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Gods and Beasts

Tight-knit cops and robbers collide on Glasgow's mean streets.

 

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Münster's Case

A Scandinavian murder mystery of disturbing intimacy.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

A gangland murder has connections that reach deep into Glasgow's past.

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Brenner and God

When a detective-turned-bodyguard's young charge is kidnapped, he uncovers a world of corruption.

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Truth Like the Sun

A mastermind of Seattle's boom era makes a sunset run for office -- and the secrets of past corruption come to light. 

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The Angst-Ridden Executive

A detective with a sense of humor -- and justice -- walks the streets of Barcelona.

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Hanging Hill

A young woman's murder opens the door to a police inspector's dark odyssey through exploitation and depravity.

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The Face Thief

A con artist's double deception.

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About the Columnist
Anna Mundow, a longtime contributor to The Irish Times and The Boston Globe, has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times among other publications.

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Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).