mountains of Austria, BLOODTRAIL is a novel of lost love, found redemption, surprising humor, and merciless brutality.More than just another vampire tale, it puts the genus under the microscope, explaining through medical science and DNA research how the Nosferati came to be, as it transports the vampire fable to a new level of realism and believability with solid characters and honest dialogue.

Two Mysteries: The Other Side of Dark & The Name of the Game Was Murder


Joan Lowery Nixon - 2005
    Stine comes two Edgar Award winning novels in Two Mysteries: The Other Side of Dark & The Name of the Game Was Murder from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.  The Other Side of Dark   EDGAR AWARD WINNER          Stacy wakes up in a room that’s not hers, in a body she doesn’t recognize, to discover she’s been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead—murdered—and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity….   “The compelling premise…and Nixon’s mastery of suspense are gripping.” – Publishers Weekly   “Tense and dramatic…[The Other Side of Dark has a] quick pace, and the determined protagonist should attract and hold readers.” – School Library Journal  The Name of the Game Was Murder   EDGAR AWARD WINNER          Samantha is shocked when she meets her great-uncle, the famous novelist Augustus Trevor. He’s a mean-spirited man who has just invited—blackmailed—a group of celebrities to come to his island mansion and participate in a “game.” But when Augustus is found murdered, it’s up to Samantha to join the game—and win.   “Another successful page-turner.” – School Library Journal

Deadly Double


Adrianne Byrd - 2005
    Raised in luxury, Josie has only been accustomed to the best. Her privileged and sheltered world, however, comes crashing down when she attends the funeral of her parents and comes face–to–face with an identical twin sister she never knew she had.Josephine and Michelle are twins that were somehow separated at birth. Unlike Josie though, Michelle was not fortunate enough to be placed in a stable household –– instead she knew only poverty, abuse and envy. Now Michelle wants Josie's life.More than happy to get acquainted with her sister, Josie welcomes Michelle into her home...then one day Josie wakes up in a mental hospital...and everyone addresses her as Michelle. Only with the help of a man from Josie's past can she have any hope of regaining her life –– before it's ended permanently.o Adrianne Byrd has a wonderful imagination that translates into well crafted stories with true–to–life passionate heroes and heroines. She has an engaging writing style that is entertaining and sexy. This is an author to watch.

Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders


Alicia Gaspar De Alba - 2005
    The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants of both sides of the border. El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to her hometown to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant maquiladora worker in Juárez. When Cecilia turns up strangled and disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is thrown into the churning chaos of abuse and murder. Even as the rapes and killings of "girls from the south" continue�their tragic stories written in desert blood�a conspiracy covers up the crimes that implicate everyone from the Maquiladora Association to the Border Patrol. When Ivon�s younger sister gets kidnapped in Juárez, Ivon knows that it�s up to her to find her sister, whatever it takes. Despite the sharp warnings she gets from family, friends, and nervous officials, Ivon�s investigation moves her deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of silence. From acclaimed poet and prose-writer Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Desert Blood is a gripping thriller that ponders the effects of patriarchy, gender identity, border culture, transnationalism, and globalization on an international crisis.

Dame Agatha Abroad: Murder on the Orient Express / They Came to Bagdad / Murder in Mesopotamia


Agatha Christie - 2005
    A man lies dead, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside...and it's up to Hercule Poirot to solve a seemingly impossible crime.Murder In MesopotamiaWhen nurse Amy Leatheran agrees to look after an archaeologist's ailing wife at a dig, she's in for more than just nursing-she also has to solve a murder. Fortunately for Amy, Hercule Poirot is also visiting the excavation site.They Came To BaghdadA superposer summit is planned in Baghdad-and an underground organization plans to sabotage it. Into this explosive situation skips Victoria Jones, who yearns for adventure...and gets more than she bargained for when an agent dies in her hotel room.

Memory of a Murder


Earl Staggs - 2005
    When a rash of new killings erupts, he must call upon all his resources to keep those around him as well as himself alive. Past and present collide even more when he is forced to collaborate with homicide detective Brenda McCort. His attraction to her challenges his sacred devotion to his beloved late wife and the life they shared. In a suspenseful, action-filled race toward a climactic showdown with the killer and the revelation of murderous secrets of the past, Adam is forced to face truths about his own personal future. "Earl Staggs has created a fascinating puzzle with plenty of action. His "baddies" are very bad indeed, and his sleuths delightfully human. Sparks fly when Adam and Brenda meet. Will Adam Kingston dismantle his picture wall of memories and start life anew with Brenda?" -Margaret Searles, author of the Mrs. Millet & Mrs. Hark Mysteries

Nancy Drew Mad Libs


Roger Price - 2005
    Illustrations. Consumable.

