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Mystery & SF/F Recommendations, 2015

These recommendations were published in our MYS/SFF in-store newsletter. You can also download pdfs of that publication.
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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

This was the first “adult” book I read as a child. It scared the pants off me, but still kept me reading. With the shiny new movie—Jurassic World—just released out, it’s good to remember where the gory magic began. Before the hype, Jurassic Park was a captivating, page-turner filled with chills and thrills waiting to take its place in Sci-Fi/Fantasy history.   —Ivy

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ISBN: 9780345538987
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2012

The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

I loved this complex book! When the curator of a Vatican exhibit about the Shroud of Turin is murdered, the blame falls on Simon, a Roman Catholic priest. His brother Alex seeks an ancient gospel that contains the clues he needs to clear his brother’s name. Drenched in history, this is the story of how far a quiet, heartbroken man will go to protect his beloveds…and how far others will go to conceal the truth.  —Cat

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ISBN: 9781451694147
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

An unabashed thriller with a conscience, Murder in the Marais rushes you through the streets of Paris in the early 90s, as France stands on the brink of terribly repeating the past. Old secrets— both personal and national—vie with current conspiracy, and a trained detective long out of the game finds herself dodging hate groups and government goons through alleyways and old graves. An exciting, fun, and heart wrenching start to a wonderful series.  —Jocelyn

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Murder in the Marais: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781569479995
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Published: Soho Crime - January 4th, 2011

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway is comfortable in her life living on a remote salt marsh and working as an archeologist, but when a child’s bones are found buried in the moor, she’s pulled into the world of crime and murder. Ruth is a sharp-tongued, intelligent character, and I love her acerbic wit and wry observations, as well as her archeological point of view. I’ve read every book in this series and enjoyed them all.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The Cat Who Played Brahams by Lillian Jackson Braun

Lillian Jackson Braun’s Cat Who books are the original cozies. Following the adventures of the inquisitive newspaperman Qwilleran, who solves crimes in small town Michigan with hints from his two Siamese cats, these books are the definition of a fun mystery: Funny, clever, and well written. I read the whole series an enjoyed them all thoroughly.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780515090505
Availability: Backordered
Published: Berkley - June 1st, 1987


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