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  • The Midwife's Tale
    Sam Thomas
    Paperback: 12/10/2013
     
    In the tradition of Arianna Franklin and C. J. Sansom comes Samuel Thomas's remarkable debut, The Midwife...
  • Homesick
    Roshi Fernando
    Paperback: 07/02/2013
     
    A stunning debut novel about an extended Sri Lankan family - a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary immigrant ...
  • Killed at the Whim of a Hat : A Jimm Juree Mystery, #1
    Colin Cotterill
    Paperback: 05/22/2012
     
    Set in present day rural Thailand, Cotterill launch of a brand new series which is as sharp and witty, yet ...
  • The Informationist : A Thriller
    Taylor Stevens
    Paperback: 10/18/2011
     
    Gripping, ingenious, and impeccably paced, The Informationist marks the arrival or a thrilling new talent.
  • City of Dragons
    Kelli Stanley
    Paperback: 08/30/2011
     
    San Francisco's Chinatown, 1940: Miranda Corbie, a private investigator, stumbles upon the fatally shot body ...
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    Alan Bradley
    Paperback: 01/19/2010
     
    An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a...
  • When Will There Be Good News? : A Novel
    Kate Atkinson
    Paperback: 01/11/2010
     
    Three lives come together in unexpected and thrilling ways in Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News?

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