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Stephen King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels and six non-fiction books.
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Defending Jacob
A Novel
by William Landay (Sep 02, 2013)
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob.Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy...
The Strangler
A Novel
by William Landay (Jun 11, 2012)
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Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this widely acclaimed second novel of crime and suspense, which was named a Favorite Crime Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and several other newspapers.  Boston, 1963. Meet the charming, brawling Daley brothers. Joe is a cop whose gambling habits have ...
Mission Flats
by William Landay (Aug 25, 2003)
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Former D.A. William Landay explodes onto the suspense scene with an electrifying novel about the true price of crime and the hidden corners of the criminal justice system. Only an insider could so vividly capture Boston’s gritty underworld of cops and criminals. And only a natural storyteller could weave this mesmerizing tale of murder and memory, ...
The Chill
A Novel
by Scott Carson (Feb 10, 2020)
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In this terrifying thriller, a supernatural forceset in motion a century agothreatens to devastate New York City.Far upstate, in New Yorks ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living ...
The Dutch House
A Novel
by Ann Patchett (Sep 23, 2019)
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At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets i...
Cold Storage
A Novel
by David Koepp (Sep 02, 2019)
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"On every level, Cold Storage is pure, unadulterated entertainment." Douglas Preston, The New York Times Book ReviewFor fans of The Martian, Dark Matter, and Before the Fall comes an astonishing debut thriller by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying bioterrorism adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a...
The Unwilling
A Novel
by Kelly Braffet (Feb 10, 2020)
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A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride...The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban's vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival... and possibly her undoing.As Gavin is groomed for hi...
Dying is Easy
by Joe Hill (Sep 14, 2020)
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Comedy is hard... but dying is easy! From New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill (Locke & Key) comes this new graphic novel mystery.Meet Syd "Sh*t-Talk" Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned... possible felon? Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He's got a ...
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie (Mar 28, 2011)
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The World's Bestselling Mystery"Ten . . ."Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen.""Nine . . ."At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead."Eight . . ."Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted b...
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Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo (Oct 05, 2020)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite.Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer ...
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Full Throttle
Stories
by Joe Hill (Sep 30, 2019)
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In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-...
Charlesgate Confidential
by Scott Von Doviak (Sep 17, 2018)
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An ingenious debut-novel unraveling the heist of the century, in 1946, 1986 and present-day Boston A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and go...
Shaker
A novel
by Scott Frank (Jan 25, 2016)
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The tense, darkly funny, unputdownable debut novel from one of the most successful screenwriters of the past twenty years--the tale of a hit man mistaken for a hero whose sudden, unwanted fame makes him a target for the surprising number of people who want him dead.Roy Cooper, a stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals, arri...
Good Girl, Bad Girl
A Novel
by Michael Robotham (Jul 22, 2019)
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A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she wont tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesnt appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA cant be matched to an identity. Six years later, still unidentified, she is livi...
Growing Things and Other Stories
by Paul Tremblay (Jul 01, 2019)
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A chilling anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.In The Teacher, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classm...
Koko
by Peter Straub (Jul 13, 2009)
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Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared h...
Necessary People
by Anna Pitoniak (May 20, 2019)
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One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win. Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella ine...
Elevator Pitch
A Novel
by Linwood Barclay (Sep 16, 2019)
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It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.Right to the bottom of the shaft.It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens ag...
The Guest Book
A Novel
by Sarah Blake (May 06, 2019)
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An unforgettable love story, a novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph.The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that used to run the world.And when the novel be...
A Head Full of Ghosts
A Novel
by Paul Tremblay (May 09, 2016)
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A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewskis House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvists Let the Right One In, and Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House.The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourt...
Cemetery Road
A Novel
by Greg Iles (Mar 04, 2019)
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Marshall McEwan is one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But his father is terminally ill, and he must return to his childhood home - a place he vowed he would never go back to.Bienville, Mississippi, is no longer the city Marshall remembers. His family's 150-year-old newspaper is failing, and Jet Talal, the love of his youth, h...
Cari Mora
A Novel
by Thomas Harris (May 20, 2019)
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From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetite...
Flight or Fright
by Stephen King (Sep 03, 2018)
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Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.About the Book:Stephen King hates to fl...
The Border
A Novel (Power of the Dog)
by Don Winslow (Feb 03, 2020)
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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post NPR Financial Times The Guardian Booklist New Statesman Daily Telegraph Irish Times Dallas Morning News Sunday Times New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." Janet Maslin, New York Times"You can't ask for more emot...