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Mystery

We have the perfect books for Halloween here for adults! Our Mystery section includes many spooky murder mystery books to keep you at the edge of your seat!

Here are some popular mysteries:

HIDE AWAY

by Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen’s beloved forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back, in a life-and-death adventure that begins in a well-guarded hospital room in Carmel, California, and ends explosively on a remote mountaintop in the Scottish highlands. Change is on the horizon for Eve and her beloved Joe Quinn, intensifying the danger that surrounds them and the young girl they’ve sworn to protect, Cara Delaney. With Cara’s enemies on the move, Eve can’t stay in the hospital, no matter what the doctors say. Her protective instincts in full gear, she decides that their best chance of survival is to get out of the country, and she turns to her daughter Jane McGuire for a creative solution.

For years Jane has been avoiding an inevitable quest–to find a treasure thought to be buried in Scotland–but she has finally succumbed to the pressure of John MacDuff to track it down. Eve and Cara join her in the remote mountains, but soon realize that nowhere is far enough away from the ruthless enemies who are in pursuit.

An emotionally intense story of greed and power, of mothers and daughters and the bonds–of blood and of honor–that tie them together and keep them apart, Hide Away is a high-octane thrill ride for fans old and new.

AMONG THE WICKED

by Linda Castillo

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and “English” communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community.

Kate’s longtime love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment, knowing she’ll have limited communication–and even less in the way of backup. But Kate can’t turn her back, especially when the rumor mill grinds with disturbing accounts of children in danger. She travels to New York, where she’s briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.

Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep undercover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets and a series of shocking crimes and finds herself alone… and trapped in a fight for her life.

END OF WATCH

by Stephen King

In room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possesion of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective, Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney-the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend, Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge, not just on Hodges and his friend, but on an entire city.

With the End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his best selling trademark. The result is an unnerving book at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.

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The Girl on the Train

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Come get your copy of the Girl On The Train today and read it in time before the movie comes out in just two weeks! 

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New in Mystery

Here are just a couple of the many new arrivals in our Mystery section:

Friction by Sandra Brown

A Texas Ranger, relegated to desk work due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin?

Friction will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.

X by Sue Grafton

X:  The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.

X:
 The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone.

X: 
The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet.

Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry

Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.

The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes.

But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away.

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New in General Books

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal—but now she’s off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene

My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again—which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I agree to make the voyage with her.

Crossing the Atlantic, with adventure in the air and wealthy men aboard, Mother all but forgets about Max and matrimony—especially when movie mogul Cy Goldman insists on casting her in his next picture.

Meanwhile, I find myself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for me, the lead investigator happens to be my dashing beau, Darcy!

Mother’s movie and Darcy’s larceny lead everyone to Cy’s Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there’s enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But we hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead—as if there wasn’t enough drama already…

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief–is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon’s task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment–only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon’s life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Top Secret by W.E.B. Griffin 

In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.

The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset—though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like that’s exactly what might happen. He’s got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley’s managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history.

There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.

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New From Your Favorite LDS Authors

Rocky Road by Josi S. Kilpack

It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. In fact, she refuses to participate in the grassroots investigation her friend Caro, and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have put together prior to her arrival. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions. Before she knows it, Sadie is in the middle of yet another murder investigation and trying to piece together a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.

Checking Out by Clair M. Poulson

Keene Tempest was born to be a cop. After years spent preparing for a career in law enforcement, hes finally working his dream job with the LAPD, and his criminal justice degree is almost within reach. The last thing he wants to do is return to his sleepy Wyoming hometown to run the family hotel after the death of his mother. But at the insistence of his older siblings that he honor his late mothers wishes, what choice does he have? When Keene arrives at the Tempest Hotel, it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Hes shocked to learn that his mother s death was anything but natural foul play was almost certainly involved. As he becomes embroiled in the investigation and in his budding relationship with lovely local law enforcement Officer Chaille Donovan the body count rises: another murder victim is discovered, and there is no doubt that this bizarre string of crimes is somehow tied to the hotel and to him. Against a chilling backdrop of family feuds, shootings, and armed robbery, Keene must draw upon his years of training to unearth a killer. And in a town this small, no one is above suspicion.

The Garden Path by Anita Stansfield

Whit Eden has come full circle: growing up in a world of gangs and violence, he found redemption in the gospel and in the love of a good woman. But in a devastating turn of events, Whit s world was rocked when he was falsely accused of murdering his father-in-law. Though he was innocent, it seemed as if all hope was lost . . . For Whit and Mary Eden, the path toward happily ever after has been strewn with opposition. But now, with a verdict of not guilty, it seems as if they ll finally have a reprieve from the troubles that have beset them. Their joy is made complete with the stunning news that Mary is expecting their first child together, a sibling for their adopted daughter. Yet, even as the young family finds its footing, things begin to crumble for those around them. As they reach out to the struggling families, Whit and Mary must rely on one another more than ever as they embark on a journey of selfless love and second chances.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

After J.K. Rowling was revealed to be the true author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, printers couldn’t churn copies of this book out fast enough. Almost no bookstore could keep it in stock, and it was almost impossible to order in. Finally, our fantastic General Books manager was able to pull it in, and the Book Table now carries this New York Times #1 best seller! 

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

***Please keep in mind that The Cuckoo’s Calling was not written for children; it is a novel written for adults, and as such may contain language and sensitive material unsuitable for young readers.***

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2013 Logan Sidewalk Sale Authors

Every July for the Downtown Logan Sidewalk Sale, the Book Table brings in some superb authors to do a signing of their work. These authors will be here Saturday July 13th  from 10-1 only, so make sure to drop by and get a book or two signed!

  • Doug Cloward, will be signing his book Securing Your Family’s Legacy, a great book all about changing your attitude toward your heritage.
  • Greg Ford will be signing his book No Girls Allowed: Cookbook for Men which is full of great manly meal ideas such as “Too Hungry to Cook Chili”, “Meatballs… Bold and Unafraid”, and “Spontaneous Combustion Soup”.
  • Suzie Roberts will be signing her book Busy Moms on the Go, a great cookbook for moms who need an easier solution to having dinner on the table every night.
  • Christina Dymock will be signing her book Young Chefs, a fantastic cookbook geared towards children with the slightest amount of adult-required help.
  • Cindy C. Bennett, who has nailed the clean YA genre, will be signing her books Rapunzel Untangled, a modern retelling of the classic Rapunzel story, and Geek Girl.
  • Cami Checketts, romantic suspense novelist extraordinaire, will be signing her new books Broken Path and Poison Me.
  • Bill Jensen will be signing his book Adder in the Path, a historical novel about the Mormon War in Missouri.
  • Heather Frost will be signing her new book Guardians, which is the highly-anticipated finale in the Seers trilogy.

This year we are also proud to present singer/songwriter Lorisa Pulotu at the sidewalk sale. Make sure to stop by and see her!

Hope to see you there 🙂