Book List of Popular Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

  Book List of Popular Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

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Title: The Strangers in the House

Dirty, drunk, unloved, and unloving, Hector Loursat has been a bitter recluse for eighteen long years—ever since his wife abandoned him and their newborn child to run off with another man. Once a successful lawyer, Loursat now guzzles burgundy and buries himself in books, taking little notice of his teenage daughter or the odd things going on in his vast and ever-more-dilapidated mansion. But one night the sound of a gunshot penetrates the padded walls of Loursat’s study, and he is forced to investigate. What he stumbles on is a murder.

Soon Loursat discovers that his daughter and her friends have been leading a dangerous secret life. He finds himself strangely drawn to this group of young people, and when one of them is accused of the murder, he astonishes the world by taking up the young man’s defense.

In The Strangers in the House, Georges Simenon, master chronicler of the dark side of the human heart, gives us a detective story that is also a tale of an improbable redemption.

Author(s): Georges Simenon
ISBN 13: 9781590171943
Pages: 216
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Title: The gold-bug and other tales

Author(s): Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN 13: 9780486268750
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Working in Gaborone, Botswana, Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN 13: 9781400034772
Pages: 235
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Title: The Eight

Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played with them is too powerful....

When two young women in France of 1790 discover the Montglane Chess Service in Montglane Abbey, their Abbess recognizes its mystic ability to provide anyone playing it with unlimited power and desperately scatter its pieces around the world. But in 1972, computer expert Catherine "Cat" Velis is hired to recover the chess pieces--and is caught up in a nefarious, globe-spanning conspiracy.

Author(s): Katherine Neville
ISBN 13: 9780345366238
Pages: 624
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Title: The Maltese Falcon

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN 13: 9780679722649
Pages: 217
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Title: Gaudy Night

When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend ...
Author(s): Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN 13: 9780062196538
Pages: 544
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