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    John Grisham

    Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.

  • Anglais Odd apocalypse

    Dean Koontz

    The fifth Odd Thomas thriller from the master storyteller. Odd finds refuge at a rundown mansion, but soon discovers a frightening presence. Odd Thomas has seen danger and he has seen death. He lives between two worlds, communicating with the lingering dead. He stands between us and our darkest fears, never failing the tests that confront him, whatever the cost. Now he has found refuge in a crumbling mansion in Santa Barbara, along with his closest friends both living and dead. But the house is a place of terrible secrets, haunted by lingering spirits. And there is a stranger, more frightening presence still...


    Kathy Reichs

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...

    For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.

    The killer of young women. The monster.

    And the one who has now come back.

    Feeding on fear, grief and rage.

    Killing again. Killing girls.

    Getting closer.

    Coming for Tempe.

  • Anglais The affair

    Lee Child

    Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his coolest, sexiest, punch-packing thriller yet March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?

    Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer?

    Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him?

  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with a mystery starring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi. This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December. NINE LIVES TO DIE Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end-of-the-year activities: distributing food to needy residents, and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organizations annual fundraising gala. But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozets past--and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out. Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that werent enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeepers office at St. Cyrils church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harrys voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harrys farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet--and somebodys gone to great lengths to cover them up. Its time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues. The truth will be revealed. A cold case will be solved. And a twenty-five-year-old love triangle is about to get untangled. The weather outside may be frightful, but Harry and her four-legged friends refuse to be spooked off the case. Praise for Nine Lives to Die Witty and entertaining . . . a recipe for continued success and an engaging read. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch The unabashed loves of [Rita Mae Browns] life . . . are infectious. Perhaps because they are so clearly heartfelt, its easy to be swept up in the glory of her passions. -- New York Journal of Books Murder and mayhem are the order of the day in bestseller [Rita Mae] Browns well-plotted twenty-second Mrs. Murphy mystery. . . . Browns idyllic world, with its Christian values, talking animals, and sympathetic middle-aged pet owners, has understandably struck a chord with many readers. -- Publishers Weekly Rita Mae Brown, along with . . . Sneaky Pie, have made Harry Harristeen and her feline companion, Mrs. Murphy, household names. -- Library Journal Praise for the Mrs. Murphy mysteries As feline collaborators go, you couldnt ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. --The New York Times Book Review

  • Anglais Brother Odd

    Dean Koontz

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse. Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature. As he steadfastly journeys toward his mysterious destiny, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning--but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

  • Bounty hunter Stephanie Plums life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. B efore Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, shes knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and shes flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now hes dead--and a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph he was supposed to be carrying. O nly one person has seen the missing photo: Stephanie Plum. Now shes the target. An FBI sketch artist helps Stephanie re-create the person in the photo, but Stephanies descriptive skills are lacking. Until she can improve them, shell need to watch her back. O ver at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. Vinnies temporary HQ has gone up in smoke. Stephanies wheelman, Lula, falls for their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanies apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii? M orelli, Trentons hottest cop, isnt talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isnt talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . Its complicated.

  • Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth Earl of Asherton, and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, encounter what seems to be a perfect crime as they investigate a fatal fire at a fifteenth-century cottage

  • Anglais SAY GOODBYE

    Lisa Gardner

    Pregnant teenager Delilah Rose enlists the assistance of FBI agent Kimberly Quincy to investigate the disappearances of young women whom no one else will notice are gone, including runaways, high-risk teens, and prostitutes.

  • Anglais Stalemate

    Iris Johansen

    While working on determining the identity of a murdered child, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is given a reconstruction assignment by a ruthless and sinister man who is willing to ensure her cooperation by any means necessary.

