• Due to A Death

    Due to A Death

    Kelly, Mary

    "A car speeds down a road between miles of marshes and estuary flats, its passenger a young woman named Agnes--hands bloodied, numbed with fear, her world turned upside down. Meanwhile, the news of a girl found dead on the marsh is spreading round the local area, panic following in its wake. A masterpiece of suspense, Mary Kelly's 1962 novel follows Agnes as she casts her mind back through the past few days to find the links between her husband, his friends, a mysterious stranger new to the village, and a case of unexplained death. Gripping, intelligent and affecting, Due to...

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  • Exalted

    Exalted

    Dorn, Anna

    "Emily Forrest runs Exalted, the hottest astrology account on Instagram, from her studio apartment in Los Angeles. Burned out on meme-making and listicles, Emily's passion for astrology is waning despite her gift for deciphering the signs, until she comes across a birth-chart that could potentially change her mind. Beau Rubidoux's planets are aligned, each paired with its optimum sign--his chart is exalted. She decides that Beau, a well-connected photographer in Echo Park, could potentially be the love of her life and help her fulfill her true destiny: to be a star. Meanwhile in Riverside, Dawn Webster has been dumped once...

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  • Death and Hard Cider

    Death and Hard Cider

    Hambly, Barbara

    Musician, sleuth and free man of color Benjamin January gets mixed in politics, with murderous results. September, 1840. A giant rally is being planned in New Orleans to stir up support for presidential candidate William Henry Harrison: the Indian-killing, hard-cider-drinking, wannabe "people's president". Trained surgeon turned piano-player Benjamin January has little use for politicians. But the run-up to the rally is packed with balls and dinner parties, and the meagre pay is sorely needed. Soon, however, January has more to worry about than keeping his beloved family fed and safe. During an elegant reception thrown by New Orleans' local Whig...

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  • Deception

    Deception

    Montgomery, Selena

    Returning to the small southern town where she was born, a professional poker player must face the ghosts of a brutal crime and help an innocent woman who has been accused of murder.

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  • The Lurking Place

    The Lurking Place

    Major, Clarence

    "What happens when the drive to succeed professionally collides with ambitions of the heart? In The Lurking Place, James Eric Lowell, a young Black poet, strives to advance his career and extend his whirlwind romance with his white lover, Sophia, among other romantic interludes. Set in New York City and Mexico during 1968 - a time of political upheaval and social change - this cinematic page-turner captivates the reader with its richly drawn settings, unforgettable characters, and timeless truths." -- Back cover.

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  • Black Gangster

    Black Gangster

    Goines, Donald

    A large part of Goines's thirty nine years of life was spent being a successful pimp, a thief, an operator of corn liquor houses, an armed robber, and a small time dope dealer. He lived the life of the streets and out of that experience he created Prince, the anti-hero of Black Gangster. It's the story of the shocking underworld of black organized crime and the fledgling black "godfather" who goes from teenage ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920's, he begins with boot-legging and branches out into every known crime.

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  • The Long Fall

    The Long Fall

    Mosley, Walter

    Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer, a hard drinker, and not one to turn down a shady job for a quick buck. He's an old-school PI working a New York City that's gotten fancy all around him. Meanwhile, he's just trying to get by--at least for his wife and kids. Maybe it's time for McGill to turn over a new leaf. Or at least go from crooked to slightly bent.

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  • Daddy Was A Number Runner

    Daddy Was A Number Runner

    Meriwether, Louise

    This bittersweet and sharply observed masterpiece recounts a year in the life of twelve-year-old Francie Coffin. It is the summer of 1934, and nowhere are the effects of the Great Depression more apparent than in Harlem. But Harlem is also home to a community's anger, humor, and vitality, the paradoxical cradle of young Francie's innocence and dreams-just like the daily numbers game played for a the small glint of hope that it boldly promises but will never fulfill.

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  • The Gatekeeper

    The Gatekeeper

    Byrne, James

    "James Byrne's The Gatekeeper introduces Dez Limerick in the most anticipated new thriller in years. A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor - but they didn't count on one thing, the right man being in the wrong place at the right time. Desmond Aloysius Limerick ("Dez" to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he's at falls under attack. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the Chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors,...

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  • Fruiting Bodies

    Fruiting Bodies

    Harlan, Kathryn

    "This genre-bending debut collection of stories constructs eight eerie worlds full of desire, wisdom, and magic blooming amidst decay. In stories that beckon and haunt, Fruiting Bodies ranges confidently from the fantastical to the gothic to the uncanny, as it follows characters-mostly queer, mostly women-on the precipice of change. In "The Changeling," two young cousins wait in dread for a new family member to arrive, convinced that he may be a dangerous supernatural creature. In "Endangered Animals," Jane prepares to say goodbye to her almost-love while they road-trip across a country irrevocably altered by climate change. In the title story,...

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