Rolling Thunder


Mark Mynheir - 2005
    But Forgive? John Russell is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent assigned to the missing Dylan Jacobs' case. But while he's tracking down clues in his professional life, a murderer is hot on his trail--his own flesh and blood. John's father relentlessly seeks something John refuses to offer: forgiveness. Forced to face the source of his paralyzing fear of thunder and his stolen childhood, can John find the missing boy without his personal life completely unraveling? Ten-year-old Dylan Jacobs is missing from state care. John Russell is the team leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement task force trying to find him. Although the governor has declared this a top priority, all the team is turning up are corruption and crime of a different sort. Could Dylan still be alive after disappearing from the system six years ago? Meanwhile, John's own long-buried nightmare is unearthed when a paroled killer shows up in his driveway. He struggles to leave old horrors where they belong--in the past. Determined to protect her children and help her husband, his wife, Marie, does some investigating of her own. Because she soon realizes, what you don't know can hurt you. Join the agents of the FDLE as they seek the truth behind the crime and grapple with Truth in their personal lives. Dealing with depravity all day, every day, it doesn't always seem like God is in control. Which just makes victory all that much sweeter when it comes. -Drawing upon his real-life experience as a police detective, Mark Mynheir has given us a realistic story and characters to care for. Mark presents us with a fresh new voice who writes from a unique perspective.- Angela Hunt, bestselling author of Unspoken -A remarkable first novel, with strong action and a solid moral. Readers will eagerly await the next installment from Mark Mynheir.- T. Davis Bunn, bestselling author -Rolling Thunder is a compelling story examining the struggles, importance, and power of forgiveness.- Bill Myers, bestselling author of Soul Tracker Story Behind the Book Mark Mynheir's experience as a homicide detective enables him to accurately expose, from an insider's view, the exciting world of law enforcement and crime investigation. It also sets an unassuming scene for the serious spiritual work that needs to be accomplished in Mynheir's main character. While the story unfolds, the reality becomes clear of how many Christians welcome God's grace and forgiveness for themselves but struggle to extend it to others. They harbor unresolved anger and resentment, often for years, against those who have hurt them. Mynheir challenges readers to identify with fictional characters and to initiate the process of forgiveness in their own lives.

Mahu


Neil S. Plakcy - 2005
    At 32, the hero of Māhū has reached the pinnacle of his profession, detective on the Honolulu Police Department's homicide squad, based at the Waikīkī station. But a difficult murder case, as well as turmoil in his personal life, is about to threaten everything he has worked for.A life-threatening drug bust in chapter 1 makes Kimo realize that it's time to stop lying to himself. He's drawn to the Rod and Reel Club, a gay bar in Waikīkī, where he has a couple of beers and begins the long process of accepting his attraction to other men. Leaving the club, though, he stumbles onto two men dropping a dead body in an alley, and he launches himself into a nightmare where his private life becomes public news.Kimo's pursuit of this case takes him from the seamy underside of Chinatown to the elegance of million-dollar homes in Maunalani Heights, from gay bars where young men stride naked down runways to bloody crime scenes.

The Best Of Borderlands, Vols. 1-5: An Anthology Of Imaginative Fiction


Thomas F. MonteleoneBentley Little - 2005
    

Cayman Cowboys: Reefs Under Pressure


Eric Douglas - 2005
    When Mike’s buddy Kelly is kidnapped, it is a race against time for Mike to save his friend and bring down the greedy developer putting his own wealth before the beauty of the island and the welfare of the people.

Lost Stories


Dashiell Hammett - 2005
    Even so, many of Hammett’s stories—including some of his best—have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors, until now. This essential compendium rescues 21 long-lost Hammett stories, all either never collected in an anthology or unavailable for decades. These stories appear nowhere else, and represent a variety of styles from the famous mysterysmith: his first detective fiction, humorous satires, adventure yarns, a sensitive autobiographical piece, and a Thin Man story told with photos. In addition, all stories have been restored to their original versions, replacing often wholesale cuttings with the original text for the first time. To round out this celebration of Hammett, three-time Edgar Award–winner Joe Gores has written an introduction describing how Hammett influenced literature, movies, television, and Gores’ own life.