  • It's no secret that cats are a mystery writer's best friend. Just ask the bestselling team of Rita Mae Brown and her furry partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, back on the prowl with another unforgettable whodunit. This time a controversial miracle in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains sparks religious fervor-and a suspicious death. Now the indefatigable felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with the dogged corgi Tee Tucker, must trust their animal instincts to sniff out the worst of human nature....
    With the holidays approaching, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her best friend, Susan Tucker, take a much-needed time-out at the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel. There, under the benevolent gaze of the statue of the Virgin Mary, their worldly worries are soon overshadowed. For in front of their very eyes the statue begins to cry tears of blood.
    Legend has it that Mary's crimson tears are harbingers of crises. And though skeptical, the ever-practical Harry can already see one on the horizon. If leaked, news of the so-called miracle could turn the monastery and the town of Crozet into a circus. What Harry doesn't foresee is murder....
    When Susan's great-uncle Thomas, a resident monk, is found frozen to death at the base of the statue, foul play is ruled out-at first. But at Harry's urging, the body is exhumed for an autopsy. There's just one problem: the coffin is empty. That's when Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker get involved. Then there's the shocking revelation of a mystery that has perplexed the citizens of Crozet for ages.
    With Christmas around the corner and the monastery overrun by the faithful, all Harry's meddling menagerie can do is stay on her trail as she jumps knee-deep into an unofficial investigation-one that becomes more dangerous when another Crozet citizen meets an untimely demise. In this case it will be a miracle if Harry stays alive....
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James return in another spellbinding novel of mysteries--one contemporary, one ancient--an investigation that will challenge them personally and professionally as no case ever has. From the award-winning author of the acclaimed Kissed a Sad Goodbye ... A FINER END When Duncan Kincaid's cousin Jack calls from Glastonbury to ask for his help on a rather unusual matter, Duncan welcomes the chance to spend a relaxing weekend outside of London with Gemma--but relaxation isn't on the agenda. Glastonbury is revered as the site of an ancient abbey, the mythical burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere, and a source of strong druid power. Jack has no more than a passing interest in its history--until he comes across an extraordinary chronicle almost a thousand years old. The record reveals something terrible and bloody shattered the abbey's peace long ago--knowledge that will spark violence that reaches into the present. Soon it is up to Duncan and Gemma to find the truth the local police cannot see. But no one envisions the peril that lies ahead--or that there is more at stake than they ever dreamed possible.

  • FBI agent Kate O'Hare must once again covertly team up with brilliant con man Nicholas Fox to take down Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff who has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian.

  • The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United States out of office. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed. Only one man can stop it Quinn, the world's foremost Negotiator, who must bargain for the life of an innocent man, unaware that ransom was never the kidnapper's real objective . . .

    The Negotiator unfolds with the spellbinding excitement, unceasing surprise and riveting detail that are the hallmarks of Frederick Forsyth, the master storyteller.

  • Anglais SOUR PUSS

    Rita Mae Brown

    In small-town Crozet, Virginia, Harry Haristeen is kindling her romance with veterinarian Fair when their bliss is threatened by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-renowned grape and fungal expert visiting local vineyards, a crime in which Harry's curious pets--Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker--stumble upon the first clue. Reprint.

  • Anglais PUSS 'N CAHOOTS

    Rita Mae Brown

    During a long delayed (second) honeymoon to the Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Harry and Fair Hairsteen--accompanied by feline sleuth Mrs. Murphy, Tucker the Corgi, and Pewter, a kitten--stumble into the midst of a crime wave when their hosts are robbed on the day they arrive, a valuable mare is stolen in broad daylight, and a groom is found murdered. Reprint.

  • In small-town Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her feline sleuthing partners, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, investigate when her friend, local architect Tazio Chappers, becomes the prime suspect in the killing of his most difficult client, Mrs. Carla Paulson, found dead at a fundraiser with Tazio standing over the body holding a knife. Reprint.

  • After she finds a body on a Christmas tree farm owned by the Brothers of Love, a semi-monastic organization, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen seeks a murderer as prominent men of Crozet, Virginia, continue to turn up dead.

  • Recently cut loose from his job and his inheritance, young attorney Peter Hale takes a job defending a mentally retarded client, accused of the savage murder of a college coed, facing the death penalty. Reprint.

  • Diabolical DEA renegade Martin Fletcher has spent the last six years taking cold-blooded revenge on the families of his former DEA colleagues, whom he believes betrayed him, and Paul Masterson's family is his last target, unless Paul can stop him before it is too late. Reprint.


    Rita Mae Brown

    With rabies on the rise and a new post office threatening her position, Harry Haristeen and her trio of feline detective friends find themselves in even more trouble when they start snooping around an irresistible mystery. Reprint.