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The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

Title The Readymade Thief
Author Augustus Rose
Publisher Viking
Release Date 2017-08-01
Category
Total Pages 384
ISBN 073522515X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

Title The Readymade Thief
Author Augustus Rose
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780735221857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“The most must-read of all must-reads.” —Marie Claire “A kickass debut from start to finish.” —Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all. Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city—empty aquariums, deserted motels, patrolled museums, and even the homes of vacationing families. But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she’s trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her—and why. A novel of puzzles, conspiracies, secret societies, urban exploration, art history, and a singular, indomitable heroine, The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.

Shaker by Scott Frank

Title Shaker
Author Scott Frank
Publisher Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date 2017-01-24
Category Assassins
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780345805706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This gripping, darkly funny debut thriller from acclaimed screenwriter Scott Frank is "an L.A. story with a little bit of [Elmore] Leonard, a little bit of Day of the Locust, and a whole lot of earthquakes" (Interview). "[R]eally good . . . hit me like a bolt of lightning. If you like Don Winslow or Lou Berney, READ THIS BOOK!"--Stephen King via Twitter Roy Cooper, a stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for New York criminals, is finishing up a job in Los Angeles a week after a powerful earthquake has wreaked havoc on the city. Wandering the streets of North Hollywood while looking for his car, Roy runs into four teenage gangbangers and finds himself in the last place he wants to be: the middle of another killing. A mugging goes awry, and a passing jogger--who turns out to be a prominent mayoral candidate--dies. Roy himself is shot twice and hospitalized in critical condition. A local resident catches the whole thing on camera in a video that goes viral. And Roy, by some twist of fate, comes out looking like the hero, losing the hit man's greatest weapon: anonymity. Roy's newfound fame draws unlikely characters into his orbit: Kelly Maguire, a disgraced LAPD detective with an anger management problem; Science, a young gang leader who needs Roy to keep quiet about what he's seen; Mayor Miguel Santiago, who faces accusations that he's just had his opponent whacked; and, most chillingly, Albert Budin, a dangerous man from Roy's past who's just learned that his old acquaintance is still alive.

Queen Of Bones by Teresa Dovalpage

Title Queen of Bones
Author Teresa Dovalpage
Publisher Soho Press
Release Date 2019-11-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781641290166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set between Cubas twenty years apart, Havana native Teresa Dovalpage’s new murder mystery explores lingering grudges between old friends and lovers separated by Castro's final sanctioned raft exodus. Juan, a Cuban construction worker who has settled in Albuquerque, returns to Havana for the first time since fleeing Cuba by raft twenty years ago. He is traveling with his American wife, Sharon, and hopes to reconnect with Victor, his best friend from college—and, unbeknownst to Sharon, he also hopes to discover what has become of two ex-girlfriends, Elsa and Rosita. Juan is surprised to learn that Victor has become Victoria and runs a popular drag show at the local hot spot Café Arabia. Elsa has married a wealthy foreigner, and Rosita, still single, works at the Havana cemetery. When one of these women turns up dead, it will cost Padrino, a Santería priest and former detective on the Havana police force, more than he expects to untangle the group’s lies and hunt down the killer.

Elle by Philippe Djian

Title Elle
Author Philippe Djian
Publisher Other Press, LLC
Release Date 2017-03-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781590519165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Elle is a psychological thriller that recounts thirty days in the life of its heroine Michèle—powerfully portrayed by Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning film—where memory, sex, and death collide on every page. A few weeks before Christmas, Michèle picks herself up from her living room floor. She has been raped. She has almost no recollection of her attacker but she senses his presence—he is never far away—and this uncanny feeling triggers a whirlwind of events and memories. She begins to fear she is losing her grip on a life already complicated by a demanding job, an ex-husband with a new girlfriend, a jealous lover, and a son trapped in a relationship with his girlfriend pregnant by another man. Hardened by the consequences of her father's violent past, Michèle—nearing fifty, fiercely independent and unsentimental—refuses to be reduced to a victim. When her rapist begins taunting her with messages, she takes measures to protect herself—until she discovers his identity. Through the bitingly sarcastic and unflinchingly realist voice of its heroine, Elle paints a striking portrait of one woman's experience that challenges our notions of masculinity and femininity, weakness and strength.

99 Ways To Die by Ed Lin

Title 99 Ways to Die
Author Ed Lin
Publisher Soho Press
Release Date 2018-10-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781616959692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Taipei, Taiwan, the kidnapping of a Mainlander billionaire throws national media into a tizzy—not least because of the famous victim’s vitriolic anti-immigration politics. Jing-nan has known Peggy Lee, a bullying frenemy who runs her family’s huge corporation, since high school. Peggy’s father has been kidnapped, and the ransom the kidnappers are demanding is not money but IP: a high-tech memory chip that they want to sell in China. Jing-nan feels sorry for Peggy until she starts blackmailing him into helping out. Peggy is worried the kidnappers’ deadline will pass before the police are able to track down the chip. But when the reluctant Jingnan tries to help, he finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble with some very unsavory characters—the most unsavory of whom might be the victim himself.

