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Death of a Nurse
Death of a Nurse by M. C. Beaton (Mystery/Suspense)
A book series that is entertaining and not too "heavy." The main characters are recurring and you begin to feel like you actually know them. It is actuallty set in Scotland and the author provides insight into life in outlying towns. -- Added by Suejefferies on 03/12/2018

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Second Shot
Second Shot by Zoe Sharp (Mystery/Suspense)
In this episode of the Charlie Fox series, the British ex-military bodyguard is assigned to protect a young woman who has just won over 13 million pounds in a lottery. Simone is eager to go to the United States to track down her father, whom she has not seen or heard from since she was very little. Unfortunately her ex-husband presents a problem when she insists on taking their 4-year-old daughter with her. Charlie has her work cut out for her as her client also resents the idea that she needs a bodyguard. When they arrive in Boston, Simone's father shows up under unexpected circumstances and Charlie wonders if the man is really who he claims to be. As events evolve, Simone, her daughter and Charlie find themselves in a dangerous situation from which Charlie must somehow extract them. Suspense and action abound in another well-written Zoe Sharp novel which also has nice little touches of humor. I love this series and will be happy to move on to the next episode. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/10/2018

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A Traitor to Memory
A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George (Mystery/Suspense)
As always, George delivers! Don't know how I had missed this one of the Linley series, but glad I found it. -- Added by willwep on 03/09/2018

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A Place of Execution
A Place of Execution by Val McDermid (Mystery/Suspense)
Always enjoy McDermid's books; dark and eerie but good suspense. This one had a good "twist". -- Added by ssphillips on 03/08/2018

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The Whispering Room
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz (Mystery/Suspense)
Book Two of Koontz's Jane Hawk series.....I seem to be hooked. Book Three out in May 2018 -- Added by dgt4salsa on 03/08/2018

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Slow Motion Riot
Slow Motion Riot by Peter Blauner (Mystery/Suspense)
This book is set in New York City in 1991, when the incidence of crime was exploding with the onslaught of the crack cocaine epidemic. Steve is a low-level probation officer who thinks he can make at least a small difference for a few of the multitudes of criminals he is assigned to work with. Then he meets Darryl King (and family) and is introduced to a world he could not have imagined. This is a tough read--a very realistic look at the seamy side of life at the time, and there's not much happiness for any of the characters. I can't say I enjoyed it, but it is well-written and makes me grateful I moved away from New York City when I did, just a year or 2 before the worst of the crime wave hit. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/07/2018

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Road Kill
Road Kill by Zoe Sharp (Mystery/Suspense)
Another exciting chapter in the Charlie Fox series (#5) by Zoe Sharp. Charlie Fox loves motorcycles. They've let her escape, given her power and sometimes a way to feel tough when real toughness was in short supply. But now a bike accident has claimed one life, and left her best friend for dead. A local gang looks to have downshifted from racing for kicks to something a lot more dangerous. Charlie wonders -- was it an accident? What is the gang playing at? And Charlie herself may become a moving target. Set mostly in Ireland, this is a real page-turner with lots of suspense, a bit of humor, a hint of romance and a few twists you never see coming. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/07/2018

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unknown man #89 by elmore leonard (Mystery/Suspense)
recommend -- Added by edger on 03/06/2018

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Untitled Connelly 1 Of 5 by Michael Connelly (Mystery/Suspense)
I thought Harry Bosch was at his best solving two crimes at once. Very enjoyable read. -- Added by 21690200158718 on 03/06/2018

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Boar Island
Boar Island by Nevada Barr (Mystery/Suspense)
Latest Anna Pigeon mystery, this one set in Acadia National Park on the Maine coast. This combines two different plots, one involving cyber-bullying and the other murder. Read by Barbara Rosenblat. -- Added by Indy7steve on 03/06/2018

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The Hit
The Hit by David Baldacci (Mystery/Suspense)
The Hit is #2 in the Will Robie Series. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worstenemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victim. No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman&no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency. To stop one of their own, the government looks again to Will Robie. His mission: bring in Reel, dead or alive. Only a killer can catch another killer, they tell him. But as Robie pursues Reel, he quickly finds that there is more to her betrayal than meets the eye. Her attacks on the agency conceal a larger threat, a threat that could send shockwaves through the U.S. government and around the world. Very suspenseful - tough to put down!! -- Added by Bubbles on 03/05/2018

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The Woman in Cabin 10
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Mystery/Suspense)
Like The Lying Game, I wasn't overly impressed with this book. It had a lot of potential and the ending was abrupt. -- Added by TruBlu on 03/05/2018

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The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Mystery/Suspense)
If I hadn't been listening to it in the car, and driving a lot, I would not have finished it. The writing is tedious, redundant and implausible. The story is implausible. The characters are totally unlikeable. So, you just don't care who did it or why! -- Added by ellietimberman on 03/04/2018

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The Twelfth Imam
The Twelfth Imam by Joel C. Rosenberg (Mystery/Suspense)
With prophecies apparently fulfilled, Iran prepares for the final great battle against Israel. More character development and a more complicated plot than most of the works in this genre. First volume of a trilogy. -- Added by Indy7steve on 03/04/2018

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How the Light Gets In
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Mystery/Suspense)
Started and moved much slower than other books I have read abd and took awhile to get intetested in the story. I began to appreciate her slower pace and deeper character and plot development. -- Added by Suejefferies on 03/03/2018

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