Best Modern Mystery, Crime fiction
Just like the title says: best modern crime fiction. Agatha Christie's books not allowed--everyone already knows how awesome they are :)
1 Taste of Fire
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2 Coyote in Provence (Coyote #2)
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 182 ratings
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3 Cornered Coyote (Coyote, #3)
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4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 144 ratings
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4 Heavy Duty People (Brethren...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 103 ratings
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5 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,133,884 ratings
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6 The Liquidator
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 29 ratings
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7 A Game of Proof
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 232 ratings
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8 Heavy Duty Attitude (Brethr...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 34 ratings
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9 Heavy Duty Trouble (Brethre...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 31 ratings
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10 The Girl Who Played with Fi...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 423,950 ratings
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11 The Girl Who Kicked the Hor...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 343,897 ratings
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12 Closure
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 54 ratings
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13 Take No More (James Blake, #1)
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 159 ratings
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14 A Dead Husband (Jessica Hun...
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4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 69 ratings
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15 Polar Night
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 42 ratings
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16 Shutter Island
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 74,646 ratings
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17 Cutting Right to the Chase
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4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 96 ratings
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18 Mourning Reign
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 35 ratings
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18 Among the Shrouded
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 186 ratings
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20 Into the Killer Sphere (Cha...
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 91 ratings
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21 Midnight Sin
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 68 ratings
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22 A Time to Kill (Jake Brigan...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 443,136 ratings
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22 In Cold Blood
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 293,840 ratings
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24 Table 21
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 340 ratings
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25 BAD INTENT Volume 1
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 28 ratings
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26 Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 16,311 ratings
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27 Presumed Innocent
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 65,730 ratings
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28 The Silence of the Lambs  (...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 269,876 ratings
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29 The Black Echo (Harry Bosch...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 56,330 ratings
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30 Bold Counsel (The Trials of...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 85 ratings
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31 Deadly Thyme
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 63 ratings
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32 Smilla's Sense of Snow
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 21,337 ratings
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33 Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross,...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 222,545 ratings
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34 A Plague of Dissent
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 40 ratings
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35 The Neon Rain (Dave Robiche...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 10,431 ratings
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36 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,614 ratings
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37 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,947 ratings
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38 Angels Flight (Harry Bosch,...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 15,355 ratings
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39 The Woods
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 32,273 ratings
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40 The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvi...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 10,180 ratings
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41 The Past Never Ends
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 42 ratings
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42 The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10)
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 17,474 ratings
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43 Eye of the Needle
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 63,867 ratings
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44 The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 20,062 ratings
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44 1st to Die (Women's Murder ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 150,918 ratings
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46 Blindsighted (Grant County,...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 26,524 ratings
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47 Want To Play? (Monkeewrench...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,453 ratings
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48 A Thief of Time (Navajo Mys...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,745 ratings
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49 Lost Light (Harry Bosch, #9)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 19,128 ratings
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50 A Darkness More Than Night ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15,596 ratings
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51 Jar City
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 7,875 ratings
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52 With No One as Witness (Ins...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 6,551 ratings
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53 Presumed Dead (A Dylan Scot...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 96 ratings
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54 Bushfire
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4.66 of 5 stars 4.66 avg rating — 70 ratings
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55 I is for Innocent (Kinsey M...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 15,639 ratings
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56 The Guards (Jack Taylor, #1)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,403 ratings
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57 Unraveled
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings
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58 Forbidden
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59 If I'd Killed Him When I Me...
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60 Bare Bones (Temperance Bren...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 17,342 ratings
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61 Faceless Killers (Kurt Wall...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 27,533 ratings
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62 The Concrete Blonde (Harry ...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 19,393 ratings
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63 Death du Jour (Temperance B...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 19,966 ratings
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64 City of Bones (Harry Bosch,...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 16,254 ratings
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65 A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 19,697 ratings
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65 Finding Claire Fletcher
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 358 ratings
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67 In the Presence of the Enem...
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68 Gatsby's Smile
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69 A Suitable Vengeance (Inspe...
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70 C is for Corpse  (Kinsey Mi...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 20,806 ratings
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71 A Traitor to Memory (Inspec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,100 ratings
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72 Déjà Dead (Temperance Brenn...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 66,202 ratings
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73 13 Uur (Benny Griessel, #2)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,769 ratings
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74 Fatal Voyage (Temperance Br...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 25,822 ratings
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75 The Boy in the Suitcase (Ni...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 15,827 ratings
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76 Dead at Daybreak
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 558 ratings
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77 The Trouble With Change
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings
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78 The Devil's Star (Harry Hol...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 23,313 ratings
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79 Doing Max Vinyl (Annie Ogde...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 126 ratings
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80 The Runaway Jury
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 153,397 ratings
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81 Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? ...
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82 T is for Trespass (Kinsey M...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 14,119 ratings
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83 The Skin Gods
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,159 ratings
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84 Find Virgil
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 58 ratings
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85 Out
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 10,807 ratings
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86 The Keeper of Lost Causes (...
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86 Deadly Thyme
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 63 ratings
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88 Price of Justice
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 41 ratings
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89 Deadly Decisions (Temperanc...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 15,279 ratings
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90 Cross Bones (Temperance Bre...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 13,273 ratings
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91 Bring a Shovel and a Gun
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 22 ratings
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92 Monday Mourning (Temperance...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 16,187 ratings
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93 Deadly Stillwater
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,304 ratings
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94 Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoo...
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95 Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon,...
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96 The Draining Lake
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 5,414 ratings
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97 Grotesque
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 4,561 ratings
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98 Kiss Of Evil (Jack Paris, #2)
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 240 ratings
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99 Secrets of Eden
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 8,159 ratings
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100 G.I. Bones (Sergeants Sueño...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 85 ratings
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message 1: by Donna (last edited Mar 19, 2013 05:27PM) (new)

Donna Are there more concrete parameters for "modern"? Are we voting on books that came out since 2000? 1990? Is the setting supposed to be present day, or is a crime/mystery novel written recently but set in the past admissible? In Cold Blood was written in the same era as Dame Agatha wrote.


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