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Lullaby
3.71
Palahniuk, the Portlander (Oregon, not Maine) who wrote the cult classic Fight Club, has four other novels. One of them is Lullaby, which might or mig...more
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Nov 11, 2008
 
Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)
3.92
I hate it when someone ruins a movie or a book for me... especially a book, because that's a bigger investment of time and imagination. So I'll tell y...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
3.88
Stepping away from her typical formula of featuring multiple stories in one book, Ann Rule takes on a hefty project with Green River, Running Red.

Rule...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago
3.92
Part of what makes this book by Harold Schechter so good is the setting. The country's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes Har (a.k.a. old Mudgett) roame...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The Morning After (Savannah #2)
4.01
I have mixed thoughts about Lisa Jackson's serial killer novel, The Morning After. Not far into the book, I had the distinct impression that the chara...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Coroner's Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana
3.95
This could have been a very interesting book, but Cataldie frequently leaves out the tidbits true crime readers want and instead engages in annoying n...more
Jan 28, 2009
Nov 12, 2008
 
Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8)
3.94
This is Patterson's eighth Alex Cross novel, and I have to admit, I've been a lot more impressed. The guy is prolific and popular, and his other books...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The Blind Assassin
3.92
Thanks SaraQ for recommending this!

Margaret Atwood's first novel, The Edible Woman, was published in 1969. I just finished her 38th book, The Blind As...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
I Have Lived in the Monster: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Serial Killers
3.72
Following his first book, Whoever Fights Monsters, Ressler's second book looks at more killers, in particular, serial killers.

Serial killer. These two...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Cold Blood (Lorraine Page, #2)
3.86
The Chicago Tribune is quoted on the back of the paperback Cold Blood as saying, "Complex plotting and a merciless eye toward human nature." I'll conc...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Monster
3.86
Steve Jackson's research for his book Monster must have been exhausting. He describes events spanning from 1982 to 1998 in convincing detail. The subj...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Broken Wings
3.55
Anyone who is interested in criminal profiling knows who John Douglas is. And Mark Olshaker is the author who pulls Douglas’s stories together. But di...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Orchid Beach (Holly Barker, #1)
3.89
Stuart Woods has been knocking out suspense fiction for awhile now; I believe Orchid Beach made number 19 in the fiction category for him. If you’re l...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5)
3.94
Kathy Reichs's novel Grave Secrets opens with this dedication:

For the innocents:

Guatemala
1962-1996

New York, New York
Arlington, Virginia
Shanksville, Pe...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
River
3.48
Roderick Thorp. Who's that? Think of a book called Nothing Lasts Forever. Doesn't ring a bell? How about the movie Die Hard? That's the book the movie...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Get Ready to Say Goodbye
2.75

Get Ready to Say Goodbye
Some true crime authors are great at putting the reader into the middle of the story. Others create rich settings or intriguin...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up (Crime Files, #5)
3.99
Ann Rule does her research, and it shows in each of her books. This one, subtitled "The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up," deals with a group of childhood...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil, #3)
3.01
If you're looking for a good Kay Scarpetta adventure, skip this book. While the spirited Quincy-like ME appears in this novel, she's just a bit player...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
On Cabrini Green
3.00
Wambaugh had Los Angeles, McBain has New York and Charlie Schafer covers Chicago in his first cop novel.

Sergeant Paul Kostovic is a member of Chicago...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor
3.66
Imagine the junior high class geek, a chemistry fiend who talks elemental tables and enjoys nothing more than a heated discussion on the merits of plu...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Mall
3.24
I read so many books, it's unusual these days for me to find one I absolutely cannot put down. Add playwright/actor/author Eric Bogosian's book Mall t...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us
3.73
How many people do you know?

How many of them lack a sense of moral responsibility, guilt, or a conscience? Would you know?

Sociopaths, antisocial perso...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Kickback (Wyatt, #1)
3.98
A few years ago, I discovered that my public library has a bookstore. This is very cool – I hauled a good summer’s worth of reading out of there for l...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan, #3)
3.89
The forensic anthropologist who shuttles between North Carolina and Montréal caught my eye in '97 with Déjà Dead. I waited until 1999 for Death du Jou...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Strictly Murder!: A Writer's Guide to Criminal Homicide
3.60
This book's entire title is Strictly Murder! A Writer's Guide to Criminal Homicide. Ok, so maybe you aren't a writer. But you read crime books, right?...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia
3.81
An acquaintance of mine who testified on the blood spatter evidence in a case recommended a book written about the crime. It's called Mississippi Mud...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Trouble In Paradise (Jesse Stone, #2)
3.92
Perhaps Robert B. Parker has written better books than Trouble in Paradise. I was disappointed enough with this --my first, I will never pick up anoth...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting
4.13
Best American Crime Writing 2003 contains 20 essays that appeared in 2002 on the pages of The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, Texas Monthl...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
East on Haverford AV
4.00
Jeffery Deaver calls it "downtown noir" on the book jacket, and that's exactly what this is: a pulpy, gritty detective novel set on the East side of M...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Find My Baby! The Inside Story of Valiree Jackson
1.00
I grew up in Spokane, Washington, the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis. Nothing much really happens there, compared to other cities of its...more
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Dec 04, 2008
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