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Connecticut Center for the Book
by Karen E. Olson
After a late night on the town, police reporter Annie Seymour only wants to sleep. But a call from her editor drags her to a cold, wet New Haven street, where she’s soon staring at a murder victim who was a Yale student by day and a high-priced escort by night. Eager to get the scoop, Annie quickly links the girl’s death to a trail of vice and fraud that leads to the city’s highest levels. With the help of a sexy private investigator, Annie must uncover the truth, even as she’s forced to cover a surreal herd of fiberglass cows grazing throughout the city. Out there is a killer story that can get Annie that elusive Pulitzer…or a mention in the next day’s obituary column.
37 Broad Street, Middletown, CT, United States
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Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library
Blood on Hampton Beach
A summer resident of Hampton Beach, NH author Jed Power’s latest installment in the Dan Marlowe series has Dan facing death from a cast of crooked beach dwellers as he investigates the murder of Hampton Beach’s premier property owner. A murder the police want to hang on him.
|Massachusetts Center for the Book|
Massachusetts Center for the Book
Truth Be Told, A Jane Ryland Novel
Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Agatha Award Winner for Best Contemporary Novel, and the third in Hank Phillippi Ryan's Jane Ryland series, Truth Be Told begins with the investigation of one suburban family's eviction, and quickly expands to matters of larger financial manipulations and cold cases that may be finally closing, all underscored by our fundamental need for shelter, for connection, for relationships.
14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, United States
|Rhode Island Center for the Book|
Rhode Island Center for the Book
When Liam Mulligan, a reporter at a dying Providence newspaper, starts asking questions, he's promised free hookers if he minds his own business-and a savage beating if he doesn't. As he investigates, a child's severed arm turns up in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. then the body of a pornographer is found at the base of Newport's famous Cliff Walk. The web of corruption and murder Mulligan unearths will shake his faith. Cliff Walk is winner of the prestigious Edgar and Macavity Awards.
131 Washington Street, Providence, RI, United States
|Empire State Center for the Book|
Empire State Center for the Book
The Doorbell Rang (1965)
Rex Stout, a member of the NYS Writers Hall of Fame, set many of his Nero Wolfe both in New York City and New York State. In this book Nero Wolfe is hired to force the FBI to stop wiretapping, tailing and otherwise harassing a woman who gave away 10,000 copies of a book that is critical of the Bureau and its director, J. Edgar Hoover. The Doorbell Rang generated controversy when it was published, due largely to its unflattering portrayal of the FBI, its director and agents. It was published at a time when the public's attitude toward the FBI was turning critical, not long after Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover clashed and the Bureau was coming under fire for its investigations of Martin Luther King. Some dismissed the book: National Observer described it as "little more than an anti-FBI diatribe," and Nero Wolfe fan John Wayne wrote Rex Stout a terse note of goodbye after reading the condensed magazine version.:461 But Clifton Fadiman, quoted in a Viking Press advertisement for The Doorbell Rang, thought it was "… the best of all Nero Wolfe stories." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doorbell_Rang
6021 State Farm Road, Guilderland, NY, United States
|Pennsylvania Center for the Book|
Pennsylvania Center for the Book
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline is a domestic thriller that follows a mother’s quest to uncover whether her unborn baby’s anonymous sperm donor is the serial killer responsible for the deaths of nurses in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Scottoline is a bestselling novelist from Philadelphia, also known for her co-written humor column “Chick Wit” in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
502 Paterno Library, University Park, State College, PA, United States
|Maryland Humanities Center for the Book|
Set in Columbia, Maryland, Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake challenges our notions of memory, loyalty, responsibility, and justice in this evocative and psychologically complex story about a long-ago death that still haunts a family. A bestselling author and former crime reporter, Lippman was born in Columbia and lives in Baltimore. Wilde Lake is her latest novel.
