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ja-konrath's picture
Sep.09.2008
Jack's back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait---each was involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner, Herb, hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a...
ja-konrath's picture
Sep.09.2008
Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Stir in a psychopath with a unique mental condition that programs him to kill. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Mix with equal parts humor and...
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Sep.04.2008
Deadly Bones: Jake Wanderman is not your average retired Shakespeare teacher. He recently clashed with the russian Mafia and emerged triumphant. Now Martha StewartishTV star Toby Welch persuades Jake to help solve the vicious murder of her art dealer father. It turns out that her father was...
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Sep.01.2008
Victim or perpetrator? That's what New Mexico's favorite public relations maven, Sasha Solomon can't figure out about her niece Gabi . . .   At once a topically flavored whodunit and a realistic, evocative portrayal of the way families join together -- or don't -- in a crisis, The Socorro Blast is...
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Aug.28.2008
from the jacket: What makes stink bugs stink? Are lightning bugs flashing in secret code? Find the answers to these questions and discover some of the amazing ways that insects capture their prey, trick predators, and attract the perfect mate in this collection of witty poems and astonishing facts...
jeffrey-cohen's picture
Aug.27.2008
Elliot Freed sinks all his money into Comedy Tonight, his own all-comedy movie theatre. But when a customer dies during a screening of "Young Frankenstein," and it's discovered his popcorn was poisoned, Elliot takes it personally and decides to investigate.
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Aug.18.2008
When Lauren "Ren" D'Arc's novelist mother is crushed to death by a stack of Harry Potter books, the teen moves with her dad from NYC to suburban CT where she becomes involved in a sort-of mystery centering on an online predator.
sarah-smiley's picture
Aug.10.2008
PRAISE FOR SMILEY'S WRITING "Funny, smart and real." - Dave Barry "Three-beer honesty..." - Frank Cerabino, The Palm Beach Post "An unexpected voice..." - The New York Times "A witty observer of her life and times!" - The Times-Record ABOUT THE BOOK For...
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Aug.09.2008
Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble. But it seems like the more he tries to do the right thing, the more trouble he finds. As Shifty...
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Aug.09.2008
Mary Margaret is a spunky ten-year-old girl with a tough mission. Her mother has asked her to accompany her recently widowed grandmother on a cruise to the Greek Islands. Mary Margaret wonders if she'll really be able to help her grandma get the rest, relaxation, and recuperation she needs, or if...