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The Mongolian Conspiracy

Originally published in 1969, Rafael Bernal's newly translated book conjures up a thriller-cum-caper novel that reads like some sinfully delicious blend of Ross Thomas and Donald Westlake.

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The Accursed

Joyce Carol Oates' new novel is a crafty Gothic thriller, casting turn-of-the-century Princeton, New Jersey as a coven of vampires, ghosts, and demons dead set on seducing and destroying the town elites.

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Nairobi Heat

Mukoma Wa Ngugi's sizzling thriller follows detective Ishmael Fofona from his usual beat in Madison, Wisconsin -- where a white woman's body has turned up on the doorstep of an African peace activist -- to Kenya, where he searches for answers and finds that the terror of past genocides casts a long shadow. Fofona's quest for the truth turns into an action-packed cross-cultural ride, crackling with detail garnered from the author's experience reporting on the African communities in which this story is set.

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April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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