Results for General Fiction + Mysteries + 1st Books/1st Novels + 1940s & '50s

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  • 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...
  • A Beautiful Place to Die: A Novel
    Malla Nunn
    Paperback: 10/20/2009
    A stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel ...
  • Shadow of the Wind
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Paperback: 01/25/2005
    The international literary sensation, about a boy's quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona...
  • Snow Falling On Cedars
    David Guterson
    Paperback: 09/01/1995
    Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric -a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed.

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