If you like HBO’s True Detective series. 2014

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The End of Everything: A Novel
Megan Abbott

ABBOTT

Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood thought that she and her best friend Evie Verver shared everything, but when Evie disappears from their suburban Midwestern community, Lizzie’s search uncovers secrets and lies that make her wonder if she knew her friend at all.


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2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel
Roberto Bolaño

BOLANO

An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared.


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Safer
Sean Doolittle

DOOLITTLE

A young couple moves into an idyllic little cul-de- sac—and ignites a harrowing journey into darkness as a shocking accusation is made, a family is shattered, and the mystery of a long-ago crime begins to unravel.


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Broken Harbor: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad)
Tana French

MYS FRENCH

In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher’s haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.


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Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
Lisa Gardner

GARDNER

On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse?


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The Last Child
John Hart

HART

After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.


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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel
Tom Franklin

FRANKLIN

In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again.


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Savage Season: A Hap and Leonard Novel (1) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Joe R. Lansdale

LANSDALE

Start with two best friends who practice martial arts in their free time: one a straight white guy, the other a black gay guy. Add a conniving ex-wife in a blue-jean miniskirt. Throw in half a million in a muddy creekbed somewhere near the Sabine River in East Texas. Add an ex-radical from the ‘60s and two naive idealists who want to save the world. Mix them all together in a half-assed plan, season with double-crosses, and then top it off with a hilarious and chilling drug dealer named Soldier!


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The Weight of Blood: A Novel
Laura McHugh

MCHUGH

The Dane family’s roots tangle deep in the Ozark town of Henbane, but that doesn’t keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy’s few friends, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls—the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t protect.


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Galveston: A Novel
Nic Pizzolatto

PIZZOLATTO

Written by the executive producer of True Detective!

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known “without affection” to members of the boss’s crew as “Big Country” on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is…


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The Killer Inside Me
Jim Thompson

MYS THOMPSON

Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he’s a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don’t know about the sickness—the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.


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The Price Of Silence (Import HB)
Kate Wilhelm

MYS WILHELM

In dire need of a job, Todd Fielding accepts the offer to work at The Brindle Times—even if she has to move to the lackluster town of Brindle. As she settles into her new home, Todd is fully prepared to adapt to the boredom of small-town life, but her preconceptions of Brindle are completely shattered when a local girl disappears. Even more shocking to Todd is the town’s sheer indifference to the incident. No one—not ever the police—appear particularly concerned.


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Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell

WOODRELL

The sheriff’s deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly. Her father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn’t show up for his next court date. Ree’s father has disappeared before. The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations, and arrests (and attempts to avoid them) are part of life in Rathlin Valley. With two young brothers depending on her and a mother who’s entered a kind of second childhood, sixteen-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive.


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