Alena by Rachel Pastan

Title Alena
Author Rachel Pastan
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-01-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780698141605
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In an inspired restaging of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, a young curator finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor. Two years have passed since the tragic death of Alena, curator at the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. At the Venice Biennale, Bernard Augustin, the Nauk’s wealthy, enigmatic founder—to whom Alena had been closest confidante and muse—offers the position to an aspiring young curator from the Midwest. It’s the job of her dreams, and she dives at the chance. Just as quickly, she finds herself well out of her depth. The Nauk echoes with phantoms of the past—a past obsessively preserved by the museum’s staff—and the newcomer’s every move mires her more deeply in artistic, erotic, and emotional entanglements. When recently discovered evidence calls into question the circumstances of Alena’s death, shattering secrets surface, putting to the test the loyalty, integrity, and courage of our heroine—who remains nameless, like the heroine of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the inspiration for this provocative and spellbinding tale.

The Dark Room by Minette Walters

Title The Dark Room
Author Minette Walters
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2011-03-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780330528528
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, The Dark Room is the psychological thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. Something else had happened . . . Something so terrible that she was too frightened to search her memory for it . . . The newspapers reported the case with relish. Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tries to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiancé, who has since disappeared – together with Jinx's best friend Meg Harris . . . But when Jinx wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. With the help of Dr Alan Protheroe of the Nightingale Clinic, she slowly begins to piece together the fragments of the last few weeks. Then the memories begin to surface . . . memories of utter desperation and absolute terror.

Nitro Mountain by Lee Clay Johnson

Title Nitro Mountain
Author Lee Clay Johnson
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2017-04
Category Cities and towns
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9781101912447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth -- Dust jacket flap.

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Title Unbecoming
Author Rebecca Scherm
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-01-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780698176386
Language English, Spanish, and French
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EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL “Startlingly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review “A sheer delight to read . . . I had no idea what was going to happen from one page to the next.” —Kate Atkinson On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she’s in love with. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace herself planned in exacting detail. The heist went bad—but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas rolled in her bag. And so, in Paris, begins a cat-and-mouse waiting game as Grace’s web of deception and lies unravels—and she becomes another young woman entirely. Unbecoming is an intricately plotted and psychologically nuanced heist novel that turns on suspense and slippery identity. With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith, Rebecca Scherm’s mesmerizing debut is sure to entrance fans of Gillian Flynn, Marisha Pessl, and Donna Tartt.

Daddy In Secret by S.E. Law

Title Daddy in Secret
Author S.E. Law
Publisher S.E. Law Romance
Release Date 2021
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Annemarie: I got pregnant unexpectedly, and suddenly it was Me versus The Big Bad World. I had to do something to support my child, and as a result, I became an escort. Am I proud of the choices I made? No, but at least my baby has milk to drink and a safe place to live. Unfortunately, now my babydaddy is back … and Bruce has no idea I had his son in secret. Bruce: When I saw Annemarie working as a high-end escort, my body went haywire. She’s even curvier and more delectable than the sweet teenage girl I met that fateful night long ago. But the beautiful brunette has changed. Annemarie’s got secrets now, and my world comes crashing down when I see her with a baby … with blue eyes just like mine. It’s another book from the City Girls universe! However, this time our sassy heroine is a single mom determined to make ends meet for the sake of her son. Little does she know, but her billionaire babydaddy’s back in the picture, and the CEO wants a ready-made family with Annemarie as the mommy! Get ready for a rip-roaring ride that features babies, babies, and more babies. This book is part of a series, but as always, my books are standalones and do not need to be read in order. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and always a HEA for my readers.

Title The Book Thief Novel Units Student Packet
Author Anne Troy
Publisher Novel Units, Incorporated
Release Date 2019-07-15
Category
Total Pages 34
ISBN 1561375772
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Novel units provide teachers with new ways to teach reading, thinking, writing, and the love of literature.

Woman No 17 by Edan Lepucki

Title Woman No 17
Author Edan Lepucki
Publisher Hogarth
Release Date 2017-05-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781101904268
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A juice box of suburban satire laced with Alfred Hitchcock” (The Washington Post)—a novel of art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • New York Observer • Huffington Post • The Millions • Nylon • Vulture • Bustle High in the Hollywood Hills, Lady Daniels has separated from her husband. She’s going to need help with their toddler son if she’s going to finish the memoir she can’t stand writing. From a Craigslist ad, she hires S, a magnetic young artist, to live in the guesthouse behind the pool, take care of Lady’s young son, and keep an eye on her older, teenage one. S performs her job beautifully and quickly draws the entire family into her orbit—but she isn’t exactly who she seems. As Lady and S grow closer, old secrets and new betrayals come to light, jeopardizing what they hold most dear. Praise for Woman No. 17 “Woman No. 17 is propulsive and moving, and considers vital questions with empathy and sly intelligence. . . . A winning novel. ”—The New York Times Book Review “Lepucki’s exploration of personal relationships takes on an increasingly noirish tone: Much like Chekhov’s gun, a swimming pool introduced early in the book takes on the shadows of a floating body long before the reader realizes this might be a possibility.”—Elle “Edan Lepucki’s Woman No. 17 is part family melodrama, part twisty self-reflection. . . . Very funny.”—GQ “While Woman No. 17 does possess all the trappings of a frothy page-turner—stormy arguments, showy melodrama, and (oops!) an affair—there are some quiet, serious moments, too. It’s the intersection between the two that makes this read both scintillating and thought-provoking.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Ask The Passengers by A.S. King

Title Ask the Passengers
Author A.S. King
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2012-10-23
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780316214537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives--and her own--for the better. In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.

