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Beneath The Skin

Beneath The Skin


Nicci French

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Nicci French Beneath The Skin In the summer, their bodies catch heat. Heat seeps in through the pores on their bare flesh hot light enters their darkness I imagine it rippling round inside them, stirring them up. Dark shining liquid under the skin. They take off their clothes, all the thick, closed layers that they wear in winter, and let the sun touch them: on the arms, on the back of the neck. It pours down between their breasts, and they tip back their heads to catch it on their faces. They ...

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In Big Trouble

In Big Trouble


Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman In Big Trouble The fourth book in the Tess Monaghan series, 1999 Despite the San Antonio map at my side, helpful friends, and my own impeccable memory, chances are I got some things wrong about the place I consider my second hometown-out of plain carelessness, or because I exercised a novelists prerogative to make stuff up. Dont blame: John Roll, or any of my Texas in-laws, particularly Carolyn Fryar, who are all awfully good sports about the crazy woman their son married Rick ...

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The Analyst

The Analyst


John Katzenbach

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John Katzenbach The Analyst Part One. The Unwelcome Letter Chapter One In the year he fully expected to die, he spent the majority of his fifty-third birthday as he did most other days, listening to people complain about their mothers. Thoughtless mothers, cruel mothers, sexually provocative mothers. Dead mothers who remained alive in their childrens minds. Living mothers, whom their children wanted to kill. Mr. Bishop, in particular, along with Miss Levy and the genuinely unlucky Roger ...

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Kickback

Kickback


Val Mcdermid

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Val McDermid Kickback The second book in the Kate Brannigan series, 1993 1 The Case of the Missing Conservatories. Sounds like the Sherlock Holmes story Conan Doyle didnt get round to writing because it was too boring. Let me tell you, I was with Conan Doyle on this one. If it hadnt been for the fact that our secretarys love life was in desperate need of ECT, theres no way Id have got involved. Which, as it turned out, might have been no bad thing. I was crouched behind the heavy bulk of the ...

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Butchers Hill

Butchers Hill


Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman Butchers Hill The third book in the Tess Monaghan series, 1998 For Susan Seegar, who taught me how to read, encouraged me to write, and convinced me to cut all the hair off my Barbie. Im glad I was never an only child. I am indebted to the usual suspects: John Roll and Joan Jacobson, my first readers Mike James, Peter Hermann, Kate Shatzkin, and many more colleagues at the Baltimore Sun shared their advice or support along the way Holly Selby and Connie Knox deserved to be thanked ...

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Twice Shy

Twice Shy


Dick Francis

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Dick Francis Twice Shy With love and thanks to my son FELIX An excellent shot who teaches physics Part One: JONATHAN CHAPTER 1 I told the boys to stay quiet while I went to fetch my gun. It usually worked. For the five minutes that it took me to get to the locker in the common-room and to return to the classroom, thirty fourteen-year-old semi-repressed hooligans could be counted on to be held in a state of fragile good behaviour, restrained only by the promise of a lesson theyd actually looked ...

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The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar


Sean Martin

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The Knights Templar What is history, but a fable agreed upon Napoleon Bonaparte Acknowledgements Thanks are due to Nicholas Mark Harding, for lending me certain not-so-ancient tomes on this occasion, Mike Paine for the usual moral support, and Richard Leigh, for his advice relating to matters discussed in Chapter 4. Introduction: The Temple and the Myth On the morning of 21 January 1793, the French king, Louis XVI, was led out into the Place de la Concord in Paris to face execution. He stepped ...

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The Madman

The Madman


John Katzenbach

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John Katzenbach The Madmans Tale For Ray, who helped to tell this tale more than he will ever know. Part One. The Unreliable Narrator Chapter 1 I can no longer hear my voices, so I am a little lost. My suspicion is they would know far better how to tell this story. At least they would have opinions and suggestions and definite ideas as to what should go first and what should go last and what should go in the middle. They would inform me when to add detail, when to......

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal


Frederick Forsyth

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Frederick Forsyth The Day of the Jackal To my Mother and Father PART ONE. Anatomy of a plot ONE IT is cold at six-forty in the morning of a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad. At that hour on March 11th, 1963, in the main courtyard of the Fort dIvry, a French Air Force colonel stood before a stake driven into the chilly gravel as his hands were bound behind the post, and stared with slowly diminishing disbelief at the squad of soldiers ...

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Charm City

Charm City


Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman Charm City The second book in the Tess Monaghan series, 1997 For John I am fortunate to work at a place where my generous colleagues and conscientious editors bear little resemblance to the workers at the oh-so-fictional newspaper in this book. In particular, I am indebted to the following co-workers for their help and technical advice: Joan Jacobson, Mike James, Peter Hermann, Arthur Hirsch, Jon Morgan, Mike Littwin, Dan Rodricks, Kate Shatzkin, and William F. Zorzi. Any errors, ...

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Dead Beat

Dead Beat


Val Mcdermid

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Val McDermid Dead Beat The first book in the Kate Brannigan series, 1992 1 I swear one day Ill kill him. Kill who The man next door, Richard Barclay, rock journalist and overgrown schoolboy, is who. I had stumbled wearily across the threshold of my bungalow, craving nothing more exotic than a few hours sleep when I found Richards message. When I say found, I use the term loosely. I could hardly have missed it. Hed sellotaped it to the inside of my glass inner door so that it would be the first ...

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Hot Money

Hot Money


Dick Francis

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Dick Francis Hot Money CHAPTER ONE I intensely disliked my fathers fifth wife, but not to the point of murder. I, the fruit of his second ill-considered gallop up the aisle, had gone dutifully to the next two of his subsequent nuptials, the changes of mother punctuating my life at six and fourteen. At thirty, however, Id revolted: wild horses couldnt have dragged me to witness his wedding to the sharp-eyed honey-tongued Moira, his fifth choice. Moira had been the subject of the bitterest quarrel ...

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What The Dead Know

What The Dead Know


Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman What The Dead Know The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing they have no more reward, and even the memory of them is lost. Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished never again will they have any share in all that happens under the sun. ECCLESIASTES 9:5-6 CHAPTER 1 Her stomach clutched at the sight of the water tower hovering above the still, bare trees, a spaceship come to earth. The water tower had been a key landmark in the old family ...

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Clean Break

Clean Break


Val Mcdermid

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Val Mcdermid Clean Break The fourth book in the Kate Brannigan series, 1995 To chelsea fans everywhere, in deepest SYMPATHY GOD KNOWS, YOU NEED SOMETHING TO CHEER YOU UP. THE USUAL GANG ALL LET ME PICK THEIR BRAINS TO MAKE THIS a better and more accurate book than it would otherwise have been-Coop, Uncle Lee, BB, Paula, Jai, Brother Brian, Lisanne and Jane, and Julia. I also scrounged assistance from Frankie Hegarty, Fairy Baillie and Diana Muir. Dont blame them if you spot any mistakes. To ...

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Cross bones

Cross bones


Kathy Reichs

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Kathy Reichs Cross bones The eighth book in the Temperance Brennan series, 2005 Acknowledgments As usual, I am deeply indebted to many of my colleagues, family, and friends for their time, expertise, and advice. Dr. James Tabor, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, lit the initial spark forCross Bones, shared his personal notes and research findings, checked a thousand fine points, and gallantly squired me around Israel. Dr. Charles Greenblatt and ...

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