Wonderful Strange: Ghosts, Fairies and Fabulous Beasties of Newfoundland and Labrador


Dale Jarvis - 2005
    Author and researcher Dale Jarvis, creator of the award-winning St. John's Haunted Hike, has pulled together a compendium of strange tales about the even stranger spectres, sprites, and curious beasties that inhabit the province's shores. From Signal Hill's headless ghost to the Northern Peninsula's Isle of Demons to the fairy paths of the Southern Shore, Wonderful Strange is your guide to encounters with the unexplained.

In the Shadow of Stone


Rob Kaufman - 2005
    She asks him to keep the DVD she's made for her only daughter, Jenna, safe and hidden until Jenna’s 18th birthday. Only then should she watch it – alone.Jack promises to fulfill her wish but is sidetracked when he is betrayed by his closest confidant. The DVD ends up in the hands of felons who reveal the secret it holds and jeopardize Jenna’s future and the promise Jack made to his sister. Unable to trust anyone, Jack knows he must make things right on his own… no matter who gets hurt or killed along the way.This psychological thriller includes the best of the many worlds of fiction – from suspense and mystery to continuous action and twisted romance, readers who enjoyed Kaufman’s One Last Lie will again be unable to put this book down until they find out what truly lurks in the shadow of stone.

Treasures of the Fourth Reich


Patrick Parker - 2005
    Grand museums and families lost countless valuables and works of art to Nazi lootings in what has been called "the rape of Europa." Parker's story begins just outside the Bavarian salt mines as the American and Russian armies are closing in. Amid the chaos, SS officers scramble to hide ill-gotten treasures that will finance the "Fourth Reich." Only a precious journal detailing an inventory of treasure caches around the Tirol holds a clue.Forty plus years later, the hunt for Europe's lost art falls to a husband and wife team who become entangled in this web of stolen treasures. Dix and Maria Connor face down a secret and deadly network trafficking in Titians, Bruegels and remnants of Peter the Great's magnificent Amber Room. From northeast Italy to Brussels, these amateur detectives risk everything to right the wrongs of history. Crisscross Europe's past and present in this thinking man's action novel.The lust for loot crosses paths with history’s ghosts in this high-octane thriller.

As the Crow Flies / The Prodigal Daughter


Jeffrey Archer - 2005
    That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations.The Prodigal DaughterWith a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future. But she wants more to be the first female president.Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury. The scion of a banking magnate he is successful, handsome, and determined to carve his own path in the world-and to build a future with the woman he loves. With Florentyna's ultimate goal only a heartbeat away, both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past-a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve.

Bud, not Buddy [by] Christopher Paul Curtis ; Sounder [by] William H. Armstrong : curriculum unit


Traci Ann O'Brian - 2005
    "Novel/drama curriculum units"

The Secret in Their Eyes


Eduardo Sacheri - 2005
    As he revisits the details of the investigation, he is reacquainted with his similarly long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Absorbing and masterfully crafted, The Secret in Their Eyes is a meditation on the effects of the passage of time and unfulfilled desire.Eduardo Sacheri’s tale is imbued with the subdued terror that characterized the Dirty War of 1970s Argentina, and was made into the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 2009.

Shousetsu Bang*Bang


Shikagawa HebikoYamanashi Moe - 2005
    It also releases special issues showcasing original F/F fiction and artist works. As of December 11, 2011, SSBB consists of 33 regular yaoi issues, 6 special yuri issues, and 1 artist special issue containing illustrations and sequential art.petronia first conceptualized the idea in her LiveJournal:

Unwritten Life


Amy Shannon - 2005
    She has been running away from it and trying to put the past behind her. She changes her name, moves to a new town, and even starts a new career. Just when she feels that she can move on with her life, her past comes back to haunt her. Her best friend, Greg, appears out of the blue and constantly reminds her of what she did four years ago. During her personal venture for freedom, she gives in to her attraction to a married man. When a violent stalker sets his sights on her, she finds love in an unlikely place. But who wants her love so much, that he is willing to kill her for of it?

Dark Fathom


Tom Morrisey - 2005
    After five minutes, he had exposed a few inches of metal beam, fabric on one side. The bomb-bay door - it was partially a jar. He took out the Geiger counter and held it over the gap. Half the yellow LEDs came alive ... Beck Easton, software architect and secret member of a paramilitary wing of the National Security Agency, is ready to retire from his double life and move to Florida. But an unexpected project and a beautiful woman change his plans. It's a deceptively simple assignment: follow the trail of an Al-Qaeda operative. Beck traces a tangled thread of clues that interweave a top secret World War II mission, an ocean treasure, and a fanatic's plans that lead all the way to the World Trade Center in New York City. In this action-packed prequel to Deep Blue, author Tom Morrisey takes you deep into a world of espionage, ocean diving, and investigations into the events leading up to '9/11'.