A Book Of Scoundrels by Charles Whibley

Title A Book of Scoundrels
Author Charles Whibley
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1897
Category Crime
Total Pages 283
ISBN HARVARD:32044081238263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Great Pearl Heist by Molly Caldwell Crosby

Title The Great Pearl Heist
Author Molly Caldwell Crosby
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-11-27
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101613436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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London, 1913. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker, capturing the attention of both jewelers and thieves. In transit to London from Paris, the necklace vanishes without a trace. Joseph Grizzard, “the King of Fences,” is the leader of a vast gang of thieves in London’s East End. Having risen from the deadly streets to become a wealthy family man, Grizzard still cannot resist the sport of crime, and the pearl necklace proves an irresistible challenge. Inspector Alfred Ward has joined the brand-new division of the Metropolitan Police known as “detectives.” Having caught some of the great murderers of Victorian London, Ward is now charged with finding the missing pearls and the thief who stole them. In the spirit of The Great Train Robbery, this is the true story of a psychological cat-and-mouse game. Thoroughly researched and compellingly colorful, The Great Pearl Heist is a gripping narrative account of this little-known, yet extraordinary crime.

Forgiven by Jana Oliver

Title Forgiven
Author Jana Oliver
Publisher Nevermore Books
Release Date 2021-11-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9781941527214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After Riley Blackthorne vowed to stop Armageddon in exchange for her boyfriend’s life, she really hoped Heaven would forget her part of that deal. No such luck. But first she has to survive the Vatican’s Demon Hunters, find her father’s reanimated corpse, and avoid being torn apart by roving bands of Hellspawn. That’s a heavy load for an apprentice demon trapper, but Riley has no choice. Either she honors her vow to Heaven, or the world will burn.

The Coal Thief by Alane Adams

Title The Coal Thief
Author Alane Adams
Publisher SparkPress
Release Date 2015-11-17
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781940716282
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brrr! Georgie wakes up to a freezing morning in 1920s Pennsylvania and gets the bad news that there is no coal to heat the farmhouse—and he knows there is no money to buy more, either. Just after he finds this out, along comes his friend Harley, who drags him off on an adventure to find some mysterious “black gold.” Before Georgie can catch his breath, he’s in a pile of trouble—all the way up to his ears! Take a trip back in time and join Georgie in this heartwarming tale of mischief made and lessons learned in America’s storied past. USA Best Book Awards: Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction, Finalist

Cherry Movie Tie In by Nico Walker

Title Cherry Movie Tie In
Author Nico Walker
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2021-03-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780593315484
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in hardcover in 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Burst This by Frank McKinney

Title Burst This
Author Frank McKinney
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9780757397622
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Frank McKinney continues his international bestseller tradition of delivering contrarian perspectives and strategies for generational success in real estate. Tired of all the doom and gloom? Frank McKinney helps you wash away the worry—the anxiety financial theorists and misguided media constantly dump into the real-estate marketplace. During his twenty-five-year career, this 'real estate rock czar' (The Wall Street Journal) and undisputed 'king of the ready-made dream homes' (USA Today) has not only survived but thrived through all economic conditions by taking the contrarian position and making his own markets. Burst This! Frank McKinney's Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies clearly shows you how to prepare for and time the upswings while insulating your real estate investments from the inherent, inevitable corrective cycle. The truth is that opportunities to profit abound during every phase. Lots of people prosper in boom times, of course, but many set themselves up to make even bigger money during a crisis/correction. Why not do both, now? Investors of all experience levels learn to turn the bubble mentality inside out, transforming it into a protective force field and a crystal ball, allowing you to accurately forecast your real estate future. You will see how you can aspire not just to survival, but also to what McKinney calls "thrival," developing your ability to capitalize on market conditions. McKinney takes you on a factual real estate retrospective, a "post mortem" of the housing markets, beginning with the mid-seventies to today. By studying six distinct real estate cycles over the last thirty-five years, he sifts out critical, recurring trends that highlight significant opportunities while signaling you where history might repeat itself. You will see exactly how McKinney has successfully handled these predictable cycles with timeless financial and investment strategies. • Hear a resounding counter-opinion to the doomsayers and the get-rich-quick schemers who crawl out of the cesspool whenever the market's pendulum swings too far in one direction--and guard against falling into their traps. • Discover why the positive and negative excitement (a.k.a. greed and fear) associated with boom and bust times are your worst enemies, brought out by nothing more than recurring market cycles. • Get the evidentiary truth, not the fear-mongering or the sugar-coating, on real-estate's ups and downs. • Pinpoint the real-estate investments, and a proven approach to marketing them, that have consistently shown immunity to the market's volatile fluctuations.