108 West Centre Street, Baltimore, MD, United States
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Delaware Center for the Book
Test of Wills
Charles Todd is the joint pseudonym of an award-winning mother-son writing team from Wilmington, Delaware. A Test of Wills, the first title in their Inspector Ian Rutledge series, follows a Scotland Yard detective dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in World War I.
121 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dover, DE 19901, United States
|Virginia Center for the Book|
Virginia Center for the Book
The Merlot Murders
This is the first novel in Ellen Crosby's wine country series. Set near Middleburg, Virginia in the heart of horse and hunt country, the series chronicles the life of Lucie Montgomery, a young woman who has inherited her family’s vineyard along with a somewhat cantankerous winemaker named Quinn Santori whom her father hired shortly before his death. Crosby writes and lives in Northern Virginia, following careers as an economist for the U.S. Senate and a freelance journalist working in Moscow and Washington.
145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA, United States
|North Carolina Center for the Book|
North Carolina Center for the Book
This first novel in Maron's Imperfect series, which won the Edgar Award for best mystery novel in 1993, introduces heroine Deborah Knott, an attorney and the daughter of an infamous North Carolina bootlegger. Known for her knowledge of the region's past and popular with the locals, Deb is asked by 18-year-old Gayle Whitehead to investigate the unsolved murder of her mother Janie, who died when Gayle was an infant. While visiting the owner of the property where Janie's body was found, Deb learns of Janie's more-than-promiscuous past. Piecing together lost clues and buried secrets Deb is introduced to Janie's darker side, but it's not until another murder occurs that she uncovers the truth.
109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC, United States
|South Carolina Center for the Book|
South Carolina Center for the Book
Murder on Edisto
C. Hope Clark
When her husband is murdered by the Russian mob, Boston detective Callie Jean Morgan suffers a mental break and relinquishes her badge to return home to South Carolina. She has no idea how to proceed with her life, but her son deserves to move on with his, so she relocates them to the family vacation home. But the day they arrive on Edisto Beach, Callie finds her childhood mentor and elderly neighbor murdered. Her fragile sanity is threatened when the murderer taunts her, and the home that was to be her sanctuary is repeatedly violated. Callie loses her fight to walk away from law enforcement as she becomes the only person able to pursue the culprit who’s turned the coastal paradise into a paranoid patch of sand where nobody’s safe. But what will it cost her?
1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC, United States
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Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA, United States
|Florida Center for the Book|
Florida Center for the Book
The Deep Blue Good-By
John D. McDonald
The Deep Blue Good-By is the first of 21 novels in the Travis McGee series. Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.
100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
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District of Columbia Center for the Book
901 G St NW Suite 456 Washington, DC 20001
|New Jersey Center for the Book|
New Jersey Center for the Book
One for the Money
Stephanie Plum has lost her job, her car, her marriage and is about to lose her apartment if she doesn’t raise some cash quick. What’s a girl to do? Bond enforcement, of course. No experience necessary, especially since her sleazy cousin Vinnie owns the bail bonds company and can easily be blackmailed.
Plum’s first case is to bring in former boyfriend (it ended very badly) and current police detective Joe Morelli. Morelli is wanted for murder and is going to be hard to find. Plum will need help from expert bond enforcement agent Ranger, a hooker named Lula, and her Grandma Mazur, who is always on top of the latest Burg gossip.
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
|Maine Center for the Humanities - Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book|
Maine Center for the Humanities
Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book
Once Burned: A Jack McMorrow Mystery
Life is briefly as it should be for Jack McMorrow: He and his wife Roxanne have retreated from the stress and danger of their day jobs to raise their daughter Sophie. But when development and arson threaten the nearby town of Sanctuary, and a crazy accident brings back mistakes from Roxanne’s past, Jack’s nose for crime leads him into a darker and deeply twisted tale. Something explosive is smoldering beneath the glossy facades and picturesque town square in Sanctuary, and the enemy is closer than he thinks. In Once Burned, the 10th installment of the internationally popular McMorrow series, Jack will take you alongside as he hunts a killer with a long memory and a very short fuse.
674 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102, United States