Outside Chance


Lyndon Stacey - 2005
    This could be the racing scoop of a lifetime.But as the date of the Gold Cup draws ever closer, it is unclear whether the missing horse is still alive. Where could a valuable racehorse be hidden for so long? And what is the secret from the owner's past that he is keeping from the police? Doggedly chasing the truth, Ben finds himself tested, both physically and psychologically, as he gradually uncovers a tale of prejudice, ambition and heartbreak.

Shadow Haven


Emily LaForge - 2005
    But she soon finds her new life at her old home won’t be the refuge she was hoping for: the estate is in ruins, her late husband’s wealthy family is aggressively pursuing custody of her daughter, and her gift for connecting with the spirit world seems to have left her. When her lawyer Jarrod Landry arrives to town claiming to be on her side, she finds herself doubting his intentions—and her own ability to resist the passion that has ignited between them. Then a cryptic message from the world she thought she lost contact with arrives, warning Gabriella about an evil lurking in her midst. As their romance blossoms, Gabriella must figure out if it’s truly Jarrod that she should be wary of, or is there something much more sinister afoot—from this world, or another.

Casey Little, Yo Yo Queen


Nancy Belgue - 2005
    Her hopes of buying Lightning are dashed when she learns that his owner has found a buyer and must sell the horse immediately. Across the street from Casey's house a mystery unfolds as a seldom-seen woman who seems to be able to read minds prepares to host a carnival and a yo-yo contest that boasts a $1500 prize. Casey's yo-yo is buried in her closet. She has a great talent and a greater case of stage fright.

Shadow's Embrace


M.J. Simon - 2005
    More than a century later, the mystery surrounding her death continues to haunt a small lakeside community. Ghostly manifestations and psychic disturbances emanate from the dead woman's house. A house Maggie King has inherited. Maggie doesn't know what to believe. A tall, dark, handsome dead man prowls the corridors of the rambling old house in search of his lost love. Dangerous ghost or deadly hoax? Jack Steele, a local psychologist and student of the paranormal, wants full access to Maggie's inheritance. Prime suspect perhaps, but the attraction between the two is immediate and strong. Suspense builds as past and present merge and the line between the living and the dead grows ever fainter.

Nose for Trouble


Doranna Durgin - 2005
    Anxious to get away from the pressures of the East Coast and into a climate where his trauma-induced asthma isn't a daily challenge, vet Dale Kinsall hauls his baggage and his young Beagle to a vet clinic in the high desert.

The Lost Lady of Lone


E.D.E.N. Southworth - 2005
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Devil Went Down to Georgia


Mercedes Lackey - 2005
    He could cope with being the man of the house after his father was killed in the War, but when the Devil decided to come after his sister, Seth knew he needed some extra help.

The Clone Conspiracy


Simon Rose - 2005
    Through their courageous sleuthing, they uncover the most insidious cloning experiment ever devised by human minds; thereby saving their own lives and bringing the evil perpetrators to justice. A book that young people won't be able to put down till they discover the truth behind The Clone Conspiracy.

Darkness Rising 2005


M.P.N. SimsPeter Tennant - 2005
    . . twenty original stories . . . twenty new and established authors . . . and two very well-respected and knowledgeable editors . . . Edited by L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims, Darkness Rising 2005 represents possibly the strongest contribution in this long-running anthology series with quality as its byword, from the opening story, "The Thing In The Closet," to its closing thirty-thousand-word novella, "Winter's Dark Memory." Within are stories of sex, of religion, of mystery and terror, all coated with a sheen of supernatural fear that lingers long after the first reading of . . . Darkness Rising.

Appointment with Death and other plays


Agatha Christie - 2005
    This volume includes the plays written by Agatha Christie adapted from her best selling novels ~ Appointment With Death (play published 1945)~ And Then There Were None (play published 1943)~ The Hollow (play published 151)Agatha Christie always liked to keep her audience guessing so even if you know the books very well, the plays will often spring a few surprises!

A Saucerful of Secrets


Jane Yardley - 2005
    Imogen has written a bestseller about the baby she was forced to give away, so there have been many contenders. But Kim is special, and Imogen is convinced. So Kim moves in and proceeds to bring order to chaos. Then along comes the pretty, appealing Sukie, also claiming to be Imogen’s child.Kim is determined to prove she is the real daughter, but when she starts digging she unearths a very murky story.