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Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.
After the 1967 riots in Detroit hit too close to home, Celia Scott and her family move back to her husband's hometown in Kansas, where his sister died under mysterious circumstances 20 years before and where Celia and two of her children struggle to adjust--especially when a local girl disappears, sending the town into a whirlwind. A first novel.
A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.
Presents a critical analysis of the works of the British author, including his mysteries about Sherlock Holmes and his lesser-known short stories and novels.
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a fortress tucked between mountains, along with an army of soldiers, awaiting news of the king's victory, but as they wait acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.
After miraculously surviving an act of violence as a child, Michael stops talking and grows up with the ability to open any lock or safe, a talent he sells to any buyer in the crime world, until a botched heist forces him to go home to find the only person he loved--and to face the secret that has kept him so quiet. By an Edgar Award-winning author. 60,000 first printing.
Providence, Rhode Island newspaper reporter Liam Mulligan tries to find the person responsible for a series of arsons in his old neighborhood.
Astonished to learn that the uncle he believed was killed in the Blitz has been in prison for nearly four decades, Stephen Swan finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy involving forged Picassos and the disinherited family an Antwerp diamond dealer. Original.
"A terrific work of investigative reporting and a vital public service. I finished it at once infuriated and enlightened."---David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi "This is a world-class job of reporting...Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry have made a page-turning story of what happens off the field while we are celebrating in the stands."--Richard Ben Cramer, author of Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life "The great fraud of `student-athletes,' higher education, and big-time football has never been detailed better than in Scoreboard, Baby...Theirs is a vivid, cautionary tale that, sadly, plays out in so many college athletic departments."---Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated senior contributing writer and author of Everybody's All-American. The adjectives associated with the University of Washington's 2000 football season---mystical, magical, miraculous---changed when Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's four-part expose of the 2000 Huskies hit the newspaper stands: "explosive...chilling" (Sports Illustrated), "blistering" (Baltimore Sun), "shocking...appalling" (Tacoma News Tribune), "astounding" (ESPN), "jaw-dropping" (Orlando Sentinel). Now, in Scoreboard, Baby, Armstrong and Perry go behind the scenes of the Huskies' Cinderella story to reveal a timeless morality tale about the price of obsession, the creep of fanaticism, and the ways in which a community can lose even when its team wins. The authors unearth the true story from firsthand interviews and thousands of pages of documents: the forensic report on a bloody fingerprint; the notes of a detective investigating allegations of rape; confidential memoranda of prosecutors; and the criminal records of the dozen-plus players arrested that year with scant mention in the newspapers and minimal consequences in the courts. The statement of a judge, sentencing one player to thirty days in jail, says it all: "to be served after football season."
A biography of cinematic hero Charlie Chan, based on the real-life Chinese immigrant detective, Chang Apana, whose bravado inspired mystery writer Earl Derr Biggers to depict his fictional sleuth as a wisecracking and wise investigator rather than a stereotype.
While searching for his lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and -- with the help of a large dog named Mouse and a mysterious cat with no name -- solves the mystery of his new family's missing boy Connor.
As an eyewitness to two murders, a Montana teenager relates the shocking story behind the crimes in a police interrogation interspersed with flashbacks.