Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term that is often used as a synonym of detective fiction — in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) solves a crime. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle element and its logical solution (cf. whodunit), as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories which focus on action and gritty realism. However, in more general usage "mystery" may be used to describe any form of crime fiction, even if there is no mystery to be solved...more

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Dear Daughter
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    Anatomy of a Ponzi: Scams Past and Present
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    The Garden
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    Game Theory (Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller, #2)
    Release date: Jan 01, 2014
    "Another gripping page-turner from Colleen Cross..."

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