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One Step Behind
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (7)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3151-1 (1-4000-3151-6)

On Midsummer’s Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in eighteenth-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander’s most trusted colleagues—someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime—also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue... Read more >

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The Return of the Dancing Master

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7695-6 (1-4000-7695-1)

When retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in the northern forests of Sweden, police find strange tracks in the snowÉas if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman, a young police officer recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, decides to investigate the murder of his... Read more >

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Sidetracked
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (5)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3156-6 (1-4000-3156-7)

In the award-winning Sidetracked, Kurt Wallander is called to a nearby rapeseed field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former... Read more >

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The Troubled Man
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (10)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47740-8 (0-307-47740-1)

A retired navy officer has vanished in a forest near Stockholm. Kurt Wallander is prepared to stay out of the relatively straightforward investigation—which is, after all, another detective’s responsibility—but the missing man is his daughter’s father-in-law.

With his typical disregard for rules and regulations, Wallander is soon pursuing his own brand... Read more >

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The Troubled Man
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (10)
Written by Henning Mankell
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59349-8 (0-307-59349-5)

The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander.

On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to... Read more >

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The White Lioness
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (3)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3155-9 (1-4000-3155-9)

The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case even though there is no obvious suspect. But then Wallander learns of a determined stalker, and soon enough, the cops catch up with him. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, they realize that what seemed a... Read more >

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I Am Forbidden
A Novel
Written by Anouk Markovits


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98473-9 (0-307-98473-7)

Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I Am Forbidden brings to life four generations of one Satmar family.
Opening in 1939 Transylvania, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard and is rescued by a Gentile... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Inspector Imanishi Investigates

Written by Seicho Matsumoto


Format: Trade Paperback, 313 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56947-019-0 (1-56947-019-7)

The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Corsican Caper
A novel
Written by Peter Mayle


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96286-7 (0-307-96286-5)

Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best—his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera’s jet set.

Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival... Read more >

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The Marseille Caper

Written by Peter Mayle


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74095-3 (0-307-74095-1)

When lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt’s last adventure in France ended, he thought it’d be a while before he was back, especially with the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But a job offer from the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul soon has Sam and Elena in... Read more >

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The Vintage Caper

Written by Peter Mayle


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38919-0 (0-307-38919-7)

From Hollywood to Marseille with delicious stops in between, Peter Mayle’s latest novel is filled with the culinary delights and entertaining characters that make him our treasured chronicler of French food and life.

The story begins high above Los Angeles at the impressive wine cellar of lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Full Cupboard of Life
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (5)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3181-8 (1-4000-3181-8)

In the fifth book in the prodigiously successful series, traditionally built, eminently sensible Mma Precious Ramotswe continues her enterprise at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, a country that is indeed fortunate.

Still engaged to the estimable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe understands that she should not put too... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (6)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7570-6 (1-4000-7570-X)

In this sixth novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe is busier than usual at the agency when an unidentified intruder in her house on Zebra Road, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious pumpkin, add to her concerns. Also, things aren't running quite as smoothly as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3180-1 (1-4000-3180-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY.
FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES.
UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the L.A. Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective agency... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42217-1 (0-375-42217-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the Los Angeles Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (10)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27747-3 (0-307-27747-X)

In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional.

The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling knock, but she dare not consult the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni for fear he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tears of the Giraffe
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3135-1 (1-4000-3135-4)

The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago. Along the way she becomes engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, a good man who passes the most difficult test (her father... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback.

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The Buck Passes Flynn

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71360-6 (0-375-71360-3)

On medical leave from the Boston Police Department, the eccentric Police Inspector and offbeat operative, Francis Xavier Flynn might have his most perplexing assignment yet. Someone is giving away hundreds of millions of dollars, and Flynn has to find out who in a hurry. As he races from Texas to Las... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Carioca Fletch

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71347-7 (0-375-71347-6)

Fletch’s trip to Brazil wasn’t exactly planned. But it’s Carnival time in Rio and he has plenty of money, thanks to a little arrangement made stateside. And it took him no time to hook up with the luscious Laura Soares. Fletch is beginning to relax, just a little.

But between the American... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Confess, Fletch

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71348-4 (0-375-71348-4)

When Fletch finds the nude body of a very beautiful, and very dead, young woman in the living room of his borrowed Boston apartment, he must set out to prove his innocence. But he doesn’t count on the persistent Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, a man who is his equal in wit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fletch

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71354-5 (0-375-71354-9)

In the novel that spawned a series, taken for a beach bum Fletch is approached by a multimillionaire with a proposition that strikes Fletch as a little odd: “murder me.” But Fletch is an investigative journalist, so he decides to do a little research, his instincts tell him something’s got to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fletch and the Man Who

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71349-1 (0-375-71349-2)

“A girl jumped off the motel’s roof. Five minutes ago.”

"Give it to me straight. Does the girl have anything to do with us? I mean, with the campaign? The presidential candidate?"

"It's your job, Fletch, to make damned sure she didn't."

FLETCH and the Man Who
When Fletch arrives as the new press representative... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fletch's Fortune

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71355-2 (0-375-71355-7)

Fletch’s past seems to have caught up with him at last. In Fletch’s Fortune, the CIA blackmails our hero into bugging his fellow journalists at a convention. It would seem they want some dirt on the fourth estate. But when a famous newspaper tycoon is murdered at the convention, suddenly Fletch... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fletch's Moxie

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71356-9 (0-375-71356-5)

In Fletch’s Moxie, the prolific Gregory Mcdonald tests his incomparable investigative journalist once again with a caper that is as perfectly plotted as Fletch is brilliant.

It seems just about everyone in Hollywood had a reason to want Steve Peterman dead. But how someone managed to put a knife in his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fletch, Too

Written by Gregory Mcdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71353-8 (0-375-71353-0)

Fletch, Too

After a few delays and without the benefit of a rehearsal, it looks like Fletch is finally getting hitched. It’s a small affair, just a few friends, the bride’s parents, the groom’s mother, and, just maybe, his father. Except Fletch’s father is supposed to be dead.

Fletch, Too

But somebody delivered the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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